I’m not sure where the week has gone, but it has really flown by. I believe most of the area schools start back next week and I’m sure all of the school kids/teachers are thinking the same thing – “where did the summer go?”
Monday and Tuesday ended up being family days, I got to watch my two oldest grandsons – Jaiden, 10 and Dylan, 9 and helping Katie. I’m out of practice watching the older and more scheming grandkids. They sure put me on my toes; I will be more prepared for the next visit. Katie got her cast off of her leg Tuesday and she got to go back to work on Wednesday. I think she was glad to be back, but a little sad too, her regular routine isn’t as easy as it was, but she is mending nicely along with her 19 screws.
Tuesday night, I went to the Astro’s game with Brenda W and Cheryl C and we had a great time. We ended up going into an extra inning due to a tie, but luckily it was only one inning and best of all we WON with a walk-off homerun!
Wednesday was a good day to stay home and I have to say, I was a little worn out, therefore it was a rest/sew day. I worked on my mini saw tooth stars, I cut out for 10 more. I also got to work on a trade that I’m doing with my friend, Linda H. She and I are trading 6 paper-pieced pineapple blocks that finish at 2 ½ inches. They are so cute, she is using a common brown and I’m using a common red. I got them all done and was trimming them up and after I made 3 cuts, I realized something was wrong! I had trimmed off my quarter inch seam allowance. Ugh! I had to trim off the last row all around and re-sew it on. Luckily, I did get it fixed and it was a lot better than sewing it all over again, so I kept that one.
Ivy and I traded fabric strips to finish up the checkerboard border on Thursday for the Thimblecreek pumpkin quilt. Friday I started working on the borders. I needed to make my strip sets and then make 265 4-patch units. I didn’t think I would ever finish making those, but little by little I did. I need to make 20 side borders and 5 long sashing borders. I think I’m halfway there. I sure like how it is coming along.
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,