Phew, life has a way of blowing in unannounced with a litany of issues that need our instant attention and sidelining our best intentions.
One thing I did not mention is that the morning before I left for Houston Quilt Festival, a tree fell on our house-A BIG TREE.
No one was injured and yes, an angel definitely had our backs. The way the tree was supposed to have fell, well, I don’t want to go there.
The fortunately odd, completely against the law of physics, direction the tree did fall was the best way it could have landed if one could control nature.
I have been in the midst of all the chaos that comes along with getting repairs, replacements and a new roof on the house. Just having all the signatures on the insurance check is a feat in itself. We are still in the red tape stage but close to finally getting the roof on.
Do I even need to explain both parents in and out of the hospital and the stress that creates? Both are OK as of today’s date.
The Aussie Blue Wrens Block
I am just about finished with the applique portion of the Aussie Blue Wrens in the Naturalist’s Notebook series of patterns. Each time I finish each one, it becomes my favorite. I LOVE this one.
Remember how we laughed about the “dead” look of the Goldfinch eye? This poor guy is suffering from the same affliction at the moment. No worries, the embroidery stage will fix this.
The pieces are tiny–yep-tiny. This means it has taken way longer than I had planned to complete the block. Silly me, you would think I would design it to go a bit faster.
However, I am more about design than speed. It is exactly how it should be without the trendy shortcuts. I have never been trendy because longevity is more appealing to my senses.
At this point, if you have been making each block in order, your skills will be more than ready to handle teeny tiny pieces. The real teeny tiny pieces. Also a curved skinny point. (see photo below)
Whaaaaaaat?, I can hear you and relax, I know you can do this. If you can handle the Hummingbird beak, and many of you have shown me visual proof you can, then you can certainly do this without breaking a sweat.
I like to play with my big girl panties on, don’t you? <wicked smile>
I know I have been horrible about blogging, but to be honest, it may continue a bit. In order to get things done, I have to commit precious time to that purpose.
You would be amazed how short the day is! OK, maybe not, but you understand I hope. If you have signed up for emails, then you should be golden as far as when I post.
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Oh and I have finally (fingers crossed) got the relentless Russian hackers off my back and site and email for now (would completely fill my email box for nefarious purposes). I spent enough money to to do it! We will see how long the peace lasts.
Take care and I wish you all the best and most wonderful 2015!