I didn't have many goals in March but at least I was a little more realistic about what I could do - it's about time I was more realistic and it's all about time that I don't seem to have! This is the Botanika block I've been trying to finish for the last three months. Those little circles nearly did me in! This is hand appliqued and is the 4th block in a series. This is one of those "it might take me a lifetime" quilts. I love applique but some of the pieces are just so small that I get frustrated.
You may remember this quilt from an earlier post. I was given these triangles, some already made into blocks, to make into a quilt for Children's hospital. I put together the blocks and it was the ugliest quilt I've ever seen. After I added the stars it was better, but still not good. A fellow blogger suggested I add a face so in came the mouth and eyes for the largest star. This is a lot better than it was! It's gone to be machine quilted and when it comes back I could still add some embellishments if anyone has any ideas. And I sure wish someone has some ideas because it still doesn't look like something a child would jump up and down about getting.
This wasn't on my March goals list but I made it this month so you get to see it today. It's wool on suede cloth and is hand appliqued. When I bought the pattern I was thinking spring because of the bluebird. When I got it home I realized it had acorns on it. Guess that means it's autumn?
This is the quilt I made last week at Quiltmania, our guild's quilt retreat. I'm calling it "A Rose By Any Other Name." I took it to the quilter today and I'm anxious to see it when she finishes. Several months ago I redecorated my sister's guest room and I posted about it. If I could remember when I went to see my sister then I could remember when I posted that and I could show you but since I can't remember any of that I'll just say I did it in vintage roses. This will be perfect in that room. Oh dear, since I can't remember when I did the redecoration does that mean I also don't remember the roses right? Could it have been sunflowers? Just kidding...it was roses. Really it was.
Another goal was reading Kim Edwards' book The Memory Keeper's Daughter. I'm counting this as compleated but at the same time confessing I skimmed a lot of it. It was not my favorite even though I know that those of you who read it think it is awesome. I'm not sure why I didn't like it so if you haven't read it you should try it. Most everybody else loves it.
And last, but not least, I managed to lose 5 more pounds! That's 10 since December 26. While I have certainly cut back on food I also have been working out at the physical therapist's. Since I won't be going there any more I'm going to try pushing the baby stroller a lot while I'm babysitting to make up for it. Hope that works!