Plus I decided I did too much in the yard last weekend and ended up paying for it for the first part of the week, unable to move much, that's what comes from being stubborn and pigheaded, (that would be me)...lol.... I think I'll leave the heavy cutting, chopping and dragging of limbs for hubby.
I did manage to get two of the three Crab Apple Hill blocks completed and the last block is in the hoop about 2/3's finished. Again the photo's aren't the best quality.
I also got the first of the Red Work blocks done from the Japanese magazine. As I don't read a word of Japanese and have absolutely no idea what the name of this quilt is, I've decided to name it myself, and after looking at all the blocks I think it looks like a Fantasy Garden. So here's the first block completed and unpressed I'm sorry.
I've decided to keep a record of how many hours it takes to do the embroidery. I think even I will be surprised at the end total as this first block took me over 8 hours to do and I don't think I'm slow when it comes to stitching.
We have a visit with Hollie tomorrow so of course the issue of what were we going to do with Suki came up. So this evening she's going to Nancy's (the lady we bought her from) for a puppy play weekend and we'll pick her up again on Sunday after church. We had thought about doing a movie marathon and then Hollie said she needed to go shopping....uhhh ohhhh, no not the shops....lol.. So I've done a bit of searching on the internet and found a craft market that I really want to go to at War Eagles Mill in Arkansas. Here's the link if you're interested http://www.wareaglemill.com/craftsfair.htm It's in the grounds of an old running flour mill, in the most picturesque setting with an amazing list of talented vendors. Just perfect for a little pre-Christmas shopping, I'm hoping, plus the flour mill has a great gift store and a lovely dining room for lunch.
I managed to get all the rows put together on the quilt for an hour quilt the other day but realised that I need to buy some more border fabric before I can get it finished, but I did make the first of the HomeTown Christmas blocks, still not sure if I'm happy with the fabric/colour choice. I'll need to think on that a bit longer.Happy Stitching and enjoy your weekend.
I almost forgot Bren tagged me a while back with a quick meme, and Wendy tagged me today so here it is.
4 jobs I've had
Managed my mums fabric/quilt store in Hervey Bay, Queensland (loved it)
Switchboard operator at Canberra Hospital
Owned my own business in the cosmetic/beauty industry
Pre children worked as a pharmacy assistant
4 films I could watch over and over
Any from the Love comes Softly collection
Lady In Red
The Green Mile (what a tear jerker)
Because I said So
4 TV shows I watch
Without A Trace
4 places I have lived
Auckland, New Zealand, my birthplace
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
4 favorite foods
Aussie lamb of any sort
Prawns, scallops, calamari, mussels, abalone, balmain bugs, crab, lobster. ( I cheated with that one) Can you tell I just love seafood.
Fresh fruit and a platter of cheese
4 favorite colors
4 places I'd love to be right now
Sitting with dd Jenna in her home
Somewhere where there is mountains and ocean
Visiting with my mum
Spending time with ds Luke
4 names I love but could/would not use for my children
4 people to tag
If you'd like to do this meme, then please consider yourself tagged.