Thursday, July 30, 2015

Budding Comedian and Whole Cloth Block Finish

Every family has one...a comedian.  That joke-ster that thinks they are ever so funny and clever.  And usually in my family that person is me...but this week my husband stepped up to the plate with a little healthy Facebook shaming for me.  Apparently he discovered some app or web site that would allow him to create his own meme's and to town he went.

I was actually quite impressed he has payed enough attention to know what a stash of fabric is.

My response...Yay!  You cleaned your office!  I'm not sure what part of block of the month he doesn't understand.  I can only sew what they release.  I'm ignoring the fact I've had his fabric for about four years.  

But speaking of blocks of the month, August is almost here and that means the new blocks in some of the quilt a longs I'm participating in shall be released.  So I better get my butt in gear and get Jungle Gym finished in the next few days.  Currently, it is ditch stitched and waiting for the fun to begin.  

I did manage to get my bobbin wound and in no time completed my first whole cloth block.  All that is really left to do is to soak and block it and get ready for block number two.  Block number two is scaring me quite a bit.  This time the feathers will be arranged on the outside and inside of a heart.  If you remember a few weeks ago I attempted feathers in a wreath and it didn't go quite so well.  Ren, the lady hosting the quilt along on facebook, did provide a template to practice on and I decided to take advantage of it and take a 10 minuet break at work yesterday.

Not too shabby, so I'm feeling pretty good about it.  Not sure if it will make it to the table this weekend, but its day will come soon enough. 

I also got a surprise yesterday at work.  My friend Lori (my partner in photography crime) stopped by to give me this.

She figured if they won't let me drink at work, maybe I could eat it on toast for breakfast to start my day out right.  So a big thanks to her for thinking of me on her trip to the local farmers market.

Now I'm off to start quilting my next mini and daydream about all the blocks I will hopefully be making this weekend.  Before I can start sewing for the weekend I must make it through my daughter's first field show tomorrow night for band.  My only baby is growing up on me and turning into a wonderful young lady.  Watching her take all these first steps is so bittersweet.  I refuse to be the fool at the football field crying...but I'll sneak a few tissues just in case.

Hopefully, you have big plans for the weekend.  If you do I'd love to hear what they are.  Or advice on how not to be the blubbering fool at the football game.

Today I'm linking up with


Gina said...

Just go with it hon. Everyone loves a blubbering mess, that's what mums are all about. Take plenty of pics and tissues xxxx

sewandsow said...

Your quilting is beautiful!

Stitchin At Home said...

Your block turned out beautiful and it looks like you have a good hold on the feathered heart.

Kate said...

I love Your Guy's memes! If it makes you feel any better, I had DD's fabric and pattern for her Jigsaw quilt for 3 years before I finally get in gear and got it finished! Your whole cloth block turned out beautifully!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Ohhhh, I'm looking forward to seeing your feathered heart quilted! Me and feathers don't get along so well, but I love them. Your drawing is fantastic and I bet it will be beautiful stitched! Thanks for linking up to MCM!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Tish I stopped by your blog on the Dog Gone Cute blog hop and enjoyed looking around! How fun to have found that you actually completed a whole cloth quilt! Of which I couldn't resist highlighting at my linky: Tuesday Archives. I invite you and your readers to stop by and check out the linky at Congrats and welcome! Val:)

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