It's all water under the rug

Saturday, we cleaned carpets.  We are both still sore from moving the furniture and the back and forth motion of the cleaner.  We'll survive.  To work out the stiffness, we both worked in the yard part of the day yesterday.  And, no.  It didn't help. 

But, that wasn't the fun part.  A man can only work so much, even if he's enjoying it. 

There has to be some play...

This is the Cardinal block from Have a Jolly Little Christmas at Sew Fresh Quilts.  I am really enjoying these blocks.  They look complicated but the method she uses is not.  I don't follow her method exactly, but I do follow it pretty close (I trim before I sew instead of marking my diagonal seams, sewing and then trimming).  There are lots of little pieces to cut.  But, if you don't get bogged down in that, the assembly is easy. 

Speaking of prep heavy, you may remember my Jubilee Quilt.  Somehow I had it in my head that I was further along than I am.  So, that was a disappointment.  Last week, I was planning a new project and Saturday, just before putting rotary cutter to fabric, I had a V-8 moment and went back to my UFOs.  And, the Jubilee Quilt was the winner of the "what to work on" contest.  Actually, it wasn't the winner, but Rob tossed a monkey wrench (otherwise known as a great idea) into the winner and I'm going to have to think about it some more. 

I decided to prioritize these blocks and I made the one I've been waiting for and looking forward to since I started the project. 

And, I was so excited to get it finished that I made another, tho much simpler one.

I'm surprised the first one went together.  I should have warmed up on the simpler one, then made the one with the pink in it.  But, I didn't.  There was a lot of marking match points involved in putting that block together. 

The spring garden looks wonderful!!  I can't wait for Rob to make another video to share with you.  So many things are leaping up and filling in.  It's early and I'm just hoping we can keep it watered this summer.  I think we're going to have a scorcher. 

Everybody have a great Monday!  Hi-ho.  Off to work I go. 

Hey, it beats cleaning carpets. 



Becky said...

Anxious to see the Jubilee quilt! LOVE the cardinal!! It is my favorite birdie!!

Have a wonderful, stress-free week!

Love you!

My name is Riet said...

Hi Lane. I love those blocks especcially the top one with the pink. I am looking forward to see more of your blocks for that UFO quilt. Have a Nice Easter.