Karen on August 27th, 2010

Finally got around to taking a photo of my July Stars – all pressed and squared up as well as they can be. I always find that I am a little off no matter how careful I am.

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My yellow on the large block is a little light I think but with the print that is in it maybe it will work out ok.  I will decide later when it is time to put the top together.  There have been several over the months that I wasn’t sure about and decided awhile back to decide when I put it on the design wall – you can never tell sometimes with scrap quilts when you lay it all out it looks just fine.

I have been working on the August blocks off and on since yesterday but things have not been going well.  I have not gotten back into my “sewing groove” if you know what I mean.  I will get part way through and run out of bobbin, then the thread acts up and I need to rethread the machine – then I will notice I cut something a little off and need to replace – I have 3 more stars to make and 4 half square triangles for the border.  No Irish Chain blocks this month – I haven’t looked ahead to see if I make some of those for September – it will be a surprise I guess.

Today got rather warm after a couple cool nights and yesterday was nice and only in the mid 80’s out here.  Today was in the low 90’s and humid enough to feel uncomfortable after awhile on the porch.  I was out there for awhile reading a book I picked up at Barnes and Noble when we were traveling and had never gotten around to reading it. It is called “Die For You” by Lisa Unger.  I don’t believe I have ever read her books and I really like this one.  I think I will be writing her name down in my notebook and look for her others at the library soon.  ( I write down names of authors on a tiny notebook I keep in my purse as I am always forgetting the names when I go to the library to look)

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