Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hump Day

The heat and humidity continue to be almost suffocating this week.  Temps in the 90's with humidity in the 80's is not a comfortable combination.  I had hoped to get outside and do some sit down weeding today, but I think that may not be the best idea.  July in S.E. surprises.

Tom and I received the cutest siggies from Marij in The Netherlands this week.  Here is mine.

What a cute little sewing mouse!

Two more Dutch Treat blocks over the last two nights;


Ivy League

I also finished two chatelaines this week.  One is for  our guild's swap with our Aussie pen pals.  The other will be donated to the boutique at our guild's quilt show Labor Day weekend. I appliqued one of my signature Sue's on the one going to Australia.

I love this pattern by Connie Sue Haidel of Appleblossom Quilts.  I made one for myself 2 or 3 years ago and I use it every day!  I'd be lost without it when I'm doing hand work.

Using pictures from Connie's site, here is an explanation of all the cool features.

If you do any kind of hand work you'd love one of these and they are a breeze to make.


Teaquilts said...

Love the chatelaines; I keep saying I'm going to make one but it just hasn't happened yet.

The dutch treat blocks with embroidery just seems to add a little something special to the blocks. I saw embroidery on some of your previous blocks and they just really sparkle.

Caroline in NH said...

I have the Dutch Treat book, and I have a couple of blocks floating around here. I am a new fan of yours, and have been reading through your archives for a few days now, just to see your Dear Jane & Dutch Treat blocks. I never realized how many of the DT blocks had embroidery, though! I really do want to get back to mine. You are quite the inspiration.

Crispy said...

Pretty chatelaines...I'm not sure if they would work for me because I'm up and down all the time. Sure wish I could sit still for a few hours at a time....might get something done LOL.


Jacquie said...

Love the chatelaines. I can certainly see the usefulness for handwork times!

Barb said...

Thanks for explaining what they were and showing pictures because I never heard of them before.

Micki said...

I love the Dutch Treat blocks...just stunning!