Saturday, June 30, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday - Wrapping Up

I hope that you are able to wrap up all of your June plans.  July is just around the corner!  That makes is a holiday week for those of us in the US.  Best of all, a new color is coming up soon.   (July is going to be red with accents of maroon, in case you are planning ahead)  I've finally started working on Anna's dorm room quilt for college, it is blue.  She leaves is just a month and a half.  She chose a framed hexie pattern.  It goes together with half hexies made from jelly rolls.  She picked a beautiful collection of batiks to start and I've been adding in with strips from the scrap bin.  Everything is cut now, and the blocks are about half sewn at this point.  After that it gets sewn together in rows.
I heard noises at the front door and thought it might be a package delivery.  Turns out it was an armadillo checking out our front patio.  Just a little guy, isn't he cute?  Too bad they carry leprosy.  I hear that they taste like chicken.  Seriously, I would never do that.  Look at how adorable he is.  
Summer vacation always means work around the house.  I've been scrubbing baseboards and painting inside.  The screens isn't something I am able to do though, so we hired someone to come in and make repairs.  Four guys for two days had them looking as good as new again.  On the list for next is polishing wood floors and scrubbing tile.  Not the most glamorous summer vacation, but it has been productive. 

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Home Again and ScrapHappy

It feels like years since I've been home.  Boy does it feel good.  Kansas City was full of lots of AP essay reading.  Also one small active shooter event, so it is good that is over. 
Painting the inside walls of the house is my summer project, so I've gotten started on that, which means that I am tired and achy from climbing up and down ladders and crawling along baseboards.  It looks good though!  New paint really makes everything seem fresh and clean.  Anna is anxious for me to finish her college dorm room quilt, so that is next on the list. 
The linky party is below.  I hope to catch up with every ones projects today, it has been a while.


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Friday, June 15, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday

Hi, this is Angela's husband.  She is in Kansas City this weekend so she asked me to post this linkup.


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Not So Slow on Sunday

Handwork in the only kind of sewing I've been up to lately.  I got the first two diamonds done on the way to our first layover in New York on the way to Paris.  Two more then completed on the long flight to Paris, though it was overnight and I tried to sleep most of the way.

A bit more sewing happened on the train from Paris to Barcelona.  Rather more than I had planned actually as there were a few delays.  They gave us a nice box lunch though, and we all got a bit of a nap on the trip.
I'm all packed up again now, and still had plenty of hexies prepped.  I'll just remove the finished diamonds and be off again.  This week I am grading AP essays in Kansas City.  I think the flight is not quite 3 hours, so there will be time for a few more hexies today for sure.
I'm going to link up with Kathy today for Slow Stitching Sunday.  Its been a while since I checked in, so it will be nice to see what progress everyone has made.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday

So apparently something went terribly wrong with the blog post while I was away.  I had of course scheduled everything before leaving for Paris and Barcelona, knowing that once I was away it would be hopeless to try to keep up.  I came back sick and had to work all week, so its been quite  mad dash.  Tomorrow I am off to Kansas City to read AP essays.  After that, the rest of the summer should be smooth sailing.
Now it is a new month, with a new color.  How did June sneak in there?  June colors are aqua and turquoise, did I mention that earlier? The block this month is called Country Lanes.  Fortunately I had worked ahead on the blocks or I would have been really scrambling.

Mari posted the tutorials on her blog and I will whip up a PDF as soon as I finish this post.
   Misterlinky is below, hopefully it will all work out better this week.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Technical Issues

Something went wrong with the scheduled post while I was away.  I'll try again today.


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Saturday, June 2, 2018

ScrapHappy Saturday

 It is a nice simple block this month for squared away.  Mari has instructions at her blog as always. 
I was lucky to finish mine ahead of time. 
Anna and I should be back from our European adventure late tonight.  Until then, happy sewing. 


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