Monday, May 2, 2011

Hey, Where Did April Go?

I can't believe it's already May. Not that I'm complaining. I'm SO ready for summer. The good news is, I'm finally feeling better. I have a head cold that just won't quit (maybe if spring ever comes to Minnesota to stay, I can be done with that, too), but at least the pain in my shoulder and arm is nearly gone. I love my chiropractor!

The bad news... there really isn't any bad news in the grand scheme of things. Life is good. My two daughters, grandson and I just returned from a long-awaited trip to Chicago, my two sons will celebrate birthdays this week, and a beautiful, warm spring has got to be just around the corner.

However, I am behind. Remember the UFO and GED challenges from New Years?... Missed April entirely and now I have projects assigned for May. The Block-a-Palooza quilt I had hoped to finish for someone's birthday? Well, that'll be one belated birthday gift. And soon there'll be a need for one more baby quilt in the family. Guess it's time to fire up the sewing machine...

But first, a quick update on what I have finished. For the March UFO Challenge, I cheated just a bit, switching my project order around so I could get Emily's dress finished in time for Easter. My back was still pretty bad when I started, and just getting the pattern cut out was a challenge, but I think that little push was just what I needed. It felt great to actually get something finished.


And after:

So cute. :o)

My GED challenge for March was the Christmas Bear panel. I actually had it finished just before I started having health issues, just never had a chance to blog about it.


And after:

I'm happy to report, all that snow is now GONE. The grass is nearly all green, and there are definite signs of life in my garden. I guess spring has been slowly sneaking up on us after all...

1 comment:

Jean said...

Love Emily's dress....think I recognize that fabric! Great job finishing the bear too.