This will be a short post. For those who haven't heard, my husband had to rush our 10 yo German Shepherd (Jessie) to the emergency vet early Tuesday morning--her spleen had ruptured due to a cancerous mass (apparently a very aggressive cancer) and she was bleeding internally. My husband had to make an on the spot decision as to surgery or euthanasia. She would also need a transfusion. The vet didn't think she would survive the surgery so my husband had her put down. This is the second dog in less than 6 months. Jessie had just seen her usual vet less than 3 weeks ago and no cancer was apparent at that time. I know he made the right decision, but it has still been hard. For the first time in my life I am living in a "pet-less" household. My boys have not noticed she is gone yet, and we haven't said anything. I know that conversation will take place eventually, I pray I have the right words to say.
Since I have not been sleeping well this week, I have not been able to get up early and into my sewing studio before work (and my boys get up!) as is my usual custom. My husband was understanding last night when I said I needed to get downstairs. I just needed some alone time. I used that time to get caught up on my AOM orders (they should be in the mail on Tuesday) and get started on my BOM 3--it should also be in the mail on Tuesday. Here is the pic of mine:
I will have respectfully disagree with Accuquilt that this is a beginner block. It has a "Y" seam. That is not something you put in a beginner block. I have also NEVER had to square up parts of the block before I sew them to other parts and with this one I did. I also don't have to square up the finished block, and this one, I tried, without much success. When I mail these out, I plan to offer people "practice" blocks with scrap fabric if they are interested. I wish I had practiced on something else first. I will also offer to mail my BOM members more "pieces" if they have to rip something out too many times and the piece is distorted. This is a "zinger" as my Mom would say.
I did try to pic out fabric that represented Spring--I do think we are done with the snow days. I know, I know, I said that last time and then we got 7" of snow. Really, I think Spring is on the way now!
I will be on Spring Break next week. I am having my wisdom teeth pulled out on Wednesday, so I will not be blogging next week. Pain meds and technology should not be mixed! lol
I hope to have a fabric line picked out for the Civil War BOM by the time I blog again--probably in two weeks.
Until then, keep quilting!