Ok, so it isn't a complete quilt. But, hey. I have been diligently going down to the studio and putting in my hour a day. Maybe even more! The baby is a trial, the way she is refusing to take a nice two hour nap twice a day, but I am making it work. Thank goodness for the baby monitor, which allows me to run down there and steel a few minutes while she is taking her cat naps.
As you see, I am working on the Kiss Me blocks AND the Dresden Plate blocks. The thing I love about Fig Tree fabrics is that you get such a total Look when you use them. Everything kind of blends with everything else. If you use these two quilts in the same room they will play beautifully together.
Next week I am going on a little trip with my kids to Lake Tahoe. I won't take my sewing machine, as there is no room in the car, what with the high chair, the portacrib, the diapers, the baby toys.... I will however, be taking some hand sewing projects. Birdie Stitches is making a long awaited reappearance, and I may just try to applique my Dresden blocks to their backgrounds. Don't worry about me, I plan to keep busy. I may get in some reading by the pool as well.
If you are looking for some fun summer reading, I have some recommendations for you. I recently finished a wonderful book called Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, by Tom Franklin. Really a great read. Kept me right on the edge of my seat. Two Southern men who were boyhood friends grow up and become estranged, and then find out as adults they have more in common than they ever could have imagined.
I am also reading a series called "Bloody Jack" that my sisters recommended to me. It is technically young adult fiction, but I am enjoying every bit of it. A young orphan on the streets of London finds a job as a "ships boy" on a British Naval ship that is going on a mission for a couple of years. Great story, and by the way, the boy is really a girl....