Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sweat and Swoon

The weather has been beautiful, sunny with high 70's to low 80's and nights in the low 60's to high 50's!  So not August weather and I am very grateful. So with it being to nice out we have been busy outside. 

We have these evergreen bushes along the front and one side of the house with river rocks all around them and then just an empty bed of rocks along the opposite side of the house.  Ever since we bought the house four years ago I have wanted to get rid of it all and this week we finally decided to do it.  I'm excited that it is getting done, but I am SO tired!  The bushes in front of the house were small and were really quite easy to dig out, but the bushes on the side of the house were much bigger and much more difficult to deal with.  And the rocks...a LOT of shoveling!  So I've been pretty busy.

However, I did manage to get two Swoon blocks done!  Oh how I love this pattern!

Swoon Block #3

Swoon Block #4

So four down and 12 to go.  I only have enough fabric to make 4 more so I will need to do some shopping here soon.

Swoon Block #1Swoon Block #2

Swoon Block #3Swoon Block #4

Now I'm off to bed to sleep like a baby!


Maria Spiller said...

I've just read another blog about the Swoon blocks so I've just been over to Camille Roskelley's shop and seen her lovely patterns. It's very tempting I must say, so it might have to go on my wish list.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Your swoon blocks are looking great! I tried the pouch with pleats yesterday- not bad for the first try but not as good as yours! I will keep trying. I checked out her other patterns and bought two more to make tote bags. Thanks for introducing me to her!

Cindy said...

The blocks are beautiful. I'm sure you will be able to find more fabric....there are many red and aqua fabrics out now.

Lynne said...

Those blocks are gorgeous.

Good luck with the yard work - I hope it doesn't tire you out too much.

Elisa Black said...

I'm swooning over your swoon blocks!! First time visiting via link from Ellison Lane Quilts. You are very talented! You must be exhausted after working on all the shrubs and river rocks-- hope you are pleased with the way it looks!