Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another Long Trip

We just barely recovered from our long trip to Ohio (both in length of travel and duration), and now we're off tomorrow. Some are headed for Philadelphia, PA and others to Milton/Pensacola, Florida. Whew-whee...

I just listed a Thimbleberries scrap bag for those who are interested in fabric auctions.

I'll post again from Florida or when we get home.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Saturday Susanna and I did some major rearranging in our sewing room. When you bring home 560 yards of fabric, that is necessary. Miraculously enough, we made it all fit...quite nicely. We were fairly quickly struck with the realization that we will never live long enough to sew all of this fabric. We intend to sell a lot of it come this fall. Fat quarter sets, yardage, kits...half of it must go!!

Here is what is on my design wall today. I think this block is soooo cute. It was one of nine. It's made of all wool. The flowers in the sheep's mouth and on the ground are tiny buttons. In a not-terribly-sane moment, I threw away the parts for the other eight blocks. A cutting error on the backing fabric (the goldish cream) ruined the project for me. Now I wish I hadn't thrown the rest of them away, but what is done is done. I think I'll make this into a pillow for our living room.

I sorted through a large box of what my sister told me were "scraps". Didn't she know I am the scrap queen? There were pieces as small as 4" square. I sorted them into colors, ironed some, and pieced some into blocks for my Nine-Patch One-Patch quilt. The sorting and ironing took so long that I was only able to piece a few blocks, but I am really liking it so far...

And, lastly, but not leastly, is my Honeycomb Stars. I finished the piecing just as the sun was setting on our way back from Ohio this past Friday. I need to trim it, baste it, quilt it, and bind it. But the longest part is already is pieced! Susanna likes it so much that she requested a queen-sized quilt from this pattern. Hahahahohohoheeheehee...never!! The tiny diamonds just twinkle.

Off for a chiropractic visit (whoopee!!) and a grocery store run. My neck has felt like a paper-clip shape since the first night of sleeping in Ohio. Had a horrific headache and backache for the past few days, but that let up a little last night, praise the Lord. Hopefully the chiropractor can straighten me up.