Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday Finish and Fun!


I never seem to get much done on the weekend, I work better when I am by myself but I managed to get some stitching done and finish today. This was the last block for the free Garden Blocks by Theodore Cleave, but she added two new ones that fit with the pieces. I will see what I have so far and how they look together and what size I have, then I can decide if I want to add more to the quilt.

Another idea I had was to make two quilts with at least four blocks each, so the next step is to try them out and see what versions look best. I am using tea stained muslin for the backgrounds.


We got to spend a little time with Nick this weekend while his dad was getting a few things done. He always puts a smile on my face and he and Bean are becoming best friends. Nick has finally got the hang of throwing and Bean was enjoying some extra play time.

This week I will be doing photos of Nick and the family and reducing them to fit in a mini booklet I found. I thought it was a fun activity to add to his backpack with photos he can go through and photos of us to see while he is away. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.


12 comments:

Sandi said...

Nick will definitely enjoy that booklet, especially if you put this picture of him with Bean in it. Great shot.

Your embroidery blocks are lovely. I'll have to see what she added to the mix. I've downloaded them but haven't done anything with them yet.

Julie Fukuda said...

Getting pictures of those two in motion is a challenge in itself. A great idea to make a book.
Do you do all the tea dying yourself? I wonder how you get the color so even.

Dawn said...

That's so sweet, not much beats a boy and dog playing fetch!
Love the garden embroidery.

gracie said...

Those two look like they were having fun. I love the block.

Kate said...

Debbie, I'm a fan of these Theodora Cleave designs and look forward to seeing your quilt.
That is a fabulous photo of Nick and Bean!!

Karen said...

You are going to miss Nick so much. Will his mother be able to take pictures and send them to you while they are gone?

Anna Bates said...

The stitchery is adorable! As for the photo booklet...what a wonderful sharing for Nick but my heart aches for the time he will be gone from you Bill and Bean.

Tammy Franck said...

I absolutely love your new stitchery! So cute with the kitty cat!

moosecraft said...

Nick and Bean look like they are having lots of fun! Great idea about the photo album! The garden stitchery is beautiful.... it would be a good "tea mat" too... I can picture taking a break from gardening to find a tall glass of iced tea placed next to that design!

Saundra said...

I'll bet Nick was impressed with Bean's tricks. Cute stitchery.

Allie said...

Love the design and so glad you shared it, I'll enjoy stitching these someday! GREAT idea to make a booklet for Nick.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sweet picture of Nick and Bean. My how you will miss that little boy!!!
Happy Easter :)
Lauren