Well my weekend didn't go quite as planned. It wasn't all a loss though. I did accidentally confirm that I am still allergic to wheat. That left me without a ton of energy but I got some blocks read for the Country School Quilters meeting Tuesday.
We do a little block drive every month to collect blocks to make a charity quilt. Most of them are for the veteran's hospital. I volunteered to organize the drive for September and picked a simple string block. I've cut foundations and the center strip and will hand those out at the meeting Tuesday. Hopefully people will take them and add scrappy purple and green strings to make the blocks. Otherwise, I'll be making lots of purple and green string blocks over the next few months.
Yesterday was the glorious first day fo the NFL season and I'm calling these my football flowers. There were 3 games and I got 3 of my applique flower blocks done. If I keep this up (which I won't) I would have all the blocks done by the end of the season. I do love these blocks. It just amazes me how much the blanket stitch does to these blocks.
I waiting on my fabrics to arrive from Paula Nadelstern and when they get here I'll be pretty much heads down working on the sample quilt for her. I'm glad I have the Fractured project so I can work on it for a few minutes at a time during breaks. I also have some postcard projects set up and ready for 15 minutes of stitching and the longarm projects are simple all over quilting. I think I'm ready for a 3 week marathon on the sample quilt.
The wheat allergy came from my own lack of diligence in the kitchen. It lasts a few days but should be pretty much cleared up by tomorrow. It wasn't a horrible reaction. It's just left me very itchy and with a distinct lack of motivation. It happens. Once or twice a year I goof up.
But it's a new week and time to get on with it! Check out what everyone else is doing over at Patchwork Times.