A very pretty block this month. I am pleased with how it turned out. I did remember not to use the fabric I have saved for the Jane Austen BOW. This block is for Charlotte Forten Grimke. As I was reading the blog post I recognized her last name. Yep, she married the nephew of Sarah and Charlotte Grimke. I just read the Invention of Wings a historic novel about the 2 abolitionist sisters.
This week's Austen Family Album block is called Waves of the Sea. The blocks come out on Sunday, and here it is Thursday already. But it is finished before the next one comes out! A fairly easy block again this week. Except for the squiggly pink triangles-I kept turning them the wrong way. I triple checked each one thus avoiding sewing them on incorrectly.
So a neighbor is having her annual Summer Solstice Party tonight. I usually bring a bottle of wine, but when I was picking it out I thought I remembered something about a Facebook post and Gin.
So I hope it was her post, and that she likes Gin. Can't stand the stuff myself. So I have no idea if it is good Gin or bad Gin.
I hadn't yet made a gift bag so I thought I would give it a try. Is it really a bag with no handles? Is it a lidless box? And while it is a perfect size for Gin, I didn't leave room for little Pumpkin. So little Pumpkin has it's own little box/bag on the front. It is cardstock, but I wasn't sure if it would be sturdy enough for that hefty bottle. So it is maybe a lidless box/bag that must be supported from the bottom and placed on a table as soon as received. Try marketing that!
So over on Esther's Blog she has a post about her oldest UFO. I think this one may be mine. I started it for my now 10 year old daughter when she was a baby. I took it out a few months ago and did a little work on it. But, gee, I have a long way to go!
This month's Threads of Memory block is called Madison Star and it is for Delia Webster. Delia is described as
"a very bold and defiant kind of woman" and I found the block to be very bold and particularly defiant. All those Y-seams really fought back. But it is done, again in the wrong fabric, but done!