Friday, August 21, 2020

Birthday Week is over...back to reality!

 Well, Birthday week was fun!  I'm so happy that DD#4 was able to come for a visit with her family, we had a great time!  It did slow me down a bit on the sewing front, so I only got a few blocks done this week.

Working my way down the right side triangles.  This one was pieced using templates made from freezer paper ironed on to the back of my fabric.  There is a triangle on the bottom that has a slit in it that I should replace, though - I don't want to chance a hole in the finished quilt!

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Nan's Naiad

This is rumored to be the most difficult block in the quilt.  I decided to piece this with the English Paper Piecing method.  I printed the pattern out on cardstock, then divided it up into 5 sections, and am working on one each evening.  So it will take a few days to finish!  This portion is just the center section!

I pieced this while watching The Brothers Karamozov with hubby the other evening.  Those little corner triangles!!!

Moving along on Row L before I got to Nan...

Both were traditionally pieced - my favorite method!  I did both of these on the morning of my birthday before we got started with our fun.

This triangle and the one before it featured hearts.  I love this rose fabric, so was glad to find a block with large enough pieces to show it off.  


Insect alert!!!

If you don't like spiders, you might want to quickly scroll past the picture below!  I'm a little afraid of spiders, yet also kind of fascinated by them.  I saw this interesting creature on the hose after watering the yard on Monday.  I might not have been brave enough to get this close if I had realized before hand that it is a jumping spider!   He was on the bottom of the hose, so I had to hold my phone at a crazy angle to take the picture, and I thought it was pretty neat!  It shows off the beautiful blue sky we've been enjoying this week!







I try to keep my blog mostly bug free, but every once in a while, I just have to share something interesting!

There was also a pie baking lesson for my grand daughter, Emelia!

Delicious pie, and even better memories made!  She's such a cutie (pie)...hahaha!

So, in a nutshell that's my week!  Hope yours was good and that you are staying safe and finding joy in your everyday lives.  I keep reminding myself that normal is just a setting on the dryer and it's up to me to make every day count.  Even in these crazy days, there are things to appreciate and wonder at and enjoy.  

Make the most of your day and do something that makes you smile!  



Quilting Gail said...

Pamela, you had quite a busy birthday week! I'm glad that you enjoyed it!
Dear Jane is moving right along! I'm impressed! So many different blocks ... so many tiny pieces! It's going to be beautiful when you get it finished!
Happy Quilting! :-)

Kathleen said...

A happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a lovely time and the work is progressing nicely on Crazy Jane. I think I have to finish at least one of my old hand piecing projects before I ever consider it.

Kimberly Smith said...
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Kimberly Smith said...

I've always thought of doing a Dear Jane as getting a college degree in precision piecing. Each block (or so) is a class unto itself. Your blocks are BEAUTIFUL!