Friday, April 14, 2006

Slow Progress


I've only managed to make 11 of the Sister's Choice blocks this week, but I also put together 3 Dear Jane blocks...all of them with applique! I'll dig those out later and post a picture. So far I'm pleased with how these blocks are turning out, although it does look awfully purple!

Tonight our daughters are in a reenactment of the Stations of the Cross at our church. This is always a very touching service. Last year my son played Jesus...it was so hard to watch him die on the cross and be laid out on the stripped altar...even if it was all pretend. Tomorrow we're headed to the Keswick Theater to see Jesus Christ Superstar. I haven't seen it since I was in high school. My kids grew up listening to the soundtrack, so hopefully we'll be able to control ourselves and not sing along to the performance! In July we're taking them to see Godspell in Philadelphia...that's another of my favorites, although I've never seen it onstage.

The weather has been damp and dreary all day. Other than a 2 mile walk this morning, I've been inside all day. It's so nice to be off school...I'm really looking forward to next week. It will include a trip to a quilt shop in my area, The Little Shop. I remember going to this store when I was a child, maybe 6 or 7 years old, to buy fabric. I picked out a pale green swiss dot (remember that stuff?) that my mother made my Easter dress out of. Over the years it has changed owners, expanded to the storefront next door and has become a delightful little quilt shop.

I hope everyone has a blessed Easter!

11 comments:

Finn said...

I think your Sister's Choice is looking great. It'll seem more balance once you have more blocks (as long as they aren't ALL purple...LOL..gotta cover my bases here). Even if they were, I'd love it!! Have a great Easter! Hugs, Finn

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I like those purple blocks! And 11 in 1 week isn't bad at all, I have been trying off and on all day to get to just 1 block!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Linda_J said...

your blocks look quite springlike.
Good job!

Jeanne said...

I think the purples are looking good!
Happy Easter ~
Jeanne :)

cher said...

I think the blocks look great, have a wonderful Easter.

Hanne said...

I like your blocks. I am looking forward to see your finished quilt. Happy Easter to you :-)

Sandra said...

The blocks are looking very pretty - I love the pale green with the pinky-purply colours!

Vicky said...

Wow, those look great! You're clipping right along on it.

I remember dotted swiss. Seems like every Easter dress was made from that. Maybe that's why I like dots so much now! :)

Happy Easter!

Laurie said...

Carolyn,
The blocks are looking awesome! Love the quilt below as well!!! Very nice!
Hugs
Laurie

Holly said...

Your Sisters Choice blocks are beautiful! I love the background fabric you are using and the purples are very nice!

Dawn said...

Your Sisters Choice blocks look great! I've always liked that block. Can't wait to see your Dear Jane blocks.