Well, I’ve had an interesting couple of days. I went out to get the white thread that I needed in order to do any more sewing. I happily found it on sale and everything. Made my purchase and was coming out of the store carrying my package and my daughter when I ran into a concrete parking spot bumper. I jammed my toe into it, went flying face forward with my daughter in front of me. I saw the whole thing in slow motion and did the best I could to protect her from hitting the pavement. She’s a little bumped and bruised but no scrapes, thank goodness!! Me, not so much. I really slammed my left knee, toe, and leg into the ground and have a very swollen knee. I’m waiting to see what pretty colors it becomes. 😉 So, I didn’t manage to get any sewing done that day because I was keeping my knee on ice. But I forced myself to bend it enough to sit at my machine the next day and use that white thread that I was so determined to buy. (stubborn? me?)
So here is the finished purple bottled rainbow block, which I will always remember by the scrapes on my knee. 😉
I also needed to finish up my last bee block for the month and for this house. For Holly for Bee Modern Too she asked us to make flying geese blocks. She sent us some fabrics and encouraged us to add some of our own too. She has a really fun color palette and I wanted to make something different than I had made before. I’m kind of taken with the long strips of flying geese right now, so I made her one giant “block” that measures 12.5″ x 28.5″.
It’s funny. I’m never a huge fan of flying geese when someone tells me to make them, but I always end up really like them after I’ve made them. This is why I like doing bee blocks because I’m forced to work on things that I don’t naturally gravitate towards. And I (usually) end up liking them.
I also made one last online fabric purchase last week that came in the mail. I bought some FFA meadow flowers that I’ve been drooling over for far too long. I finally gave in. And the person I bought them from put in a couple of scraps of the upcoming FFAIII that she acquired through a woman who made a quilt for the quilt market. Anyway, I was very excited to get a feel for these because I doubt I’ll ever see a bolt of these in person. Online ordering is the only way they can enter my life.
The guitar print is on a lightweight canvas that is more flexible than the FFAII and the flowers are lightweight cotton that is as lightweight as the gauze from FFA but won’t be as hard to work with! Yay!
3 days until we pack up the trucks! I’ll try to post one more time before we move and then I have no idea. Internet access, unpacking and a mini-vacation for the husband and I are all on the plate for next week. Of course, I fully plan on finding some fabric stores while on our little vaca!