As much as I love having a paycheck, working for a living certainly interferes with my schedule! My body clock has adjusted, and all is well with the cats, so I'm starting to be a little more productive. If it weren't for all my online groups, this month would have been a waste, but I'm trying like heck to meet all my 'obligations' and stay on track.
Please note the temperature recorded by my car, on my way to work Tuesday morning, approximately 2 minutes after sunrise.
Here is the same shot the following morning at the same time!
And this is what the ground looked like.
But it is NOT snow - we had a Blossom Blizzard! Remember the white blooms on the trees last week? Bye bye blossoms. A few more gratuitous flower pictures before I get to the stitchy stuff, because in case I haven't mentioned it a time or twenty, I LOVE SPRING!!
While we're on the subject of flowers, I only made one hexie flower this week. But I did count all my flowers, and I will only be making white flowers for the next few weeks. But first, I need to find more of my white fabric.
And these beautiful flowers arrived in the mail yesterday, all the way from Croatia! Thanks Simona.
Today's mail brought my monthly basket block, this time from Kim B. It's a beauty! I think this is 18 or 19 blocks now, so I need to change my theme soon, and start assembling a basket quilt.
I just finished Kim's block tonight, and it was a challenge. I think I used an entire spool of thread, sewing and ripping and sewing and ripping and sewing again. If she doesn't like it, I don't want to know about it. Just kidding, Kim. sort of.
And now for my OPAM. I've had a vision in my head, (yes, along with the little voices) for awhile now, and I've been searching for a template to make some little thimbles. While at my retreat last weekend, I noticed our hostess had a tiny little thimble wall hanging, so I inquired as to where she had found the template. She said it had been part of a kit, and she would find it and lend it to me. So I put my other projects on hold, and started cutting thimbles.
Ta Da! I bought this old frame a few months ago, and was saving it just for this project. I photographed it without the glass, because the glass is convex - it's so cool! Do you think I should add a couple of buttons or something to the strip where the word is?
The other project I worked on at the retreat is my NewFO for the month.
I just need to applique some leaves to the nine flower blocks, and then assemble it. It will be an easy finish for next month. I'm mentally changing the outside border because I don't like what the pattern calls for.
Oops, almost forgot my ornament for the Ornament a month Challenge, I picked a very quick and easy pattern this month. It's a freebie, but I don't remember where I found it. If you know, please help me out so I can give credit where credit is due.
I think that's it for tonight. I still have to come up with a finish for Sew It's Finished, and I still need to make a gift for Christmas Through the Year. I'll be back in a couple of days with the results!