Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Meanderings

I was a bit under the weather this weekend, which was too bad because the weather, for the most part, was spectacular. Mark sings in a men's chorus (160+ men--really amazing sound--you can even hear our daughter-in-law's brother singing if you click here and the best part of his solo is about midway through the song). All proceeds from the concerts go to Mennonite Central Committee, an amazing organization where 90 percent of monies raised actually go to relief efforts. A freewill offering is taken  at each concert, which will then go to earthquake and tsunami ravaged areas in Haiti, Thailand, and now Japan. I know relief efforts, particularly for Japan, are fresh in our minds, and I'm so proud of the work done by MCC.

Anyway.  The men have four concerts a year, three of them in consecutive weekends. Yesterday was the first concert in a town about two hours away. Due to massive coughing on my part, I stayed home. So in essence, I was a "single girl." (Do some of you see where this is going?) As to the age parameters of  what actually constitutes a "girl," let's not go there, okay?

I'm making twelve blocks, nine from Hope Valley fabric, and three from solids. The Hope Valley rings are all sewed together (but not pressed)

and then I started cutting out the solids. *sigh* I hope the solids don't overwhelm the prints.

And let me take just a second to jump up and down because Elizabeth posted the tutorial to make her mini bookshelf quilt.
(Picture by Elizabeth of Don't Call Me Betsy)
I can't wait to get started. Because it would seem just weird to me to actually start and complete one project before moving on to something else...

Did you complete any projects this weekend? Or start any new ones? Link up at That Girl, That Quilt and let us all see what you've been up to.

P.S. Do you need some free fabric to start a new project? (I'm claiming the fifth on that question...), Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring a giveaway here.


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Jennifer said... #

Nice progress! Hope Valley is one of my favorites and I really like the idea of combining solid rings with them.

Hope you are feeling better!

Jennifer :)

Grandma G said... #

Love that mini bookshelf! Yeah, I think you should start another project. ;)

Anonymous said... #

Love the colors you have picked. Hope it all turns out beautifully.

Carla said... #

Love your blog post title and the all the directions you are meandering are looking good! Hope the cough is getting better by now.

Kris said... #

Hope you are much better now. I have a "girls" weekend coming up too. Hubby is fishing with his pals. My best pal and I are having a quilting all nighter! Woo-Hoo!!

Terriaw said... #

Bummer to hear you were sick, especially over such a nice weekend! I had a cold but it wasn't as bad as your illness. I had to spend most of the weekend working on homework, so it was more fun seeing all your wonderful productivity in the sewing room! Feel better soon!