I have been busy this morning. I made chicken noodle soup for Kevin, washed up all the dishes, and got all my chores done. Now I have the afternoon free for some quilting. (grin) I still need to finish pressing and cutting the blocks for the wild colored quilt along quilt. The quilt I am enjoying working on the most right now is a Thimbleberries pattern, called Harbor Town. This one has been fun. Here is a picture from the book, so you can see what it should look like.Isn't this cute? Lynette Jensen has the same taste that I have. LOL I just love all of her patterns. I have the star blocks, wharf blocks and sailboat blocks all done and put together. I had a certain fabric that I wanted to use for the setting triangles. It needed to be cut 16 3/4 inches square, then cut in half diagonally. I was very careful and cut it 16 3/4 inches one way. I thought I was just as careful for cutting it the second way, but I cut it 15 3/4 inches. (Crying here!) Here is what I had intended to use. (of course, I had the fabric doubled when I cut it) Since I messed this fabric up, I had to go to my stash and try to find an alternative. What do you think about this one? I will probably end up using it. I have the picket fence border all cut and ready to sew. If I get it done in time today, I will probably work on the lighthouse block and house blocks. I may do them a little different than the pattern. I am thinking about making each house a different color instead of all the same. Maybe just different reds. I'll know as I start making them. LOL Here are fabrics for the borders. The beige is the picket fence, of course, then the blue and the final border will be the green. See, I told you I like matchy-match. LOL I know this is a short post, but the Harbor Town is calling my name. LOL Everyone have a good day. Thank you for visiting my blog and please come again.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Harbor Town and a visit with Isaiah!
I am actually blogging 2 days in a row! LOL Will wonders never cease! I had a nice visit with our son, Isaiah, yesterday. He came and spent the afternoon with his mama. So I did not get as much done as I planned, but that is all right. I spent time with one of my babies. We checked the garden. It looks like everything is coming up. The zucchini and green beans are looking good. Then we went down to check on the chicks. (Sigh) He agreed with me. It looks like most of my banties are roosters. It figures. I lost one earlier this week. I think it was a little pullet. I just found it laying dead in their shed, no wounds or anything. So I guess we wait and see. After the chickens, Isaiah helped me carry clothes in off the line. We had a good visit.