Saturday, April 30, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - Late Start


Off to a super late start today.  We are at the new cabin for the first time after closing on Friday and I had to wait for Kurt to install an internet thing on the roof before I could get a signal to post.   The closing was super smooth, although we were all sweating a bit due to lack of communication ahead of time about the broken septic system.  It is all fixed now though and we are starting to settle in.   We walked around the property yesterday after closing and met a neighbor who drove us around the upper acreage that they seem to use mostly for hunting.   We are pressure washing this morning and clearing out rubbish.  I will be sure to post more photos when the internet is less sketchy.  

Saturday, April 23, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - Transitions

 Every week, I keep thinking that things will calm down any day now.  Sometime soon it will be true.  The end of the school year is in full swing.  AP test prep, end of the year presentations, celebrations, awards.  All good, just as always, all at the same time.  

I do have time to sew this weekend though, after a couple of power grading sessions to get caught up.  Less than a month till graduation!   I guess I should get to work on Sydney's t-shirt quilt again.  Deep calming breaths.  All is well.  

Saturday, April 16, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - Chaos

Its been crazy around here.

We started looking into having our townhouses painted a couple of years ago, but someone (my dear husband) talked everyone into second guessing the decision and it all fell apart.   Fast forward though and everyone is on board.  There are four units, and trying to get everyone in agreement on colors and placement has been a logistical challenge.  Everyone is so busy being flexible and friendly that nobody wants to decide.   I've been having a blast with the Sherwin William color visualizer tool and running in for paint chips.   The painter is coming this morning to take a look and then give us a start date.   
While all of that is going on, the pavers that we ordered months ago have arrived!  They started two days ago and have already made a lot of progress.  It looked like they ran out of fill late yesterday, but are back already this morning.  It will be nice to have some outside space on the ground level for chairs and maybe a fire pit.   
Despite all the upheaval though, the sunrise was a peaceful as ever.  A flock of gulls happened to fly by just as I was getting ready to take my daily photo.  I worked on my Blackford Beauty blocks yesterday, the chevrons are done, I just need to make a few more four patches.   The main project has been log cabin blocks. I am halfway to the 256 that I will need.  
I also did some touchup on the barn quilt yesterday and started the process of getting it sealed.   This is going to go on the shed at the cabin which is still scheduled to close at the end of the month.  We had a bit of a logjam over the septic, but it all seems to be back on track now.   


Saturday, April 9, 2022

Scrap Happy Craziness

I was so busy sewing up more log cabin blocks that I was afraid I might run short of logs.   There is something so calming about trimming random scraps into nicely organized pieces ready to be used in blocks.  I should be good for a while now!  No photos the of the log cabin quilt progress because I filled both walls and started collecting blocks into groups of 10.  I need more than 200 blocks for the quilt that I want to make, so I will just keep plugging along.   
It is actually turning into a busy weekend.   A friend and her husband met us at date night last night to catch up and unwind before the end of the school year.   We are meeting an old school friend tonight for the symphony AND the school musical is this weekend so we will catch the matinee performance of that before heading to dinner before the music starts.   School is so crazy right now with end of the year festivities.   The kids are so appreciative of having all the old traditions back again.  Covid has taken a bit of a spike again, but nothing like the two earlier peaks this year, and so we keep moving forward.   Things seem to be on track with the new house after a bit of a hiccup over the septic inspection.   It should all work out in the end.   The closing is scheduled for April 29, assuming of course the sewage system is fully functional by then.   


Sunday, April 3, 2022

Sunday Wrap Up

I've been adding blocks to the log cabin quilt.  
The pink bulls-eye blocks are also up on the wall.   As each of the colors is done, I free up those strips to make their way into the log cabin blocks.  

 During the evenings I have been diligently hand stitching at binding.  Thursday during the live stream of the awards ceremony for science fair, I put the last stitch into "Squared Away".  This was the Rainbow Scrap Challenge project from 2018.  It was a collaboration project with Mari, The Academic Quilter.   Directions are still available here and here.   
I put some orange peels into the  cornerstones and ribbon candy in the lattice strips.  The blocks themselves just got a smallish meander.   Is going straight into the wash with some color catchers now.   There was a bit of bleeding going on with the reds.   Hopefully I can clean that up. 
After getting back from science fair, Sydney had prom on Friday and grad bash on Saturday.  The seniors all get bused to Universal after close and ride all the rides until the wee hours.  I had to pick her up at school at 3:30 am.  She was one tired kid!
I am linking up today at Oh Scrap!  and Slow Stitching Sunday.   

Saturday, April 2, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - Digging into Pink

Looking forward to the new month and digging into a new color.  Look how happy those pink scraps are to come out to play!   There is nothing more fun than a new color and another fresh start.  Please share your own pink plans using misterlinky below.