I think we can say that today marks a new chapter, whether we are happy about it or not. I did watch the inauguration, primarily because I like to see what the women are wearing!! There was one woman in a gorgeous fur coat, which would be highly unwelcome in California.
I'll tell you why I could never be President (or hold any elected office, for that matter). I was just watching the Trump grandchildren standing aside their grandpa (our new president) and he didn't pick them up, touch them or put them on his lap. I'd NEVER be able to keep my hands off my grandkids (well, I never am now!).
I finished up another of the little Primitive Gatherings freebie blocks and am now working on the center! You will no doubt notice I'm missing a little leaf, which somehow got lost in transit. Hard to transport the blocks, the pieces, the scissors and, most difficult, all the different colored Valdani threads. I still wish I had more variety sometimes. Please don't look too closely at the quality and lack of consistency in my stitches. I have enjoyed this project and hope to have it together (center and the other 12 blocks) for the trip back to California next week. The borders need to be appliquéd while attached to the whole quilt. I'll show you a picture of the finished quilt (or what it's supposed to look like!)
I also decided to make the flying geese that are being flown by Temecula Quilts. They are rather large but we'll see what they eventually get sewn into. I love their quilts.
I'm trying to break out of my rut in fabric choices. VBG
Here are two other blocks I made yesterday, following the designs of Primitive Gatherings, with their Triangle Gatherings weekly sew along.
I gathered fabric to make the Laura Holt Farm Girl quilt but haven't gotten more than a couple of blocks done so I decided to grab some of that fabric for this project. Rather than use the Primitive Gatherings triangle papers, I'm using up the Thangles triangle paper I've had and am using an uncommon size,
1-3/4" finished triangles! I figure this is a great way to use up those papers, which I probably wouldn't otherwise use since it's such an odd size. Two more to go to be up to date on that.
Aren't they fun and bright?
On a weather-related note, we are up at the cabin in Central Oregon and there is so much snow. We arrived here to find TWO leaks due to ice dams (from an accumulation of ice beneath the 3' of snow on the roof, in the valleys!). We arranged for a friend to carry a long ladder back from Home Depot for us and my husband quickly got to work trying to shovel the snow from the eaves.
Speaking of grandkids, my husband is using one of the little shovels we bought for the kids to help shovel the driveway! We also had a roofer come to remove the ice dams (he is young and skilled and can climb up on the icy roof. NOT us!). Let me tell you that helping my husband by shoveling all the snow he took off the roof left me exhausted!!
Back to my machines!!