Friday, November 11, 2011

Happier

Thanks for your comments about my being out of sorts. I know I can't beat myself up for not feeling like doing much after I've come home from work--after all, it's my first week back, and then there's the end of daylight savings time which makes it FEEL like it's later than it is. But it's so much more FUN to sew than it is to melt into the couch every night, watching TV that seems to have become much more graphically icky lately. (I think I usually don't notice because I'm sewing and just listening instead of watching!)

In any event, I decided I'd go about things differently tonight and just go into the Sweat Shop after dinner no matter what I felt like--and it worked. Of course, tomorrow (Friday) is a holiday from work, so that makes it a little easier to play and worry less about the time and getting to bed.

Saturday I'll be getting together with my stitchery friends, and you may recall we had all decided we wanted to work on the Garden Club Quilt this year. That thought was my reminder that to keep on track with making this as a block of the month, it was time to start working on the second section of the quilt. That section consists of two appliqued blocks joined by a little bit of strip piecing. I finished the first appliqued block tonight--


It's the one to the left with the elongated tree, birdhouse, and bird. To the right is last month's section. (The new section will eventually be added to the bottom of the first section.)

Here's a look at the cover of the book that shows the quilt:


Tomorrow I'll work on the rest of this part and try to remember to take some photos so I can show you the applique methods I like to use. See you then!

2 comments:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I love the block in the more brighter colors. I'm not prim at all so the darker colors don't speak to me but your change? It sure does! I can't wait to see more blocks.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

nice!