Saturday I received these blocks and an ornament from Marsha. Thanks for the awesome blocks! This is almost like Christmas!Today I received a package from Liri. These blocks are gorgeous and I got treats as well. I love the Texas embroidery! I can't wait to see how this quilt is going to come out!
I ran out of thread for the quilt I was quilting on, so I took a break and decided to work on a new purse.
I received the batik fabric in a giveaway from Barbara in American Samoa and added a couple more pieces to it. I love the way it turned out!
I have been wanting to try strip piecing for a while and when I saw that DH had put a phone book in the recycle bin, I decided to start! I saw the instructions on Quiltville. DH cut the pages to 8 1/2" for me. It didn't take long to do two of these 8 1/2" blocks. If I do two per day, I will have lots of blocks in no time and will have used up some scraps! We'll see if I can get a few more finished before we leave for Oregon.
I'm getting some hand work projects ready for our trip so I'll have things to work on while DH drives. I am sewing the handles for these baskets onto the fabric by machine, but they still need to be hand sewn on the other side. There will be 80 baskets and I think I've done about 10, so that is 70 handles to be sewn! Then they can be sewn together to make the baskets.
I had to return to the doctor and am now on another session of antibiotics for my ear infection. This is the first one I have ever had. Aren't I kind of old for one?