Saturday, November 25, 2023

ScrapHappy Saturday - Gave Thanks

It was lovely to have the kids home again, and also lovely to have a calm house again. Sydney was sleeping in the sewing room, which meant that I got some hand sewing done on the hexies, but not much more. The red and orange rows are almost ready to be sewn together! I ran out of orange hexagons, so I will have to dig a little deeper into the scrap bin to come up with enough to bring it up to size.

The weather has been strangely cold and rainy, but there were still some nice mornings for beach walks.  Still two more days of vacation to enjoy before the work week begins again, I am going to try to get something productive done before it is time to go back.  

Saturday, November 18, 2023

ScrapHappy Saturday - Thanksgiving

I am thankful for my blog and my quilting, even though neither seems to be getting enough attention recently.   I hope that will change this week as we now have an entire week off for the Thanksgiving holiday.   We used to get three days, but during COVID they went to a full week and there is no going back from that!  My oldest is home now and will leave tomorrow to spend the holiday with the boyfriends family.  It will be our first major holiday without all the kids.  So hard!  I know it is the natural progression, but it still hit me.  Kurt is off picking up Sydney the youngest from UF this morning and the middle child should return on Monday.  So we will have 2 of the 3 until Thursday at least.  Sydney has to go back Thursday night because she works a retail job and is scheduled for Black Friday.  Then there is a big football game on Saturday.  It is fun to see them have their own lives apart from us, but still an adjustment.  

I have been mentally drained lately and spent many relaxing hours stitching away at hexies.  I need to set a row length for these so that I can figure out when I will be done.  I think the red row is going to be the longest and then I will just slowly bring each color to the same length and start getting them together.  The one odd man out is the black.  I might just sneak that on the end of the dark blue or purple row.  I will never find enough black or brown fabrics to have an entire row.  

How are all of your quilts coming along.  I know a lot of people will probably be taking a break from rainbow quilts for a while to do the Bonnie Mystery.  I haven't even checked to see what it will be this year!  It has been a few years since I have participated, but I usually at least follow along to enjoy everyone else's progress.  

I hope the holiday finds you happy and healthy and that you are able to find time for family and for yourself

Saturday, November 11, 2023

ScrapHappy Saturday - Three Day Weekend

We had yesterday off for Veteran's day. After taking a few extra days just last weekend, I am feeling quite relaxed. There is a food and wine festival tonight, but otherwise the day is wide open. I hope that means that I can finally accomplish something more than the miles of hexies that seem to be plenty to occupy my attention recently. It would be nice to finish a few things off before the end of the year. Thanksgiving plans have all fallen apart, so there will be some time to sew then. We sadly had to move on the Christmas plans as all of the kids seem to be busy with their own schemes. It is good when they get their own lives, but it is a big adjustment to juggle all of the competing demands. I guess that leaves me more time for my own pursuits. I will have to try to keep looking on the bright side.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

ScrapHappy Saturday - Fall

The end of the year at Rainbow Scrap Challenge is all about finishing up. Putting block collections together into flimsies and then turning flimsies into finished tops.  For us, the end of the year started with a quick weekend in the mountains to visit fall weather.  Step 1 was finding the driveway.  There are a few fall leaves to deal with.  
The neighbor called to ask for help in getting the last of the kiwis in before the first frost.  
That lead to a loaf of kiwi bread.  It is jut like banana bread, but with kiwis.  Yum!

I think we have a hike planned for this mornign and some work on a wrapping the deck around the front of the house. How is your Saturday shaping up? Mister linky is here, looking forward to seeing the begining of your end of year quilts.