Oh my *gosh* it's been busy since school started! I thought I'd have all this time to myself. I thought I'd either be lonely or else setting up walking dates with my friends, having lunches with my husband, running errands at a leisurely pace, crafting up a storm. Ha! Boy, was I wrong. I haven't picked up knitting needles or a crochet hook in weeks, and I've spent almost every daytime hour at the school, helping out. Ah, well, I suppose I should enjoy it while the kids and the school still need me. I'll have time for myself when there's an empty nest, right?
Anyway, a few weeks ago I finished up some blocks for a swap I was doing. Little 4.5" blocks, mine are hand-pieced and appliqued. The appliqued ones are from Dear Jane, the other (top left) was found on the Sentimental Stitches website, Block 8 (the link isn't working right now), the Tricolor Block.
I had a lot of fun making the blocks, even though I cut all the tricolor block strips the wrong size, didn't realize it until *after* I'd sewn up the majority of them (like, all but two), and ended up having to unpick and recut and resew...
It's always neat seeing multiples of things you've made. Sometimes that doesn't happen very often; I knit the sweater, sew the bag, crochet the afghan. It's not like I make two or three at a time, I rarely even knit two socks in the same month!