The Surrounded by Scraps mystery quilt-a-long came out yesterday, and today I finished up sewing the rectangular blocks. A few 1 1/2″ squares sewn to 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles and a colorful pile is ready for clue 3 to come in March.
Lots of chain piecing, which goes quickly, especially as I just finger pressed until the blocks were done.
Now they join the 4 and 9 patch blocks and wait in the closet for their next addition. I’ve a big pile of bigger squares that will be involved somehow.
This is all the sewing that I’ve gotten done since before the weekend, because we’ve been very occupied with this new little addition to the family:
Meet Theo, our new five month old beagle/dachshund/mystery mix puppy. Who maybe should have been named Puddles.
My youngest son has been asking for a dog for years, and we decided that he was old enough, and responsible enough. Now we are all taking turns spending a lot of time outside, usually in the pouring rain, waiting for him to decide to pee. It takes up a lot of sewing time!
But he’s sort of adorable, so it is hard to mind. Actually, last night at nearly 10:00 as I stood in the cold, dark, dripping backyard, it wasn’t that hard. I bought a huge golf umbrella on the way home today.