Monday, September 25, 2017

Another Block...And a Dress?

I finished this block yesterday. I like it! I cut out the templates and fabric for the next block - it's ready to go!

A while back I decided to try my hand at rooting some African Violets. I don't even know why I'm doing this...why not just buy more violets? I guess it's just fun to try. I bought the little pots at the dollar store. I bought African Violet soil at Walmart. And I followed some directions I found on Pinterest.  As you can see I lost a couple.

When we left for the beach I moved these out to the screened porch - I was afraid they'd get too much sun, but figured I didn't have much to lose.

When we came home I was happy to see they LOVED the sun! I have little baby violets!

This is fun!

Yesterday afternoon I got to thinking about a huge piece of fabric in my closet. It was meant for a quilt back. But I also have a dress pattern that has been sitting in a closet for a long time. Hmmm....

Okay, I'm in! I have the pieces almost cut out. We'll see how this turns out...

Last night I attempted to copy a shrimp dish we had at the beach - Firecracker Shrimp. It was good! Not like it was fresh from the ocean, but really good!

Have a fun day!


  1. The blocks are adorable! And great TV work!!! Yea for you on growing the violets!!!

  2. There's something about growing things yourself. Don't feel bad about losing two. I usually lose at least half the leaves, even if I root them first in water. But it's so much fun when one takes!