First up, and easiest is my weekly block for RSC18, where we're working with light blue this month. Pop on over to see what everyone else is up to this year. There is a link-up post every Saturday, and anyone can join in at any time! I'm combining this with another project doing one block each week, so I'll end up with at least 50 blocks by the end of the year.
I've also decided to make the mystery quilt by Kathleen Tracy. The first block is an applique flower pot, and is just adorable. I couldn't pass up this one.
Back in approximately 2010 and 2011, I signed up for BOM's at my local quilt shop. One used specialty templates that I had no idea how to use, so each month the kit was placed in a box and hidden away. I don't remember why I didn't do the second one, because it was pretty easy. Maybe I felt guilty because I hadn't done the other? I don't know. Anyway, I've decided that I'm going to make both of these quilts this year. And I officially have the January blocks done for both of them! I'll wait to share until I have a few more finished. Now that I've started, I hope to do more than one a month, and have finished tops before the end of the year.
We got a call today from a friend who had just crossed a nearby creek in which the ice was breaking up and flowing. She told us to grab our cameras and get down there, so we did! It was amazing to see. Sadly, we just got a News Flash that it's causing flooding, and some people should be prepared to evacuate. After what we saw today, I'm not surprised. Ice can be so beautiful but so dangerous. We talked to several people who live near the creek, and they don't remember seeing anything like this in the last 50 years!
|This slab was about " thick!|
|The water was no longer flowing here, and this it probably near where the flooding is now.|
|This is the ice jam that is causing the flooding.|
|All ice in the middle ground|
|Some more ice for my friends down under, who are suffering from sweltering heat|