Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sunday Puttering

 We are having company next week.  My sister is going to be at Disney over the holiday and will come to stay with us on her way home.  To stay in the guest bedroom that isn't very guest ready quite yet.  Today was the start of turning my "sewing studio" back into a bedroom. 
 All that cleaning let to a break to walk around the block.  The sandhill cranes were out and about enjoying the fall weather. 
It isn't quite done yet, but it is starting to look more like a bedroom I think.   I am thinking that there is still time to do a bit more sewing first. 
While digging around in the closet, I couldn't resist the urge to pull out a quilt in need of finishing.  These stars were hanging nicely with fabric waiting to be pieced into a backing. 

There is a pink and blue chevron that I thought might look good with a bit of blue and pink or red.  I should have time to get that on to the next stage before my sister gets here. 

Then, I pulled out my hexies so that I can work on some hand stitching after the sewing room is completely pulled apart.  I think I'll go and visit Kathy to see what handwork others are up to today and Oh Scrap!  To get more scrappy quilting inspiration.  

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Gloriously Scrappy

Though I am off to a very late start today, it is for the very best of reasons.  It is beautiful outside, I have just gotten back from my first run in 2 weeks and I am finally starting to feel human again after being sick for what seems like a very long time. I thought I was getting a simple head cold, but after spending 4 days solid in bed, I'm not sure what it was.  I'm just so happy that it is finally going away.
Does anyone else get that end of the year burst of energy that makes them want to wildly start finishing things off?  Maybe I will even fire up the quilting frame.  I think I am ready to cross some projects off the list to make room for something new in the new year.  I hope you are all feeling the same way.  The linky is below, please share whatever it is you are wrapping up or starting fresh right now.  I'm sure a lot of you are anxiously preparing for the new Bonnie Hunter mystery.  I've managed to avoid the temptation so far.  We'll see if the resolve holds.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday: Winding Down

Hopefully with the end of the year rapidly approaching, you are thinking about the loose ends to be tied up and the projects to be finished.  I know I am.  Strings blocks seem to be taking up most of my sewing time right now.  There is something so soothing about the simple repetitive sewing and trimming.  Even the paper tearing and mess it creates is enjoyable for me right now.


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Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Wrap Up Begins

October is done and November has begun.  There is no official color for the last two months as they are a time for catching up, wrapping up and finishing up.  Feel free to fill in though if you need more blocks, more colors or to use more scraps.
 I'm off to a late start today.  I should have hit "post" before I left for my run, and it was 9 miles this morning, so that can get long when you run as slow as I do.  The weather was beautiful today,  cool, with a hint of fall in the air.  That doesn't happen often in Florida so it is nice to have a change of pace.
I plan to add a border to Square Away today.  I think it would look fabulous with an applique border.  I always think quilts would look better with an applique border.  Maybe a simpler border would make the quilt get done quicker though?  I'm thinking of hand quilting this one, so quicker isn't really part of the plan.
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