This is just a short post to let you know I'm still here just very busy. I did have 2-1/2 days off due to ice this week but chose to spend my time cutting a bunch of scraps that had accumulated into assorted strips/squares/bricks instead of vegging out in front of the computer. Then I finished the 20 blue Heartstring blocks. And then cut a BUNCH of 1/2 yds and smaller red fabrics into 2" strips for Heartstring centers, 7-1/2" squares for a quilt I'll be working on this weekend, and 5" squares that were promised to Paula a LONG time ago and more 5" squares for another project for me. And I've been cutting 7-1/2" white squares to go with the red ones. I'm making a scrappy nine-patch top for Clare's Leukemia project. I figured if I was going to make blocks I might as well just make a whole top. And then I misfigured the number of squares I needed (forgot I'd get 2 blocks from each set of red/white squares!) so now I have enough cut for 2 quilts. And depending on how sick I am of working with red/white when I finish the first she might just get 2. LOL!
I've started receiving birthday blocks and wanted to thank Cher, Pam G., Linda J., Vicky, and Pat for the lovely blocks they've sent. It's soooo exciting to check the mail each day. I thank each of you ladies again for helping to celebrate my birthday in this special way.
And I also want to thank Morah for the loverly CAT fabric she sent me. And believe it or not I did not have this one. Also I realized last night that I never publicly acknowledged a few gifts I received in November. My only defense for my bad manners is they both arrived the day before Thanksgiving which was the day my Dad died. So please forgive me Amy and JenClair! Amy was cleaning out her stash and sent me a BUNCH of cat fabrics. None of which I had! And JenClair sent a really neat art piece and wrist pincushion. Both of which I love very much! I've had to hide the pincushion from George cause for some reason he seems to think it's a cat toy sent just for his enjoyment. I've caught him twice jumping up on the table (which is a BIG no-no in my house!) to snag it. Thank you JenClair, Amy, and Morah for my lovely gifts. They all came at a time when I really needed a pickup. :-)
I'm really far behind on my email and I'm not sure I've sent the instructions to everyone who requested. Please be patient with me and I'll try to get that taken care of tonight.
This has turned out to be not such a short post after all so I'd better get back to work. Have a lovely day. :-)