Back on February 1, a sunny vacation loomed ahead. Now it’s done and we’re back (see last blog post for more of that fiasco). February also brought a tragic school shooting in Florida, with teenagers proving they’re more mature than many adults in the public forum; Olympics, snowstorms, politics, auto accidents, mounds of laundry, tax returns.... Sheesh. No wonder I dove into my sewing this week and beat those purple scraps into submission!!
Rather than show everything individually, I’ll just do my usual month-end scrappy recap via a collage photo.
Here is my Purple February tally (clockwise from top left):
(4) 8.5” string blocks
(3) 10” Squared Away blocks
(9) 6.5” crumb blocks
(1) Geese Migration block
(8) 6.5” selvage blocks
(10) 6.5” quarter log cabin blocks
(3) Linked Squares blocks
That's a total of 38 purple blocks for February.
There were other things I worked on this month as well, of course. I prepared three blocks and a PDF tutorial for The Block Lotto’s March block, which will be published on their site (BlockLotto.com) on March 1.
I finished my brother’s Hot Rod Quilt and sewed up a dozen or sew On Ringo Lake blocks. And this is currently on the design board, being sewn into a flimsy. Sorry for the bad picture. The blocks were folded into fourths so I could play around with their placement easier. I hope to have this finished to reveal for next Saturday’s linkup.
We found out yesterday that our 11th (and final, I believe) grandchild, due in early July, will be a girl! I’m so excited! So I’m planning her baby quilt. What am I saying? It’s been planned for weeks, and I pulled the fabrics last night. But I have to finish a couple other quilts first, so the baby quilt won’t begin until the second quarter of the year.
Bruce and I will begin car shopping in March. We were in a bad auto accident about a month ago. Luckily, when impact was inevitable, Bruce sped up instead of braking. We were therefore hit toward the rear of the truck instead of the cab where I was sitting. We thought his truck was totaled, but because Toyotas hold their value so well, it wasn’t close. We get the truck back next week. And so, for reasons I won’t go into here, we will sell both our current vehicles and buy a new one. We are looking at another Toyota hybrid, probably a RAV4 SUV. And I will be the sole driver.
And since I haven’t shown kitty pictures for awhile (and every post is better with cats, right?), here are Alfie and Darla settling in for a long winter’s nap....
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