Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Blame Game

I started this week with good intentions.  I was going to limit my time on the computer, cross stitch a bit, embroider a bit, exercise a little, and sew a little.  Yep that lasted one whole day.  Tuesday after cleaning my bus multiple times just in the morning I was late leaving work, had to run home, then to the gas station, and to the feed store to get the girls some feed.  I visited the girls when I got home, and ate breakfast, talked to my mamma...you get where I am going.  I did do a bit of embroidery while I was waiting for a computer download, decided I needed a nap, and my day was just out of whack.

I did do a bit of sewing.  I am going to blame Dawn at Sew You Quilt 2, she keeps making these cute little kite type blocks, which she has actually turned into a candle mat/mug rug.  Dawn has done one for every month of the year.  So of course I wanted to make one and had to buy the ruler.  I  really needed to do something different just for a short project, and I knew that the ruler was wandering around my sewing room somewhere.

This is what my cutting table looked like after looking for my ruler.  I did get some things put away into their proper places. 

OK I am wondering who has this many rulers?  Really?  And I use all of them, and I know there are a few more playing hide and seek in there somewhere.  Anyway I did find the ruler.

Since St. Patrick's Day is coming, and I was formerly a McDonald, and the youngest daughter's significant other is a McGinn, I thought they could use a little something to decorate for the upcoming holiday. 

The green is Celtic crosses, and the white are shamrocks.  Did this not turn out sweet?!?! I know that I need something for a backing but I was just a wee bit excited with how it turned out, and it only took me about 20 minutes.  I just need a backing but now I know why Dawn loves making these. 

I had a package waiting in the mailbox today,   Dawn sent these to me.  A sweet zipper bag, a pair of pillowcases, a dream catcher, quilt pattern, and planet and galaxy fabric, as well as some candies. Bloggers are such great people and I have some great bloggy friends. 

Maybe tomorrow I will get back on track. 


  1. glad your package arrived safely. and glad I have a "partner in crime" to make kite centerpieces. LOL

  2. What a cool bunch of goodies....that was very nice of her ! Cute St Patty's day giftie !

  3. I love your table topper. Please can you tell me what the ruler is that you used cos I definitely need one in my life.

  4. Cute block. I have more rulers than that. A friend buys almost every ruler that comes out. She does try them, at least once. Some of mine haven't been used yet, others are getting worn out.

  5. Sweet bunch of goodies for you! Yes, I have that many rulers...crazy!

  6. I have that many rulers...maybe more...and I promise I use them! Not all at once. :) blessings, marlene

  7. Love your candle mat!!! What ruler did you use to make these? or which pattern did you use even?

    I won't even blame you but give you credit for the inspiration. lol

  8. really nice block. boy! we quilters can get distracted so easily. It happens to me all the time. LOL

  9. I think I have almost all the same rulers, but I don't use them very often! Love that block!


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