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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Block night

Once a month I have "block night" at the shop, and we make a new traditional 12" block every month. Tuesday was the second group this month, as I was unable to fit everyone that signed up in the shop at the same time LOL. We made the Monkey wrench block this month, and I just love seeing the different color combinations- don't you?

I also managed to finish the placemats, and they now reside at the shop- two in the window and two inside. With the weather yesterday- snowing horizontally- I thought they were quite fitting. I'm sure I would look just about the same if I tried skiing in that weater LOL.

I am still stitching away on Truly Scrumptious, and today I've sewn the pieced borders onto the blocks I finished stitching.
If you go to Lynette's blog, she has a wonderful free stitchery project for you to follow to celebrate her 1 year bloggiversary. I've traced mine, and I'm ready to start stitching, will you join? (ok, so the stitching might be AFTER next week and the big dance show the kiddos are in since I'll be there doing makeup and costumes just about every day and night...)But I have it ready to go... maybe I'll just take it along with me, there has to be a few spare moments in between it all, don't you think?


  1. Darling placmats. I can just picture them with black napkins tied with rickrack... Great job...

  2. Great blocks! And yes, I love seeing different colour combinations - how different a block looks with different fabrics!

    Great job on the placemats!
    Have a wonderful day! And fingers crossed spring is on the way - the snow yesterday was a real bummer! Hugs...

  3. Wish I could be there for block night, it sounds like great fun.

  4. The placemats made me smile the minute I saw them! They're wonderful. The blocks all look so different in the different fabrics. Fabulous!

  5. I love to see the different looks from the same pattern, too. The blocks are wonderful. Your placemats are cute! I also like the tablerunner from an earlier post.

  6. OMG, those dancing ice skating penguins are tooo cute!

  7. Takk for tipset med BOM'en! Overkomelege prosjekt...og veldig fint! Blokker er berre supert, for ein god ide du har hatt der!

  8. Så fine blokker og så forskjellige! Rart hvor mye valg av stoffer har å si.
    Spisebrikkene er kjempefine!
    Har snødd horisontalt hos oss også i dag ja...Det var faktisk så ille at vi ikke kunne være ute med barna i barnehagen der jeg jobber!
    Tusen takk for linken til Lynettes blogg. Tror jammen jeg må prøve å sy det stitcheryet der. Noahs ark høres ut som et artig prosjekt.

  9. Those penguins are so funny. Love them. Thanks for the link to Lynettes stitchery - I think I will do it too. Good luck to the kids for the show.

  10. Love the placemats!!! It is so wonderful to see the colour combination of the Monkey Wrench blocks....they all look great!!!

  11. Hello. It is so fun to see how diffrent the blocks looks. Great idea to make one block every month.
    And your crows are so funny.
    Have a great day in snow. It is to early for spring yet. Here in Trysil we has to wait untill after Ester... but then :-)

  12. Lovely blocks! I like your placemats, just so much fun.


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