Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gotta Get Going

It's been a slow start to the year as far as the 501 Project goes, mostly because I've been working on other projects.  However, for the next few weeks I hope to commit most of my time to making some progress.  I'm not very fast at cutting and piecing.  In fact, it takes me hours to piece one block but I enjoy every minute of it.  I just love the process.  Here's the latest block:

Blythe's Best

Now, on to another subject.....Awards.....

Linda of L&R Designs has given me this award:

I always have mixed feelings about awards.  While I'm pleased that someone thinks my blog is worthy of a second look and wants to share that, I'm not much in to the 'chain letter' feel of it.  However, I'd like to thank Linda for thinking of me.  And in keeping with the award, I'll try to tell you 7 things about me.

1.  I'm the oldest of 5 children.
2.  I was raised in the military - Air Force.
3.  I was married at 17 and divorced at 46.
4.  I love being single.
5.  I've been gaining and losing the same 25 lbs all of my adult life.
6.  I used to read at least one book a week.
7.  Some people smoke. Some people drink.  I sew/craft.

If you'd like the award, please take it and tell us 7 things about yourself.

Hope this finds you having an enjoyable weekend.



Heike's quilts and socks said...

A next wonderful block. I like them so much.

Impera_Magna said...

I love your latest block and wanted to let you know that I ordered the 501 Quilt Blocks book from Amazon. What a GREAT resource... it's my latest go-to book to peruse. I don't know if I'll make all 501 blocks but I'm sure a lot of them will be made!

sunny said...

What a block! I can see why something like that would take hours. I look forward to seeing more of your progress.

Kate said...

Very pretty block. Purple and yellow is such a bright and happy color combination. It's one of my favorites.

I'm not fast either at the cutting and piecing, though faster than I used to be. As you say, it's the process that's the good part. Not how fast you do it. Plus it has to be better for you than drinking and smoking. Of course, I don't think any one has done a long term study of the effect of fabric fibers on the lung or how being under the influence of needing a fabric fix on the the way to a quilt shop affects your ability to navigate tricky traffic situations.

libbyquilter said...

congrats on the award and it's good to know a little bit more about you.