Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer already?

Where did the school year go? I can't believe this is the last day of school before summer vacation!!! I have to admit I will miss the 'me' time I had when both mouselings were at school, but I am looking forward to a fun summer...not to mention sleeping in :cD Time goes so fast!!!

I am excited to announce that I do officially have a UFO coming of the 'to do' list. This quilt was a round robin that I participated in a couple years ago. I designed and pieced/appliqued the center square then sent it on with the instructions that I just wanted anything spring-y, be it block patterns, colors, etc. I finally got around to machine quilting it and I just finished hand stitching down the binding yesterday. The piecing is not perfect, but I still love it. The colors are so bright and cheery. I think we are going to use it as a 'porch quilt'. We have a swing on our front porch and I thought this would be an nice quilt to use outside on those cool nights when you want just a little something to cover up with, or to add some softness to the swing itself.

I also wanted to share a picture of my quilt along block number 6. I can't believe that I am actually up to date on these blocks. Now I just have to catch up on some other stuff...a quilt top for a swap, machine quilting 2 tops that are ready to go. Then of course there is the other boring stuff, you know that house work stuff. Actually, its not that bad. My house is never going to be perfect, but I do love the sense of accomplishment that comes from walking through the house and seeing the beds made (covered with quilts, of course), the floors vacuumed, the dishes done. *contented sigh* Ok, maybe secretly I kind of enjoy housework, but let's keep that our little secret ;cD

I have also finally decided what I am going to do for the pay it forward exchange. Well, at least part of it. If anyone wants in I have one more spot available. Right now I have Purple and Paisley, and Sara that have signed up to play so if you would like to join in please let me know.

Well, its been a couple days with very little sleep for me so I am going to try to take a power nap and get some things accomplished before the day slips away from me. Hope you all have a wonderful day! Warm country wishes all!!


Sara said...

YOur block 6 looks great. I am not caught up so kudos for you! And its always a relief to have one more thing on the done list than on the to do list. My kids last day was today too and it will be nice to not be so rushed with homework and commitments, its nice when they are in school!

QuiltedSimple said...

Beautiful porch quilt and great block 6. I still have 5 and 6 to go - and we've been off school since last week - but I much prefer it when they are in school. hehe

Needled Mom said...

Your block is great! I keep thinking that I should try to jump in but I have so many projects going on that I do not need yet another. I'll save it for another day!!!

Love the quilt for the porch. It is so cheery!

amandajean said...

I am excited for summer for the same reason...a bit more sleep in the morning...hopefully, anyway! :)

Anonymous said...

That round robin came out wonderfully! I also love the way your blocks are coming along.