Sunday, August 31, 2014

ALYOF August Finish

How did I do this month ?

I finished piecing all the main blocks for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. All 42 blocks! I've been stashing the finished blocks in my regular Super Satchel keeps them flat, together in one place, and dust-free.

I got the last two triangles of Hawaiian-style appliqué basted and a good start stitching. I didn't get them finished because I had to wait so long for the fabric to arrive. That was out of my control.

I'm hoping to get some machine-quilting done tonight.

Jay starting kindergarten has put a hamper on things. Everyone says "aw, it'll just be you and the baby and restful and quiet". Not. Afternoon kindergarten isn't as easy as I thought. I'm trying to walk Jay to school, so I can start exercising again. (Weight gain and swelling from pregnancy is not fun. And I don't lose any weight while I'm breast feeding.) But taking him to school, then going back for him less than 3 hours later, is not easy. And the baby isn't getting much rest. He'll just get to sleep after nursing and I'll have to put him in the stroller or car seat for school. Then when I get him home, I'll feed him to sleep again and he won't get much sleep before going back. And I'm all hot and sweaty because it's still summer hot outside and it's afternoon. And not much time for me to do anything in between.

It's just the start of the third week of school for S, and the second week for Jay, so hopefully some routine will take shape. And hopefully, baby will get more rest on the day hubby is at home, so I can be with baby if he falls asleep, and hubby can bring Jay home.


  1. Great job on completing 42 blocks!!! Hope your family routine will set in soon and everything will get easier!
    Happy Labor Day!

  2. The blocks look great and yes you will get into a new rhythm with the new routine soon.