Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rainy Day Progress

Today was a nice, cool, refreshing, rainy day in Southern California. I loved it! I love the rain! I wish we had more days like this.  :)


Can you see the rain? Do you smell it? Okay... I know this isn't smell-o-vision... lol!  :)  Someday we will have it. Can you imagine?! I love the smell of rain!

The boy's been home all week with his cold/asthma. I was hoping he'd be going back to school tomorrow, but his cough is still too bad, and he's still needing multiple asthma treatments. Maybe Friday??? I am feeling better though. More like myself again! Yea!  :)

I managed to get some work done with my Birdie Blocks today. Remember where I left off? I had a pile of centers and rows to stitch together...


I got them all done! Yea! I did have to use the seam ripper and fix some of them a couple of times because they just weren't lining up right. :(   Here they are all laid out...


And all stacked up...


Doesn't the Sophie look yummy!??? You can tell I love this fabric, huh?!!!  :)


I picked out my floss colors to match my fabric and got my needles out all ready to go.


Next step is to trace the patterns on the blocks. Since I'm so far behind... should I just start with October and work my way back? Or start with January, like everyone else did, back in January? Hummmmm.....

I signed up for a Halloween Quilt Block swap so I got my Halloween stash out today...


Cute, huh?!!! Don't you just love the creature mixing the potion! Hopefully my partners (I'm doing two) aren't reading this. I'm hoping to start on the blocks tomorrow. I'll be making the two blocks for my two partners, and one for me. Then after I swap I'll have three different Halloween blocks. These blocks are for a 12-month block series that's beginning with the October one. After I get these done I'll be working on Thanksgiving ones. At least these are pretty quick projects that won't need to be put together and finished until next year.  :)

Hope you're having a nice week!

Until next time...
Cherise  :)


3 comments:

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your birdie blocks look gorgeous Cherise, I love your fabric choice.

Karen said...

Love that Sophie fabric! Just got mine yesterday and I'm waiting on the pattern to make 2 little jackets for my grandbaby girls for Christmas :) You are such a busy quilter! I'm in awe!!!

Diane said...

I really like your blocks! I just ordered a Sophie charm pack. Can't wait to see it. Thanks for sharing!