Monday, July 25, 2011

Be It Ever So Humble...

Ahh... to be home! I love a good vacation but it's always nice to be home. My favorite thing is coming back to my own bed. I was amazed at how much I could feel hubbie moving around on that hotel bed. It kept waking me up all night. I love my Tempur-pedic! I think hubbie could do calisthenics on his side and I wouldn't notice. No, I don't sell them or anything. I just missed it while I was gone.
My least favorite part of vacation is the clean up of everything when you get home, and that's where I am right now. Oh joy. Though I did get my Embroidery 101 block almost completed in the car on the way home. I got a ton of red hexies done and started working on white so I can just throw together some secondary designs for my red and white quilt.
I also came up with something else to make. Sigh... it's never ending! My kids were uncomfortable in the car on the way home (6 hour drive; who's not uncomfortable!). So I was thinking it would be nice for them to have one of those pillow/blanket things. Well, after researching online, they are called a quillow and several instructions exist. Like these, or even several youtube video versions I found. I'll let you know how that one works out.
I got to do a little sewing last night and finished the Arizona block for the Skill Builder Sampler.  Here's my version.

Not perfect, but I was tired and wanted to get SOMETHING done on a sewing machine this week! I finally got to use that fabric I originally picked up as part of my scrap version of this Sampler (but ended up buying fabric specifically for it). I wanted something sort of fussy cut for the center and this is what I had. I was a little worried it wouldn't match the other fabric but I think it ended up blending well.


Linz said...

Love your block and all of the blocks!! They look fabulous!

I love coming home to my bed too!!! Glad you had fun, though!! Vacations are always fun!

Mitzi said...

Glad you're home and your blocks look great! See you tonight, right?

Sadie said...

Your skill builder block is beautiful! I am dragging my feet on this one, haven't started it yet. Seeing yours has given me a kick up the rear! x