Thursday, March 19

Update on blocks for Emma's Hope project.......

Here's a quick update on the blocks that have come in so far for the Emma's Hope fundraising quilt..................

The four blue and navy blocks are from Kathy in British Colombia......the two 12 1/2" blocks with white backgrounds are from Denny in PA and the four 6 1/2" blocks with white backgrounds are from Crispy in ND. Then the two red and the two navy 6 1/2" blocks are from Heather in northern MN (and I think it gets cold here in southern MN - don't even like to think what it's like where she lives!!). The 6 1/2" block in the far left corner is from Jackie in nearby Arlington, MN and my block is the one 2nd from left in the top row. The blocks will not lay out like this. I was just laying them out to see how they might look. I know of about a dozen more blocks that will be headed my way so it will be interesting to see how it all lays out.

I've been a bit busy this week working on a Wooly Buddies project plus I did a little program for the local Women's Club group on Tuesday morn. They titled the program "Gifts galore to share" so I brought a basket overflowing with projects from miniatures to penny rugs and quilts and poems that I've written and tied it all together into a neat little program. It went well and was a good chance to know what I will bring to the next program I do which is for the Women's Club in my hometown of Lehigh, Iowa at the end of April. Then just a few days later, I'll be doing one in nearby St. Peter, MN for their quilt guild. I am so excited to share my projects and poems. Sometimes my projects make others smile and then that makes me smile to know that I have made them smile and well, it's contagious. :-) see :-) smiles and more smiles. :-) another one! Okay, getting a little silly. Might be time for me to go to bed.

Part of why I am so late is that I started reading a little book that I was going to read at Christmas time and never got to. It's called The Christmas Wish by Richard Siddoway. It was so good. I started reading it and couldn't put it down so curled up in my sewing chair, relaxed and read til I finished it!!

Time to turn out the lights!!

A little edit.... Blocks you see in this photo arrived in the mail today from Deanna in MN, Kathy in British Columbia, Holly in Florida and Linda in Georgia. When the quilt is finished, I will post exactly who made which blocks with a diagram for all who participated.


Crispy said...

The blocks are looking good Sandi. I can hardly wait to see the finished quilt!!


Pat said...

Love how the blocks are looking so far. Ours will be on the way tomorrow. That Easter penny rug in your header is BEAUTIFUL!!!

pdudgeon said...

agreed, that Easter Penny rug is really stunning!

Kaye said...

The Easter Penny Rug is my favorite of the ones on the blog. My blocks for the quilt will be in with Pats. I am anxious to see the finished productvieur

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Sandi, the blocks look great. The Easter penny in your header is so so cute.

xashee's corner said...

i am soooooooooo HAPPY to see so many blocks! i LOVE your EASTER Penny rug too!! Thank you so much for sharing! :) Have a FANTASTIC day!

Nihal said...

Hope is always available for us, Dearest Sandi. I do never let go of hope, and I do really hope to meet you in person:)
To reply your very kind question, yes, with no asking, take what ever you like from my page and reflect here. I'd be ever happiest girl:) I thought it was so meaningful thought, and people can abandon to give thanks. I wanted to underline the topic.
If I'm back to your rug, Lord knows me, I LOVE and ADORE all your creations! My english gets poor how to express but a really blogosphere show you put in front of our eyes, I'm grateful.
In the meantime, I'm impressed very much Sandi by your excellent Japanese, WoW! All the words you correctly placed. Only one thing about sayoonara.
As you know it means goodbye and may you always be in a good health. We use this word for somebody if you think you'll not see again in your life.
However if s/he is a person that you'll see/visit again we prefer to say "Ja mata, or Dewa mata, or Mata aimashoo"
As you are a frequent visitor and my Sister, sayoonara would make no sense:)

Now I must say "Ja mata" until I visit you again.:)

Much Love and Happy St Patty's Day from chilly rainy Ist'l~

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the new header - the wool rug. It is so darling. The easter eggs are delightful. I've heard that book is really good. And your blocks are great.

Heather said...

So happy to see that my blocks made it there, Sandi. Thanks for posting the photo! It's so fun to see how they're all going to work together. And I meant what I said in my note, I'd be happy to make more, if you need them. Just say the word! :)

Rengin Yazitas said...

Looking forward to see its final!
Rengin, in Istanbul

blushing rose said...

WOW! Those Easter eggs on your upper page are simply gorgeous. How creative. I collect feedsack fabrics, 2,300+ & counting. I do simple crafting. Pop over & take a peek ... Happy Easter. TTFN ~ Marydon

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