Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Setback

My idea of getting back into a routine didn't exactly work out for me yesterday.  My husband and son both decided to choose Monday to stay home sick.  Today, my daughter and I have joined the party.  Ugh!

These gorgeous flowers did arrive for me yesterday.  Thanks Dad!!!  I guess the florist messing up the Valentine's Day order actually worked in my favor.  They certainly brightened my day.

I guess UPS doesn't take off President's Day.  This book was also delivered to me yesterday.  I'll probably spend some time browsing this while lounging on the couch today.  I'm hoping to get inspiration for another AAQI quilt.  I also hope to catch up on my emails and blog reading as I am WAY behind on that.

I did find some time to sneak into my studio in between checking on my boys.  I made two house blocks for V's Basics Inc. charity project.  This was another first for me.  I've never made houses before.  (I'm starting to realize there is a lot of quilting out there still for me to discover!!)

I think the colors work better together in this block.  I plan to make some more.  Would you like to make some houses?  Victoria is collecting as many as she can get for this wonderful organization that helps put families back into homes.  Click on the button to learn all about it.

You can also Click here to read the post (in case my button link doesn't work).  Thanks.

Have an amazing day!!


  1. Luv the house blocks! Victoria will be thrilled! Happy sewing!

  2. Yuck! I hope you and the rest of your family are feeling better very soon!

  3. Hope you and everyone else is feeling better soon!

  4. AAh. Hopefully the family lets you rest too. Feel better!

  5. I love BOTH of the blocks!!! Thanks Rene' You're a doll! hope everyone is well soon!!!

  6. I hope you feel better! Both of your blocks are cute, but I really love the fabric on the second one!

  7. Get well soon, Rene! Those house blocks are cute.

    Thank you for visiting my sew-n-tell. I appreciate your kind words. Please visit again.:)

  8. This is one thing I have yet to tackle...a quilt...my sister even owns a quilt shop! I guess it is kind of like having a good book to read, I want to save it for when I can really enjoy and savor it. So for now I will just live vicariously through all of you!
    Lovely blog!

  9. That Pretty Little Mini Quilts book looks promising. I'm going to see if the library has a copy. I need to start making some smaller quilts for a change!