Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Yesterday the mail came late and this was in it. My first box of blocks for the APQ Block swap from Katie!!! I am very happy! The blocks are perfect and she also sent me a darling bracelet (it's actually a scissors fob!), a little flower pin cushion and chocolate. After being in the mail truck all day, the chocolate was very soft, so it went in the refrigerator right away, but I tested it this morning and it is wonderful (I am addicted to chocolate). I have my May & June blocks ready to mail and will send the May blocks to Karen in England soon.
I received another surprise on Saturday from DS#3/DIL. The card says Happy Mother's Day, but it was a week early, so I think it is actually a thank you for going to take care of Jonah. The florist said that I would be receiving another bouquet, because the order was for Lilies and they didn't have any - so I'll be getting a Lily bouquet at some time this week!!! That's a good deal!
Since we arrived home, I have been sick with laryngitis, but not feeling too sick to sew. I finished this doll quilt as well as 14 more star blocks.
This baby quilt was actually finished before, but doesn't have the binding on. It is for our niece, who is expecting in July. I'm saving hand work for our next trip, so I'm not rushing to get the binding on. We plan to deliver it in person on our way home from Oregon.

Our next trip is planned for May 25 or 26. We'll be going to Oregon to visit DS#1 & family. Our GS will be graduating from 8th grade and GD will be having a birthday while we're there. In the mean time, I need to get a bunch of hand work projects ready to work on in the truck as well as piecing to do with my featherweight.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Seems there are a lot of spring bugs going around lately. I hope you're feeling up to quilting again soon! The flowers are beautiful and how lucky you are to get a second batch because the florist had troubles.

    As for the "bracelet," I think I'm going to have to post about this. It's actually a scissor "fob" that you use to identify your scissors when you're working in a group. You're not the first to mistake it for something else, so I guess I'd better fix that! I'm glad to know the chocolate was good, too.

  2. Sorry to hear you are a little under the weather, hope you are better soon. All the swap goodies look so good! Aren't quilters great! Your flowers are beautiful and more are on the way!

    The little star quilt is fantastic and the baby quilt is so cute. Lots of I Spy things to find there! You have some great fabrics.

    Sounds like you have a great trip planned, lots of family time to look forward to! Enjoy!

  3. Laryngitis? I am so envious. What a perfect way to beg off being social so you can sit and stitch! I have something to finish before I can send my blocks, but you will get them in time. Love the baby quilt. So many pretty fabrics.


  4. I hope you feel better soon! I love the I spy quilt you've made and your little doll quilt! :) Christine

  5. I LUV the fabrics in the baby quilt! The Stars are pretty special too! Hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy your trip northwest! ---"Love"

  6. Hope you are feeling better soon. I spent a couple of weeks recently with a cold that just wouldn't give up.
    Love all the work that you are doing.
    Happy Quilting!!

  7. What a fun post!! I'm really lovin' the little sawtooth star quiltlet and that bunny- oh my! Adorable!!
    Beautiful flowers too.

  8. What a cute baby quilt, glad the laryngitis didn't get in the way of your sewing. I love fresh flowers what a great deal getting 2 bunches.

  9. I hope you are feeling better soon Ruth. Wonderful goodies from Katie. Your postman is in for a surprise - there are more on the way! The doll quilt is lovely and baby the quilt is terrific! I like the Peanuts fabric. Your niece will be delighted I'm sure. Cheers, Ann :-)

  10. Hi there! I'm a fellow Texan and have just found your blog and become a "follower." I've been piecing quilts for about 20 years and am in love with fabric....LOL....I hope to visit your blog often.
    Take care.