Friday, November 06, 2009

Scrappy Stars


Keeping in touch…..I’ve begun the slow progress of piecing blocks for Eric’s quilt. With the time change I seem to get sleepier with the nightfall so I stitch less. I’m hoping to get the actual blocks together by Sunday. There’s lots of chain piecing which is kind of like therapy for me.

I decided the yard was not going to rake itself. So I made an imaginary map and divided it into six sections. If God wants those leaves out of that yard, he’ll give me six good days to get it done….. Some have said—“Mel, $75.00 and it’s done, hire it out…” But honestly, there’s pride involved and if I was going to spend $75.00, it would be on quilt fabric…….

Eric got the H1N1 vaccine. He and Aimee (the girl he calls “the One”) do tons of volunteering in health clinics and are pretty much involved in ‘Germ Saturation’…. So they decided to get the vaccine.

Chelsey has her own column in the newspaper in Marquette. She calls it “A Northern State of Mind” --- College life in Northern Michigan. So she’s living life…. And Lord help us… writing about it…. I keep telling her I want a quilt story…..


Next Post--- quilt blocks…..

Gratitudes –
A Gorgeous Full Moon…The pups and I are up at 1:00am the past few mornings
The Oldies Radio Station – 60’s, 70’s 80’s music….I’m an oldie….
San---- thanks again….

12 comments:

Gloria J W said...

Love the colours for Eric's quilt. I laughed at reading your blog about tea dying some cloths. I'm the exact opposite! I try so hard to have quieter colours sometimes and I can't help myself...they all end up loud and bright. My "road kill" is something to be seen to be believed. The quilters group I belong to did a mystery quilt with a tutor..[I hope she recovered], and my material was so loud!! Bet she gives more instructions in the future! Whenever I put all the pieces together I must put it on my blog. It'll frighten new time quilters...and others will shake their heads [and not in amazement]! Rainbow smiles....Gloria

Carol said...

Oh Mel...Eric's quilt is going to be spectacular! Love that red!

sewprimitive karen said...

Someday somebody will invent a little machine that will make fall leaves go POOF and disappear.

Cara said...

I think those colours rock for a male quilt.
Sounds like Chesley is making the most of her time in college, which is wonderful!
Can't wait to see the blocks.

Julie said...

I loved what you were grateful for-We rake our leaves and my parents leaves--a total of 12 big trees. Great family time and lots of things to chat about while we do that---hope you have a great weekend. Julie

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

My husband mows our leaves so that it'll mulch the yard. I don't care; I'm not an outdoors person anyway.

This quilt is going to be one of your best ones yet.

Libby said...

I haven't much participated in leaf removal . . . this year, too much stuff going on inside. Just wait until next year - I'm sure to build myself a big pile to jump in *s*

Gypsy Quilter said...

It looks like you're off to a great start!

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Shasta said...

I like to rake leaves myself too - it's good exercise, and if you do it with the right attitude, it is fun as well. The colors look great for your new quilt.

julieQ said...

Such pretty colors in the blocks you are making. My yard too is divided into sections, and I am conquering, I tell you!! AT least I am filling up a lot of bags with leaves!

*karendianne. said...

Thrilled to see you're making great progress on your scrappy stars. It looks like you have a great selection of fabrics!!!