Over the weekend

What a great weekend we had.  I spent as much of it as I possibly could outside, enjoying it.  And, starting to move the plants out.  We didn’t get any oranges because I didn’t move the tree out of the greenhouse and let the bugs get to it early enough.  So, this year, as soon as I saw the flowers starting to form, out it came.

This weekend, we received the instructions for the second Civil War Sampler block from Barbara Brackman. 


My friend Barb, who shares her stash with me will recognize some of her recent gifts in this one.  The blocks are complex and I’m enjoying them.  Glad I’m not doing them by hand, like they would have been made in the era. 

I think a brown and green and pink theme is emerging, even in just the second block.  I’m going to have to decide if I want that because I don’t have much pink.

And, I also replaced the border on the baby quilt.  This is the third border.  I took off a green inner border and then a turquoise outer border and this time, I pin basted it so I can’t change my mind again.


And, I won’t.  I won’t, I won’t, I won’t.  I really like the baby’s Mom and really want to give her something unusual because I think she’ll enjoy that.  But, I didn’t mean for it to be so brown.

Anyway, it is what it is and it’s pinbasted so that’s all it’s going to be. 

I’ve also been ditch quilting.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get any video made this weekend.  I was in the yard too much.  But, we will get to it. 

Sydney had a singing competition this weekend.  She looked very professional.


She didn’t do so well.  So, the goal is to get her to try again in the future.  Somehow, keep her from giving up.  She’s like me before quilting, if it ain’t easy, it’s not worth doing again, right?  Perfect comes right off and no practice should be required.  Right? 

And, the best thing I can do is let her see me make quilting mistakes and redo and pick out and learn and take classes and do more and better and keep rising to my own challenges.  And, explain that’s what I’m doing and encourage her to do the same.  That’s the only way I know to teach that lesson.

Be well.  Have a great Monday.  Spring is coming, but even we are going to have another night in the thirties this week.  Dang, I just pulled all the ferns out.



lw said...

I love how precise your civil war block is. And the baby quilt is really cool, brown and all. I'd have loved this, boy or girl.

You might consider a few voice training sessions for Sydney, just to get her over the nervousness. I wasn't there, but my guess is that she has a lovely voice, and got stage fright and tensed up. Singing has to be relaxed to be accurate, and that can be taught.

qltmom9 said...

I used to do choir competitions, even won state once. But, I can't sing well (just loud) now, and I am sorry about that. But, I'll admit I would rather be quilting. Of course, I should ALSO admit that I was just pushing my voice to get good sounds WHILE quilting right before sitting down to 'puter! LOL!
She's so mature looking there! Your baby is all grown up looking and just lovely and sweet.


Elizabeth said...

The baby quilt is beautiful! I love the pattern and the colors! I'm sure the mom will love it and so will the baby!

Sydney is growing up to be such a beautiful young lady.

xo -E