Saturday, November 25, 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023
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
Saturday, November 4, 2023
Saturday, October 28, 2023
I have quite a bit of sewing to catch up on today. November is supposed to be quilt assembly time. I might be able to assemble some of last year's block collections. This year has taken a bit of a sewing hiatus lately. How are your block collections coming along? Hopefully you have a quilt to two ready to come together soon.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Saturday, October 14, 2023
I love seeing what people do with the neutral and makeup months. I have lost all hope of getting caught up for now but want to play with some light neutrals to add a row to the top of this sprouts quilt that ended up square. I don't enjoy square quilts as a rule, so I was thinking of adding some blossoms to the top to enlarge it a bit. The big career fair is next Friday so thing should calm down at work after that. Kids have been frantically finishing up college applications and asking for lots of help which is great! It just doesn't leave a lot of time to get the fair ready, so that has been happening on evenings and weekends. Not a great work life balance at the moment, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel that leads to some quiet sewing time.Misterlinky is below, please let us know what you are up to these days.
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Ah, the weekend! I am finally feeling better and work has gone crazy! The first set of seniors is getting acceptances into rolling admission schools and we have three that have already made final decisions.
I am so much looking forward to some quiet time today. Most of last weekend was spent with movies and hexies. The photos don't show a lot of progress, but the aqua row is longer now. How are your aqua scraps coming along? Monday will transition to light neutrals as the color of the month. If you don't have light neutrals, this is your chance to catch up or lay out your block collections to figure out what is still needed.
Misterlinky worked on the first try this morning! Please share your progress with us.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Well that was odd, misterlinky disappeared for a bit this morning, but I found a back door and managed to get in. Speaking of disappearing, our Friday night margarita date night restaurant is closing at the end of the month. Our friends came out with us last night to say farewell. I am not sure what we will do on Fridays now, but it has been nice not having to make a decision. When I get in my car on Friday to drive home, it tells me how long to get to Little Dos. My car is a bit scary sometimes.
I have been down all week with a head cold. I tested negative for Covid, but it still did me in. Hoping to be more human next week. I guess there is one more week left in September though, so I don't have to worry about a new color quite yet.
How are your aquamarine/teal/blue-green scraps coming along?