Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Swoon block #6

Block #6 is finished which means I am two thirds of the way complete with this quilt top - I'm quite pleased about that! I could probably be finished, but  have been puttering at other things. There were some busy months leading up to the end of 2011 and there were things that didn't get done which needed to be taken care of. This semester (I work in post-secondary, so I tend to block out life by the semester) I do not need to be in my office very much and am able to set my own schedule, provided I meet all my obligations. I've been taking a day here and there to catch up on errands and other important duties, like long lunches with friends. My husband and I are going on a trip later this month; it is a cruise, and we have never been on one before so we have been trying to make sure we have all our ducks in a row and make arrangements for shore excursions and the like. Of course, I just can't click a button and add it to my cruise. Nooo. Rather, I'm compelled to find as many reviews as I can and make sure it's a "really cool trip".

Anyway, all this busy-ness impedes my Swoon progress, but it is self-inflicted. I'd like to send Swoon off to the quilter before I leave on my trip and I'll be quite satisfied doing so. Pretty sure I'll be on target to do so.

The fabrics in this one are Hope Valley (such a pretty line!) and Dehli, by Valori Wells. The Valori Wells piece came as part of a bundle I ordered two summers ago. I'm not familiar with the line and imagine it is long gone by now, but I really like this butterfly print and wonder what the other fabrics might have been like.

We are having spring-like temperatures here on the first day of February. This is definitely not seasonal for the Canadian prairie, but I deifnitely don't mind not having to contend with ice and snow on the roads and pathways. I do wonder if the lack of moisture will translate into problems for the farmers come summer, but I will just enjoy what we are getting here and now.

Have a good Wednesday.



  1. so lovely - and how exciting that you are going on a cruise! fun.

  2. I just love your swoon blocks! Your points look perfect. Your cruise sounds very exciting, can't wait to hear all about it.