Monday, October 8, 2012

Stitching Pieces & Progress


 Here is one of the the twelve blocks that resulted from today's piecing.....

 along with some others peaking out below it.

I started with this using small pieces of fabric to label the rows I had cut over the weekend--actually finished this part of the cutting this morning.
and progressed to this...
 until I got to these:
The blue green squares for the X across the blocks work just as I had hoped--and I'm looking forward to seeing more "trails" as I get the secondary blocks made.

These are the best pictures yet to show the lusciousness of the fabrics I'm using.

Much slower progress than I had hoped for.  But all this was accomplished with all sorts of interruptions, including, over the course of more than an hour, traveling over some back roads I'd never seen before--from which there appeared to be no outlet. (Country roads are a lot easier in the Midwest where they are set out in squares with no mountains to interrupt them!)

I'm hoping tomorrow will be a good day, but I know it will have its challenges.  My schedule has me teaching as many as four classes at once--I rather doubt that is possible.  Many essential materials disappeared while I was gone.  We have a new principal, and she wants to know which ones I need, but I'll have to get with someone at another school to determine that since I don't remember the names of all the books.  (The sad thing is that there were at least two sets there since the previous teacher had left a partial set and I'd left everything--because those things belong to the district, not the teachers.)  Sadly, I think I'm just in survival mode. It's next to impossible to be sure students are as productive as they need to be with so much missing.  And then there are the headaches and the nausea--so I just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

I'd meant to take pictures of some of the colorful trees in our community--but I left home without the camera.  This is one of the most colorful autumns we've had in years.  If the weather cooperates, there should also be some balloons airborne as I pass through Albuquerque tomorrow morning.  The trick, of course, is keeping ones eyes on the road and avoiding the misjudgements of drivers who watch the balloons more than the road.

I forgot I had this picture of Sweet Teen, taken right after her hair appointment last month.  Yes, she was happy.
This is homecoming week in our community.  And homecoming during senior year is a pretty big deal. Lots of activities--including Friday night football, Saturday morning parade, Saturday night dance, several girls for a sleepover--and then we'll need to be at McCall's Pumpkin Patch to park cars Sunday morning.  (Proceeds to benefit her civics classes' fundraising for a trip to Washington, DC next spring.) I do hope I can get some more sewing time--and another blog post or two.

Linking to Judy's Design Wall  Monday and Connie's Free Motion by the River ).

Happy quiltmaking....

9 comments:

Pokey said...

Your squares are so yummy, they look like rainbow sherbet! Tell that girl of yours she is beautiful!
:-}pokey

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Try sea bands for the nausea. They sell them at drug stores. Lots of people use them on ships for sea sickness. My kids used them for car sickness.

Shannon said...

I love the subtle blue cross across the center of such wonderful blendy blocks. Yummy!

Cindy Sharp said...

Your quilt is beautiful....makes me think of the Solarium that used to be a part of the big house at Philmont.

Love that pretty smile on the Sweet Teen. Mine never smile after a hair cut....maybe because they are boys?

O'Quilts said...

I love the shades in the quilt. It is lovely. ANd your daughter is lovely too. It is amazing that they do grow up, just amazing who they become. We are lucky to have these gifts.

Christine Carey said...

The quilt is pretty...love the colors!

If you need more supplies than your principal can provide you can try DonorsChoose...I've gotten so many supplies through that charity. It looks complex at first but it's not bad.

DragonPoodle said...

Lovely! (both the quilt and the teen)
Cheryl Warren

Kathy said...

I love the ocean colors it is going to be beautifl!!

Kathy said...

I love the ocean colors it is going to be beautifl!!

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