The boys are home from school again today! We finally did get about 1 inch of snow!!! The school system allows so many snow days but they usually have to make up a few extra days. There are so many hills and backroads in this area that it make travel very hard. So with the boys home, I didn't get alot of sewing done.
I did clean up my sewing table and put a few things away. But I have been working on my Baltimore Blues January Block on and off today. I got January and Februray's blocks cut out and ironed down, so now I need to stitch around them. Now applique is something that I don't do alot of. I love the look of applique, but seems that all of my quilts end up being patchwork. I started a BOM with my guild a few months ago and needless to say that didn't last very long. I am still on the first block. So when I saw this new Baltimore Blues BOM, I just knew that I HAD to do it. So I practiced on some scraps first and then started on my block today. Now I really feel like a beginner!!! I have my machine on the slowest speed that it has and it is really taking me a long time, but I am not comfortable going any faster right now. So I figure it is better to go slow and do it right instead of ruining it by being in a hurry. You really can't tell that much about it in the photo but I have the purple in the center flower done and part of the dark purple in the top left corner. I really like how it is turning out but I am glad that their is only one block a month to do! That way maybe I won't get behind!!!
I can't work on it very long at a time, my eyes must be getting worse or something. I think I am trying to focus on the stitches too much. I have glasses but seems like I am having a hard time seeing my stitches. The lighting isn't the best in the world either, I think I need to pick up a light to sit by my machine.