Did you notice that I wasn’t here yesterday? I decided that in honor of 9/11 I would take a moment of silence on my blog. There are so many emotions tied up in the day. I remember exactly how I found out about the Twin Towers. I lived in CA, so it was 5:52 am when the first plane hit. I worked with my mom at the time and she was already at our office. She called me in a panic and told me not to come to work, she didn’t want me to have to drive across the San Francisco Bay that day. I went over to my God Father’s house, he is a retired marine, and spent the day with him. I was too jittery to be alone, and I was petrified with my dad working in San Francisco and my mom having to get on a bridge to come home. Every year since meeting my husband 9/11 has taken a different meaning for me. The sacrifice hits that much closer to home. So that’s why I wasn’t here yesterday, I wanted to take the time to really think about what happened all those years ago.
The past 2 days I have been sewing like crazy and I wanted to show you some of my projects:
September blocks for Bee Awesome. Sheetal asked for Creams, Whites, and pops of warm happy colors. She mentioned that she loved mustard yellow, burnt orange and red. I noticed in the blocks she already had that a few had included some aqua and gray, so I threw those colors in thinking they would blend in nicely.
These are the September blocks for the Trust Circle of Do.Good Stitches. We were requested to make the Woven Block from Jenna’s Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL back at the beginning of this year in warm bright colors. I hope I hit the mark!
I also joined a different type of bee and it starts October 1st. You may recognize some of the blocks below from pictures I posted on Facebook.
Each of us in the Bee are making a starter row and then we will ship our row off to the next person who will use our row as inspiration. We were able to set basic guidelines and request colors. My guidelines are that each block include at least 1 flying goose (can you tell that I LOVE flying geese?) and that the colors are rainbow colors – ROYGBIV. This quilt will be for the day bed in our play room so I want it to be bright and happy! I am so excited to ship it off and see what the next person comes up with and adds to it!
I hope everyone is having a great hump day!