My Mid-Week Status

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Lot of things happening this week. It always seems to be that way. I wanted to write you a post to show some of what’s been going on. I hope as the year moves on the writing part of my blog will not only get better but easier for me. So I will plan to write weekly a post that I am calling my Mid Week Status. Regardless of my procrastination I will have that.

So, what has been happening? Well,

I’m a fan of Michelle May of The Raspberry Rabbits.  What is so much fun is that she, along with Jules Woolford (an artist from England), have together come up with a block of the month called Briarside Lane. This BOM started last month so it’s not too late. These blocks will be taking you on a journey that you can read all about here. This is a paid block on the month but is very reasonably priced. The e-patterns and kits available on her website. Last Friday I received my kit in the mail for block one called Bumblebee Cottage. Of course, I love that name! Block two was just released today and is called Norfork Windmill.

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My kit for block one came wrapped with ribbon…..(so lovely)…..

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and some raspberry filled chocolate. So sweet!

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While taking pictures my K-Girl wanted to be a part.

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She’s very sassy and opinionated. She had a few words for me. lol K-Girl loves to talk!

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I was also able to get some of my Wooly blocks together. The ones from the Row by Row Wooly Experience. Right now the shop hop is over and the blocks went into hibernation on Dec 15, 2016 and will be available Feb. 15, 2017. Click the link above to read more about that.

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This block is from the quilt shop Carriage Country Quilts.

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This one is from Fiddlesticks.

These blocks are so sweet. I’m really loving them. However, I have more to put together. I’m not using the foundation pieces that came with the kits. Instead I’m using flannel and chose a layer cake by Moda called Wool & Neeldel Flannels IV.

Yesterday, I took a punchneedle class to finally learn how to use my punchneedle. If you follow me on Instagram you saw that last night. My needle punching is not too bad I think. I’m starting to figure out how to hold the needle correctly so that the back stitches lay more flat. It does look much better from the front. I still need a lot of practice but that’s not a problem. Needle punching is so addictive.

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One last thing, yesterday I also picked up my sample wall paint. As part of the decorating class (see post here) I had to create a whole house color scheme. That was not an easy thing. I’m still not sure about all my color choices but I do love the wall color I picked out. I just want to make sure it works with the kitchen backsplash cause I can’t change that. So later this week I’ll be putting that up on the wall. I’ll talk more about that in another post. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by and as always,

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