Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Morning

Our weekend was going to be full of our usual errands and running around but somehow we got off schedule and nothing much was accomplished on day 1. It wasn't a total waste though because I picked up several quilting magazines, JCS came in the mail along with one of my backordered designs (Seek Joy in Everything by NFF).

There was no stitching over the weekend as I decided my hands deserved a break (especially when I noticed some minor swelling). I am farther along than I had anticipated on Independent Mind so I don't feel bad about taking a little time away from it. I did get my sewing machine set up along with my cutting board set in place. I found some older cut triangles in a bag and decided to sew a few together.

A trip to the fabric store was in order for the second weekend in a row! For now I am working on collecting fabrics for several quilt tops I have in mind.

I played around on my blog again moving the new quilting blogs to their very own section. Just scroll on down to see it. Of course many of the gals in the Stitchers Plus section do quilting, knitting, rug hooking and more. That's what the Plus stands for! Stitching plus more. Wasn't that an interesting piece of trivia for the day! lol.

After the storms we had on Thursday night, the weather has cooled back down to normal Spring temperatures and the pollen was washed away! I have never never seen it so bad. You see it coming off the trees like thick smoke!

By now I have usually gotten outside with my sleeves pulled up working in the yard. Cleaning up from the winter months and making everything look somewhat better for the warmer months. I haven't done it yet. I know I need to get it done before the really hot months are upon us but for some reason, this year I am happy to stay inside with my stitching, various crafting magazines and my sewing machine!

Oh and by the way, Happy Birthday to my youngest who turns 24 today! Thank you so much for stopping by. Your visits and comments mean the world to me! Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.


Margaret said...

Nice quilt blocks! Funny how we're both picking up quilting again. lol! I haven't touched mine since the last blog post though. I will, but I moved all my stuff to the back room where it gets cold. :D

Carolyn NC said...

Love your blog background! Looking forward to seeing the quilt blocks.

BeckySC said...

Your quilt block looks great,
Sherry :)
Have a GREAT day :)

Kathie said...

I am working with HST right now too!
love these colors

CindyMae said...

I look forward to watching this quilt grow!

Siobhan said...

I like the quilt blocks, Sherry! Can't wait to see more quilting pics. :)

Carol said...

Your quilting background looks great on your blog, Sherry--as does your quilt block. I'm not a quilter myself, but I always admire people who can quilt as well as stitch!

Happy Birthday to your youngest--my middle son is 24, too (interesting age!)