RSC Scrap Quilt, Blooms & Dog Sitting

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month for May is pink, and my pink Canterbury Bells have been in bloom for a good 2 or more weeks now.

I managed to get 3 pink blocks for my “Blend” project pieced this week and added them on to the existing ones. I call this RSC scrap quilt “Blend” because I was looking for blocks that would blend in with each other in a graduated manner….I was asked awhile ago what the block actually is, though. It is a Jinny Beyer BlockaWeek pattern called “Peekaboo.”  There are 37 little pieces that go in to each block. 

There’s that saying about April showers bringing May flowers…. how about May thunderstorms bringing the Iris in to bloom :)

When the storms rolled through it really cooled off to the point of needing a sweater in the early morning hours. I loved that break that we had for two days :)   It’s back to hot weather for Memorial Day Weekend. It was close to 90 degrees on Friday.

My middle son and DIL took off on the motorcycle for Washington D.C. and the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom 2018. If you are unfamiliar with this you can visit a short informative article about it HERE.    They were riding with a local veteran’s group to D.C. where they’d then join up with the larger group.

They left this morning. I got the twins and Javis off of the bus and organized until her sister came for them and then I took Merle home with me. While my two dogs despise getting wet, on a hot day Merle likes nothing better than getting sprayed with the hose  and then he takes off and runs through the  yard…we call it the ‘zoomies’ :)

I told my son to buy him a new bone and a few squeaky toys to have here…he’s so thrilled with new toys and it makes life easier.

I hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend including all of the Rainbow Scrappers that routinely link up at Angela’s on Saturdays and the Slow Stitchers for Kathy’s party on Sundays. I’ll be linking up to both…now that I have these Blend blocks done and finished the Baby Quilt ( HERE ) for Kathy’s, I am still hand quilting my Rose of Sharon quilt.

I am almost finished with another Baptist Fan stencil section and ready to mark more on the quilt. I love this stencil of Barb’s and you can find hers  HERE.

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Projects Progress & Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Projects Progress ( or lack thereof on some :)

While I’ve been good about keeping up with some of my projects that follow the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month, I’ve lagged behind on this one.  Back in January I chose a block and decided to title the project as “Blend”.

I wanted to do three blocks per month and in the collage below you can see that I made my blue ones.  ( I just pulled the collage from a January post )

Well, the RSC color for February was purple, and March’s is green. And while I did work on some purple and green things, they were not any “Blend” blocks.

Finally I have gotten around to a purple one and quite late, though I had the fabric pulled for three of them ages ago.  And what’s been distracting me so much is the EPP Starflowers project that I’d started on a whim and they are addictive for some reason.  I completed a gold one, have begun connecting some more and am working on another. I’ll probably be working on finishing that one up and possibly more connecting work for Slow Sunday Stitching. 

Still, I have some GREEN for this week as well :)   While 3 of the grands had an in-service day at school on Friday, these two did not. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Photo courtesy of my DIL prior to school on Friday morning :)

Meanwhile this week we had cold weather and bands of snow showers moving in every day but today! I thought it would be fun to take a look back to other March posts from around this time and found quite the variety in weather and events :)

I found everything from heavy snowfalls to spring weather, puppies to kids to quilting to pretty birds. It was a nice visit.  You can view it all here : THIS MARCH AND A LOOK BACK. 

Kanga Happy

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