It seems that D.C. in finally coming into its Spring weather. I think we might have even hit the 80s today it just felt wonderful. Now I can hopefully come out of that heavy gray coat and winter wear to some light weight clothing and color. Time to come out of the clucky shoes and let the little piggy's get some air. Before I can do that, I have to hit the nail salon get them scrubbed and polish for their coming out day.
So, now let me catch you up on a few things. Back in March I posted about a Pay It Forward, in which Gene Black-Alabama Artist ask for 3 participants to join him in Paying It Forward. I was one of the participants and he sent me this lovely mug rug.
For my part I posted about it and I have three bloggers that I am Paying It Forward to and they are: Josie (Alcea Rosea 31); Katie (Karma Willow Designs); and Cindy (who I am hoping she will contact me with her address). I will be working on their pay it forward gift this month and hoping to get it to them by May (Is Mother’s Day in May?)
I Got Mail: Yes, just because I have not been blogging often, I am still reading blogs to see what I can get into to keep me busy. Sew Mama Sew has a Modern BOM series which is designed by Alyssa Lichner from Pile o’ Fabric and runs for six months.
This is the fabric I got in the mail today, I just love the colors of lime green and gray. I can't wait to get start on the block but will be doing some catching up on it.
Alyssa is also doing a Skill Builder FMQ BOM which you will be doing a quilt as you go blocks while learning to FMQ. I have not start that yet, but I am keeping up with this BOM and hope to start it too.
As most of you know I have also start doing my first ever Tumbling Block that I started last week.
I got lazy during the weekend, and got tired of ripping them apart because of the stupid little end pieces (ears) that need to be cut off. So I order the tool. Yes, people I am a tool freak, and if you need it buy it, so I did.
That little yellow tool called Corner Cut 60 (Two tools in one) sew a perfect scant 1/4” and trim 60 degree ears for faster seams. (Not my words). So I will be using this little tool tonight and see if I can finish my Tumbling Block. The other two items, the Cutting Edge and the Sewing Edge was a package deal and I might give them a try too.
Now this seems like a lot on my plate, but I will work through it along with other stuff I have in my head. I might have to take another sick week from work, who knows. I will keep you posted on my progress.
The Slow Quilter