Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring has finally arrived!

Okay so I have tried posting several times and keep getting sidetracked! 

So we went from ice on the lake to over 70 degrees in less than 3 days.  Crazy weather, but they do have a saying in Minnesota.  If you don't like the weather just wait a little while, and it will change.   

I missed the Get It Done link up, but here is my progress anyway.

My April progress was pretty pathetic...  I think I was down because of all the snow we were getting back then.  I needed spring to come!
  • Applique Project binding ~ Done
  • March BOM ~ Done
  • April BOM ~ started
Sorry no pictures, but my camera battery needs charging and I was afraid if I waited until that was charged, I wouldn't get back to posting for another week.

I visited my mother for her Birthday at the end of April.  She turned 87.  

She doesn't quilt much anymore but she still has plenty of fabric.  So I acquired about 6 - 7 bins of stuff, mostly fabric.   Some will go to the school for their annual rummage sale, a few things are beyond use or repair and were tossed and the rest is getting organized into my stash.  

I am washing up the yardage.  The Double-knit that is cut up in squares will be made up into lap robes for wheel chair patients.   I think I will use my serger to sew those together.  The Denim I will use in a cute jeans quilt I want to make, so I will set them aside for that.   The white eyelet will make the centers for the blocks of a scrappy type quilt I like.   Luckily she also had plenty of white to that will work to layer between the eyelet and batting to keep it from poking through the holes.  I also acquired some eyelet edging that I think I will try using in a string quilt as one of the strings.

Just a couple more projects to add the my never ending list.   

So for May my plans are going to be simple.

Finish the April and May BOM.
Start this months Applique for class.
Continue cutting up the eyelet scraps.
And to get outside in my garden as much as possible now that spring finally arrived.