Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Setting Sail Again...

I know that a lot of my sewing and quilting projects have fallen by the wayside over the last year or so.  I mentioned in my last post how the move sort of took over things for a while.  But I'm starting to get back into old (and new) projects again and I'm really enjoying myself!  Recently I finished one of the Ladies of the Sea blocks I've been hand appliqueing for so long.  This is the 15th ship I've completed.

I knew I'd started this ship over a year ago, but I was shocked when I looked back on my blog and learned it was actually just over 2 years ago!  I started this quilt in 2009 and although I've taken numerous breaks to work on other hand applique projects (mainly my Baltimore Halloween quilt), it is definitely my longest project to date.  Here are all of the blocks I've completed so far...

I've already started on the 16th and last ship.  I can only hope it doesn't take me nearly as long to finish.  If I work on it regularly, I can usually knock it out in a month or two, but honestly, this summer is already looking to be a very busy one so time will tell.

With my lack of posting over the last year, I've also neglected to share pictures of my furbabies.  In August it will be 3 years since Sam was diagnosed with kidney disease.  She's already beat the odds and lived longer than the vet said she should.  In fact, she has more energy and is more playful than she was before she got sick.  She's almost 16, but most days she's carrying around her baby in her mouth from place to place before kicking it's butt.  Go Sam!

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 
1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)