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!