This is all I have managed as far as sewing this past week. I made a couple of blocks for Julie's "Sessanta Stella" (60 Stars) birthday celebration quilt.
She asked for star blocks with peacock colors. I wasn't sure if the orange would overpower the one (but I *heart* that metallic feather print so much), so I made another one just in case with some batiks. And they're in the mail!
Do you know what else warms my heart? The fact that my daughter's dear boyfriend asked me to make him a mini that he can use when he eats lunch at his desk. He mentioned it as I tossed one of my minis on the table a couple weeks ago to set under a hot pan. "I could use one of these," he said.
"Really?? I can do that!" (Excited much? Yep!) I don't have anything together for it just yet, but I'm playing with some scraps that may turn into something.
In the realm of distractions, I joined Pinterest after a long and ultimately futile resistance. I am not sure what I'm doing but am having fun pinning a few things for now. I started with some of my older bookmarks (because let's face it, once I bookmark it, it's out of sight and out of mind). On Sunday, I got really distracted adding to my "Hot in Here" board. Ahem. Maybe soon I'll figure out how to add a gadget on the right sidebar, but for now, you can find me floundering around here.
Something else that grabbed my attention today was this new-to-me band, Vintage Trouble (love that name). What a cool throwback sound. Here's an upbeat song and then a different one with some especially nice vocals.
Happy almost-the-weekend! I'm looking forward to a big outdoor flea market on Sunday, and the weather is looking just about perfect for it so far.