Friday, February 19, 2016

Happy Friday to you! It is sunny and beautiful here this morning, but still somewhat cool. We had such high winds yesterday and had to move outdoor furniture on our covered deck and secure our ceiling fan so it wouldn't break. I'm hoping we won't have the winds today; I also love waking up to birds singing. This week I worked on the Splendid Sampler squares, but haven't gotten yesterday's done yet-I'm hoping to do that today. Here is the final Valentine's Day block and I redid my Shuffle practice block and I like it much better. Tried to rotate it, but couldn't figure it out.

I've decided to try to stay with similar fabrics, when possible for the squares. I am really loving browns and tan right now, but yesterday's block won't lend itself to that as easily so I'm adding in another color. We'll see how I like it. Below is the first Shuffle square I did and I just wasn't as pleased with the colors.

I can tell it will be a challenge to stay on top on getting the blocks done each week, with all my other activities but I am hopeful.
Today I'm visiting with a friend this morning and hoping to spend time sewing later.  I may run to a mushroom farm nearby; a neighbor has been wanting to go and buy some and I thought I'd take her.
We went to our high-school's girls basketball game last night and it was so fun!  Our girls won against a really tough team, it was a close game.  I love supporting the community and it was very crowded.
I hope you have a great day and spend some time outside.
Joy to you!


  1. I absolutely love your first block!! I'm always amazed at how gifted people like yourself are at choosing colors that go together. We're getting terrible winds again today:( You'd think it was


  2. One of my very favorite scriptures is at the top of your blog. :) I absolutely love CO and every summer here in Texas I threaten to move there! :) Your quilting is beautiful! So happy to "meet" you!


  3. Noreen, We have had the high winds all day. I have everything here, tied down, or nailed down. LOL. We had good temps and sunshine too. Crazy weather . I love the colors of your quilt squares. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. Just focus on 1 block at a time. That seems doable! We had bad weather for 1 day and today is very springlike.

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Happy Friday, and happy weekend,

  6. That looks like a fun challenge ... one that certainly tempted me, but with my upcoming surgery I know I can't commit to anything like that this year. 😟

    I love your fabric choices ... I like the blocks with the red more than the blocks with the blue, too. Good design choice. I can't wait to see this come together.

  7. I love it!
    Have a beautiful rest of your weekend!


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