I've made the first cuts of the Captain America quilt and started to piece together the first part of the blocks.
|The first cuts of fabric for the quilt blocks.|
|First set of seams sewn...|
|...and then the second seams.|
I have not yet cut into the Captain America fabric. I am almost to that point. The pattern says I need 1-3/4 yards of fabric. I only have 1-1/4 yards. I've done the calculations in my head and on paper, and if I cut carefully, I should be fine. Fingers crossed for a clear head and counting three times before cutting.
Before starting my next large cross stitch, I decided to finish up a WIP that I've had for a few years. The only thing left to do was the back stitching. It only took a few hours. I am sure you would be disappointed if it wasn't Disney (or would you?)...so of course it is.
|Snow White Cross Stitch - Finished May 2017|
I have several other pieces stitched from the book where I got this pattern, so I will be donating the finished squares to Love Quilts. They always have a good use for these types of squares.
Now for the new project. Once I printed out the pattern, I went ahead and put together all of the supplies I had in my stash for this project. Here is what I had.
|Supplies on Hand for New Pirates Cross Stitch|
This piece uses approximately 200 colors of embroidery floss. I had a little over half of the floss in my stash. Trips to JoAnn's, Michael's, and Hobby Lobby have yielded most everything else. I'll be getting started on this piece this week. I am so excited to see it come to life. We should be seeing the corner of Goofy's head and pirate hat within the first page.
I mentioned earlier how excited we are to see "Guardians of the Galaxy - Volume 2". Since we won't be seeing it this weekend, we decided to get a "taste" of it...literally. After seeing commercials all week for the Guardians Blizzard that Dairy Queen has, we decided to stop in to Dairy Queen and try one. Here is a picture of the Blizzards we got.
|Guardians of the Galaxy Blizzard - Dairy Queen|
I had the small Blizzard. It came in a cup with an adorable Groot on it. Hubby had the medium Blizzard that came with Drax and Gramora on the cup. The tables all had a Guardians of the Galaxy trivia game on them. I must admit, as much as we loved the movie, we did horribly at the trivia. About half of the trivia came from the comic books and not the movie, so we learned a lot of fun facts.
I would give the Blizzards a four out of five Goofin' Off stars ranking. The flavors of the mini brookies and the caramels really came through. If you like a caramel flavoring, you'll enjoy this little baby. If we were to go back, I would definitely order this one again. But I wouldn't go out of my way to stop just to get one.
Have you seen the movie yet? If so, let me know below what you thought (just please don't give any spoilers).