Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Monday 7 January 2013

Desing Wall Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

 I have something new on my wall. Woohoo!! One of my goals for January was to catch up, and then keep caught up on the Grandmother's Choice block of the week. Well, I am now caught up,
 and have this weeks' block all cut out, arranged on a flannel board, and ready to sew together.

From left to right are: Capital T, Cheyenne, and Mother's Delight 
I have really been enjoying reading the history that is posted each week, along with the blocks. I've included the links to each block and its history, if you are interested. This week's block is called Old Maids Ramble 
It talks about how exercise for women was actively discouraged as being bad for them. It also talks about something I actually remember, the fight for having girls sporting teams which took place during the 1970's. I might be able to get some time to sew this one together today. We have some errands and running around to do today, including arranging for the purchase of appliances for our new apartment. We've started doing some work on our house here, as well. The main floor powder room has a new vanity in it, and is being painted by Scott as I type this. We also need to pick up stuff for upgrading the main bathroom- a new vanity and sink top and new flooring- and we also need to make arrangements for a new counter top in the kitchen. All of these things are at least 20 years old, and show it. We want to present this house, as much as possible, as move in ready, in order for it to sell quickly, and for the best price we can get. So putting the little extra money and time into it will hopefully pay off. Our wonderful son, Noel, is doing all the work for us here, and will be helping over at the new place as well.
I'm linking up to Judy's Patchwork Times for her design wall monday posts.


  1. Beautiful blocks. I love all the colors you chose.

  2. I think exercise is bad for me. ROFL! Glad things are moving along! :)

  3. Very warm and cozy colors in your blocks--congrats for the catchup. And best of luck on readying your house for sale. Fingers crossed for an eager buyer!


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