No photos to share yet, but I have begun the last blocks for several quilts and am starting the assembly process We have Kurt's family visiting for the weekend though, and sewing time will have to wait just a bit longer. We are off for a swamp boat ride this morning and will enjoy much touristy fun.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021
It was a beautiful sunrise again today. I had a nice walk on the beach with a friend yesterday and met up with a couple more friends on Friday for margaritas. All told, it was a nice weekend. Just what I needed after a tough week at work. Don't forget to check on all things scrappy with Oh Scrap! and with slow stitching with Kathy.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
So, I'm a little late on the dash block for September. I just haven't had the ability to focus much lately. It came together remarkably quickly once I sat down to plan. I'll be back shortly with the October block as well. The final block will be a period.
The last color this year will be light and bright green. Generally blues and greens build up faster and so I try to give them a bit of extra time. Despite making a nice dent in my darker greens earlier, I have a nice stack of lime to play with this month.
It was a difficult week at work as our beloved front desk clerk and receptionist who had been on medical leave since catching Covid during the earlier peak of the disease has passed away. It has left us all shaken and sad as well as worried for our own safety. There is another emergency board meeting on masks this week and the school board is under intense pressure from our state legislators, board of education and brand new anti-vax surgeon general. The numbers are down considerably from where we started the year, but there is still a lot of tension and fear. Students are no longer required to quarantine after a direct exposure and the parents are free to decide that they should return to all academic and extra-curricular activities instead.
Sorry for all the depressing news. The weather here has been beautiful! There is a taste of fall in the air and it has cooled down considerably. A tropical storm sitting far off the coast is causing some big waves, so I think it will be a big weekend for surfing . As for me, I need to catch up on some sewing!
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Sunday, September 19, 2021
I will readily admit to being out of the sewing flow since school started. I'm a bit behind on teal and have just now started to dig into the orange. The dark month, well, it was dreary around here. So it felt good yesterday to start pulling down purple blocks (from June!) and to start assembling the random scraps into blocks. Crumbs are always fun and meditative, so those were the first to come together. Then the Sister's Choice blocks were nicely simple.
I even dug into the hexie bowl and found a treasure trove of prepped and unprepped pieces. I have a backing for the Chopsticks quilt of last week roughed out, so as I get that put together, I will continue to turn the fabric chaos that is my sewing room right now into some more RSC blocks. There will be a few holes to fill in when block assembly begins, but as long as life has a few moments of calm, I can deal with those when the need arises.
I am linking up today with Quilting is More Fun Than Housework to enjoy some scrappy goodness, and Kathy's Quilts where quilter's are slowing down to hand stitching on Sunday. You should stop by as well and enjoy all the beautiful projects that quilters have to share today.