Start on a new quilt - it will be a fairly traditional quilt but with a twist. These blocks are flying geese, but they are 3D...so that is kinda cool. I love flying geese quilts right now.
I made some Strawberry Jam and it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Talk about the taste of Summer in a jar.
I have been working on Sam's quilt from time to time. Sometimes I have to hunt for it before I sit down to quilt because Sam knows it is his and he is already using it. It is all sticky in spots and he took the liberty to draw on it with a ballpoint pen. But after a trip through the wash it will be fine. Oh and I have to finish it some day too. I normally work on it after the kids go to bed and I try to watch the news. What the Heck is going on with the news? Do you all know? I have not been exposed to the TV for 3 years and I don't think I missed a thing during that time. Why do the news anchor people need to give their opinions? All I want is some staunch old man to give me the facts and ONLY the facts. Between all the flashing lights and heavy makeup and personal opinions and big bleached smiles there is only a tiny bit of real news. This is very hard stuff to watch. There is so much going on in the world, but all I got today was 2 tourist aircraft collided over the Hudson River. OK...that should take about 4 minutes TOPS to report. On CNN some fella with spiked up hair and eyeliner was going on about "How if he was a pilot he would be looking around for other aircraft" Come on! Who cares what you would do if you were a pilot! This went on for the 2 HOURS I spent working on my new quilt while my husband took the kids to town. I just kept getting more and more annoyed. OK, I am finished unloading on you...it is not your fault. Well it is not your fault as long as you are not Ted Turner. If you are Ted Turner I have quite a bean to pick with you.
I won some great fat quarters from the give away over on Fresh Modern Quilts They are by Lizzy Dish and the collection is named Red Ribbon Day. Pretty cute I think.
I also finished these 2 blocks for my 8to8 group over on Flickr. The guidance was for me to make a red block and an orange one. They are very big at 15.5 inches. Next I need to make some baskets....Those are giving me a bit of trouble, not because I think they will be hard, but because There are so many ways to make them! Maybe a sampler is in order.
Now besides these activities I have been leading kids around Vacation Bible school, Keeping My new cats separated due to the female being in heat and the male (her brother no less) being mighty turned on by her yowling, I have also washed about 9 thousand loads of laundry, unpacked, sorted and repacked about 200 boxes, met with Emma's teacher and entire teaching team, gone to a quilt guild meeting no one but me and my ride was at, visited JO ANNS fabric ( I have some issues with that shop too, but I will not go into it now- it deals with copyright though) tried to get to know my neighbors a bit, did school shopping, ate what might be the most wonderful thing on Earth (wedding cake mixed into frozen custard) oh and did a bit of hand sewing by the pool while the AC was broken.
OK, I need to go help with dinner. Take care everyone!