I've had most of my blocks for the CQJP 2013 finished for quite some time. It just seems like a lot has been going on. As they say, life happens. My blocks were only 3" square the first part of the year, so I did four blocks each month to match the 6" square minimum requirement. My last 8 blocks were 6" square each.
All together I created 42 blocks. I still have some naked blocks I will work on from time to time between projects but have not determined what I want to do with them. Below are the ones I haven't yet shared. There are still two I haven't got photos of that I must have used on the mini quilt. They are all so similar in size and color that I was going crazy trying to figure which ones were missing from my photos. Maybe that will happen another day.
We just celebrated my mom's 90th birthday with a big semi-surprise party. We told her about 3 hours beforehand.
I have also been trying to get back in bicycle-riding shape in prep for Ragbrai. I will probably do maybe a day or two at the most this year. It is in northern Iowa which is mostly flat. This year is the 3rd flattest and 2nd shortest ride (or something like that) so it should be a lot of fun. I will be driving this year and staying at hotels or homes. I'm done putting up and taking down a damp tent or sleeping in basements - getting too old...and wise.