Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP Wednesday #40

Ah, I love WIP Wednesday. I love thinking about all I have accomplished in the previous week, and I love planning what I would like to get done in the week ahead of me.

This past week has been a pretty productive one for me. After coming out of a very busy-away-from-home week, I was able to get much done.

I made one of the two blocks for do. Good Stitches. I'm in the Grace group. Soon, I'll post a bit more about them. But until then you can head over and check it out. This month the quilter wanted postage stamp blocks. I love this as it uses smaller pieces (scraps) and looks great no matter what the fabrics are. Somehow they all come together in harmony. I can't wait to see the finished top and quilt.


I finished my swap blocks for Hive 4 in the NuBee's {A Block Swap} group in flickr. I finished them Sunday and have been admiring them for a couple of days. Now it's time to package them up and pop them in the mail. Probably tomorrow. Or Friday.


I embroidered the March block in the Birdie Stitches Stitch Along. I also finished sewing up the rest of the blocks for it. This makes 5 out of 8 blocks embroidered so far. You can check out lots of other Birdie blocks on the flickr group. I have two weeks to get caught up. It's a self imposed deadline. Don't worry, the embroidery police won't come after me. (I can run pretty fast if they do.)


My greatest accomplishment this week can't be claimed by me directly. My two oldest daughters (teenagers no less) approached me (YES, they came to me) and asked me to show them how to do needlepoint. Gee, I'm sorry. I should have made sure you were sitting down for that. I know, it's wild. Two teenage girls asking their mom for directions!!! I know I'm glad I was sitting down when they asked. I am loving that they are finally taking an interest in threads. They are both making a little coin/card purse kit. This is a teaser from the middle daughters work so far.


I also added a few rounds to my Big A' Granny Square Blanket. I'll post pictures of the whole blanket when it's done. I'm thinking it'll be done for next Wednesday's report.

Well, that's it for me this week.
What have you been up to?

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Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, you sure have been busy! I love all of this, I really do especially all these luscious blocks of color with your quilting! How cool that the girls are trying out needlepoint?! Can't wait to see that AND your big A granny square blanket, it is all going to be marvelous!

The Thompsons said...

Congrats on all you've accomplished! I'm impressed.

Marsha S said...

I love all your colors

Anonymous said...

I love those blocks you made for the NuBee swap. The purple/yellow one and the pink/aqua especially.

Tyggereye said...

Lovely! What great quilts. You are getting your fabric groove on!

Lee said...

I love those swap blocks! What a great pattern. The bright, scrappy block is cute too. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )