I quietly started a new hand stitching project Friday. Quiet stitching was what was required. There is an ultimate purpose to this one, but it may have to take a back step while I finish a few other things.
I also started trimming HSTs from a big bag of them that Trudi (quilting prolifically) gave me. The plan is to make a quilt for Siblings Together from some of them. I've made a quilt for this charity the past two years and feel that it is a small thing to make another. If you want to know more about the charity go to Lynne's blog (Lily's Quilts) and do a search. She has several good posts.
Above is the first pile of HSTs trimmed. There's 124 in that stack.
Meanwhile more blocks for my Stitch Tease bee quilt have arrived. Most of them are in now and I'm getting rather excited about how these blocks are going to look all together.
The blocks above were received from Cindy, Trina and Annabella and are all totally what I hoped for and asked for.
So I sit here contemplating all the things I want to get done. And I eat cake.
Because that is how I deal with things when life gets me down. I also breathe deep, hold my loved ones close, and try to make sure I see the beauty that is all around. I live in a beautiful village, and the sun has been shining down.
To be clear though, this photo is around the corner from me. I do not live in this house. I wish!