Today is the first day of school in our house. My normal “first day” excitement is mixed with some sadness, though, because my youngest is a senior in high school….so this is our last “first day.” At the same time I’m excited for fall, excited to set “beginning of the school year goals,” and excited to have some “me” time! It’s the first day of school for me, too…in fact I’ll be off in just a minute to meet a new group of my English 101 students at the college. My schedule will be nicer this fall as I will just be teaching part-time during the day and won’t have an evening class as I have had the last few semesters.
The number one goal this week is to work on my Fig Tree Farmer’s Wife quilt. While working on the blocks I’ve kept them contained in a plastic shoe box…and now it’s time to set them together!
It just amazes me that this is a stack of 111 blocks and that this represents a project I’ve been working on for over a year!
My 7 yards of sashing fabric arrived the other day–I’m using Moda Bella Snow which coordinates perfectly with the Fig Tree lines. This will be the first king-sized quilt I’ve made in a few years–it will be great to have a new quilt for the master bedroom!
Wish me luck…the plan is to have all the blocks sashed and set together by the end of the week!
Have a wonderful day!