I am forever amazed at how much time parenting takes. I mean, really, shouldn't some part of my day be about me? LOL Not just playing Taxi drive, cook, maid, laundress, teacher, companion, accountant and personal assistant!
That means less time blogging and reading other people's blogs.
Firstly, thank you for the words of encouragement from the last post. I know each of you have battles you're fighting, but it sure helps to know we're not alone and that somewhere out there in bloggy land, live awesome people I wish were my real life neighbors. You know the ones you can grab and go get a donut and soda with? Vent. Listen to them vent. Laugh. And then go home much more settled, centered and sane.
In my world, happy packages have been showing up in my mailbox. From my bee buddies. You can find them here and here in all their creative, quiltey goodness and genius!
I wanted to share these ladies' beautiful blocks they've made for me.
This sweet, floral block is from Lydia, who has the most gorgeous smile!
Madeline's block with the beachy sand dollar and paisley fabric. Included in her envelope she sent me was a vintage photo card of the Eiffel Tower, cherub confetti and some Perugina chocolate. Which is now in my emergency chocolate kit. But, the way our English class is going, probably won't be there for long. 3.5 ozs of heaven. Ahhhhhhhh!
Suzanna's block in all it's perfect point goodness.
Solidia's block with a print that reminds me of four leaf clovers.
The block of mums and cool, stripey fabric from Claudia.
And last, but not least, Jennifer's block in all its green and aqua-ey (lol) boldness!
I would encourage a look at all of these women's blogs! They are amazing! I am so humbled and excited about having blocks made from all over North America and one day would like to meet Solidia, who lives in my state!
The block I made.
As the title of my post says, this quilt is going to be called "Stars Over Indiana" since all of the fabrics were collected from Indiana quilt shops we visited on road trips. I found another shop while traveling for a soccer game. And Saturday, we travel to a new town for two games so you know what that means! The Garmin comes out and we go shopping!
So far our soccer team is 0-6. It's a fairly young, coed team learning the coach and each other. Middleman is not keeper anymore and is having to learn, sometimes the hard way, the loud way, new positions and plays. But I love watching them practice and compete!
What part of my sewing area looks like! Eeks!
Hope this week treats you gently. I'm hoping to finish up Shelby's memory quilt by the end of next week.
Until next time, piece out!