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Monday, February 15, 2016

First Splendid Sampler Block

Good morning to you all.  I was shanghaied into the  "Splendid Sampler " stitch along that started on Valentines day. I decided that perhaps joining in would help overcome my severe aversion to piecing....so we shall see.
I am using my stash of French  General...some old some new.
First block....
It wasn't toooo painful! Only 99 to go! Yes there are 100 blocks! I  scare myself every time I  say it lol! Thanks to Pat Sloan for this lovely first block.
I got nice mail this morning. ...LOVE new art supplies...these have been on order since before Christmas!
They are wonderful for wildlife backgrounds. Can't wait to break open the box.
No art for me this week as I broke a tooth and can't see the dentist until tomorrow. ..right in the middle of class. I am a mega sook re dental work and will only see the one poor dentist....he is extremely patient with me....hence the delay.
I saw this on pinterest and thought I would share it.

Have a wonderful week everyone.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

22 comments:

  1. Great way to get over your aversion of piecing.
    Lovely block done in French Generals...

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  2. OH my!!! I can't believe you have already prepared that 1st block! I have just printed it up before heading into my sewing room. LOve the fabrics you are using. MMmmm pastels. I have a stash of pastels somewhere in the cupboard hardly used. Okay, looks like I must get that block started to catch up now hehehe.

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  3. That's a pretty block! Oh - you will enjoy those pastels, won't you - looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Well, I'm not so sure about those 'wise words'......I have jiggly thighs and a big tummy, and I don't go swimming in warm pools or indeed any other kind because I don't want to be mistaken for a beached whale.

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  4. Hi Michelle your block looks fantastic and i hope its not to painful at the dentist tomorrow,oh i love the quote,so true,enjoy your evening my friend xx

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  5. TSS block looks great and you have been so quick, I haven't even downloaded it yet! Best of luck with the dentist ( I too am a sook)

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  6. Wishing you bestest of luck at the dentist Michelle .. love your new block & really love that little verse :-)

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  7. Pretty heart block. Good luck at the dentist, I find the bill the scariest bit!

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  8. I was not going to join in but as soon as I saw the block it was soon made. You have made a great start. Good luck at the dentists.

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  9. Mmm lots of goodies. The blue heart is perfection and your landscape pastels are the business. We shall be looking for those backgrounds now! What wonderful wisdom from Anne Lamott. xx

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  10. Gorgeous first block Michelle. Look forward to seeing progress

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  11. That was a quick start Michelle! Beautiful work!
    (I only managed to resist this one because my stash is still in storage!)

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  12. Beautiful block Michelle. Love it. Hugs, xx

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  13. Beautiful block Michelle, good luck at the dentist, not my favourite place either!! those pastels look wonderful, imagine the creating you can do! Fantastic saying!!

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  14. Good Luck with the Sampler Quilt Michelle, and the Dentist also, hope both ventures are not too painful.
    I love that Quote, so very true,
    Hugs R.

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  15. Hi Michelle, I love your block, haven't started mine yet (life got in the way). That quote was perfect, just the kick I needed, thanks heaps. Guida

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  16. Love your block and choice of fabrics Michelle !

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  17. Woohoo - beautiful start to your Splendid Sampler!! Your words reminded me a little of the "100 Green Bottles hanging on the wall" song!! hehe. Hope you get your tooth fixed without too much pain. Wise saying!!

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  18. Great start to the block collection and good luck with the next 99. Enjoy your gorgeous art goodies.

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  19. Visiting a dentist is never a "pleasant" experience to look forward to... but it is necessary. You will be smiling again very soon.
    Love your first block as well. xox

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  20. Hello Michelle
    I like the Sampler , 100 Block great
    I hope you have s good time at the dentist, i need a go to :)
    I wish you a creative week Marika

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