Hi friends! I finally stitched my 2016 Butterfly Threads Mystery Blocks together this week. This was a really fun mystery project hosted by Diane. I used up lots of scraps for this one. You can find the link to the pattern here:
I love how rings were formed when the blocks were connected! I taught my Quilty Fun class yesterday and picked up a beautiful green to use as a border for this project. I also have a perfect blue backing from my stash, so hopefully this will get quilted and into the finished pile soon. I am not sure who is going to receive this beauty, but it would go nicely in our family room so it may just stay on my couch.
I am so excited because I booked my daughter's flights home for Winter Break. We are not going to see her for Thanksgiving or parents weekend, so we are really looking forward to her visit at Christmas.
She is doing amazing at Colgate University--2000 miles away in central New York. She is enjoying her classes and so far has earned A's on all her midterms and papers. Her great study habits are paying off.
She has made some great friends and is volunteering in the admissions office as a greeter and gets to go on a recruiting trip in the spring! Of course, she is having a very fun time with socializing too! They refer to Saturdays as Fraturdays.
The one thing she really misses is our dogs, but she got to go with one of her friends to her house for a visit and got a dog fix with their Bella! I know our dogs miss her too because they have to inspect every room in our house looking for her and go crazy when we mention her name. They also seem confused when one of us drives her car.
I miss her so much! It is so nice to be able to communicate regularly with texts, emails, and FaceTime--luxuries that did not exist when I went to college. She sends me funny pictures like this one when she does activities she considers "adulting." Since she is loving college so much it makes it easier to deal with our empty nest. Plus, I have been enjoying sending her care packages.
We are having perfect weather with temperatures in the mid-70s--Indian Summer, so my hubby and I went to watch a soccer game that a bunch of my girls were playing in. They played great and tied. We spent hours and hours at soccer games with our daughter, so it was nostalgic for us and not nearly as stressful.
I am participating in Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and crew
What I am working on is a present, so no pictures. But, this is my Down in the Garden Block 1 with all the embroidery completed. I still have to make a Dresden plate to appliqué on the green gingham.
I am heading to my sewing room to watch football and be productive. Have a great week!