Let me first take a minute to thank all of the men and women that have served in the US Military fighting to keep our freedom and way of life. And a special thank you to all of those that died serving their country and to the families of those that never made it home. Your sacrifice ensures my way of life and I can never repay what you've given. Thank you!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and day today. Me--we had a quiet weekend with no plans which was nice after the crazy month we've had. Graduation and Emma's birthday are both next weekend, so we just stayed home, cleaned house and enjoyed each other's company.
Oh, and swam. There was a lot of swimming. :)
I made another block for Oren's Star Wars quilt today. It's the Galaxy Star from The Quilted Snail. I love some paper piecing as y'all know, but this block (which I've made before with NO issues) threw me for a loop today. I had to start over about 5 times before getting on track. Then not one mistake the rest of the time. I think the issue was last time I made it I knew it was going to someone else so I tried hard and did my best. I knew this block was for here so I just tried to wing it. Note to me...don't try and wing it.
Up next--a shirred skirt with pockets from this tutorial. Honestly--if you're wanting to make some summer skirts with a little style, this tutorial is what you're looking for. I haven't made it before, so I'll let you know if I want to rescind that statement, but seriously--shirring seems scary but is oh-so-easy and adds such a great look. I have this great white embroidered fabric and I just want to make a simple skirt with it--so this style is perfect. I'm considering punching up the pockets with some contrasting bias-tape edges...we shall see. :)
Have a great Monday evening everyone and I'll (hopefully) see you tomorrow!!