WIP Wednesday #8

Been traveling since last Thursday and just got in a couple of hours ago. SO what did I get accomplished since last week???  Not blogging, obviously…

I know, I know….  I’ve been talking about this for weeks, but remember, I’m a hand quilter.  With 1700 miles, as a passenger, under my belt, you would think it would be completed, but no.  Closer but not finished.

I now have 223 blocks out of 378, finished.  I also finished this book, which I really enjoyed!

I hung out with these people, that I really like!

And these nieces that I never get to spend enough time with.  They are always out to have a good time!  Oaky, I have lots of nieces that I don’t get to spend enough time with and yes, they are all out for a good time, but these three?  It was especially fun hanging with them!

Our incredible navigator and captain!  Good peeps!

And a whole boat load of people both at the official family reunion (93) and then at the family gathering on the boat (25+)!

We also hit up an awesome quilt show in Mount Vernon, IL, on our way, to the Ozarks.  If you get a chance to go.  Do. It.  Lots of great ideas over multiple buildings!

A silk quilt made from ties.  Awesome!

And a cathedral windows quilt, 8 years in the making, that makes me want to rethink giving one a go….  It was just beautiful!

We even got in a bit of hiking.
Beautiful country.

The Ozark Mountains are like no other part of Arkansas….

I, also, finished off my final Pay It Forward commitment and hand delivered it.  Our traditional home-made salsa, our new zippier, smoother version and a jar of pickles made from Grandma Ellis’ recipe!  I hope they enjoy it!  But mostly just glad *that* pressure is finally off!

Hope you had a productive week and if not, then maybe next week will be better.  Click on over to our hostess and see what all everyone else is doing, maybe something there will inspire you!


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8 Responses to WIP Wednesday #8

  1. Natalie says:

    Wow, looks like you’ve been busy having fun! I agree, that huge cathedral windows quilt is amazing! I don’t think I have the fortitude for something like that. I also just finished reading Sarah’s Key– I really liked it, too!


    • sewfrench says:

      Wondering where I heard of Sarah’s Key? Maybe from you? It appears to have been a quilter, based on comments I’ve heard…. I should take notes.
      I attempted a 4 place cathedral window, just to say I had and didn’t even get it as large enough to make a pillow top….. Another day….

      And we always have fun when we get with family, we just live too far apart. Good times, good times.


  2. Looks like you’ve been having a great summer and the houndstooth quilt looks amazing!


  3. Melinda says:

    I read Sarah’s Key a while back. Really good book. I can’t wait to see your quilt finished, but it already looks great!


  4. Lynette says:

    What a fantastic looking time! That looks like it was an amazing boat to be on.


    • sewfrench says:

      Yes, it is a gorgeous boat on a beautiful lake, 4 bedrooms on an 80′ boat is larger than our first house. Or second…. Family time is precious, I just wish we had more of it!


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