I am excited to share a picture of my first block for this month for my CAL blocks for this month. This was quite an interesting block in my opinion. I've never done one with this kind of technique for the center. The directions are nice and clear, and worked up relatively quickly. It is called Starburst Flower and can be found here
I have also been playing catch-up with another group I joined on Ravelry. We are making blocks out of Jean Leinhauser's 101 Crochet blocks book. Now the book is out of print, and I had been trying to find a copy with not much luck, but the members of this group have been wonderful when it comes to helping find copies for members without. I was lucky enough to get a copy through one of the moderators of the group, Sandy, who was able to find a friend willing to part with her copy. We're only on week 9, but I have learned sooo many new stitches and am having an absolute blast making the blocks, and I am almost caught up. Now to decide what to do with all of them ;cD Oh, and they are different sizes too, so I'm looking forward to the challenge of figuring out how to fit them together.
block 81 (I love this block! I may make an entire afghan out of this block eventually.)
I am disappointed in myself for falling off the wagon with my fitness program. Its so easy to let it go when you have had a period when you couldn't exercise. I am doing my best to get back on track. I am hoping the weather breaks soon so I can get back outside, but so far no luck. Between thunderstorms, ice, snow, flooding and temperatures ranging from the 20's up to nearly 60 over the last week or so it has been a total crazy mess around here. My goal for the month is to get some aerobic activity in 4 days a week and to begin stretching more.
Well, I am off to get things done today, I have a surprising amount of energy today so I am going to take advantage of it. A little cleaning, a little exercise, and hopefully a lot of stitching :cD (I'm working on my first toy pattern for my daughter based on a video game she is playing right now) So with that I am going to wish you all warmest wishes for a wonderful day!!