In her own words:
Finally! My UFO Cupcake Challenge is done......late! A major problem with UFO's is that U Forget. I picked up my notes, cut out all the letters, fused the letters to two of the borders.....and then found that I had the wrong oath. What?? One side of my notes had the Presidential Oath, the other the Officers Oath. Why both in my notes? I can't remember why I did that. Redo.
The UFO curse continued while basting. Went to the last section remaining to baste....short a few inches. What??
I had not centered properly. I could not bring myself to remove all those pins so I cut off some of the backing, inserted about 6 inches of another fabric and put it back on the table and finished basting.
This spring Gwen Marston came to NJ. I took a wonderful class with her. She mentioned that she uses a single width binding on her quilts. I tried it here. Perfect! This worked beautifully with the stripe and saved lots of yardage.
So 'POTUS 1789 - 1901" is done! When I told Barb and Jill the name of the quilt they said Huh?? POTUS means President of the United States.
My UFO had a baby. I ended up with lots of black and white triangles, right sides together, when making the second block. Can't waste them! Turned all of them into little hsts. I accidentally put some of the together wrong forming white "flying geese". Decided I liked that mistake, makes it a little more interesting, so they are at the top of this little quilt, 12" X 13", called The First Four. It is now in my UFO pile.....
Butterflies are Free (FFF)
For the past 12 years or so Hanna and I have raised butterflies around this time of year. This year we had 5 painted ladies and the best release ever! We did it while coco was at school. You can see last years release here.
It's alway a challenge getting them out of their house.
In the center of these bushes across the yard, one sat for quite a while. Usually they fly out and leave our yard immediately.
This little one was the last to leave and didn't want to.
I finally got it on my finger where sat for a while. It really was the best butterfly day we've had. They stayed in the yard for at least 5 minutes.
Have a wonderful weekend~