Saturday, March 31, 2018

April Sunshine is Just Around the Corner

Hopefully April has you thinking of sunshine and spring.  Today is the last day to show off your light and bright greens.  We are travelling this spring break and having company, which means that my sewing room is temporarily out of commission.  I have lots of handwork to keep me busy though, and look forward to seeing what you are all ready to create using yellow and gold in April.  Until then though, lets have a last hurrah of lime, yellow green and light and bright green.


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Friday, March 30, 2018

April Fool's Day?

Tomorrow is the first day of our spring break.  Today, most people seem to have already gotten a head start and attendance is sparse.  That got me thinking about the new month starting the day after tomorrow and how fabulous yellow and gold blocks will start looking in April.  Hopefully it will bring thoughts of sunshine and spring, though I know that many people are still digging out of snow.
Hopefully yellow and gold fabric will cheer you while you anticipate the spring thaw to come.  

Saturday, March 24, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday - 2 More Green Saturdays

I must admit to not having made much progress on green so far.  Good thing that the new month does not happen until next Sunday.  That gives me two more chances to dig into the greens.  Spring has sprung here in Florida, even though it has been strangely cold during the week.  The weekends have been beautiful though, leading to lots of time in the yard.  I've switched over to a new linky system, after having trouble last week.  This one seems to be what everyone else uses these days.


    An InLinkz Link-up

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Strange Morning

Mister linky is being strange.  I'll be back to figure that out in a minute.....
OK, mister linky wants me to pay for the premium linky, but I've already done that for the year.  I'm working on it, but for now there is an old school linky.  Maybe this will be my motivation to switch to a different linky.........

Let's try this new one, just for fun.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

It's the Little Things

 I was finishing off the last of a tin of chocolates from Valentine's day today when I noticed that the size and shape seemed just right for my hexie diamonds.  Look how perfectly they fit!  I know I'm not the only one to get excessively excited by finding just the right container for an ongoing project. 
 I ran out of card stock to prep more fabric on Sunday, but, there always seems to be a supply of junk mail incoming from colleges these days.  With Anna being a senior and Ryan being a junior, the mail never seems to stop.  I've been using my scrapbooking punch to cut more templates.  The bigger hexagon is 1.5 inches which is just petite enough to be adorable.  Someday I'll make something from the smaller size.  My someday list always seems to be growing. 
I also got the blocks all prepped and the sashing strips ready for the t-shirt quilt.  I'll get those sewn together soon.  It's been a crazy week at work so far and it's only Tuesday!  The quarter ended today and there are lots of meetings this week.  Friday is a teacher workday though, so I'll be able to tie up all the loose ends before the last quarter gets into full swing.  Where has the time gone?  The kids are already picking classes for next year!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Not So Slow on Sunday

Somehow yesterday turned into spring cleaning day.  I hadn't planned it that way, but Kurt got out the pressure washer and one thing led to another.... You know how it goes.  So today was going to be my relaxation day.  Somehow a morning run led to a grocery store trip and then the errands began.   My mind is still not adjusted to the time change yet, so I'll sit and ponder that a bit.  Florida has just passed a law to stay on daylight savings time all year round.  I'm not sure how I feel about that.  I think it will lead to a lot more of going to school in the dark.  The more evening daylight part will be nice though.  
 Just back now from picking out fabrics for Katherine's T-shirt quilt for graduation.  I don't usually take commission quilts, but I made one for each of her older brothers.  One thing leads to another again.  The request was for Tiffany blue.  I couldn't find just the right shade, but I am really fond of the flannel backing.  The fabrics are in the washer now, so I think I'll just sit here and rest for a bit while they finish up.  I promised a final layout before the end of the day. 
 I've been sewing a few more hexies in the evenings.  Just blue and purple so far, but green is up next. 
I went through all the lime green scraps to cut one of each for my collection.  Then I found some extra circles and background fabrics cut away from behind the circles of two years ago and turned all of those into still more hexies.  It looks like I'll have plenty of handwork to keep me busy on the next long trip.  I've got flights to Paris and Kansas City to look forward to this summer, so hexie diamonds will be a nice way to pass the hours. 
Linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday and Oh Scrap!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Green in Springing Up

 I got this far on my little loggies last weekend. 
 I organized the light green bin to look for more strings. 
And separated the light green from the dark.  Maybe today I will be able to accomplish a bit more.  I've got one t-shirt quilt to finish up before graduation though and one college dorm room quilt to start.  Lacrosse and robotics are in full swing, so that has been keeping us all running.  Spring break is just around the corner though.  Can't wait!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

New Month - New Color

I love the start of new months.  Whatever odds and ends I have left of the last color are happily put away to make room for something new. This month, the purple has seen plenty of progress, and light and bright green is ready to come out and play for spring.  I tried a couple of different color variations in my Squared away blocks this month.  I think the last one is my favorite.  Mari has a lovely tutorial for those of you working on the quilt along.  I'll update the links as soon as the pdf file is ready to go.  Links for all the blocks so far are at the RSC18 Sampler tab.
Now that those are done, I think that I'll spend some time digging into my string bin.  

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Farewell to Purple

I hope you have had your fill of purple.  With spring popping up all around, it is time to bring out your greens.  We are focusing this month on the bright and light side of the green family.  Think of lime and yellow greens and try to save the darker shades for later months.  I hope that green is popping outside your window right now, but if not, at least some green fabrics will make cheer you until the spring blossoms start to appear.