Sunday, June 24, 2007

I just came in from watering the garden. We’ve spent the weekend catching up on Chelsey’s adventures in Mexico. While traveling is fun—I think she’s figuring out “there’s no place like home…”.

I had eleven kids in Sunday School. We went outside for our summer bubble expedition. We talked about giving your troubles to God and letting go of what you couldn’t fix… My favorite response was..”But Miss Melanie --- the bubbles don’t make it to heaven…” My response, “God knows they’re there…”

I’ve been pretty useless on the homefront. We held ‘family house cleaning' on Thursday night before Chelsey got home, so I’ve been totally absorbed in my Journey of a Quilter Blocks. Here’s one
and the other is probably completed by the time you are reading this.
I keep thinking—‘Just a couple more stitches and I’ll put it away…’

We’ve got a consultation with a Photographer in Eagle River on Tuesday for Chelsey’s Senior Pictures. There’s a quilt shop in Eagle River, So we just might have to stop and check it out….

Gratitudes:
A gorgeous weekend
Cashews for snack
4-year olds…..

18 comments:

Darlene said...

It's adorable! I started with block #5 - the center so I could build my colors around it. So, I'm just working on the stitching of the huge verse. Thanks so much for sharing a picture, Melanie.

atet said...

That block is lovely -- can't wait to see the next. And I truly understand about the "one more stitch" compulsion!

pamina said...

Pretty block !

Pieces From Me said...

Your block is lovely. The scissors are adorable!!

susan said...

What an inspiration! Love your block, and the setting, hanging on the fence by clothespins, the marigolds underneath...

Thanks for sharing!

~susan
~patchwork reflections
~memories in a jar

Juliann in WA said...

Glad that Chelsey is safely home. Your block is wonderful. Don't you just love that stitching? It is fun and quick and so vibrant.

Carole said...

Gosh your block is adorable! I just love it! You gals and that quilt. It's a conspiracy to get me started on a hand embroidery project! I just know it! You, Darlene, May Britt, you're ganging up on me! lol The bubbles is such a great idea! They do not reach heaven because they burst (finger reaching from the heavens and poking the bubbles)! Sorry, I'm visual! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Judith said...

Your block looks great. I hope to work on one of my blocks this weekend.

Fiona said...

Love the block - I like seeing all the different versions there are aroung the blog world.

Hanne said...

Lovely block - thanks for sharing. It is inspiring to see these different Leanne's blocks around on the blogs :-)

Libby said...

You are making some great progress - such a fun setting on your fence with the clothes pins. Glad to know you have your whole flock back in the nest - I know you are at your happiest *s*

Shelina said...

Welcome back to Chelsey. Your quilt is adorable - it is bigger than what I was picturing in my had. I think that while you have the sewing momentum going, it is okay to forego mundane things like cleaning.

Sweet P said...

Another gorgeous Leanne block. So many bloggers are making them I'm beginning to feel left out.

Kim said...

Sometimes you just have to forget about the stuff you SHOULD be doing and do the stuff you WANT to be doing--inspiration is undervalued sometimes! It's coming along nicely!

Wendy said...

The Journey of a quilter block is so cute, I love your fabrics and the embroidery is very nice. Can't wait to see more blocks.

Beemoosie said...

On the oregano....I'm not sure either!!!!! I think, you just snip, wash and use!!! Oh, you brought a smile to my face to ask so timidly and I'm just as clueless as you!
XO

Ila said...

Thank you for the eye candy! It makes my eyes smile. Have a stitchy day.

Dordogne Clare said...

I adore your photos. Rusty agricultural machinery uh? Will have to take some photos and upload them especially for you.

Hope you had a fun day on Tuesday at the quilt shop (and the photographers too *vbs*).