Saturday, July 20, 2019

{Post 1,676} Offending Block Removed

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I’ve been working on my hand-cut and hand-pieced Grandmother’s Flower Garden for years.  One block has bugged me every single time I see it. Last night I took the plunge and decided to remove it and replace the purple round with a lovely fabric I picked up on the way from my grandson’s to my parents’ houses at a sweet quilt shop Friday afternoon.

The offensive block is the one with the dark red inner round and lilac with hideous flowers.

I basted and sewed 12 new lilac hexagons on this AM. I spend the spare minutes the rest of the afternoon and evening removing the old lilac hexies and sewing in the new ones. It was a relaxing time of sewing while I visited with my parents.

Here is the new look, and a picture of how much I’ve completed so far.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

{Post 1,675} Pumpkin, Pumpkin

Still visiting with my grandson and his parents. They are a true joy to be with. Today I did many loads of laundry for them all. Also did some baking (granola) and cooking (steaks, special smoothies, etc.).

I brought a new-to-me pattern and some fabric scraps to start a fall quilt for us to keep. Here is the first block.

I kinda love pumpkins. Stay tuned.

Monday, July 15, 2019

{Post 1,674} Asher is Here!

Let’s just jump right to the pictures, shall we? He is a week early. This is my daughter’s Instagram post from this AM.

She was blessed with a wonderful delivery (honestly—she made it look easy). Her son, Asher Christian, was born at 11:33 PM on 7/12. 8 lbs. 4 oz., and 20” long. I have never seen hair like this little guy has. She and the baby (and daddy) are doing well. I’m gonna hang around to help her for a couple weeks.