I'm happy to report that one more writing assignment went out the door! Bye-bye! I made good progress on one homework assignment last night and hope to get that out the door this morning. Then one more to do later today. Then all the urgent stuff is gone. Although I have another major writing assignment to start next week.
I did have a pretty free day today, but now I have meetings all afternoon, so I may have to work into the evening again! Sigh............
Then I have 6 articles that need to be written, and I NEED to schedule one a week to get them off my plate. That would be an incredible feeling.
OH BOY -- -it's exciting outside my window. The robins are back in the tree on the right outside my window, building their nest. Since last week, I haven't seen the cardinals, so I'm not sure what's going on there. They could be neighbors, but maybe the robins and cardinals don't get along well.
Yesterday was Monday sewing, and I never seem to be productive on those Zoom calls, but that's OK. I enjoy the chit-chat. I got the binding completed on the polar bear quilt, which is now ready to go out the door. Yeah -- a FINISHED quilt for me this year. I haven't completed too many projects, but each one is progress. It's a flannel quilt with a flannel binding that seems to take longer than regular cotton.
|Sewing the binding on the polar bear quilt|
|The binding is on|
During our Monday sewing, we always have our Show and Tell. When I started the Show and Tell sometime last year, I started out with showing a sewing machine of some kind. There are all kinds of sewing machine pictures on the internet, and some I find, and some, the others provide photos or links. It's always good for a laugh and enjoyable to see what others come up with.
Yesterday someone shared a link to a LEGO site where someone had built an Arts and Quilt shop from Lego. It's absolutely stunning, and I'm going to share it with you. You can see all 14 pictures of the house (inside and out) at this link. Be sure to click over -- it's a work of art.
|The Arts and Quilt Store made in LEGO|
This is NOT a kit, but someone submitted the idea, and if they get enough support, it could become a kit. How does that happen? If you check in the upper right-hand corner, you'll see supporters and a timeline. The kit can become a reality if they get enough supporters within that timeline.
To support, you need to create a LEGO Idea account (not sure why), and then you can support and post comments. It's free and easy, so I set up an account. HEY -- I love LEGO.
The concept initially started with a contest for a puzzle cover. If you check this link, you can see the original photograph. It's cool when you think that the image was created digitally. WOW!!! Then they decided to turn the project into a 3-D piece of art!
And if you want to waste more time, here's the link to select entries for the puzzle contest. Some are amazing, and hard to believe they were made from LEGO.
The photograph will become a puzzle, and it will be available from Chronicle Books. It's not on their site yet, but here's the link to see one of the other winners as a puzzle.
And I think that's enough about LEGO!!! But honestly, when you look at all the ideas on those websites, it blows my mind at people's creativity. If I wasn't a quilter, I might play with LEGO. LEGO is kind of like quilting in a way. We can buy kits and make the project as the designer intended, or buy fabric (or pieces) and go nuts!! There's something for each of us!
If your children (yes -- I bet adults are more into LEGO than kids) or grandchildren have LEGO, get it out and start to play! We never had LEGO at our house.
And now for some actual quilting. This is what my design wall looks like at the moment. There are five quilts on the wall. From left to right -- BOHO Heart, Wanderers Wife, Wonderful Woodland, Among The Stars Again, Tula Pink Butterfly, and on the stool on the floor is my Long Time Gone. The Sweet Tea and Green Beans quilt is NOT on the wall. I need to finish one of those quilts as I really need the room!
|The current state of my design wall|
|My Chunk of the Month|
|One tulip is almost in bloom|
|The trillium is about to bloom|
|An unknown flower|