Monday, August 19, 2013

It was back to work today" and it seemed to take forever for the time to go by. it was so funny because all of us were looking at the clock. I think when you have been off for most of the summer it is difficult to get back into the routine. tomorrow we will go back as there will be a semi full of food that we will need to put up . then it back on the 26th for the school year.
It poured down rain today but I did manage to get to the post office on the way home from work and got a priority box so that I can mail off my swap partners gifts. I hope she will be happy with what she gets from me.
I have also been playing around with some grandmothers flower garden blocks which are fussy cut. I loveeeeeeee these! Its hard to find material for them because it has to be just the right space apart in order to leave enough material to fold over the hexagon.
I found some fabric that was obviously for a child but I think they are soooooo gosh darn cute! I am thinking it might be a cute baby blanket . I am not crazy about the idea of putting a grandmothers flower garden quilt together the original way but I think each flower would be cute appliqued to a backround block. I also got a new yellow mat which I had needed for some time. the old blue one was still good but it had some glue stains on it that I couldn't remove and it just looked nasty. this one is light and airy and I think it is much easier to see what I am doing with it.
Not much more going on around here at the moment. I am seriously thinking about joining weight watchers. not thrilled about what they charge but if it works that is what counts.
Well its getting to be time for dinner. so I had better stop for now. take care".


sunny said...

I predict your swap partner is going to be very happy with what she gets! I never really thought about it, but I bet the yellow mat does make it much easier to see what you're doing. I'll have to remember that when I'm in the market for a replacement.

N.C.Fabric Junkie said...

I sure hope so" It would be nice if we had even more time to make larger things that we could put more time into but I did the best I could and can only hope that you will be pleased with it.
I was very surprised at how much better I could see. I have glocoma and sometimes it is difficult to see as well as I once did but with the lighter backround it makes a difference.