Thursday, November 29, 2012

Deceptively simple!

Chester County Criswell block #4 looks fairly simple but it is a new challenge to smoothly sew those rows of narrow channels around a block. (See prepared pattern here).
It will take some time and attention to keep it going well. The work so far has given me an appreciation for the women who did this work years ago in less than modern conditions! (or perhaps without as good of lighting as I have either!) The penny in the middle is to give a size perspective. I think I'm doing pretty well so far!

I won't muck up the photos by including the other events around here such as the repair work on collapse of the main sewer line under part of the house. The joys of owing an old beautiful home, and the appreciation of a reliable plumber and a good 70 year old concrete guy! Now I'm looking for a friendly banker to refinance and cover the costs!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

CCCQ block #3 & 4

Maybe I'll finish block #3 tonight! In the meantime I have selected fabric for block #4 which I am eagerly looking forward to working on! I will get the pattern traced and ready to take with me over Thanksgiving holiday "down-time" with friends out of town.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Enjoyed the past & Excited about the future!

A new club season begins! This year will be more fun times with a great group of girls, families, and coaches! And, even more exciting ... dd has applied to her dream school! - "Hogwarts for mortals."

High School volleyball banquet is this week and has required sifting through old photos to select a few for the multimedia program. So many great memories!! (Photo is freshman club team).