Sunday, August 21, 2011

Scout's Honor

As promised to myself  I have started (and finished) another Dear Jane block.  I hope this blessed broken ankle brings me some pleasure! 

K9 - Scout's Honor

My sewing space set up on the deck - quite comfortable for an afternoon of stitching away. 

Late afternoon - as you can see the wine is already poured!  I can stitch and enjoy the view................

Here is the completed block - and from start to finish was only three or so little stitching sessions so I am quite pleased with my result.

I have two hand stitching projects on the go at this time.  I really have been working diligently on my wool applique flowers and have completed 12/16 blocks.  I think I will get them completed before I really get back to the Dear Jane blocks.
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Still working on it!!

Well - it certainly has been a long time since I posted any blocks - although I  have still been puttering away at my Dear Jane quilt.  I needed to do a bit of housekeeping on my blog before I could even start this post.

I have been working on another hand stitching project and the Dear Jane has been set aside for the past 8-9 months but I am starting to feel like getting back to work at it.  I have 50 blocks completed now!!

A couple of weeks ago - I fell/slipped while walking Jenny in the forest - Cypress Trails - and I fractured my ankle. So I am in a boot cast and non weight bearing on crutches until September 9th - at which time I go back to see the doctor and find out what's next.  He says this will take 3 months!!  So this summer is being spent sitting on the deck with the computer playing some Netflix TV and some hand stitching projects.  So that leads to my ability and desire to get back to my Dear Jane.  I think it needs a name -- I need to think about that for awhile - but I definitely think I need to give it a name sooner rather than later. 

I have completed four blocks since my last post - in 2009!!  Good heavens - 2009!  I need to get cracking on it.  If I only do two blocks a year it will take me 87.5 years to finish the rest of the 175 blocks!  I don't think I have that much time!  So time to get back into the swing of it.


 I usually like to put the names of the block as well but I have the book downstairs and right now it is a bit of an event to get to my quilting room  - I can do it but it takes a bit of bumping up and down the stairs on my butt - and it is a slow process.  So I will add the names at some later time.



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