Saturday, November 26, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

 The end of the year is zooming toward us!  So many projects to finish and so few Saturdays to get it done.   We are with family today, but I was able to start setting up my new sewing space before we left.  Hopefully I will be able to do some mass block assembly in the last few weeks of the year.  I haven't even started to think about blocks for next year yet!  Maybe that will be my project for the trip home.  I  always have so many great rainbow blocks that I want to make.   I will need to start thinking about what needs to be finished to be able to start some new projects.

I hope you are all able to spend some quality time sewing this holiday season.  I peeked at the new quiltville mystery yesterday, but I wasn't at all tempted to start something new with so many projects on the cusp of completion.  

Saturday, November 19, 2022

After the Storm

Ah to be home again.  Even better than being back though, was being gone during the storm. We were able to fly out with no issues at all just due to the lucky fact that we had decided to use airline miles which made it easier to drive the longer distance to the Miami Airport.  Normally we would fly out of the Orlando Airport which was closed for the storm.   Many of the people at the resort already were scheduled to fly back through Orlando though, and when they were unable to go home again, our room got changed to this upgraded Villa at no additional charge!  What a nice way to start the vacation as we arrived to texts of the power being gone back at home.  
The resort was small, just a little cove in between mountain ranges really, but we didn't really take advantage of the activities they offered, instead lounging by the beach or pool while sipping on icy beverages.   It was lovely just to read books and nap between meals and swims.   

The storm back home was causing lots of beach erosion.   Most of the walkways over the dunes are destroyed and the blue house on our normal dog walking route has been condemned.   It has always amazed us that it was able to survive so close to the water, and this time it just didn't quite make it.   It was already quite run down though it was almost always rented out.  The green and yellow houses next door are still intact, though most of the yards and landscaping have washed away.   Nicole wasn't a very strong storm, but it just managed to hit the beaches which were already a bit rough after Ian.   

Saturday, November 12, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - Storm Days

I hope that we are off safely waiting out the storm in a less ocean front location right now.  I am scheduling this to post on Saturday though it is only Wednesday.  We are getting early reports of storm surge and lost dune walkovers.   I was so moved by all the local friends who called to offer up places to stay.  Hoping for the best, but also feeling like we just did this!  I hope that you are all finding time to sew today.   I will try to check in again when I am settled back after the storm. 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

ScrapHappy Saturday - The End Begins

What a week!  Just when I think things will calm down.  Such is the way with a new job though as we all figure out exactly what is going on.  They are painting my office this weekend and my new desk is on the way.   I still need to get settled into the new sewing space as well.  I am tempted to just start moving everything downstairs after packing it all up while Sydney was home sick last weekend.   We will see what the day brings.   

Hopefully everyone is starting to think about block assembly.  This is the time to pull out collections and see what is needed to finish up the top.  I encourage you to dig into the brown and black bins for a few extra blocks.  People tend to shy away from the darker colors in rainbow tops, but they can add a nice grounding effect and allow the colors to shine even brighter.  Give it a try!  They are only scraps after all.  You can always hide an ugly block on the back if you don't like it or add it to the orphan bin.