First on this Memorial Day, I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude to all those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom we enjoy. Thank you doesn't seem adequate, but I'm coupling it with prayers too.
Second, this doesn't seem like Monday, I woke up thinking it was Sunday and all week long I'll be off a day.
Third, to the point of this post, we all have UFOs (and if you don't I don't want to know). I think it is very important to have UFOs. Why, you ask. Because if you have a UFO and you put it away for a while to age and season and mature, and then you go back and pull it out and start again you already have a partially done quilt top -- slightly pre-assembled - a jump start on a finished project - satisfaction that you have already accomplished something! I don't feel guilt, I feel joy! This is my current UFO redux... a strippy quilt done with little kiss blocks using some old old collections of Urban Chiks fabric called Swell and Sweet.
According to the scrawled note I left myself, I plan to make 40 blocks. I have enough of that lovely yellow fabric with the big red roses and polka dots to do strips for 6 vertical rows . If I want to put a border across the top and bottom I'm either going to have to piece it or use another fabric as this is all I have of this fabric and as far as I can tell, there ain't no more available anywhere.
I cut all the squares I need for the 40 blocks yesterday, so now it is just lovely mindless sewing. Hope to get a few more done today as I have most of my dinner prep done - grilling out tonight, made a couple of salads and we're having strawberry shortcake - yum!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!