As I promised last week, here is a look at the Christmas Nine Patches I've been making for the Dancing Nines quilt. I've made one hundred on these little babies and pinned them together in groups of ten.
Here are forty of them with their first sashing sewn! I might actually get this one done before Christmas. I am so excited.
In between, I got ten more of the Scrappy Trips blocks finished. I'm still not sure exactly how big this one will end up being, but it's nice to have something different to work on. Wouldn't want to get bored you know. I so appreciate the generosity of Bonnie Hunter! She has many free patterns available on her blog for all skill levels.
This is project number three. Somehow, the last disappearing nine patch I made - all the fabric had not been washed. This is a big no-no for me. My hands were unhappy for several weeks. So, I washed all my five inch squares, just to be sure. Then I started the fun job of ironing them all. Still haven't finished that!
Since most of the squares have either shrunk or frayed, I'm trimming them to 4 1/2 inches.
This one will eventually go to the USO, too. By the way, our friend there was SO glad to get those quilts. Sandy and I took them on Tuesday. Now I have room for more!
Ruthie's parakeet, Pete, is still a happy bird. He really enjoys his time out on the patio each morning. It's been cool enough in the mornings to have to door open to the patio, and I'm really enjoying hearing Pete and the outside birds singing to each other.
Not too often, but once in a while I let Buddy get up on our bed. He easily takes up half of it! He's a big boy, and I sure do love him. He's doing well. Another week and a half and he goes back for the second round of heartworm shots. He will have to stay two nights at the vet's this time. And then another month of keeping him confined to his kennel a lot. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I'm just glad he's doing well. He's a gift to me, and I'm thankful.
I hope you're having a good week and finding lots to do that makes you happy.
Hugs and kisses,