Saturday, June 07, 2008

Goal for the weekend--- to catch up on my block of the month projects… Below are my Quilters Blessings quilt squares from Capricorn quilts.
The June block is in progress so I’m counting it caught up. No pressure…just enjoying the process. Joann’s had there perle cotton on sale. After a rough week at work a couple of weeks ago I needed to treat myself.
To a quilter, at least to me, this is better than candy…No rhyme nor reason, I just picked out several pretty colors. But I am setting up a 3 x 5 card with numbering so I’ll be a little more organized and know I have.
These Iron-On transfers were a gift from Catherine at Willow Valley Store.
I’m planning on ironing them to tea dyed muslin and making postcards with that new perle cotton.
Eric is away at summer school, settling into the groove of ‘Bio-Chemistry’. I have no idea what it’s all about, but I call him every so often and make him talk to me about it. It sounds marvelous and Makes a mom feel like she’s getting her money’s worth.
Chelsey is away at a friend’s wedding this weekend so Ransom, Don, and I are the ‘Dynamic Trio’ of sorts. Don tested teenagers for their black belt in Tae kwon do last night, so I plowed through the weekly chores, so the weekend was truly ours for leisure. Make a bike ride or two, some grilling, definitely a milkshake and some quilting.
But honestly the U.P. summers are so short I kind of play by the rule, “ The sewing machine only gets turned on rainy days and after sunset.” There’s plenty of hand sewing to be done…out on the Covered Porch. The ceiling fans provide a nice breeze, keep the bugs at bay, and seem to hum along with the birds…. Enjoy your weekend…

11 comments:

Stina said...

That seems to be a good idea...enjoy the beautiful summer weather!!And I see you caught up a lot and I see you were one lucky winner at WVS too...so was I...love her patterns!
Have a good weekend!

Linda said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. Lovely shades in the perle threads.

Libby said...

What a great stash of perle cotton you've got going. Our Joann's only carries ecru and black.
Enjoy your weekend . . . it'll be good practice for when the nest empties *s*

Sweet P said...

Your perle cotton thread is great eye candy! It's also fun to work with it! Enjoy your porch time.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Love that perle cotton! I have that Capricorn BOM sitting here waiting amongst all my other projects. I need to catch up!

anne bebbington said...

I agree, grab the sunshine while you can Mel, especially as you get precious little of it :o) Gorgeous coloured threads!

Journeying said...

Pretty, pretty thread! I have a couple of basic colors, but I just look at the others and drool with no specific project. Maybe you're on to something - just buy a few when they're on sale, knowing a use WILL appear. I like your little blocks from Capricorn and hate that I haven't remembered every month to get that month's pattern. You'll have fun with the postcards. I hadn't tea-dyed any until I made a boo-boo and slightly scorched one when ironing on its backing....didn't want the stitching to go to waste, so I tried the tea...and it worked!! Another one had somehow acquired a little stain, so I stuck it in the tea also - with good results.
Sounds like you have excellent summer plans.

Judy said...

Ditto,lovly colors!! My joann's only carries black, white and ecru! I order mine from Hershnerrs(sp).

Wish I lived there this week...100 yesterday and expected hotter today! But hubby hates cold so I'd have to come alone....and I kinda like him.

Joanne said...

Sounds like a heavenly weekend you have planned. Enjoy!

Christine said...

Your Quilers Blessings blocks look good. I've done the first four ... still need to catch up May and June. Great selection of threads you bought. Happy stitching.
Christine

Finn said...

All that new thread is just wonderful...your fingers must be itchin' to stitch with it! I don't think I knew JoAnn's had perle cotton. Luckily I already have just about every color, but I buy more anyway *VBS*...why not???? It goes fast when you quilt a whole quilt with it. Glad to see that summer arrived...finally, Enjoy! Hugs, Finn