Ice Day

My nephew posted this with the caption: The city closed down because of ice.

Well, it may not be a lot of ice, but the streets are covered with black ice.
I, for one, am glad that I do not have to drive on it.
Walking to the mailbox was treacherous enough.
We need to enjoy this temperature, because the 100+ degree weather is just around the corner.

I spent this afternoon making the Valentine burrito pillowcases for my grand-kids.
For my granddaughter, I found some cute Bee Happy fabric.
I chose a Bee My Valentine theme for her.

For my grandson, I found a donut fabric. He loves sprinkle donuts, so I thought this would be perfect.
I plan to make  a felt donut for his “card”, but I do not have a dark brown felt for the icing.
Since it is too icy for me to venture out, the donut project has been put on hold.

On his card I will write this message:
Donut Forget 
You are My Valentine
I will also add some donut jokes.
Knock Knock…
Who’s there…
Donut who?…
Donut ask, it’s a secret!


Why did the donut go to the doctor?…
Because it was feeling crummy!

I know. I know.
I am going stir crazy in this house.
I need some fresh air!

Burrito Pillowcase

My granddaughter has a favorite six-year-old stuffed animal.
Her mom has performed “surgery” on Puppy three times already.
Puppy goes everywhere.
Puppy even made the trip to Tulum, Mexico.
My granddaughter  carries Puppy in a protective pillowcase that she calls his home.
I decided to make a new “home” pillowcase for Puppy.
I adapted the pattern just and made it a bit more narrow.

I might have enough fabric leftover to make a purse.

Family, Music, and Quilting…

So much of what we do is ephemeral and quickly forgotten, even by ourselves, so it’s gratifying to have something you have done linger in people’s memories.
John Williams

It has been a great weekend.
My nephews invited my sisters and I to attend the San Antonio Symphony  concert.
It was a night of music by John Williams.
My sons played John Williams music when they were in the high school orchestra, so the night brought back sweet memories.

I am not the greatest at taking selfies.

This morning, my siblings and I extended our Memorial Day celebration with a breakfast.
I always enjoy time spent with my sisters.
Wish my brother could have been here.

Last night, my son sent me a video of the graduate opening the gift of the Transformer quilt and pillowcase that I made.
The surprise and delight, along with his enthusiastic commentary, made me smile.

Seeing this reaction of someone receiving something I made,  inspired me to begin working on the quilt of valor.
The design I chose was the Big Star Block.

I spent about two hours cutting the blocks and making half-square triangles.
It did not take long to piece the triangles.
Tomorrow, I will assemble the sixteen blocks.

These were the first blocks that I cut and pieced.
I found some white stars -on -white fabric that I thought would look nice as part of the star.
The other white blocks will be plain white.

Tomorrow, I will assemble the Big Star Block and add a sash.
After that, who knows?
I haven’t figured that out just yet.
But, first things first.
If it doesn’t rain as predicted, I plan to spend some time at Brackenridge Park.

Moving On to the Next Project (s)

This morning, I was able to finish the Morning Sun quilt.
I am behind on projects I had planned, plus I added projects when I found great fabric!
I am getting a late start, but here is my To-Do list:

  • Christmas messenger bag for my granddaughter
  • Christmas purse for my sister’s December birthday
  • Christmas purse for me
  • Table runners
  • Burrito Pillow Cases (2)
  • Fabric storage canisters ( Big Maybe)

I better get started.