Sunday, March 25, 2012

This Week in 2012, Week 12

Did you notice I am now a dot com? That's right, I forked up the $10 to buy my own domain name. I really don't know what this means except when I become famous, stop laughing, I will own my own website.

We took my mom to lunch today. It was nice for Mr. R to get to see her. With her busy schedule at Senior Living and our schedule of work, grandkid's games and my sewing obsession, it has been too long since the three of us were together. Mom brought us up to date on all her activities and the fun going on at her residence.

We got home just in time before the rain came down in buckets. I wish it would have rained more, but I am not complaining. I changed into my sweats, comfy sweater and I was ready for a day of relaxing. I managed to take a few photos of the + and x blocks before the light was just too dark.
I haven't posted about the + and x blocks for quite some time. In January, I was the queen bee in my New Bee on the Block bee. I sent out lots of fabric and asked for + and x blocks. So far I have received 28 block from my bee mates and I still have 2 more members who, hopefully, are just a bit late. The New Bee blocks are on the right side of the photo.
I also received my swap blocks from the Japanese + and x blocks swap. I made 15 blocks so that means I received 15 blocks. They are the first three columns on the left of the photo.

With 43 blocks already made I am more than half-way to my goal of 80 blocks to make the quilt I want to make. This is just a mock up from a photo taken with the blocks on my design wall.

I won a random drawing on Katy's blog this week.  It is for her wonderful templates for her amazing Spring Carnival Template Set.  She also said she wanted to send me something special and she would check out my flickr photos to see what I like. I told her I would post several photos of a Mediterranean cruise, so she could include tickets for that with my templates. needless to say, Katy thought I was a little off my rocker on that request. 

I ordered over 9 yards of fabrics with my Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate that I won last month on Jennifer's blog. Kimberly has the best service. I think I ordered on Monday and received them on Thursday!
Kona Cotton Ash
Sketch White and Black Screen Texture
Pimatex Basics Black Dotted Lines
Going Coastal Multi Bottle Caps
Sassy Cream and Coral Daisies Yardage
Sassy Aqua Daisies Yardage 
Weekend Clubhouse 2012 Linen Random Pencil Check
Cape Ann Cotton Atlantic Blue Starburst Mums
Going Coastal Navy Sea Kelp
These were all just fabrics that I liked and have no plans for any of them at the moment.

Lot's more happened this past week and I will take the time tell you about them in more detail as the next week progresses. Right now I need to finish sewing the binding on my Made in Cherry quilt. I am really tired from my quick trip to Morocco...

Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

16 comments:

Geri Centonze said...

It still looks like .blogspot.com but maybe because that's how I followed it.

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Oooh, the blocks look fabulous!

Jess said...

Wow, your quilt is going to be amazing! Gorgeous fabric choices too :o)

Cindy said...

Is there a difference between the two sets of + and X blocks? They look beautiful together.

Love Going Coastal and FQS. Csn't wait to see what you make.

Debbie said...

LOVE the x and + blocks - what a great start on your quilt! Happy to see one of mine on the left! ;-)

Lee said...

Wow! Those x and + blocks look soooo beautiful together. That really is a block that looks best when it's super scrappy.

Nancy said...

Great selection of "X" blocks made from a variety of fabrics. I love them all.

Jennifer said...

Yay!! the dot com looks the same to me, I subscribe via bloglovin' but had no problem redirecting! I'm glad you were able to figure it out and get it going!
The x's and +'s blocks look fabulous :)

Annabella said...

Sorry that you are a little jetlagged but I loved our time together. Your x and y blocks are amazing and you are going to have one bea -ooooooo-tiful quilt. One day. When you finish the other blocks! I must try one. Isn`t that sweet of Katy???

Flying Blind... said...

The x&+ blocks look great!; can't wait to see the Cherry finished x

Katy Cameron said...

Hee hee, I got one of your x and +s and you got one of mine!

Can't believe Katy held out on those tickets though... ;o)

Ellie-Mae said...

I loved making your + and x blocks, they look super together.

Carla said...

I absolutely love the x and + blocks. Must do those.

Leanne said...

Those blocks are going to make a great quilt, also your granny squares will do the same. You are inspiring me to make one or the other or both of them.

susan said...

Catching up on my blog reading in reverse order here. Loving your blocks, and new fabric. But best of all was your hilarious comment about the cruise!

Tsoniki said...

Having your own domain is great! If blogger/blogspot someday decided they didn't like your blog, they could shut it down w/o warning to you (I know several people that happened to over the years).