Thank you all for the much needed prayers for Nick and I during this difficult time…It’s funny but with his first surgery we were scared to death and asked for lots of prayers as we needed all the help we could get…then with the second surgery we decided not to bother anyone and just try and fly under the radar with it and let life go on…then we encounter all the complications…I again asked for your prays and it all gets better real fast…so if that is not a testimony that prayer works I don’t know what is…
Today’s block is Spin Cycle from Stacy lest Hsu-Click HERE to get the pattern. Stacy is the Moda designer that makes those cute little cut and stitch dollies…I loved teh mermaid…so adorable…I hope you spend some time at her blog reading and discovering more about her and her business..
Here is my Spin Cycle block…and if you are very observant you will notice mine is spinning in the opposite directions…which is “ok”…most of you would not have noticed…
then here is the family so far…it’s so hard to capture the real color of these blocks…the one above is too blue…these are too dark…the navy is reading black on my screen….but I also know that all of our color setting are not the same so…that is why it is nice to see fabric in PERSON if we can…Since I did not post Betsy’s block last week I am sneaking that in here as well…”Path through the woods” I think was the name of this block…It is funny but I think this pic really show’s it actual color the best so far….this block was a stunner!!! I love it…of course it might have to do with the fact that I am totally in love with those three sided shapes the most…If you need the pattern for this block HERE is the link to Besty’s block 6 post. She actually has a tutorial there for this block and I actually pieced it the exact same way….with cutting the bigger triangle larger and trimming them after they are stitched on. Betsy is an original Block Head
So… now I am caught up for the moment…but I can tell you right now that I was able to leave and attend the ReStore and Quilt Stock events in Dallas where we will have shop owners and consumers retreats back to back this week and next…so next week’s block may be late for me…It’s Jan’s block and an applique one…I have not decided yet if I am going to do the applique one…I will make my decision while I am here…
Nick was doing very well and he has lots of care takers at home making sure he follows his doc’s orders, and that nothing crazy happens, which it won’t becaue of all those prayers…I would love to be home taking care of him but I MUST work to be able to pay all those doctor and everyday bills….when I make a commitment I follow through…life goes on…and I would not have left Nick if it was not possible. I also am going to admit here that I need a break back into normal life…my stress level needs rest…I needed to stitch these blocks and do what I love and that is to teach this awesome art of quilting…
Last night…after a flight to Dallas and some set up we were treated to a chocolate making class with Kate Weiser ….We made these fancy BonBons…they were works of ART!!! Lots of work/love go into each and every piece…I will gladly PAY for them than make them, but they are worth every penny…and I learned a few things about chocolate, ganache and coconut butter and lots of other things…but this girl was humble, funny and just a joy to take a class from…if you wish to order them…I would wait to until Dallas is a little cooler… I received these for Christmas one year from Moda and they were amazing! I think I may have one (ok maybe two) for breakfast!!!
Thanks Carrie for thinking of this great “break” from all the work to come and the before prep it takes to pull of a crazy awesome event like this!!!
Make sure you visit all the other blogs to see their blocks!!!
Have a great week Block Heads!!!
Brigitte Heitland – Zen Chic
Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles
Me & My Sister Designs
Barbara Groves & Mary Jacobson
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Stacy Iest Hsu
Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique