It has been the nicest week. I pulled out these old string blocks to work on. I have 70 of 88 down (this will be twin size), so I decided to pull off the backing of these paper-pieced blocks and sew what I have done together. I just needed to see some progress on this one, and I do love it so far.
But can I be honest here? This quilt is killing me! I am so over string blocks. Despite the chain-piecing system I've developed, they are so monotonous to make. And they are driving me nuts. I have 18 more to go, so I really want to get them done. This is my last work-in-progress that I would like to finish before I start a new quilt. But seriously. If I decide to do a large string block quilt again, will someone please slap me?? :)
I started a new book this week, I just got it in the mail yesterday. (off topic - Am I the only one that still reads regular books, not at ereader? I feel like that sometimes.) It is called Heaven is for Real - a little boy's astounding story of his trip to Heaven and Back. It is so good, and I am almost halfway done already. Have any of you read it?? It is one of those great reads that helps put things in perspective.
And the most important thing about this week? My oldest is graduating from preschool. I didn't realize how sad I would be! He's grown up so much this past year, and it is hard to let go of these preschool days. I am very excited and proud of him.
I hope you all have a nice holiday weekend! So far the forecast looks great, and we are planning on putting in our vegetable garden.