Still can't comment on this and most other Blogspot blogs. I have done everything, up to and including unplugging the wifi to get a new IP number. I can't comment in WordPress mode, LiveJournal mode, Google mode, Open Access, or even Anonymously. Today is three weeks since this started. I am able to comment on a FEW blogs, but there's no pattern to which ones I can.
Here's the bare block for the March CQJP. This is Aunt Jo, the aunt of a friend of mine, Candi. Aunt Jo did a lot of bringing up of Candi, just as my own Aunt Bobbie brought me up after my mother died. I feel some kinship to Aunt Jo because of that. I decided to do Aunt Jo's block before Mama's because I'm not ready to do Mama's yet. I will know when it's time, and this isn't the time.
I love the braided look on this block. Here are the first three stitchings I did on Friday night.
The green, yellow and blue seam was inspired by something I saw on one of Margreet's hexagons. The link takes you to her Flickr account and you can see some of them.
The purplish seam was inspired by Suztats a few weeks ago, and the wheels were on the same hexagon that Margreet stitched. Making them change size was inspired by the shape of the linen under Aunt Jo's picture. There are beads in the center of those.