Saturday, February 27, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Another regional science fair has come and gone. Anna had fun doing her project this year and learned how to use scanning and transmission electron microscopes. She collected mangrove leaves near oyster reef restoration projects to see if the added calcium had a positive impact on the thickness of the cell walls.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
What brown schemes do you have brewing today? Misterlinky is waiting for your weekly report.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I'm thinking of calling this one Via Airmail. It is made of the leftover postage stamp blocks from projects of the past. Postage stamp blocks are so versatile. The binding was finished during the Superbowl on Sunday, but today is the first day I've been home during daylight. It was an early release day, so Lacrosse practice was done by 4:30. Robotics started at 5:30, but Kurt took Ryan down and is picking up Chinese food on the way home. Yum! The hard part will be making sure that someone stays awake long enough to pick him up again at 10. Yikes!
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Some days I move faster than others, Today I am moving like syrup on a cold day.
I set up a little assembly line yesterday and got all of the pieces ready to go for patience corners. We ended up having to run around most of the day, and a little fabric cutting was all I could manage.
So Sydney now has some new Ikea drawers for her closet, and Kurt got his car back from the dealer in Orlando and I have some antibiotics that the doctor says should help me feel better any day now. After all that running, hanging out on the couch last night was a top priority.
Check out this photo I got yesterday from Jill who does not have a blog. She made it for last year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Isn't it fabulous? I really love the look of the black and white prints with the rainbow brights. It looks like she is also on the binding phase. Hope she is enjoying some slow stitching too on this Superbowl Sunday. Be sure to visit Kathy for more slow stitching and Cindy for Oh Scrap!
Saturday, February 6, 2016
The block this month is a nice simple one called Patience Corners. I chose it for the nice diagonal secondary pattern that it will make in a column.
4 - 2.5 inch squares of "background" (I chose pink, but very light brown will also work)
4 - 1.5 by 2.5 inch rectangles of brown
4 - 1.5 by 3.5 inch rectangles of brown.
Keep scrolling down to the last post for today's linky party. I'll link the PDF of this block to this post as well as the RSC16 Sampler tab as soon as it is done.
available here. It will be lovely in shades of brown and pink, and should make a nice diagonal pattern as a stripe down the quilt. You will need 12 6-inch blocks for a large quilt and 9 6-inch blocks for the small version. For now though, feel free to share your plans and schemes for the brown month.