I think this is going to be a good day! Or at least, I hope so! The hay is done for a while anyway....maybe next week sometime. It has been so hot here and now it is pouring rain!!!! We so needed it! The weatherman is saying that we should have rain on and off for the next few days! And since the hay is done right now we can REST!!!
First off, I won a giveaway!! I was soooo happy, I never win anything! And the best part of it was, I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY wanted to win it! My friend, Janet of Rogue Quilter was having a giveaway of a pattern, ruler set (needed for the pattern) and some homemade soap and I won! She had shown the pattern on her blog before and I just fell in love with it. You know how so many of the patterns seem to look alike or they just don't really catch your eye, well this one was different. I had planned on ordering it when I got a few extra dollars, but now I don't have to. :) She took a photo of the store sample and that is the photo that caught my eye, click here to see how pretty it is. If you like scrap quilts, you will love this one! She is actually making hers as a leader/ender project. I think I will start cutting some pieces for mine as I cut other projects and put them aside. Oh, while you are over on Janet's blog, check out the quilt on her blog header, another leader/ender project, I love it!
Today since it is raining and my legs are killing me because I have been on them so much this week. I plan on kicking back and cutting more strips for my Courthouse Steps. I only need a zillion more blocks! LOL!
Do you ever find it hard to cut into your fat quarters and yardage?? I certainly do! I always cut my scraps first and sometimes it just makes me sick to my stomach to cut into anything else, but I guess we have to from time to time. When I run out of scraps or can't find anything in them that suits me I start with the fat quarters first. As most of you know, I am in love with Civil War Repro fabrics and I am just now getting my stash built...if only I could win the lottery! LOL! Anyway...I am sitting here this morning debating on cutting into these. First I will start with these scraps, actually I have another pile of them but I didn't get a photo of them... Oh and before you say anything....I know not all of the fabrics in the following photos are Repro fabrics but they still blend well with them. :)
These are what I am dreading cutting....my fat quarters and 1/2 to 1 yard cuts. I counted and there are 79 fat quarters here...I wish there were 790! LOL! Here are a few yardage pieces that I save and use for borders. I think I have more that is already boxed up and moved in the other house.
I've had these two for a few years now. I guess I am lazy, these are to be used for the borders for my Civil War Love Letters quilt. I have all 121 blocks paper pieced, sashed and sewn into a top now I only need to add borders. I'm sure you are wondering why I haven't done that yet??? Well....silly me left all of the papers on the 121 blocks and sewed the top together and now it is a little overwhelming trying to take them off...In other news....Hunter is on his 3rd day of 4th grade and hates it!!! I really dreaded waking him up this morning because I knew the mood that he would be in!! I just hope he learns to deal with it better. He is a wonderful student he just doesn't want to be away from home.
And...Andrew!!! Andrew, Andrew, Andrew!!!! I love him with all of my heart, a very good kid, never in trouble or anything like that, just a little mouthy but I guess that is a teenage thing. As most of you know he is 18 now and off to college in a few weeks and like any mother that just worries me sick! But what does he come home with the other night????? A BIG HONKING TATTOO!!!!! I know it is not the end of the world but I just never imagined Andrew getting one!!! I know millions of people have them, Richard even has on on his back from years ago and my sister has 2 on her back but I just didn't want my boys to have them, I guess that is a "mom thing" anyway it is on his upper arm shoulder area and will be under his shirt sleeve and it is a HUGE bull that is inked red. Oh well....I guess life goes on, not like I can do anything about it now.
I'm off to do some laundry and start cutting strips!!!