Saturday, April 21, 2012

Beautiful El Paso Saturday and My Jane G-10 and I-5

Encouraging words of the day:
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. ~ Philippians 4:6, NLT
It's a beautiful Saturday in El Paso. I'm sitting in the back yard with my husband doing yard work. He loves it and just likes for me to sit out here and read or blog as he putters. That works for me. Our yard is looking beautiful.
You've seen where I've posted about how happy I am sewing "My Jane" blocks following "Aunt Reen's Quilts." ( ) instructions. I've now made 8 blocks and 2 triangle blocks using her cutting instructions. Here is the pile of "My Janes" completed. I'll be posting them in the days to follow.
For right now, here are a couple that I made on our recent road trip following my cutting and applique technique. G-10 was no problem. Nice.
I-5 is another story. I think it looks goofy. I am just now beginning to realize that "My Jane" is going to have a lot of wonderful blocks mixed in with another lot of "good enough" blocks. It's going to be an interesting finish one day :)
"It's So Kiki" is having a terrific giveaway for the "Colonial Needle Blog Hop."She has and assortment of notions, books, thread and rulers all for one winner. - ends April 25th.
"Love Affair With My Brother" is also having a terrific giveaway for the "Colonial Needle Blog Hop." She has an assortment of notions for 3 winners. - ends April 25th.
I'm trying to learn how to blog from my iPad and I haven't figured out how to change all these colors. I change my old post to orange-colored font so I know that I've already posted that but I don't know how to change the orange to green (the current post color) on my iPad. The giveaways I've found are usually red.So, that's why all the different colors are appearing. Yes, I'm having a difficult time. Between learning the "new and improved" Blogger and now how to blog using Blogsy on my iPad...
That is all.


sunny said...

I think I'm in love with your dh!

Julie Fukuda said...

I am so jealous of your technical skill and all those pretty blocks. On the other hand, I can pull weeds with the best of 'em.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your yard looks beautiful! What a great husband you have! Look at all those beautiful Jane blocks - you are making GREAT progress on them!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

WEll I agree that your yard looks wonderful since I just saw it yesterday! I love that you discovered Aunt Reen's web site and her wonderful cutting instructions! As usual, I think the block you call "goofy" is the pretty one of the two you posted!

Needled Mom said...

Your DJs are looking great to me. I doubt that you will even notice your concerns when they are all assembled.

Josie McRazie said...

1) finished is better than perfect LOL I remind myself this every time I finish a Jane block!!
2) they add 'charachter' to your quilt! hehe and let me tell you mine will be FULL of charachter!!
I think you have done a great job!