Monday, May 28, 2012

Thankful and Fortunate

Today in the United States, we celebrate Memorial Day. We celebrate those who have served, those who came back and those who didn't. The words Thank You aren't by any means sufficient.

Due to Tropical Storm Beryl, which made landfall nearby, we've had a quiet weekend inside due to the heavy rain and high winds. We watched a couple of movies and I sewed a bit when I felt comfortable having my sewing machine plugged in. We're fortunate that we're not experiencing the flooding or the power outages that some of the city (currently 22,000) is experiencing. We did have one downed tree limb but it wasn't one that caused any damage. We've been very lucky.

Here is what I accomplished this weekend - seven Cotton Club blocks. As you know, my mojo has been hard to raise lately - I think work is getting most of me these days. This weekend, I enjoyed the time I spent at the sewing machine. It felt good!
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I'm now all caught up and even have this months blocks completed! It's been important to me to stay up to date on these blocks because they take so much time. They're only 5.5". I can't see sitting down and making all 40 something of them one after another.

For those of you stitching Ann Dale, did you see this post? Or this progress post from Lanie? Both have made me feel completely comfortable about stitching Ann as charted. Lanie made a change in the over one box but has otherwise stitched as originally charted making a few color changes. Both are absolutely beautiful! Expect to see a progress pic in the next couple of weeks.

Wishing you happy stitches!

28 comments:

Carol said...

Your blocks are awesome...wonderful that you're all caught up...I need to get busy

yarnjourney said...

I love how fun your Cotton Club blocks look. Great to hear the storm didn't do any damage and that you had a chance to sew.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad Beryl is treating you well. Tropical storms can be so scary and damaging. Did you see Melody's post? Yikes! I love your blocks -- all are sooo pretty! Good for you for keeping up too! That's interesting about Ann Dale too. So this person who finished it just stitched it as charted? Who is noticing the errors and how are they noticing them? I'm glad you're happy to stitch as charted!

Catherine said...

So glad you are surviving the storm okay. Mother Nature is a powerful beast. Going to pop over and see those posts you mentioned.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm happy to hear you escaped major damage or power outages with the arrival of Beryl.
Love your quilt blocks!

Mary said...

Jackie, I'm so glad to hear you escaped the worst of it from TS Beryl. we had plenty of wind and humidity from it, even all the way in Tampa.

Looks like you were able to put your rainy day to good use! Your Cotton Club blocks look great.

Deb said...

I'm loving your CC blocks. I am really far behind - only have two of the past two months done so six more to go. I need to get moving because the other ones will be here before I know it.

Glad that you escaped the worst of the storm. It seems like they're starting earlier this year.

Pat said...

Glad you didn't have major problems from Beryl. Your Cotton Club blocks look terrific. My sewing mojo seems to have disappeared and I can't blame it on work....just can't get myself going.

Linda said...

I'm so glad to know that Beryl didn't affect you, but sorry for those thousands of people who have been without. It's our first tropical storm ever, and we've been in Florida for only one week! What a welcome! (smile) It's raining now, as I write this comment.

Patty C. said...

I wake up in the middle of the night dreaming about your blocks - lol - beautiful !

Carol said...

Glad you got some relaxing time with your sewing machine this weekend, Jackie--your blocks are just perfect!!

Glad to hear you escaped the worst of Beryl's wrath :)

Annette-California said...

Your blocks are amazing Jackie - Gorgeous. I really like how they are coming out and the colors are FAB. Thank you for sharing Lanie's progress post on Ann. I had not seen her blog before, I can't remember, so that means no I hadn't lol. I've been working on Ann and another stitching project lately. I post Ann soon enough. I am wishing for you that your muse of mojo stitching keeps present with you:)))

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

C'est absolument magnifique !
bisous bisous

Lois said...

Well done for keeping on track with the blocks Jackie! Looking forward to seeing a progress pic of Ann soon.

Annie said...

That storm was too close for comfort. Glad you were spared. On the bright side, you got made a lot of good progress on your projects!

Connie said...

Great looking blocks! I'm glad the storm didn't bring damage your way. John has been keeping an eye on the storm on weather sites and radar.

Melanie said...

Wooooooooooooo for catching up with your blocks!!!! They look like a lot of work for something so small.

Tammy said...

So glad to hear the storm hasn't flooded your area. Love the blocks, they are just beautiful.

Penny said...

Hope you survived the storm okay! Love the color combinations of your quilt blocks. They look so pretty together. Can't wait to see your progress on Ann Dale. :)

imquilternity said...

Glad you survived the storm with no damage and only inconvenience! Your blocks are quite lovely, I think. They are so small...I can't imagine how much work that is, but yours look perfect!

Mindi said...

Your quilt blocks look lovely! I'm always a fan of red and white.

Tammy said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! So glad you are safe and sound

Lori said...

Your blocks are beautiful! and glad Beryl hasn't affected you too much.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Love the reds!!!!! Glad to see you go so much done.

Karoline said...

Your blocks are lovely, congratulations

Teresa said...

Good to hear you made it through the storm ok. I love the reds in your blocks!

geeky Heather said...

Hey, I tagged you for 11 questions at my blog. You can answer if you want! =) And you get double points because Jean tagged you, too. ;)

Brigitte said...

Ahhh, Jackie, these blocks looks just fantastic. I'm always amazed about how much the colour and fabric choices determine the way a block looks like.