Me, Me, Me!

It is time for some me and my needle time.

First, I have these two really pretty blocks made.  Plan is to add a green border around each and set them on point, next to one another, with triangles of the flowery fabric between them and then wide strips of that same fabric on the ends to create a table runner with pointed ends.  This is going to make a great runner for our living room in front of my West of Paris, TX quilt hanging on the wall.  The tone on tone peach-ey color in these blocks in one of the fabrics in that quilt. 

These fabrics are for the 19th jubilee block.  The block called for a brown fabric.  BROWN??  The first 18 blocks are bright, bright colors and I could not see making a block wtih brown.  Not knocking brown.  It's a great color.  But, not for this quilt.  So, I picked this very dark gold fabric to set off those three blues.  The freezer paper patterns are ready.  Now I just have to find time to start sewing.

I have three strips of the Dresden Plate blocks together.  This is great work for sitting in the sunroom, listening to a book on tape and enjoying the outside, without all the pesky mosquitoes. 

Recognize this Wheel of Mystery?  This is a favorite for me.  It was made as a Roman Shade for our bathroom and it would look great in there.  Unfortunately, I not found a way to hang it.  I'm going to give it another try this weekend.  It's too pretty to just hang in the sewing room this way.

As for Sydney?  She had her first solo ride on the bus yesterday and it was pretty uneventful for her.  She got one of our old phones last night, so I got my phone back.  And, tonight, she gets her first allowance payment.  Wow, she is having a big week.  Always before, she's gotten what she needed from us, when she needed it.  Now, she's going to have to learn to budget for what she wants.  And, she'll have to stop being so tight fisted with her own money.  She'll pinch a penny until Mr Lincoln screams.

Okay, so that's it for me today.  Work, work, work and then I get to go home and say hello to the needle, thread and fabric.



Coloradolady said...

All of your projects turned out great!

I had to laugh at you talking about Sydney pinching pennies..my daughter is the same way....won't turn lose of a penny to save her life....another great step in preparing Sydney for the future! Ya'll seem to do everything right...and that is a good thing!!

Have a great weekend.

Cynthia L. said...

I love the dark gold you picked with the blues. It give a nice contrast and I think it makes the blues pop. Your quilt squares are really pretty too! You have an eye for color.

My baby girl is also tight fisted with her money. She learned this many years ago - she used to want every new shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath, soap, nail polish, etc. I used to give her $20.00 a month and she could use it to buy all those things, but I would not buy them for her anymore. She learned very quickly that you only needed one of each of the products and the rest of the money could go for something fun! You guys are great dads and teaching her wonderful lessons!

Barb H said...

I remember when my youngest daughter got her first checking account and whe and I went shopping. I think she must ahve been about Sydney's age. She had such a hard time deciding what she wanted to buy for herself and finally turned to me and said, "This is so hard! It was so much easier spending your money." I still laugh about that.