OK I am all caught up on sleep after traveling, storm watch, general insomnia, and a too busy partial week at work. Whew! Hopefully life is back to its normal hecticness.
I don't like to advocate for causes in this blog because that's not what you readers are here for so skip down to quilt photo if you want.
First up, now that the Royal Wedding is over with, please consider refocusing your attention to the storm victims in the Southeast. The devastation is horrific and residents need help. I humbly ask you to do what you can for the organization of your choosing and thank you for anything you do good thoughts, prayers, donations, quilts, whatever. Thank you.
There are too many worthy causes in this world and I am often overwhelmed by the great need out there and feel helpless with the inadequacy of my "discretionary" income each month (or lack thereof). But when I think that I have an extra $5, $10, or $20 when others do not, I know that every little bit helps. My choice: I follow @HomerBlindCat on Twitter. Homer is the blind wonder-cat from the book Homer's Odyssey who has captured my heart. Homer's mom and author Gwen Cooper has set up a donation account for Canat Veterinary Hospital in Tuscaloosa, AL. Read the blog post here.
Many vet clinics and animal shelters in Alabama were damaged by the tornadoes and the heroic staff of Canat Veterinary Hospital is taking care of any and all animals hurt or lost by the storm. Donation page is here if you so choose.
OK onto Le Petite project for April.
Le Petite project for April to Michigan with me and was able to complete it there during a couple of sewing days with my mom and SIL. The pattern is a Schnibbles called Brocante by Miss Rosie and the fabric is Bliss by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. (I used leftover charm squares to make Mackenzie 2 bibs.) The background fabric is from my mom's stash because I forgot to bring background fabric. Thanks mom and I owe you some fabric!
The square-in-a-square pattern is more subtle in my version of Brocante. I'll be interested to see the other versions in the parade.
Thelma at Cupcakes n' Daisies and Kimberly at FQS!!!
As frequent readers of this blog know, I love to help out the Michigan economy when I visit and save up my fabric acquisition money especially for the trip. Here's some goodies from my favorite quilt shops in Michigan: Lake Street Mercantile, Guildcrafters, and Mabelena. These are for my Civil War Block of the Week (that I am now behind on...)