Saturday, October 30, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday

Where has this month gone?  Today will be catching up which includes the last #Fullstop block which is a period.   Simplest block ever.  Just a 2.5 inch square.   Finding the time has just been tricky.   I hope your October was a bit smoother.  There will not be more official colors in November and December to allow time for catching up and up and finishing of quilts!  Hopefully more of those beautiful rainbow block collections will continue to turn into finished projects before the end of the year. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday

 Another busy school week.  Parent conferences and weekend training. I'm on a Zoom right now, but will check in later when it is done.    

Saturday, October 16, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday - Finishing

 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

ScrapHappy Saturday - Winding down

Another long week.  So glad to see the sunrise this morning and welcome the weekend.   We have a wedding to go to this afternoon which means that I will miss the funeral.   Monday is a teacher workday for the end of the quarter and I am looking forward to catching up and getting some organization done.  I never did make it out to pick up black fabric this week so I'll have to work on another project first.  I'm sure I will be able to find something fun to sew.   


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday - Loose Ends

I pulled out the crumbs yesterday and started to fill in the missing pieces.   I had to frame out a few blocks and fill in a few more, but then made pretty good progress until I ran out of black fabric.    After pondering a trip out, I decided to shift into some handwork instead.   
My collection of hexies is growing slowly.  I think I will enjoy a quiet afternoon and sew a few more diamonds together.   

 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

#Full Stop September

 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.   

Start with 2.5 inch strips of orange and background.   Cut them into 6.5 inch rectangles.   Each block needs one orange strip and two of grey with one additional strip of the same length to separate the blocks.   
Start by layering the strips grey, orange and grey.   
Sew a grey strip onto the top and bottom of the orange strip and press toward the orange.   Use the remaining grey strip to separate the blocks from one another.  
I made 5 blocks which results in a row which is approximately 39 inches.   As you can see, some of my blocks have gone missing.  I will try to find those and finish up the last block and tutorial for October.   Thanks for sticking with me as my life got complicated.   Hoping for a calmer future ahead.  

ScrapHappy Saturday - Wrapping up with Lime


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!