Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Friday

It's Friday morning. My kids are screaming at each other. Ginger wants to "snuggle" with Patch, and he is utterly repulsed by the idea. So what do I do? I hop on my computer to blog. Anything to keep my sanity. We have had lots of late nights and early mornings. I blame the sun. We've logged lots of hours at the pool. We've gone to movies. We've grilled and eaten outside. We've caught and released hundreds of lightning bugs.

School has only been out 3 weeks and I am exhausted.

I have managed a little sewing time. And by "little" I mean "hardly any." I was really hoping to have something completed for my Halloween in June celebration, but that's just not going to happen. June ends tomorrow. So far I have one block of nine finished.


Luckily it's a very pretty block. I'm doing Swoon in fun Halloween fabrics. The fabric is Costume Clubhouse by Sherri McCulley Siebold (who I met at Market and just love to pieces!). To switch things up a bit, I am taking the large scale fabrics and using them as the centers. I just love the characters. For those who are thinking of doing attempting a Swoon quilt, be advised -- the cutting took several evenings. This block then took over 2 hours to sew. It makes sense that I've only finished one so far!

Now that the kids have stopped screaming at each other, I think I can attempt a shower before the day gets too much away from me. Stop back on Sunday for day 1 of An Apple a Day blog tour!

9 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Chin up! How many more weeks of holidays are there? Your quilt block is looking lovely.

patty said...

It's almost the 4th of July when summer is 1/2 over!

Jamie Lee said...

Oh I feel you! My kids are sleeping less too. I bought the fat quarter bundle of Apple of My Eye about a month ago and still haven't cut into it yet.

Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like the perfect summer LOL -- enjoy them while you can. Isn't Sherry adorable? Your block is just too cute -- I can't wait to see the finished top!

Leslie said...

escape to sewing...that is a great idea. why didn't i ever think of that. now that we are back from vacation i hope the kids will continue to get along. i am loving the halloween swoon blocks....so cool

Karen said...

Great block! Those fabrics look great in the Swoon block.

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I know we've talked about these blocks, but I just want you to know how much I LOVE the large prints in the middle of the block, as it is such a fun twist. I can't wait to see the completed quilt! :)

Helen L said...

Not surprised that it took that long to cut and make: if you look at it closely it's a block within a block, and has what, about 99 pieces!!! :-) Good for you for even trying: I checked out that block and admired it, but felt it would conquer ME, not me conquer it!!

Mama Pea said...

I love that you are doing Swoon in Halloween fabric. What a great twist! I am not done with my Halloween quilt either. I'm working on it though. about 2/3 of the way done with the hand stitching!