I love how a photograph can help you see things that the naked eye misses! I will need to make 6 more string blocks for across the top! I am running very low on the long strings and may need to dig deeper in the stash! I am auditioning border fabric. The colors don't show up very well but the outer border fabric is from the Nell's Flower Garden line. I have absolutely loved that whole line!!! Inner border is a cherry pink texture that I've had in my stash for a lo-o-ong time and would love to be able to use it. I think I will re-name this from Chocolates and Cherries to Sundaes in the Park. Still thinking on that one!
Oops, wrong holiday! The list is, of course, of those pesky UFOs! I thought about posting photos of all those projects staring angrily at me in my sewing room. I thought about just closing the door to the sewing room. I thought about not thinking about it!!!! Since I have gotten back from vacation, I have had a hard time getting back in the groove. I did get four more Chocolates and Cherries string blocks made yesterday. But here's what I DIDN'T get done (some of the UFOs): Birds of a Feather (need to purchase inner border fabric), Snowball Teal (need to purchase border fabric), Jo's Scrappy Stars (need to cut joining squares and stitch top together), Scrapbag Explosion (need to pin baste and quilt), Steiff Bear Quilts in Force quilt (need to finish machine quilting), Spin (need to finish machine quilting), and Calendar Quilt (need to find sashing fabric in my stash, then stitch rows coin-style). And that's just the ones I can think of off the top of my head!!! Tomorrow is my turn to host the mini-group so today will be for cleaning and baking a decadent dessert. Not much sewing will get done again.
We are home from a wonderful vacation in the Sonorran Desert. What beautiful landscape! And the sunsets were just the most magnificent!!!! My favorite of all desert things were the amazing saguaro cacti. Each had its own personality. I was lucky enough to see this spiral petroglyph in Tucson and this cute little roadrunner outside the San Xavier Mission. Locals had told us that it was highly unlikely we'd see a roadrunner---so glad we did!
You might recall that before I left on vacation, my monitor was showing everything green (and not the good kind of green). Turned out that my monitor software had become corrupted and just reloading it fixed the problem---for now anyway. Also, upon return it appeared I had no choice BUT to switch to new blogger--so here we go. Hope everything runs smoothly. I didn't get a chance to visit any quilt shops in Phoenix or Tucson but plan to make another trip next year and that will be at the top of my list!!! None of my friends that we hung out with are quilters or crafters. Thanks to all who gave suggestions for shops and I will hold onto those. Well, this will be a short post. I have unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, and cat petting to do. Just wanted to say hi and I'll be making the rounds of blogs the next few days.