Monday, November 26, 2007

So Far

It was a brisk, but sunny ( finally sunny when I'm free for a moment,) afternoon. I went to a nearby park late this afternoon and took a few shots of what is put together so far. There are 8 sections of 30 blocks shown. My mom keeps another section with her, and there is another section without hanging sleeves yet. That makes 300 blocks in all, right now. 300 American and 63,600 Iraqi deaths.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I Got Mail!

Big Thanks to Georgia from Texas, who returned 4 blocks to me yesterday!! Yeah! If there is any sunshine tomorrow morning I will post pictures.

I'll take pictures of blocks too, so hurry and send them in!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veteran's Day

I work on blocks in some form another everyday. It's become routine. Maybe it has for you as well. As Veteran's Day arrives, take a moment as you make those knots, or apply those beads, to honor and remember the men and women they represent.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


My dad had a big stack of completed blocks for me when I stopped by last night. Thanks Dad!!
And, I recently got a couple of beautiful blocks from Judy, Thanks!

Here's a little corner of my home where I have organized some parts of the big project. Various stages of completion are shown. The plastic tote on the left is full fabric that is ready to be sewn into squares. There's cut batting in the chair. Below the chair is a box of blocks ready to have knots or beads applied. There are a couple piles of completed blocks on the shelf, and, on the floor is a pile of sections pinned together and ready to hang. I forgot the piles at the sewing machine. There's a couple more stages there.

I have been approached with potential space to display the project. It won't happen until after the first of the new year, so, you have plenty of time to complete and send me blocks!

I love adding blocks from different makers. We each add our own bit of personality to them. Seeing that variety makes one conscious of the fact that each block, and each knot represent an individual who had their own distinct personality.

Thanks so much to everyone who is helping with this project.