Friday, April 1, 2011

Carolina Crossroads Blocks are Done!

I had a really good Friday despite getting some bad news.... DJ and I went and visited June and Herve after work for a few hours. It has been far too long and I really enjoyed catching up with them. Came home and did some sewing to include finally finishing the last of the Carolina Crossroads blocks! WHOOOPEE. I would have to look back through my blog to see when I started this quilt, but seems like forever ago. I can't wait to get the top completed and then I can readjust my focus to Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll! Here is what it looks like with a few blocks laid out together. Bonnie K. Hunter knows what she is doing and if you haven't been to quiltville I suggest you visit!
It was also a good mail day at my house today and yesterday. I joined fatquartershop's club to
get the new Schnibbles patterns as they come out. I got six at once and there is only one that I really am not too nuts for...I can hardly wait to make several of the others. I see that the Brocante is the La Petite Project for April and I really would like to find time to make it but not sure it will happen in April!

Here is some fabric I had to have and Jaybird Quilt's new pattern (or at least my favorite one) but now I need to order the lazy angle ruler and I will be all set to make it!

I also peiced together a bunch of leftovers to make a doll or dog quilt top. I just needed some mindless type sewing to help my night go better. Two of the people closest to me just found out they have cancer. One is not telling very many people and that has been stressful, the other is my mother. She just found out she has breast cancer. That is all she knows so far.

Tomorrow Kathy is coming over to cut and sew with me and I plan to try to get caught up on the Designer BOM Christmas quilt and get the sashing and cornerstones going. That way when the last two months blocks arrive I can get them done and get the quilt to Ros...I want to get the quilt to my mom way before Christmas.


Sue said...

Andee, I'm sorry your mum is ill. We are sending healing thoughts out into the Universe and hugs to you.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Catching up on your blog; I'm missed the last couple of posts.

WOW! Quilting time has most definitely returned for you; I've enjoyed looking at all your latest progress.

I am also saddened to hear about your mother; please know you and your mother will be in my thoughts as you move forward from hearing this news.

Roslyn said...

Prayer going up for your mm Andee please let us know how she is doing.
I am so happy to see you are back to doing what you love, & all those new schnibbles . I am anxious to see your CC, mine was my fave of all the Bonnie quilts I have made but I gave it away!

Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and friend. I hate cancer. We're waiting to hear back on another biopsy for my mom right now actually. Thank goodness we have something like sewing to keep our minds and hands a little busier. Let me know if you want to get together some time to sew or just to grab a coffee and chat.

Tiffany said...

Yeah, I'm holding my breath hoping for good news, but she's had 2 different types of cancer and 4 recurrences so far, so it honestly wouldn't be surprising for it to come back positive. Thus why I say I hate cancer. It's run our lives for the last 12 years so far.