Its been awhile coming and I’m truly sorry these updates are as slow as they have been. I honestly have good intentions on trying to release them quicker, but my health has to come first and that has bogged me down more than I thought it would this year. At 57, I feel sometimes like I’m never going to get better and my circulation issues continue to plague me. Between having the wound care visits to fix the foot ulcer and the physical therapy for my ciruclation I am starting to feel like I live at the care centers.
We also have to move. Our lease is up this month and I’ve known for sometime that we were going to move once it was up. The property management company has been kind enough to extend us to the end of June to move by, but I have to get my act together also and try to get all packed up and ready to move by mid-June. While I love living in this house, it is just to expensive for us to live in and be able to pay off the medical expenses also. So, we have no choice at this point but to find something that is far less money. In the meantime I will still work on these patterns to try and finish them up in a more timely manner.
Today I have for you, Sue and Sam in the USA – Colorado. Sue is the free block. I also have finished Canada… yeaaa 🙂 … NewFoundland and Labrador are offically done, and the Sue block for it is also the free block.
I also have the Cupcake of the Month up for release for April and May…
When I signed up for this blog hop it was in my mind to show off the baby blanket I had just finished for my new grand nephew who was born at the end of January. I spent each day working on this quilt for just a little bit of time over the last year or so, and all of the blocks were created entirely in my machine embroidery hoop. Sadly, when I went to take the pictures off the camera today something has happened to the flash card and every file on the card seems to be corrupted… I have most of them on my hard drive thankfully but not the most recent pictures I took so I have no picture of the blanket at the moment. Since the blanket was only shipped yesterday she doesn’t even have it yet to retake a new picture for me, but to me, I want to figure out why the flash card went bad… It’s not that I didn’t know they’d eventually go bad I just don’t know what I did to make that happen and that bothers me the most… Anyway, I can show you a sample as I did take a new picture of the sample block I made and I have other projects I’ve made in the past that do include diamonds…
First a thank you to Carol, who kindly moved me to today when I had an emergency fall on Sunday afternoon and ended up with an overnight stay in the hospital. I’m still quite sore and my headache comes and goes but overall everything else is good. Continue reading
This is a very quick post today… With a thank you to Sharon who sent me an email about these Sew Alongs, this wonderful site has one fantastic botm’s going on right now, it’s in it’s fifth month tho so be prepared to spend some money if you want the previous patterns, but I say why wouldn’t you, this Retro Flash BOTM is so worth the cash for the patterns you may have missed.
If you look thru her site you’ll see some other great projects also. I just fell in love with this site when I saw it.
She is also starting a new one as of April 1 called Grandma’s Garden and it looks very inviting. These patterns are available free for one month and they they go to what looks like a 4.99 per month pattern.
Please note I did find it a little difficult to find the download line in her posts. You will need to read, and try clicking to find them.
I’ve added these botms to my botm page here.
After what seems like months since the last release, blocks 17 and 18 are finally ready and are released. The rest of the blocks will be released over the next few months. I really want to finish this botm by Summer 2019.
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam should see releases next week.
…and then there were three more in my inbox yesterday. Thank you all for writing to me about these botms, Each of them looks wonderful.
Both From My Carolina Quilts and Collection Edith have already started, but it’s not too late to also get started as they both seem to be in the first month. I had never been to Collection Edith’s site before, she came recommended from a follower of this blog and WoW, she has some amazing patterns. I was truly impressed.
Fat Cat Patterns new botm is her 3rd one for this year and it starts March 1, 2019. I have followed her botms for the last six years and love every single one of Sindy’s projects.
These BOTMs have already been added to my 2019 BOTM page.
A small note of concern was in my email yesterday and I would like to address that now…
Hi Everyone, I’ve added a few new block of the months going on around the web to my 2019 list. I thought you might like to know about them, so really quickly, here they are..
I definitely have my favorite block of the months I look foward to each year and so I was happy to see that Buttermilk Basin and Morning Glory‘s botms had started. You might have missed block 1 from Buttermilk Basin, but block 2 is up and if you like working with wool (you can do them in cotton also) you will want to get to their site and get block 2 downloaded.
Reeze always does her main block for each month and then throws in a bonus block, so be sure you are on her newsletter so you get the coupon code for the bonus block.
The cute Gingerbread Village BOTM from Days filled with Joy is just getting started and is an absolutely adorable embroidery BOTM.
And… At Little Rabbit Quilt Co, Rosie is starting a new BOTM on March 01, if you visit her blog you can already tell this is a BOTM you won’t want to miss as she has some very cute patterns. I’m just getting to know Rosie as she has signed up to do the Row Along this year but I can tell she’s gonna be a great friend already.
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My sincerest apologies, my post is late this morning. I went to bed last night and totally forgot to write my post. So this is a very quick post on the project I made for this hop.. Bea at Beaquilter is the hostess of this hop and such a great idea. Over the last few months I can honestly say I’ve been thru most of my old books… and by that I mean throwing them out. Sadly, the majority of my books were ruined in the flooding of our basement last June and July when we had those hail storms. I have only a few books that were not downstairs and those are the books that I purchased while living overseas.
Over the years tho, I’ve mainly switched to buying ebooks.. I like this much better as those books are right on my pc and easy to just get to when I need a book. The books I used for this hop ended up being books I purchased online while we were living in Italy.