Monday, January 3, 2022

Day 3 of 2022

 I guess I will keep counting days until I get too busy to post on a day and loose track.  Most likely when school starts again on Thursday.   Not looking forward to the Covid fueled mess that is going to be.  We have no authority to mandate vaccines, masks, testing or quarantines.   With no way to fight back, it will just be a matter of watching it work through the students and staff.  I pray that no-one else will die before it is done.   

The sunrise this morning looked like an egg, sunny side up.  It was hazy and drizzling.  Almost before it had cleared the horizon, the sun was behind clouds for the rest of the morning.   

The afternoon turned beautiful though.  Here is my friend Linda who retired this year.  Look how relaxed and refreshed she looks!   We had a nice long beach walk at low tide and caught up on all the gossip.  

I am spending my last few days of vacation working through and inventorying of WIPs, UFOs, PIGs and orphans. 
Bins 1 though 4 are my designated Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects for this year.   That is one for each week of the month.   
  1. Courthouse Steps from 1.5 inch strips
  2. Blackford's Beauty from 2 inch strips and squares
  3. 2.5 inch HST units now designated for Carpenter's Stars
  4. tiny paper pieced log cabin blocks are ongoing
Here is the plan for the Carpenter Star blocks.  It is my third try for the HST units I've started.   I saw this post at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting and was inspired.     
5 is my only official WIP that isn't part of the RSC.  It is aqua churn dash blocks meant for Ryan's bed which he took with him to college.   I might turn it into something smaller instead.   Bin 6 is a collection of pieces for a double wedding ring quilt that I started cutting with an Accuquilt die that I haven't gotten out since the move.  I might try to make space to set that up and focus on starting some collections of fabric pieces ready to sew.   Bin 7 isn't a UFO at all but a collection of 10.5 inch squares to use for quilt backs.    
Bins 8 and 9 are also not quilts but collections of blocks from 2.5 and 2 inch squares. 
Pulling out the bin of 2 inch squares inspired me to take stock of the Irish Chain blocks that were leftover from an earlier quilt and should be enough to start the next one.   I don't often make the same pattern again, but I think this will be my third iteration of this quilt.   
That just leaves this one drawer of orphans.  Thanks to a bit of organization and sorting, it is able to close again.  Most of these are extras from trying out new patterns or writing tutorials.   I will try to focus on turning these into smaller quilted projects.  Quite a few potholders, placemats and table toppers could easily come out of this bin.   That will allow me to participate in the Table Scraps Challenge with The Joyful Quilter who is always such a great cheerleader for RSC.   

If you are also on an organizational quest, Stephanie has been kind enough to make tracking sheets for us again this year.  They are available in editable as well as PDF formats.  Feel free to make a digital copy or print one out as you track your own RSC22 projects. This can be especially helpful if you are carrying over projects from last year that only need certain colors.   
I will also add the links to the RSC22 page as well as next weeks linky party to make sure everyone gets a chance to see them.   


Nancy in IN said...

Such energy and organizational skills. Have a safe year in school.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a fabulous stack of projects, Angela! I'm thrilled that you will be participating in the 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge. Thanks for the shout out! I'll be looking forward to seeing what you will create. said...

I can't imagine how tough returning to teaching will be for you during this current rise in COVID infection numbers. I do like your bin arrangement. That carpenter star is a great block! My daughter is a special ed teacher. A few days before winter break, a student acted out. In the process of blocking the student, the student broke the attending teacher's hand. The teacher left for medical attention. The student calmed down and the principal allowed the student to remain in school. My daughter wasn't part of the immediate incident. It is crazy times for sure. Sew as often as you can and enjoy the beautiful sunrises!

Maria said...

Hope all goes well when you got back to school….
You are so organised !

Sandy Panagos said...

It looks like you're off to a good start!

gpc said...

My heart goes out to you. The only power we seem to have lately is the power of the vote, and even that is being chipped away. Hugs.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness... I have never been that organized, not even on my best day! I will aspire to this :)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What fun quilting plans!!
Your retired friend does look refreshed.... hmmmm lesson there ;-)
Have a great day!

Delighted Hands said...

Nothing like sharing the place we love (beach) with a good friend!
The Carpenter's block is stunning in the reds!

Cindy said...

Love the way you have organized your RSC blocks!!!!! Must copy your idea! Thanks for doing this again. I got started last year for 1st time but I got derailed quickly. Ready to have a real plan to attempt again. So sorry you have to deal with the chaos re: school. I will never understand. Bless you teachers!!!!

Chris said...

The best of luck to you and your family as you begin back to work. If there is a silver lining, if you’re vaxed,the symptoms are not too bad. It seems like Floridians are not as careful as they should be unfortunately. When DeSantis is up for election make sure that moron gets voted out to a remote island.

MissPat said...

I was wondering when you were headed back to school. Our kids started yesterday. At least your recent bout with Covid means you won't have to worry about yourself getting sick (well except for regular flu or a cold). Today sunrise photo was neat.

Deb A said...

Great job planning! It always feels good to have a plan to start the year.

My kids went back today... not many wearing masks. We will see how the next few weeks go.

Janie said...

Great post! God bless you and your family.
I like your tutorials and ideas.

grammajudyb said...

I'm a tad late getting to reading blogs. but thanks to you and Stephanie for the tracking sheets. I've used them every year since I began participating in RSC and they are invaluable. I use an editable form for the year on going. Then a PDF printable to hand scribble on. Then I transcribe to the version on my laptop. Print and file at the end of the year. That's just me. I'm an old bookkeeper with hoarding tendencies.