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Sunday, May 16, 2010

It Finally Stopped Raining

     It was a dreary, wet week in my little corner of Iowa. I think Emma's expression says it all...
 The sun finally put in an appearance on Friday. We celebrated with an extended run in the prairie and none of us needed toweling off when we got home. 
     My garden didn't seem to suffer from an overabundance of rain and has been putting on quite a show. 

       I was able to spend lots of time at the sewing machine or in the stitching chair  because of all the rain. I added House #3 to the Anniversaries of the Heart Sampler. I counted several times to make sure I left the correct amount of spaces for the Bonus chart. I was relieved that the top and the bottom of House #3 matched up with the tops and bottoms of the previous two Houses.
I didn't add the verse or any personalization. I haven't decided  how I want to personalize the sampler and will probably wait until I've stitched all the Houses and Bonus charts before making a final decision.
      The Bernina was humming this past week. I pieced the block for the French General BOM and the blocks for the My Favorite Things BOM. I only made six blocks and need to make another two for MFT.
        Blog reading can be a dangerous pass time. When I visited Kim's and Deb's blog I saw that they were both members of the BOM for the  Farmer's Wife quilt. It didn't take long for me the e-mail Deb asking her for the details. The next thing I knew I had joined another BOM. I'll also be working on The Farmer's Wife Block of the Month quilt top. We also dragged Margaret into the FW craze... but so far she's resisted making even one block. Come on Margaret... what are you waiting for???
I've stitched the first two month's worth of blocks, for a total of thirteen blocks. I'm looking forward to receiving my next package of fat eighths of fabric and to learn which blocks we'll be stitching for the 3rd month.
      And look what I dug out from under the pile of stitching stuff.... And All Was for an Appil. I decided to complete all of the remaining outlining before doing the fill in stitching. I'm hoping I have enough skeins of CC Blackbird to get the job done. 
       Owen and I want to wish you all a week filled with sunshine and whatever makes you smile.