This is an old picture. The half blocks have been replaced by another row of checkerboard for a while.
I know, it's been a while since I've picked up needle or thread. First, I stored it all away to make it look to our guest that we know how to clean. Then I was afraid to open up the treasure box, because I still had lots of cleaning and fixing up around the house to do. As long as that box stays closed, the to-do list stays smaller. The quilts stay as one line item, instead of each quilt getting its own line. It is like that expand button on the computer - better to not hit that triangle so it looks like a small list.
I've been trying to catch up on my blog reading, which always makes me dream of new projects, which always reminds me of unfinished projects. I want to make the Strawberry Fields Lori made way back in May, and its already month two of the stay at home round robin Kate has going on. When I thought about pulling fabric for those, I felt guilty about all the stuff that has already been started.
So yesterday, I finally relented, and opened up the treasure box, and my first reaction was uggh, really these are the things I have to finish. It didn't seem like a treasure at all. I apparently have been itching to do some hand stitching, so I have picked up the Moldy Crackers quilt and am now working on doing the hand quilting. It is a start, a very slow start at that, but the treasure box has been opened, and hopefully that means that there will be more quilty content on my blog in the future.