Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Bonnie Hunter announced a new leaders and enders challenge, sending me off to dig up my tumbler blocks.
I knew that somewhere I had a stack of tumbler blocks that had been cut from deconstructed men's shirts. Sure enough, stored away neatly in the cabinets over the washer and dryer, were was a basket full of little tumblers and a big stack of giant tumblers. I also found a strange wad of un-ironed fabric and backing scraps that must have been stashed there to help clear out the guest bedroom at some point before company arrived. Then I found some miscellaneous baskets full of un-ironed parts and pieces to many random projects.
So in addition to monitoring the morning session of cupcake wars in the kitchen, I spent some time ironing, sorting and putting away. We are off to the vet in just a few minutes, but after that, some more sorting will go along with some trimming and organizing.
We will be having a mid year update in July for anyone who wants to share their Rainbow Scrap Challenge progress so far. I am doing some inventory of and catch-up in celebration. I hope that all of your projects are coming along well. Think about pulling out your blocks to share with us all as we reach the halfway point of the year
Monday, June 29, 2015
Judy at Patchwork Times, so be sure to go see what everyone else has up on their design walls today.
I spent most of the morning helping Anna to finish painting her room. Now that it is reassembled, I will enjoy some sewing time this afternoon. Our neighbors son is in town for a visit and he will be be bringing his family over for an afternoon swim, but other than that, it should be a pretty calm afternoon. This might just be our only week of uninterrupted summer vacation and we are trying to enjoy every minute. I gave each of the kids a day and asked them to play something special they wanted to do. Ryan wants to go to Taco Bell for Dorito Loco Tacos on Tuesday. Sydney wants to stay up all night watching movies and eating popcorn on Wednesday. Anna wants to have a home version of cupcake wars with Sydney on Friday. That just leaves Thursday, I think I will take the gang out to see Jurassic World. Soaking up every minute of summer!
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
The shirts for Miranda's quilt are all stabilized and trimmed. It took about 8 hours for that part. Definitely the slow and tedious part of making t-shirt quilts. The bottom and top rows have large designs and shirts with the front and back combined. Both of those are trimmed to 18 inches in height. Then their are three smaller rows which are 8, 10 and 14 inches. I tried to cut the shirts as small as possible while still keeping all the designs. Now I'll need to get some color decisions and I'll be ready to sew the top together.
The kids are all off at camp and Kurt has the day off. He got back from a trade show late last night after being diverted to another airport for weather delays. The kids were all happy that he brought back goodies. There were these sunglasses with flashing lights as well as some water bottles and t-shirts. I think we will go out to lunch together, what a treat.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Quilters Against Kids Hunger which is a local group making quilts to give to at-risk kids at local schools. Usually they have lots of kids who come to help out, but yesterday it was just the retired ladies and Anna and I. She had lot of fun though, sewing around the edges of layered quilts. I was on trimming and turning duty as we only brought one sewing machine. After the quilts got turned right side out again, Anna switched to sewing a faux binding around the edges. Though we only spent the morning, she sewed about 15 quilts, and admitted to enjoying herself while doing it!
I hope you are all finding some time to slow down and enjoy some hand stitching today. Be sure to visit Kathy to see what others are stitching on this Father's Day Sunday.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
What are you up to with your baby blues? You still have today to continue to work on your blues as well as next Saturday to wrap them all up.
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