Monday, February 2, 2009

Busy

It has been a busy week...I've had to use small periods of time to get some sewing done. These are blocks from a project I hope to have finished this week. They're not whirlygiggles...I can't wait to show you this little quilt!

On Saturday I was up at 5:00 a.m. to get younger son on a bus for a basketball tournament--in a town over two hours away! Of course, by 7:00 a.m. I was on the road to watch. So with four hours in the car (round trip) and eleven hours in the gym (sitting on bleachers)...what was I to do...stitchery was my solution!
I nearly finished block 2 of "Leanne's House"--and there is a LOT of stitching in this block! All I have left is the hand applique' on one and a half hearts in the upper left hand corner...and a tiny bit of stitching in that same block!

Of course I couln't sew during the 3 games my son played in (and yes...we won the tournament and younger son was named to the all-tournament team)...but I was so grateful for my sewing!

I've recently received some blog awards...I'm very appreciative first to Mel who awarded me the Proximidade award. This is a Portugese award..."Proximidade" translated in English means "vicinity" or "neighborhood"...emphasizing that blogging brings us closer together.
I also received the Kreativ Blogger award from Anna and Vivian! All three of these women have amazing blogs that inspire me with each and every post...so I'm truly honored to have received these awards from them. As far as passing them on...I'm at a loss...I could pass each award to each and every blogger that I read (and there are over 300 of them--definitely need to take some time to update my sidebar)!
Hopefully this week will bring more sewing time...over the last 8 days I attended 7 of the 8 basketball games my younger son and daughter had...whew! Only three games this week!
Happy Sewing!



16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Can't wait to see what you're doing with your "not whirlygiggles" blocks. Your stitchery is so soft and pretty. I've never manage to be able to sew in the car. Good for you.

Nedra said...

Your Saturday sounded like my Saturday, devoted to a teenage son. But not a better way to spend our time.
Love the fabrics being used for the new project.

Yvette said...

Why did I look at your block? Now I have another one on my long list of to-do's.

Great work!

Carrie P. said...

You are so talented. I just love the stitchery blocks. The other ones are very cute too. Tell your son congratulations on winning his games. That is exciting.

Lorraine said...

Very productive day for you (stitching wise) and great that your son made the all tournament team....well done...!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Congrats on your awards!! You deserve them. I love basketball and softball and always bring something to do while I am there. my husband is the coach, so he is with the girls, i sit, chat and sew in between games. I only have three this week too!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri your Leannes House looks fantastic...congrats on the award.

Carol said...

Busy, busy Saturday...gosh that brings back many memories...can't wait to see what the new blocks grow into and your stitchery is wonderful.

The NELSON Family said...

I forget how busy basketball season is! That's cool you got some sewing done during the games!
Congrats to "younger son!" How's "older son" doing?
Oh and congrats to you for all your awards! Your blog really is great. I love reading it!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Sherri,
Can't wait to see your finished quilt with the blocks you've made. Congratulations to your son for the all tournament team. I'm very thankful for hand sewing too. Our girls dance and this is the season for competitions...the last one was 3 days. Thankfully it was close to home and we did't have to stay over. I like to bring my paper piecing hexagons.
~Karen~

Christine said...

Congrats on your awards. I am intrigued by the first picture. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your blocks.
Your Leanne's House block is lovely .. I love that pattern.
Christine

Simone de Klerk said...

Your Leanne House blocks look wonderful. It might be one of my new projects once I finished ... and ... and ... etc. etc. You certainly were rewarded by your son and his team, after all the time you put into driving and watching. Have a nice day!

Lynn said...

I'll be sitting in the stands this weekend sewing - watching swim meets. How do people just sit there for hours on end not doing anything. I've gotten alot done over the years while attending kids sporting events. Can't wait to see what your blocks will turn into. I love that runner you made with the 'oh cherry oh' fabric - so pretty and spring-like

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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The stitching/embroidery on your blocks is wonderful. It adds so much personality to a quilt. Wow.

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
that post title fits perfectly ;o).
Your 2nd block of the Leanne's House BOM looks gorgeous! After stitching this one I had to take a break from this BOM, lol...now I'm haven't made that much progress...the third is finished & block 4 & 5 are pieced and prepared for stitchery...
Congrats on the awards!!
Hugs, Julia