Last Sunday we stopped for a night in Lake Havasu City and took some time to see the London Bridge and some of the lighthouse replicas on the island. I won't bore you will all the picture of the lighthouses, but I am posting one of the most unusual ones, at least in my mind.
London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, AZ
"Lil Red" or Sputnik, Alpena, MI Lighthouse replicaThe Splendid Sampler project began on the day we left for vacation so I had three blocks to get done to catch up and I was able to get them all done. However, block 5 came out today and I still need to make block 4. I believe I will always be lagging a bit on this project, but I don't mind that and I'm having fun making them and seeing all the blocks that others have completed and posted on Facebook.
Next I took a bit of a break and made a Pixie Basket from Fabric Mutt. It was quick and fun to make. Hope you make one too.
Wednesday the Westering Women BOM for February was posted and I hopped on that right away. Here is my block which is called Indian. I think using the homespun with some solid cotton fabric is working out well. The history that Barbara Brackman posts along with the block each month is a great read.
Friday was a fun day as we went to the Pahrump Balloon Festival, had breakfast out, and got some shopping done. The Wells Fargo balloon was my favorite. It took quite awhile for them to get it full so it could lift off.
I didn't work on the Christmas stocking until yesterday. I had hoped to get the cross-stitching finished up, but didn't. I still have some of the holly leaves and the date under her name to complete. It will need to be washed and pressed before I add the beads for the holly berries and the eagle's eye. Maybe today I will get the stitching done. I will have to figure out how to make it into a stocking and then find a pattern for the next one that will be gifted to my soon-to-be granddaughter-in-law.
It was a busy and fun week. Happy stitching.