Blessed Easter Sunday Friends!

I received the sweetest card in the mail on Friday… it made me smile so big too….

This came to me and my honey from a dear friend … how nice and timely it was to receive it for us 🙂

We have had a busy week here but mainly I have been making headway on just 2 projects to share…

Here is the squirrel I was starting on after last weeks posting….

 And a hand quilting facebook group has a daily challenge going from the 15th of April to the 15th of May called #month of stitches… so of course I had to join in to keep me stitching each day 😀

This is the next block after the squirrel…

 And finally the block to the far left side of this row…

 Then the week was coming to an end so I took stock of the blue bells by the front porch looking so beautiful still… and even with rain coming down each day this weekend they stand tall… AMAZING!!!

 In the middle of the week I focused on working on a Oriole bag for a friend of my daughter that was commissioned a bit ago…

 Here is a close up of the main parts… They are drying from being Scotchguard coated to keep it clean longer 🙂

Next week I should have it done and ready to mail to the recipient… I think she will be pleased !!!
Linking this progress to Wendy’s Peacock Party HERE … Check out Wendy’s post for the most amazing quilt she is hand piecing together 🙂  And a new quilt along Jen Kingwell has planned too!

I rolled the quilt then…

 And have been working on these 2 blocks here….

I am so pleased with my quilting progress here as it is LOTS of work and it is moving along at a clip thank goodness… the next quilt will arrive this week too!!!!  Linking this cute bear and more to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching Linky Party HERE … where Kathy is putting the binding on a project she will share in total tomorrow on her blog and has some scrumptious hand iced cookies too ❤

I am planning a new bag for my darling daughter Brandi… a backpack purse!!!

 Here is a look at the inside and back of this bag design but the one above is more her design likings…

 We disagree on which Tula Pink print would look best on the flap of this backpack purse… what do you all think???  Can you say Left or Right???

If it helps these are the other fabrics she has picked for this bag… all that could change but her fave print of all these are the violet purple ones  but she enjoys the yellows too…

Here is a color wheel I got last week… violet/purple is just across form the yellow colors too… so that didn’t help us much… anyone with ideas??

 So as we look at life through Easter Sunday eyes… do you dare to take a step doing the right thing or in the right direction of your life??? Sometimes the right step is scary!  Does this make sense to you??

Think about it as you stitch this week… does this apply to you??  It certainly gave me food for thought this week!

I continue to listen to books on my headphones as I quilt and do housework etc… I am really enjoying a break from videos and movies too… my mind is more active listening to a book and imagining the characters… do you find this to be true if you have read or watched the same shows and compared them???  I have watched a bit of movies available on Hallmark NOW this week though and enjoy the POstables for sure!!!  I am watching the 10th of 12 shows as they become available to me 🙂

Meanwhile… Be in love with ALL of your life friends… and have a Happy Easter Sunday!!


8 thoughts on “Blessed Easter Sunday Friends!

  1. Gretchen Weaver

    Your crib quilt is coming along so well. I like the oriole bag pieces too. I suggest for the back pack purse you use the fabric your daughter likes the best. Have a great week! Happy Stitching!


  2. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    I agree with Gretchen on the backpack – go with what your daughter wants even if you don't agree as she will be the one using it 🙂 your quilting is coming along great and looks like you have gotten a lot of work done on it.


  3. Teresa

    Hi just found your blog today and signed up as a follower on bloglovin. Enjoyed seeing your pretty blocks you are handquilting. I have a quilt that I hope to get in my hoop soon to start quilting. Your designs are so nice and special for each block. Looking at the pretty card and the other sayings you have on your blog, got me to thinking it would be a nice quilt of sayings just from the cards we receive. Hmmm..I have an old stack of Christmas cards that I might have to try this out on.


  4. Quilter Kathy

    Lovely to see your hand quilting progress! i don't think I could stitch every day, but I would enjoy trying that challenge sometime… definitely not during tax time!I love both of the Tula fabric choices, so I'm no help!Happy Easter!


  5. Deb

    Oh I love all those fabrics your daughter chose, I think the one on the left is perfect for the flap with the yellow and purple picking ip the rest of her colors.


  6. Kim

    So many lovely stitching pretties to be seen here. I rather love the right Tula Pink fabric. Tip toeing through life at times is rather necessary. =) I am looking forward to seeing that fabulous bag stitched all together.



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