Saturday, June 16, 2012

Purple!

Today Angela reminded us there are 5 purple Saturday's this month! I should be able to get my pineapple blossom done with that extra Saturday and figure I have enough in the jelly roll to make a solid 12 blocks and some extra's for a scrappy border or binding. No more progress on that but hopefully later today I can sew a little bit. I figure if I tire them out in the pool later this morning they might take a nap for me this afternoon.....wishful thinking I know.

I did get some cutting done of some purple fabrics yesterday and was able to sew 5 of my 12 Birds in the Air blocks while the banana chip muffins were baking this morning and the kids got their morning tv show - DocMcStuffins today. Emily has decided she wants to be a doctor when she grows up! I have a feeling I will be 'fixed' a bunch today with some imaginary boo boo's.



I also did a bunch of the 2 inch squares while I had the stack of purple out for the Birds in the Air blocks. 


 A little funny... that pile of fabrics in the middle of my sewing room was used to 'decorate' the house yesterday while I was cutting some squares up. I knew it was too quiet. There were strips of fabric hanging off anything you can imagine when I went to check on Aidan. Yup, on door knobs, dresser handles, over chairs and the sofa.... He did a good job but boy was it a lot for us to pick up! The sad part - he had taken about half the pile out of the room and I couldn't even tell with the rest of the pile sitting there! I think I really need to tame and trim it once that scrappy log cabin is done. Next month is organize and clean out the sewing room so I know where things are. I still have a pack of 70 needles I got a few years ago that I have not seen since Vermont about a year ago. Speaking of which... I need to change my needle on my machine. How about you?

14 comments:

  1. Great looking blocks. I so remember those moments of realizing that everything is too quiet. At least the fun was nondestructive. It could have been much worse. Hope they get all tired out swimming. Naps are so enjoyable for everyone.

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  2. Your purple blocks look great. You have so many different purples. Hope you find your needles. I hate to lose stuff in my room.

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  3. I love your purple blocks!
    My mother tole me that when I was little she always knew what she would find me doing if I got real quite ... drawing pictures on her walls. Even though I was very little, I remember drawing on the walls. I knew I wasn't supposed to. I was a good child, but it was something I could not stop. Got punished every time! I remember trying not to draw on the walls, but then I'd find myself drawing flowers on the walls and thinking OH NO, NO NO. I did it again :(

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  4. Great looking blocks.

    Why is it when they are little, it being too quite is when you start worrying, when they get to be teenagers it's when you can't hear anything over the music coming from their rooms?

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  5. Great blocks. Nice assortment of purples is real interesting.
    A trip down memory lane while you talked about your kids draping fabric everywhere. Mine used to pull all the sheets, quilts, etc., off the beds, shove the furniture together and make "forts" to play in. Oh those were the days. lol
    Change the needle? Hmmm, that sounds like a good idea. Hope you find yours.

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  6. Fun story about the house decorating!!! :)
    And yes, my needle is also in need of replacing.

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  7. Awww...yes, I remember playing doctor with both my boys. I miss those days.

    Loving your purple blocks. They turned out nicely.
    Kristie

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  8. I just love your Birds in the Air blocks!!! Too funny about the scraps hanging everywhere! Kids!!!! I do miss those days :*)

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  9. Purple BITAs look great - when you put all the rainbow birds together it's going to look amazing! Thanks for the needle change reminder - I was due.

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  10. Very pretty bird blocks!
    The only reason I like cleaning is to find the stuff that got buried!

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  11. Your purple BIA blocks are looking wonderful! You get so much done! I need to pull my socks up and get started on the purple blocks. Nice work :)

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  12. Great looking purple blocks! I bet you had "fun" picking up all the 2 inch blocks!

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  13. Looking really good! Love those colors!

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  14. Lovely purples! Kids can be sooo "helpful"!

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