Saturday, October 29, 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022
It has turned to fall here and pretending to have seasons is quite fun. Not a lot of sewing time this week, but all sorts of goodness. Sunday there was a ladies tea to celebrate a new grandbaby for a teacher friend who retired recently. I brought a quilt. Blogger isn't letting me upload any photos this morning, but it was blue with swirls in snowball and nine patch arrangement.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Things are finally starting to settle down again. I decided on this sashing solution for the Carpenter's Star blocks. It uses up some of the extra HST and extends the pattern to help the blocks join. I am starting to see a nice secondary diamond where all of the blocks come together. It also will make the quilt slightly larger, which is a bonus. Given the block size, it is harder to get things to fit. With smaller blocks it is easy to add an extra row or two, but these stars are giant! There should be time today to finish the rest. I have a few housekeeping things to do and a couple of work tasks to catch up on, but generally things are settling down again to a more normal level. The post hurricane craziness has settled. How are your scraps coming together? I must admit to being completely out of contact with the world lately. I look forward to catching up on that today as well.
Saturday, October 8, 2022
The hurricane was a 4 day inconvenience for my part of Florida. For others it was much more. We spent a few days without electricity or internet and a few hours picking up debris and reassembling windblown downspouts. My main consequences came from the 3 days of school lost and having to reschedule all of that. It has been busy! Technically we have a three day weekend with a "work from home" day on Monday. I am scheduled for a college event in Orlando though which should be fun. Kurt has been working on a bathroom remodel for what used to be Sydney's bathroom and will now be part of my quilting studio. I think we are scheduled to pick up the shower enclosure this morning and finalize tile choices.
Looking forward to some sewing time too of course. I did lots of binding during the storm, but having a machine and iron again will be a joy! I do remember digging into the brown bin to make one last Carpenter's Star block. Brown has been long overlooked. I am hoping to make some layout decisions. Sashing would make the sewing together easier with all those seams, but I kind of like the secondary patterns when the blocks come together. It will be fun trying out different ideas. Misterlinky is below. Please share your progress. The beginning of the end is near!
Saturday, October 1, 2022
It is a new month! I must confess to not having finished my baby blues. Most of my sewing this week has been hand sewing of binding as we wait for the power to be restored after Ian. October is scheduled either for lime and light green or for light neutrals as we work to finish off the rainbow. Please feel free to finish up the blocks that you are going to need for your quilts. Assembly is right around the corner!
The storm damage was minimal here, we still have water though we have been asked to conserve. We have made quite a dent in the nonperishable food stash, but with everything around us back to normal, it feels odd to sit in a dark house. Fortunately, it is quite cool post Ian, so not having an air conditioner has not been a problem. I am sure most of the fridge and freezer will need to be tossed, but I guess this is a good excuse to do a little cleaning