I'm not sure how much I'm going to have to share this week. I quite simply have caught Olympic fever and am spending very little time doing anything but watching the games (and appliqueing.) I haven't even watched Sunday's episode of Downton Abbey yet! Neither am I spending much time online reading blogs and making comments. If you have been missing me, never fear--I'll be back next week.
I can update you on the applique blocks I've been doing. I set the goal to finish the four, identical center blocks of Sarah's Revival and over the weekend, I got all the red done on all four of them. It was some really nit-picky applique as the red consists of flowers with "star-shaped" blossoms. That means they are full of sharp points, and my least favorite shape to applique is sharp points.
I began on the green, basting it in place as I finished each center square. When I finished all of the red, it was time to begin with the green. It is so much easier than the red--even though there is more green in each block than red--it is going much faster. I thought I would share some photos of the process.
1. The block with the green basted in place
2. I've started appliqueing around the outside edge of the motif
3. I've gotten part-way around the outside, and I've revealed some of the red.
4. All of the outside is done
5. Beginning the inside. (Red peeking out)
6. All of the inside is done. I just have the small heart to stitch.
7. It's finished! One down, three to go.
Are you watching the games? Do you have a favorite? I can't say that I do. We were on the edge of our seat watching the US vs Russia Hockey game. Many American athletes who were expected to get the gold haven't. I'm not sure if I'm that disappointed. Sometimes when someone "rules" the sport, it is nice to see someone else finally win for a change. The exception for me was that I really wanted the American ice dancers to win gold, so I was pleased for them. I am looking forward to the women's hockey gold medal game on Thursday, however I have a luncheon at the same time! Ugh. I guess I will record it and not look or listen to any news, computers, phones, etc. My least favorite thing about the games--the spoilers!
I hope you all have a great day!