I didn't accomplish much sewing this weekend.
Saturday was a beautiful day. I woke up and thought, "Okay, I really need a pedicure if the weather is going to be this nice." Sweet Pea had been begging me to paint her toes this weekend. So, I called the little spa down the street from us and asked if they could get us in at 10 am. They said, "Sure!" Sweet Pea was downstairs watching TV. (I had begged her the night before to let me sleep in on Saturday, because I was so exhausted from the work week. She had quietly gone downstairs to watch TV so as not to wake me.) I called her upstairs. It was about 9:15 am.
I said, "Better get dressed. I just called and made pedicure appointments for us at 10:00 this morning."
She looked at me, smiled, and threw her arms around my waist. She said, "Thank you, Mom! You're the best."
My heart melted. I had expected her to be happy. But I didn't expect her to be THAT happy!
It was St. Patrick's Day. She didn't want to get pinched, so she dressed accordingly. Don't you love the matching sweater for her and her doll that my mom made? She even has green flip flops. Cracks me up.
I love how our salon has kid-sized pedicure chairs. Sweet Pea totally digs that about this place. Without even a suggestion from me, she brought her own book to read while she soaked. LOL!
(Sorry the photos above aren't the best. I took them with my phone, and the morning sun was pretty bright and intense!)
I had a bunch of errands to run, including getting her some new warm weather clothes. So, we did that.
Before we left home that morning, Sweet Pea had asked if she could pack a lunch so we could take a break from errands and eat at the park. So we did. We played for a while at the park, too.
Then, we drove to Grand Rapids to pick up my sewing machine. It was at the hospital--well, not really. Let's say it was at the spa. It wasn't broken (though it was making a funny noise), but it did need a good cleaning and tune up. I really needed my machine back, and it was done. So we just ran up and back to get it.
I love my Featherweight, and I love my little Janome Jem. But I tell you, it was SOOOO good to have my big Janome 6500 back. I just love this machine and its features.
On Sunday, I got out my Cotton Club blocks. I am supposed to be on Month 6. But I hadn't started Month 3 yet. So, I set out to complete Month 3 this weekend. This BOM is by Bonnie Blue Quilts, the same designer who designed the pattern for my Lincoln's Watch quilt. Here are the four blocks for Month 3.
The blocks are 5.5" square. Often, the blocks have similar construction techniques, or a theme, each month. I liked how this month the blocks were really all the same, but each more intricate than the last. Here is the first block. (I just noticed I cut off the point on this bottom red triangle. Oops. May have to go back and fix that.)
This last block also has a pinwheel in the center and it has the half-square triangles in the corner blocks. Also, the star points are turned the opposite way to form a "square-in-a-square" instead of a star. I liked this block the least. It was also tricky to construct. Or I was just getting tired. This one got a little wonky on me. But I didn't feel like fixing it. It is what it is.
Like I've said before, one cool thing about this club is that each month you also get a bonus pattern using one or more of the blocks from that month. This month, the bonus pattern was for this pincushion. I really love this about this BOM. Makes it especially worth the money.
Now, I need to get on to Month 4! LOL.
I have some other good stuff to show you from last week. I need time to create the posts, though.
My friend, "Scarlett" is having a book giveaway over at her blog. Go check it out! Enter to win! (I wrote a whole post about her book giveaway, and then it got deleted as I went to post/edit it. Sigh. Sorry, Scarlett!)
The weather is so beautiful right now. I can't believe it! We went on our first family motorcycle ride tonight. It was so very pleasant. This weather is just what I needed. I'm loving it.
Hope you are all well and enjoying some nice weather, too.
Until next time,