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.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

ScrapHappy Saturday - And then it was calm


It was a blissfully calm week at work.  Such a nice change of pace. Next week I will take a few extra days off in exchange for the extra hours I have been working.  
Kurt has had his turn at a crazy few weeks at work instead and he is also looking forward to having a few days off.  Here is a flock of geese crossing a road because I guess they forgot that they can fly?
We are still working to find a replacement for our usual Friday night margarita place.  We found another within walking distance of home and the food and drinks were both excellent.  It was quite empty during the dinner rush on a Friday though, so that does not bode well,  

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

ScrapHappy Saturday -- Its the end of the week!

Some weeks are longer than others. Yesterday was our school career fair and the end of a lot of extremely long work weeks. I am so much looking forward to not working this weekend!  

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Scrappy and Happy in October


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

Scrappy Happy Saturday

 Loving the weekend!  Work is a mad dash at the moment and sleeping in this morning was the best feeling.  Follow it up with some sewing and sorting of scrap?  Sounds like my plan.  What is yours?

Saturday, September 30, 2023

ScrapHappy Saturday

 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

ScrapHappy Saturday - Confusion

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?