Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Week 31


This week's block is courtesy of Betsy Chutchian and you can find the instructions HERE.

My block was made with some Mackinac Island and Harbor Springs fabrics. I wish I were at either one of these places right now.  We are having our usual hot, humid August weather right now and some lake breezes would be appreciated. Only in my imagination right now, I'm afraid.  A little birdie at Moda Fabric tells me that Harbor Springs will be getting ready to ship soon.  I can't wait.  Lots of you are awaiting kits and I'm eager to start cutting fabric.

This was a gift to myself this week - a new t-shirt. 

 I purchased it from Hustle and Thrive. It pretty much sums of all of our feelings about 2020, doesn't it?


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Week 30

This week's Blockheads 3 block is courtesy of Sherri McConnell.  You can find the directions HERE.

Things here in Casa Simpson are good. I'm busy and healthy and I know how lucky I am to say that.  Thinking of you all - every day - that you are too.

What else is new?  There will be some new fabrics and photos to show you in the upcoming week, but nothing yet.   Oh, I know what else is new..... I'm wearing real clothes today. Not a house dress. Not a t-shirt and sweat pants - but real clothes.  Why? Because I felt sorry for the clothes in my closet that weren't getting any action at all. The t-shirts and sweatpants are getting a bit threadbare.  

My first CSA produce box will be picked up from the farm stand tomorrow.  I got an email today that I can expect basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, summer squash, green beans, blueberries, kale, and kohlrabi.  Kohlrabi.  Unless I can find some miraculous recipe that transform kohlrabi into something edible - someone close by might be gifted with it. 


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Week 29

This week's block is courtesy of Corey Yoder. You can find the directions HERE.
This is what my pile of blocks is looking like so far.  It's hard to get them all in 1 photo, but you get a rough idea.

Remember all of you..... wear a mask, practice social distancing, or better yet - just stay home and make quilts.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Week 28

This week's block is courtesy of Joanna of Fig Tree & Company. You can find the directions HEREI used Mackinac Island and Harbor Springs fabrics for this block - which mix together perfectly. Harbor Springs is making its way to quilt shops all over the world in a few short weeks. 

This is Hawthorne and....

this is Victorious. These kits are now available for pre-order.


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Week 27

This week's block - The Proposal - is courtesy of Jen Kingwell.  When we design these blocks way ahead of time, we don't know exactly when they will debut.  In a bit of serendipity - The Proposal will post on Jen and Richard's wedding anniversary.  Happy anniversary you two!

Weddings are lovely.  I bet we haven't been to too many lately.  In honor of The Proposal block - here is a little time warp back to Polly's wedding many moons ago. I'm on the right. Flower girl extraordinaire. 

I believe the less razzle-dazzle girls are second cousins, or cousins once removed..... well, I think they are related. That's pretty much my memory of the day. This might be my favorite picture of myself - as it is the last one taken of me that is somewhat flattering. There has been a long drought of unphotogenic-ness since.


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Week 26

This week's block is brought to you by Janet Clare and you can find the directions HERE.

What else is new?  Not much to show for it. I'm still self-isolating and keeping busy in the studio.  I think there will be lots of new things to show soon. 

The peaches from The Peach Truck were superb and we had a weekend of grilled chicken and peaches and the peach cobbler from Ina Garten's Cooking For Jeffrey.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Blockheads 3 - Week 25

This week's blockhead block is brought to you by Robin Pickens.

Again, because I'm doing small blocks, I edited it just a bit.  Robin's look still comes through!

I hope your holiday plans keep you isolated. We are not out of the woods yet here in Michigan, but our status has improved.  All because of great sacrifices.  We need to keep our focus and hopefully, we will all be together again soon.  Bill and I, and the dogs will be barbecuing and enjoying a shipment of peaches from Georgia. Peach BBQ chicken is on the menu!

If you want to do some holiday decorating........ I have just the thing!  An Independence Day Table Runner

You can find the pattern HERE. 


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