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Sunday, April 7, 2013

I have been really bad about posting, I know. So far I have few followers so I guess that's okay. I know I need to do more and I am trying. 

It's a  beautiful day in Virginia Beach. My husband and I began the afternoon with our first beach walk of the season with our pug at Dam Neck Beach. It's still a bit chilly with the wind so it wasn't a real long one. Then I slipped in to finish my 12 x 12. 

I also spent a couple of hours helping my hubby weed my blackberries that he has moved. They were under the shade of the neighbor's ever growing Bradford Pear tree which was totally inhibiting their production. Mind you, Rick doesn't even eat them, although he will allow me to put them in our nightly fruit smoothy now that we've gone Paleo. So this is a labor of love for him.  

Yesterday I worked on my Orange 12 X 12 for  a small local group of quilters affectionately know as the Quilt Sluts. I am only 6 12 x 12's behind the pack. In my defense, I do work full time and I have been doing a lot of challenges. I have vowed to back off a few of these but first I need to catch up. 

Here are some pictures first in progress...

The next one is the finished 12 x 12...well all but a label and a title. I have not named this one and I need to do that. If you have an idea, please let me know. 


And the last picture is of a close-up of the finished 12 x 12. I am happy with how it turned out. I sort of did this one backwards. I found an idea then painted my background and bird. Then I decided which color I was working on. Next I finished the quilting and backing.

Now I need to decide if I can handle washing my car or sew some more. Seems like a no brainer...poor car!


  1. I like your new 12 x 12. It makes me think of the blue birds waiting for spring.

  2. The 12 x 12 looks great. I love how you added the words!

  3. I'm glad you both like it. It was a fun one to do.

  4. I love this one!

    I don't see the 'follow my blog' button......Did you find it in the blogspot info? I see the bloglovin one, google, and email subscriptions.