Thursday, May 15, 2014
I have a couple of comp days to burn from my recent business trip, so I took the day off and decided to spend it working on Dear Jane. 13 hours later, I've got 8 paper pieced blocks to show for a day's work.
Here's how my day went....hope yours was a tad more productive than mine :)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
and then ambled over to the Mexican Market to check out the Cinco de Mayo festival.
We stayed at the Mokara Hotel and Spa on The Riverwalk, which was nice.
The Riverwalk has mystical powers....not only can you purchase a 30 oz. margarita for $14, but you'll be stone cold sober after drinking it. It always impressed me that no one ever fell into the river on any of my trips there--what with all the drinking and the crowds and the narrow pathways, but I think I've now discovered the reason for this--there's no tequila in the drinks. :)
Regardless, a nice time was had by all. (And we had a bottle of Vodka in the hotel room, where there was a daily fresh tropical juice drink served in the lobby each day that provided a nice mixer).
What with planning for this trip, and another couple, there's been little time to sew and I'm behind on some of my self-imposed obligations. I had only completed 5 of the 10 monthly Dear Jane blocks I committed myself to, so once we were settled back home I flipped the switch to 'catch up mode'.
This weekend I was able to knock out 9 blocks. If you're counting, I've still got 6 more to go to be on track for this month...
...except that I screwed up and repeated a block I had already made (Curses!!!) So really, I've got 7 more blocks to do.
These are my two favorite blocks from this round of paper piecing:
I enjoy paper piecing. It's not something I do often, which is probably why I don't mind the precision involved.
Good luck to everyone entered in the big Giveaway. I need to find some time to check out the offerings. Because of this trip I wasn't able to participate this time around, but I've got a super fantastic giveaway for the next one.
Enjoy your week, and hopefully beautiful late Spring weather as well.