I guess one of the realities of keep a journal is realizing when it’s time to print a retraction. I had sworn of block of the month programs because I always claimed my attention span wasn’t there. I was definitely opposed to mystery quilts for myself because I’m: a. not a risk taker and b. have limited quilting time to gamble on not having a project that I love.
Cancel all of the above. I took the plunge and signed up for a Lisa Bongean block of the month program. I studied it for five weeks before deciding to commit.
Maybe it’s because I’ve got spring fever incredibly bad, but I love the flowers. The project doesn’t even have a completed photo of the entire quilt. She’s kind of taking it a month at a time. I’ve done three of her quilts and loved each one of them. I chose the cotton version though she offered it in wool also. This is the January block. I’m hand appliquéing it. The February block is geraniums in a black pot. Everything is small and portable. It’s sits in a basket on the coffee table. I had a girlfriend laugh at me and ask how do you leave sewing junk on a coffee table and turn it into a decoration?!?!? My answer-- - sometimes… it just works….
On the home front, Eric came home this weekend. He told us Thursday night. It was a quick trip—Don said he just need to “recharge the batteries”. Last time he came home, groceries weren’t bought ahead of time; the house wasn’t “polished”. Don said,”Awww- he’ll never notice.” Eric’s response, “ Wow, yall really didn’t clean house for me.” So, after work on Friday the three of us plowed into the house so I had a totally free weekend. It was definitely worth it. Ransom, I think, got the most “quality time” with Eric and vice versa he gave 110% back to Eric. He combed the house looking for him on Sunday afternoon. He has spring break in a couple of weeks.
1. Warmer temps (20’s and 30’s) on the horizon.
2. Twelve kids in Sunday School
3. Needles and Thread