Archive | March, 2012

Blocks of the Month

29 Mar

After a recent weekend getaway to St. Louis, I can now say I’ve traveled the length of the Lewis and Clark trail. In reverse and by car, but I made the journey none the less!


See? We made it to The Gateway to the West!

It seems fitting that The Kansas City Star has a Block of the Month pattern called The Spirit of Sacagawea: A Textile Tribute to an American Heroine for 2012.  I was late to the game to find out about it. The pattern comes out in the newspaper on the third Tuesday of the month. I missed January’s pattern by a few days and had a hard time finding anyone who still gets the newspaper. I put a call out on Craigslist to anyone who may still have the paper, and was luck enough to receive two in the mail the very next day! How sweet is that?! I sent both senders a thank you note and a little something for their kindness. Certainly thoughtfulness like that is rare and should be praised!

Sacagawea Block of the Month Quilt

Kansas City Star Block of the Month, The Spirit of Sacagawea

I figure having only one block a month gives me time to finish each block. (How many times have I said THAT before?!) I have finished both January and February’s blocks, and am looking to start on March this weekend!



One of my favorite things about these blocks is that it calls for them to be scrappy. So, I have not yet purchased a thing for these blocks! I told you I was going to use my scraps! I will say this though; Don’t piece when you’re upset! I had a terrible week and attempted the Mariner’s compass. I had to rip out every single stitch in the first 64 segments I sewed! So, there it is. Imperfect, but done!

I’ve also joined the Dessert of the Month cross stitch form The Frosted Pumpkin and have been trying to keep up with that!

Dessert of the Month

Keep with Selina’s progress as well at her Sew it Up blog! Happy stitching!



WiP Wednesday

8 Mar

Yes, it’s Thursday, but I had to share what I did all day yesterday! I made Work in Progress Wednesday my bitch! I have been seriously slacking in the sewing department, my projects are all backing up. I broke my tailbone a few weeks ago, so sitting at a sewing machine has not been high on my priority list! I have another blog about swaps and blocks of the month to share, but all in due time!  As for Wednesday, I made blocks from FIVE different projects!



The owl is from The Western Washington Shop Hop of 2010, The Churn Dash is a Farmer’s Wife block, The Hydrangea and Pink blocks are Buck a Blocks from some years back, and the Baskets are from the Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Shop Hop from last October! (more on those later!)

Also, I have yet to finish my February cross stitch, but I’m working on it!  See Selina’s progress Here!

Devil's progress

I’m doing my best to catch up! More soon, I promise!