Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sunday Plans

 We have rented a boat to take out as a family today so that will involve a picnic lunch with lots of leftover turkey and ham sandwiches.  I am still trying to convince Ryan to just stay here for the extra two weeks until winter vacation begins, but I haven't had much luck so far.   They have already cancelled spring break and added an extra week to the semester break, so it will be a long stretch at home for him either way.     

It was a peaceful sunrise this morning. There is a fall like quality to the air right now which is a such a  change of routine in Florida.   
Soul Searching got a binding applied yesterday.   Leftover bits of whatever was left from the black backing squares
Here is the back, lots of 10.5 inch squares in a brick layout.  I never seem to have lots of yardage for backing fabrics, but it is so much fun to puzzle together whatever is on hand to make something a bit more creative. I am especially fond of the day of the dead and fire hydrant fabrics.  The zebra stripe are fun too, leftover from a valance and curtain that I made for Sydney's bedroom in our old house.   
There should be some time for quality balcony sitting this afternoon to get the handwork done.  Sewing is a bit awkward right now with all the "extra" bedrooms filled up.  
Kurt and I are sharing one desk in the family room for my sewing machine and his home office.   Yesterday I spread out on the kitchen table.   I had just enough time to sew together the sprout blocks, which Lizzie is enjoying quite a bit.  Framed nine patches are next on the list, but I'm not sure where all the parts and pieces ended up.   
I also puzzled together a wooden organizer for the utensil drawer.   It is made of craft wood from Joann's glued together and painted white.  I think that I will go and check out Oh Scrap! and Kathy's Quilts this morning to see what handwork and scraps sewing other people have going on during this long holiday weekend.   

24 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

You made some really good progress on those projects, in light of the fact that you are currently sharing your sewing space. Well done, Angela!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

taking the boat is a good social distance activity! love your quilts

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

The backing you made for Soul Searching is amazing! Like making a second quilt. Enjoy your boating today, and some balcony binding sewing, with that wonderful view!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

I too like puzzling together backs! Your back fabrics and arrangement is fun! I'm impressed that you are sharing a desk. . .I'm way too messy to be able to do that!

Meloney said...

You are doing well. Love your drawer organizer. Awesome idea.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a gorgeous view to enjoy some binding! That is my idea of heaven! (if you can forget about the whole covid thing!)
Love the photo of Lizzie among the scrappy sprouts!

Deb A said...

Enjoy the family time on the boat and the afternoon balcony sitting. Sounds like you have managed to get a lot of sewing time in despite the sewing room being taken over by the kids!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Soul Searching, front and back, looks great! Nice way to use up bits and pieces for the backing. Nice to sit outside to do the binding.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great projects, and beautiful sunrise~ Happy stitching!

Sara said...

Enjoy the boat outing! A fun way to spend some family time.

I love that pieced background.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Beautiful quilts, and such beautiful views of the beach and the sky. I can tell Lizzie is a very good helper. Have fun on your outing!

AnnieO said...

Pretty views! Sea and stitching. Glad you're fitting some time with needle and thread wherever you can. Pieced backs are sooo time consuming but satisfying when you get them done :)

Jenny said...

So did you have the dog seal of approval on your scrappy sprouts! Your Soul Searching looks wonderful.

Ivani said...

What a nice view! Enjoy your stitching time.
Soul Searching quilt is beautiful, I'll try to be back to RSC next year.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful view to enjoy while sewing. Love your scrappy quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Frédérique said...

Lovely quilts!

Kim said...

Soul Searching is a vision in beautiful colour and the puzzled together backing is fabulous. Such a wonderful way to use up fabric. How lovely to sit on that balcony with that peaceful view before you and enjoy some hand stitching. Enjoy.

Michele McLaughlin said...

I love your soul searching quilt! All your projects are very inspiring. I know it can be tough to find places to sew when everyone is home (I remember when my kids were younger). Have a great day and stay safe!

MissPat said...

I'm so impressed that you are able to get so much sewing done with a houseful of family and a stressful job. I have neither but my productivity is in the cellar. Bet you are looking forward to the Christmas break.
Pat

Susie H said...

Beautiful quilts, Angela. Soul Searching's colors are just so lovely with that pattern. Glad you enjoyed a pretty sunrise. I do too just about every morning. Way to go getting that utensil drawer under control too. A woman of many talents!

Emily said...

Soul Searching looks amazing! It's always fun to see the scrappy finishes in rainbow style.

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