Springtime Fun!

It’s time to update you all since I missed posting for National Quilting Day and St. Patrick’s Day! Hopefully your days were both great and you got to play with fabric and drink green beer 🥴!

The weather has improved greatly here with beautiful blue skies and temperatures of 12 degrees today. Unfortunately it also means the driveway is a mud bog and our parking spot is a water covered ice rink, but I’ll take it!

Looks like the never ending real estate deal might actually close in two weeks when our lawyer gets back from his well earned vacation in Poland. I can tell you I’m doing the happy dance!

Levi’s quilt is sandwiched and quilted. I just need to put the binding on and attach the label. I used a fuzzy, purple pile for the backing instead of cotton so the label isn’t pieced in. I realized I needed to save the rest of the fabrics from the collection to make a second quilt! The parents of my third great grandchild do not live together so our little man requires two of everything so Mom and Dad both have similar items for him!

Last week was very productive in the quilt department as well. I had volunteered to make a quilt for our local golf course to raffle. Last week I did the cutting and pieced all of the blocks for a queen size quilt; all in shades of white and pink with bits of blue and yellow in the two focal fabrics (a floral and a golf fabric). I love this pattern and the spring like colors!

I did go to Trail for my specialist appointment and got the good news that I do not have cancer. When I saw the cardiologist in Nelson the next day he said I will be sent to Kelowna for an angiogram and am now on medication. For someone who never even takes aspirin, having to remember to take pills at designated times is such a pain in the you know what!

My weekend saw me spending time with my Accuquilt cutter and my scrap bins. I got the bin emptied and all of my precut squares, triangles and strips are stored away in the appropriate boxes and bins. I love my pizza boxes and have rules that once the boxes get full I need to do something with the contents. My one box is full now of the two patches made from 2” squares to finally start piecing my confetti quilt when my UFO’s get finished. I’m so excited!

Tidying up my scrap bin treasures in to the appropriate boxes!

My next project saw me start to play with blue and purple scraps. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but inspiration struck and look what I wound up with! I have the perfect blue and black golf shoe fabric on a white background to make a nice wide border on this quilt. I haven’t quite got it figured out yet, but the ideas are percolating!

Bonus blocks from contents of the scrap bins!

After I returned from town today I attended the meeting at the golf course to update them on my quilt progress. After hearing the financial and fundraising reports, I expanded my offer of one quilt for their raffle to 3! I have 4 more full weeks to finish 3 quilts, one king, one queen and one throw! Guess I am crazy and yes, I will be busy! I checked my stash and I’m pretty sure I have everything I need for tops and backings. I might have to purchase more batting next time we go to town.

I already have the blocks done for the pink and white golf quilt. It will go together quickly next week. This blue and purple one will be the second for the golf course. I’m not positive, but in one trunk that I haven’t unpacked I might have a flimsy that has red golf shoes fabric in it. Can I be so lucky? Did I donate it to a different charity? This getting old and having a fuzzy memory is frustrating at times like this……or maybe it’s the medication? Either way, DH is going to have to help me dig through the storage room tomorrow after I get back from the Guild. We have an organizational meeting tomorrow for our annual fundraiser.

I’ve been trying to not buy anything since we have a date now for DH’s treatment. We are heading to Vancouver the last week of April for 14 weeks. I’m looking forward to him having this treatment, but so dreading having to be in the city and contending with traffic for that time. DH refuses to drive there and he is the world’s worst passenger!

I am still hoping that the surgeon will be able to do the surgery on my shoulder before we go. I won’t mind not being able to sew much if we are busy down there! Good recuperation time for me. I can take some handsewing and knitting with me and will stock up on books on the iPad before we go. Our hotel has a pool and hot tub so I might be able to do some swimming. It’s a good gentle excercise and would be good for my shoulder mobility since I will be learning how to use it all over again! There is also a nice little gym in our hotel so I can always walk on the treadmill for a few miles a day or ride the bike. We will see how that all goes.

So that’s how my spring is starting! Isn’t it exciting? How about you? Anything exciting or inspiring going on? Have you any big plans for your Spring? Gardening to do? Fabric to fondle?

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Do come again! 😄 Carol

Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

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