We have had a lot of great things happen - fun family visits, happy times with grown children and growing grandkids, a beautiful niece's wedding.
Heartbreaking events too - dear friends with life threatening illnesses, a young mother stricken and fighting for her life and two friends left widowed mourning their partners. Life changes are happening all around with dear friends moving away as well.
All these things have found us racking up frequent flyer/road miles and plenty of time sleeping in strange beds. This hasn't left a lot of time nor much energy for pursuing anything creative and I just haven't had what it takes to write blog posts.
All this is by way of explaining why I haven't posted here in six weeks or more. Six weeks, yikes! Well, time to get back into the groove and get creating again. I have projects to show you and stuff behind the scenes I'm eager to share.
On my design wall is a project using some gorgeous stripe fabric I just had to buy. Browsing the internet to calm your nerves can be dangerous for the credit card - just saying.
I couldn't resist the wonderful colors in this stripe it reminded me of a Russian painted nesting doll and I have a friend who I think will enjoy this too. Connie at Free Motion By The River had a project quite a while back that I pinned on Pinterest and wanted to try that was perfect for this fabric so I decided to wing it without a pattern. All I have to go on are some You Tube videos and my trusty 60 degree triangle ruler, Star Maker 6 which I have actually never used.
Lining up the fabric and making those first cuts is a little daunting but remember it's only fabric not brain surgery - nobody is going to die here!
Whew! All laid out and ready to sew together. See that wasn't so bad. I need a nap.
For more design wall Monday projects go to Patchwork Times and see what other quilters are up to. I promise I'll show you how this and more of my projects are turning out. Be back soon.
Until next time,