Friday, April 10, 2015

RSC Purple....

I was attempting to FMQ the borders of my Celtic Solstice quilt on Wednesday morning.... and with all the issues I decided the machine needed some TLC so off to the spa for a cleaning it went. It is a good thing I got some purple sewing in on Monday this week.

I made the dresden plate in purples.

I made the twinkle star block.

I started the scrappy strip...

and made progress on the hand work Trip around the world. For the second month in a row I messed up the row after the white - same number of squares (28) for the white but... none go on the four corners. Yup - I added three before I figured out my mistake, again. Looks like I have two more squares to pull out - those top two corners.

Now to make the two sampler blocks for the RSC that have been posted... next week after I get my machine back.

I think I'll have to work on the tension on my Singer 301 today and let her get some exercise. I know Aidan wants to play a bit with it so that is my goal today while they are at school - get the tension working. Of course, lots of errands to run with garbage and recycling and then getting some more potting soil to transplant Aidan's pepper plants - he planted them from some pepper seeds I had put in the bowl for the composter last month! I need to move a bunch of the lettuce out too - one whole bag into a planter was a wee bit too much =). At least the wild bunny has not gobbled it up.

Hop on over the the RSC Challenge Saturday morning and see what other purple projects were worked on this week. I'll be heading into work both weekend days again for all of this month. We skipped spring and went right to summer here in Florida!

This is Emily and Greg from her birthday on Tuesday. We went in and had lunch with her and I got this shot outside for our picnic at school. Yes, she asked her teacher if she could wear her crown for her birthday at school and she said yes. One happy little six year old girl.

Monday night was awards nights at scouts. Aidan got a bunch of belt loops that he has been working on over the last few months. 


Off to take my walk before it gets too hot.



16 comments:

  1. I love those Dresden Plates. I need to dig out the box of the Dresden Plates my mom had started and see about finishing them up.

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  2. All of your new blocks look great - you will have a treasure trove of blocks at the end of the year! Birthday greetings to Emily (every girl should wear a tiara on her birthday!) and congrats to Aidan on his Scouting achievements! Sorry you have to work this weekend. :-(

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  3. Love all your RSC blocks! Congrats to Aiden and Emily looked so precious with her crown and Dad! I have been enjoying the weather outside and not getting much done.

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  4. Love those RSC blocks! Hope the machine is well soon.
    Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl. They grow up so fast.
    Congratulations to Aidan : )

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  5. All of your blocks look great!!! Love the purple this month!

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  6. You made great progress this week for not having a machine. Hope it is back soon. Lucky that you have plenty of hand stitching until then.

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  7. What wonderful progress this week. Lovely work!

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  8. I think I'm getting inspired by those Dresden plates! All of your blocks look great. I always love seeing the twinkler stars. They're such happy blocks!

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  9. You have those purple blocks humming along and there are some marvellous quilts in progress. Glad Emily got to be a princess and well done to Aidan on his scouting achievements.

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  10. Oh my goodness those dresden plates are so pretty. I've been wanting to make some. Lots done! LeeAnna

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  11. Love the bright colours in your Dresden Plates and Twinkle Star blocks. I think I might wear a tiara on my birthday.

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  12. Cute Dresdens. What size? Do you know what you are going to do with the scrappy strip? And, as always love your TATW.

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  13. Lots of blocks in spite of the machine issues! Hope the 301 enjoys being exercised.
    :- )

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  14. Very pretty blocks in the works! I really like the terrible star blocks!

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  15. Oh, I love all of your rainbow projects. They are lovely! Your purple quilt is beautiful too. Way to go!

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