Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Goodbye February; Hello March!
Welcome to March! In true folklore fashion, it came in like a lion. Our winds were fierce last evening; and overnight we even went to the basement because of a tornado warning. Yours truly did not get much sleep last night, so bring on the caffeine.
That's the worst complaint I can make though, and some folks all too near to us did have some damage. I am just now beginning to see some reports on social media of roofs off barns, trees and power lines down, and roads closed due to flooding. Our electric only flickered once, thankfully.
As we begin a new month, I like to review the accomplishments of the previous month and take a look at my list (arbitrary, as it is) to see what lies ahead.
I feel like February was not overly productive, however, I helped my daughter make a baby quilt and I taught 2 sewing/quilting classes, which requires some prep work ahead of time. So while I did finish Emma's baby quilt, teaching doesn't actually result in finishing things. It is still sewing, though, and I'm glad to be doing it.
Now, what does March have in store? Well, the UFO for this month is #7, and for me that is what I call "small tumblers." (I also have a large version that is also a UFO.) I have pulled it out and have begun working on it.
Back to the list...In addition to UFO #7, I also have a couple of items that were on February's list and that appear again on March's list. I just didn't get to them last month. Baby quilts for two babies must be completed. I also want to make something my mother requested, and I'd like to get started on the wall hanging that Emma requested.
And while all those are on the list for this month, yesterday I did this:
This gorgeous star is the center of a Swoon block. Yes, I decided I needed to start, so I did. The pattern I have is the original one which makes a huge block - like 18 or 24 inches. This star is the center of the block and it measures 12.5". Stay tuned for more Swoon fun throughout the month.
I am going to link up to Let's Bee Social; if you have some time, go browse the neat-o stuff other quilters are creating.
Happy Quilting, Friends!