Back to work today. That pesky job sure gets in the way of my "real" life! But I guess it keeps me stocked with fabric, quilting goodies, and thrifted treasures, not to mention food, gas, and the roof over my head, so I suppose I shouldn't grumble too much. And, after all, Friday's the 4th of July holiday, so it's only a four-day work week followed by a three-day weekend. Yeah, I suppose I'll survive this week.
I haven't shown you much in the way of quilting lately, so I figured it's time for an update. Sometime last week, I decided I really ought to try to get caught up a bit on the Christmas List quilt. That thought was probably prompted by the realization that I had only done about half of the first block and July will bring our seventh block of the quilt. Yikes! So here's what I've done:
The first block--you've already seen this one, I think, but just in case you missed it--
I think I still want to add some black embroidery around that blue ribbon--the blue kind of fades into the green of the tree. The second block--I finished this one on Sunday--
The third "block" was actually some pieced pinwheels, some pieced checkerboard squares, and a few appliqued stars. I've skipped that one for the moment. I'd rather wait until later so I can use some of the leftover fabrics from the appliqued blocks. The fourth block--I finished this one tonight--
Now I have the fifth one cut out and about half prepped. Maybe by the end of the week, I'll have that one done too!
Another project I need to get caught up on is the Hometown Christmas Thimbleberries quilt. Maybe I'll get back to that one after I finish this next block. By the way, I saw a Hometown Christmas quilt kit on eBay yesterday--if any of you still want to get one, pop on over there and check it out. There's also a set of just the Hometown Christmas books, if you'd rather use your own fabrics. I removed the list of bloggers working on the quilt from my sidebar because I think seeing that list all the time was just putting way too much pressure on Red Geranium Sharon. Or maybe it was the constant reminder of my own flakiness. Or maybe it was the fact that those who were going to do the quilt probably HAVE and those who haven't probably WON'T! But I'd sure like to hear if you end up winning either of those auctions so I know I've
sucked someone else into encouraged another talented quilter to make this most beauteous quilt!
Last night I was taking a bath and noticed this stuff on the counter--
It seems the Boy Child may use more beauty products than I do! The hair gel? Not too surprised. The Grape Seed Extract Peel Off Masque? Yeah, I was a bit startled! Maybe one of these days, I'll ask him to write a "Day of Beauty" guest post--I'm guessing he may have a lot more beauty tips than I do! In the meantime, if you have any specific beauty questions, let me know and I'll pass them on. Thanks for checking in on me!