In order to deal with all my stress, I spent some time making up some string blocks in light blue:
The blocks are a little washed out, but they're pretty boring, so I took them out to the garden for a glamor shot. I don't have much light blue at all, so this is all I got out of the strings I had. Sad, I know.
I also made a light blue "crumb" block, in the same style that I made the green one last month:
These were the teeny pieces that I had at the very bottom of the light blue scraps bin. That bin is just about empty now. Cause for happiness, or cause for despair? Hmmm.
And just because I never showed them, here are all the green string blocks I made last month:
Two. Yep, that's all the green strings I had, and I had to scramble for those. That bin is just about empty, too. But don't they look nice with the flowers?
So that's it for the string blocks, BUT! Nancy at Pug Mom Quilts has nominated me for One Lovely Blog! Thanks Nancy! She has a wonderful blog herself and the cutest pug dogs ever. And great quilts, too.
So, for the blog hop, the only thing I really have to do is tell you 7 things about me. I hope I can think up 7 non-quilty things! Here goes:
1. I've been to almost every ball park in Major League Baseball. Really! Wish I could say "all," but they keep building new ones and it's hard to keep up! Our favorite (except for Miller Park, our hometown park, of course) is PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Not saying what the least-favorite is, but trust me, it's a pit.
2. I hate cooking and will do almost anything to get out of it. All food tastes better if someone else makes it. (Especially salads, for some reason.) As far as I'm concerned, restaurants are the happiest places on earth. Maybe that's why our son became a chef.
3. I love books and read every day, usually while Best Husband Ever is watching a sporting event on TV. I have too many favorite books to list, but almost any genre and any well-written book is good with me. Sometimes I feel like the characters are my real friends. I wonder what that means? (If you have a young adult in your life, check out Seven Stones, a new book by Julia Lee. I know the author!)
4. I also love movies! Especially action movies. Romantic comedies, not so much. My favorite movie ever is Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which I first saw in high school. Some things never get old. "Try sculpture!"
5. I can read in 7 languages (besides English), most of them for research purposes. I can only say "where is the restroom, please?" in four, though. Gotta work on that.
6. I'm the author of 3 books, with another coming out next year and yet another in progress for 2017. Hope to be done with that manuscript by December. They're not quilty books, so most people would find them very boring. Heck, sometimes I find them very boring!
7. I am a volunteer literacy tutor, teaching adults to read (or read better). It's probably the most rewarding teaching I'll ever do.
Hey, that's 7 things. Hurray! That was hard.
The last part of the blog hop is to nominate ten more blogs. Most of the blogs I like have already been nominated, so I'm just going to tell you a few of my favorites, in no particular order with no obligations attached. Some are newer, and some are old friends. I'm afraid to leave anyone out! If your blog isn't here, there just wasn't room!
Angela at soscrappy.
Lane at That Man Quilts?
Bernie at Needle and Foot.
Jo at ButterZ.
Kevin of Kevin the Quilter.
Leeanna at Not Afraid of Color.
Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Connie at Freemotion by the River.
Wanda at Exuberant Color.
That's a good mix that should give everyone some good reading! Hope you all find some new friends to visit.
Thanks again to Nancy, and everyone have a really good week! (Also, if you are interested in adopting and finishing one of my orphan projects absolutely free, check out last Sunday's post.)
Linking to Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, and soscrappy for RSC15.