Good morning and happy Friday! The pattern for my throw was chosen after watching this video of the Falling Charm Quilt Tutorial, by Missouri Star Quilt Company. I often choose my quilts from these videos because Jenny makes every pattern appear so easy, and this one actually is! The videos by MSQC are so helpful if you decide to start quilting and haven't done so yet. Really, for certain, anybody can make this quilt.
Last night, after I got everybody to bed (and that gets later and later of course), I started sewing and finished twenty-four blocks in just a couple hours. I roughly laid them out for a picture without trying to organize the layout by color or pattern for now. Also, there are more fabrics that will be used as well, but I haven't ran across them in my pile of pieces yet.
The sewing went so fast, that I was able to climb in bed and knit a few more rows on my vest; until I realized I was sleep knitting every few stitches. haha Have you done that? I bet you have;) I have declared today to be knitting day here! Although as I type that, numerous things around the house are reminding me I should declare the day pick up day. (Sigh), I will likely succumb to that pressure and divide my time. I really like a clean house on Fridays when everybody gets home. It doesn't stay that way, but it makes Friday night seem special at least for a few minutes.
Yesterday, I found one flower bloom, showing all its glory, and I was so excited. It's a start!
Really, the whole point of me writing here is to express my gratefulness, so I just want to say, that I created this little blog space only a couple weeks ago and I have been so astonished by the experience. I want to say thank you so much! Thank you for reading it, sending me warm welcomes, sweet hellos, and encouraging compliments. Wow, I have learned a couple things from this experience as well. First, I LOVE the community of women who knit, quilt, sew, and live simply. Thank you, you are so amazing! Second, this community is so kind. Amazing.
I hope your weekend gives you comfort and rest. Jeannine:)