Murrieta Stars got rolled down again and I am working on the second row of stars and part way down with it –there are 6 rows of stars so you can already see the half way point on this quilt. The row above the area I am working on is row 3 – the one with the pink star.
This is the area I finished on Saturday night and Sunday I rolled it down and got going on the side in the above photo. Grids go fast and by not doing all of them the same it keeps it interesting.
The first 5 rows of the blocks are sewn – next I will sew those first five rows together then I will go to the second half. Linking up to Em’s Scrapbag today and MCM#97 Cooking up Quilts — Love, Laugh, Quilt : Monday Making — Small Quilts & Doll Quilts —
Has anyone used these pins? I found them in my stuff in the move to the re-done sewing room – I have never used them and haven’t a clue when I bought them – I don’t remember buying them, maybe I won them in a give away I have won a lot of give away’s over the years. Like so many things they get pushed aside behind this or that and turn up years later – surely I’m not the only person this happens to.
While I was at the sewing machine this is the few from the window as the sun was going down. Reflections in the window but look how orange that sun was.
Last night we may have gotten our first frost – won’t know until this morning of course – I write and schedule my post the night before so I didn’t know as I wrote this – I decided to try to save the larger of the two ferns for a change. I haven’t a clue if I can keep this fern alive until the end of March – I guess I will find out. (I have never had luck with the ferns in the house in the winter and stopped trying about 10 years ago or more). I have it sitting in a metal bowl hoping to keep plenty of moisture in the plant and will try to remember to mist it almost daily and to turn the plant weekly so all sides get light. It stays a little cooler in the dining room as there is no heat vent in the room – it is a small room with the huge door way off the kitchen making it just an extension of the kitchen really and there is a heat vent on that side of the kitchen – the room stays about 66-67 degrees in the winter. This was an $8-10 fern – I don’t remember the exact price but it really wasn’t very large when I got it – you could see the pot it was in at the time as the length of the leaves were about where the water saucer is. I have a plant mat underneath it to protect the table top. That is a sweet potato vine growing on the windowsill – it hasn’t gotten very thick, I thought it would be bigger by now. I started it about 3 or 4 months ago it has been very slow to grow.