Saturday, March 28, 2020

What a Week!

How has your week been?  Mine has been pretty good even with staying home for a whole week, except to shop for groceries twice.  I have spent most of the week in my sewing room and have gotten quite a bit accomplished.  I finished 2 things.  I started this one before we went on our trip to Hawaii - well actually both of them.  And finished them this week.

Dragonfly Table Runner
I bought this panel at the quilt show in Albany, OR and made it into a wall hanging using the Secret Window Panel Wall Hanging directions from Jordan Fabrics.  You can see the directions on YouTube if you search the name of the panel in Jordan Fabrics.

The rest of the time, I have been making house blocks.  My quilt guild isn't having a "BOM" this year, but just suggested that we make house blocks.  When I saw the house quilt that Barb made, I decided I wanted to make a quilt like hers.  You can see hers here.

Here are the blocks that I have made so far.

All the houses measure 11 1/2" so with sashing and a border I think it will measure about 58" square, which is a decent size.

Are you getting tired of cooking yet?  It doesn't take me long to get tired of it.  I made some soup on Monday and have more of it in the freezer.  It wasn't that good.  We also had some leftovers in the freezer that we had one night - pork chops.  Tonight we will have cabbage and sausage.  Tomorrow I am going to fix stew in the crock pot.  I will give some to DS#1 to take home.  I think we need to keep our space from him since he will be flying home from Texas and could get exposed to the virus without knowing it.

I got some flowers from a neighbor yesterday!  Wasn't that sweet?

DS#2 is a registered nurse and is taking care of corona virus patients.  He has a wife and daughter at home.  

I am thankful that I have such a wonderful hobby that I can keep busy with and even make things which will brighten up other people's lives.


  1. Congrats on the double finish. They are lovely projects. Love your houses. You got some lovely fabrics in there. I don't get tired of cooking. What I get tired of is deciding what to cook. The boys take care of the dishes and cleaning up after. I know, I'm spoiled. Stay safe and sew on. ;^)

  2. Your Dragonfly table runner is cute, but I really love that floral panel! Your quilting is amazing too! You're going to have a village of little houses before long; they are cute too! Sheltering at home is not a problem for me because I love my home as you know, and I've been out with friends or Son about once or twice sometimes a week since October. So I'm accustomed to being here all the time; nothing new for me. Not much to show for it though. I've actually been cooking more the past 10 days, and actually enjoying it. I'll be praying for both your sons to be safe. ---"Love"

  3. Two nice finishes--I especially like the sliced up panel. Nice job!
    Love all of your house blocks. There is so much fun variety.
    I actually like cooking. Problem is that with no family dropping by to share meals, I don't have a good reason for cooking my usually amounts. DH and I don't need all that. Today I made a big pot of chili and pan of cornbread--those leftovers freeze well. I also made a pan of lemon bars and I left a plate of them on our daughter's family's doorstep and took a couple to an elderly neighbor. I don't get close to the neighbor--just step inside and put them on her table--visit from the door and slip back out.

  4. You are getting so much done! I especially love the house blocks!!

  5. Your runners are great and your houses are Fabulous! Love your color combinations. Thanks for the link. I'm glad you were inspired.

  6. Both projects are wonderful, doesn't if feel good to finish! I love the house blocks, I'll be watching for the finish on that one, too. Being retired makes this staying home so much easier and I'll never have time for all the things I want to make so I am busy for sure. Stay safe and healthy!