Sunday, June 12, 2011

Civil War BOW – Ladies’ Aid Album (24)

Again this week I was anxious to do my Civil War BOW block.  So I worked on it this afternoon.  But I really wasn’t 100% happy with my color selections …

24 Ladies' Aid Album

So, I did a second version this evening …

24 Ladies' Aid Album B

My husband likes the (first) purple version best.  Anyone else have an opinion?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A little anniversary shopping …

Yesterday was our 19th. wedding anniversary.  We drove to Mt. Vernon, Ohio to visit a quilt shop that will be closing its’ doors this coming Friday.  I was able to add to my Civil War repro stash … (some of these came from the other shop in Mt. Vernon too)


When I got home, my monthly Civil War fat quarter packet from Keepsake Quilting was waiting in the mailbox …


So lots of new Civil War fabrics got added to the stash!!!!!

Oh, and I had to pick up just a little addition for my black & white collection …


From Mt. Vernon we headed down to Columbus and I got a new outfit for one of my upcoming speeches.  Then we hopped over to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get popover pans (and about a gazillion other kitchen things).  Then it was on to Polaris to hit Accent On Image where hubby bought me two new beads and one new spacer (Pandora of course) to fill up my other bracelet.  And you know we just HAD to walk down to Williams-Sonoma where we managed to find a few things that we just HAD TO HAVE!  Thankfully for our checkbook, by this point it was time to head over to Carrabba’s to meet Mom and Dad for dinner.  (It was her 63rd. birthday)  We had a nice time!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Civil War BOW–Illinois Roads (23)

Despite the way our day started, I was able to still get some rest to ease the pain in my knee – and then get to work on this week’s block.  (which was one of the easier ones!)  As you can see, I couldn’t resist the urge to go back to my fussy cutting.

23 Illinois Roads

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Civil War BOW–Blockade (22B)

Okay, I just had to do block 22 over again.  I liked the color combination that I used for it originally – but I didn’t think it would really go with the color palette that I’ve been using for the entire project.  I had it up on the design wall all day Sunday and all day Monday – and the more I looked at it – the more I knew I just had to re-do it!  So tonight I did.  Here’s the new version …

22 Blockade B