It is a cold day here and snow is everywhere! This is definitely the most snow we have had since we moved here – and the most my kids have ever seen! The roads were plowed yesterday, though, and Tom said they weren’t too bad on his way into work, thankfully!
This week should be pretty laid back. I have things to get done but besides music lessons and a trip to the library, our schedule is pretty clear.
Today I have to work on my block for tomorrow’s Modern Japanese Block of the Month. Here’s a coloring/design page for you.
I have lots to do for school this week. We are working on the 1450-1750 A.D. period using the Barron’s AP World History as our guide and adding Geography, map work, videos, art & music history and supplemental fun materials, Chemistry + experiments from Janice Van Cleve’s A+ Projects in Chemistry. Andrew is working on Pre-Algebra and Sammy has been really enjoying Geometry. And of course, spelling, grammar, and writing. We have also been doing Spanish using Rosetta Stone. We will be starting pencil drawing for art later this week, too, which I am really looking forward to!
Tonight I’m making Chicken Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes. It’s been a long while since we have had that since it’s not the healthiest meal in the world – but it sounds so good. I’ll post a recipe later this week!
I’m also working on my second and better Dr. Who Tardis block from the tutorial by Jennifer Ofenstein over at Fandominstitches.
I also need to stalk my partner for the Modern She Made Swap. I have to make something with at least one star in it! I have some ideas but not sure yet.
This weekend I’m going to STLMQG Sew In Saturday. I need to figure out what I’m going to work on.
Finally, I’ve been practicing knitting at night. I found a knit block of the month and thought it would be a great way to practice different stitches and end up with an afghan. Unfortunately, the one I started with – looks like they didn’t ever finish it. So, I’ll be looking around to find other blocks or just making up my own! Here’s what I have done so far.
This block is The Honeycomb Cable Afghan Square by Fiona Robertson-Clarke. It was a fun block to do.
Here’s a close up of the detail:
Now I’m working on Big Twisted Cable Afghan Square by Lacie Lynnae.
Well, I’d better get busy! Check out these fun goings-on around blogland:
There is a great “Charm Friendly” Blog Hop with Tutorials & Giveaways hosted by Sew Lux Fabrics.
Sunday, 3/24 – Week 1 Giveaway Post
Tuesday, 3/26 – Lori at Lori H Designs
Saturday, 4/6 – Last day to enter projects on the Linky Post
Sunday, 4/7 – Week 3 Giveaway Post
Threadbias has a Quilt Design Tool Blog Hop. Looks like a pretty cool design tool and an alternative to EQ. Here is the line-up:
Studio Dragonfly has an Aurifil and Fat Quarter Giveaway – Ends Friday
Sew Can She has a giveaway for 2 yards of Robotic Fabric Ends 3/27
Don’t forget to check Pile O Fabric and Maureen Cracknell on Friday for their great giveaways!
Kristy Daum from St. Louis Folk Victorian has a giveaway as well as a fun new tutorial for Tipsy Triangles.
Cherished Bliss has a Southern Fabric Giveaway ending 3/28.
Sew Mama Sew Spring Giveaway Day has been announced as May 6th so mark your calendars!
Cinta @ My Poppet has a great Triangle Quilt Tutorial
Missing the flowers? Craft Buds & Craft Foxes have some great fabric flowers you can make!
Lee at Freshly Pieced has a great spring Quilt-Along coming up. I love her approach:
“It’s important to note that this will be a very laid-back, do-it-whenever-you-want kind of quilt-along. Because if the weather does improve, we might all want to go outside, after all. : ) So follow along at your own pace—the posts will be available indefinitely. I hope you’ll all join in!”
There is a new Modern Block of the Month Series on Sew Mama Sew by Alissa Lichner of Pile o Fabric. Looks fun!
The first Modern Block of the Month Series by Alissa Haight Carlton from Handmade by Alissa looks pretty fun, too!