Dear Diary Redwork Update
We are back to another Friday and it is hard to even know where the week went! I had plans for several blog posts this week to update my blog with all of my projects, but the updating just does not seem to be happening. Where does the time go??? I get home from work, work out a few days a week, walk the dog, sew a little ... and then the day is gone! But at least I am getting in some sewing EVERY day.
Today I decided to update my blog with progress on Dear Diary redwork quilt. I am keeping up with the stitching of my blocks, although I believe I am a little derelict in my blogging duties as I have not posted them all! Go figure! I guess the reality is that I would rather be sewing than blogging! Y'all know what I mean?
I will start with the photos of the redwork blocks that I have pinned to my NEW design wall (which I LOVE btw...)
Here you can see all of the blocks posted together in one spot. You can see the Good Luck clover block that I stitched for St. Patrick's Day on the left. I had some photos of that some where, but can't find them now and I am not going to hold up this post because I do not have the photo handy.
There are more blocks in the works now.
Very cool spring designs!
Here is a block that I made to welcome Spring!
Spring is my favorite time of year! Everything is so green and crisp and clean!
A close up of the little flower. The center of the flower is filled with tiny french knots.
And the matching flower on the other side!
Here is the block that I made during an emotional time. Life sometimes hands up situations that are hard to handle. Being separated from my BFF has been difficult and the distance is great. I feel like life is unraveling at the seams at times and then I try to immerse myself in stitching to ease the emotional tough times. Sometimes it works. Some days it doesn't. So there are days when I feel I am just holding on by a thread. Thus.... this block.
I made this block to remind myself that I am a strong and independent woman.
I know I can make it through this.... somehow.
I have faith that no matter what happens, it is what was meant to be.
It feels like my heart is on the mend today and I feel positive and upbeat about the future. Hopefully I can hold on to this feeling and help it to grow and take hold in my heart.
These blocks all look so great together. I just need to start a plan for how I am going to put them all together at the end of the year. This is only one quarter of the blocks. There will be many many more to come throughout 2011.
Then the other project I am working on....
It is a big one....
It will take more than 2 years to complete!
A RAINBOW DEAR JANE
It is going to look something like this when it is done.
84" x 84" of pure quiltyness!!!!
What an endeavor!!!
Can I do it???
I think I can!
I know I can!
I will post about my 1st month of progress soon!
Until then, may you find peace in the piecing of a quilt.... or whatever other craft road you decide to take!
P.S. Hopefully I will find time for some link ups!!!
Skip to My Lou - Made By You Monday
Keeping It Simple - Motivate Me Monday
Quiltstory - Fabric Tuesday
Creative Itch - Sew Cute Tuesday
Night Owl Crafting - Hoo's Got Talent
Sew Much Ado - We Did It Wednesday
Wednesday at Tea Rose Home
AmyLouWho.com - Sew & Tell Friday
Lit & Laundry - Finished for Friday
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! - Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Last Updated (Friday, 15 April 2011 21:27)