Today’s post will be a hodge podge of things I’ve been meaning to get around to posting, but haven’t found the time to sit down and do it.
Remember that pile of fabric, for the fall wallhanging, I had pulled out in the middle of my quilt room floor not so long ago? Well, since then, I did actually get started on it. I am not so good at applique, but hope my skills will improve some by the time I finish this little project. These are the first two blocks I have worked on. I still need to add the flower stem and crow’s feet. This will also qualify as a stash buster project, as I am using only fabrics that were already in my stash.
And the start of another fabric basket, which is also using fabric from my stash.
And, from my stash of scraps, I made my first attempt at a coffee cuff, and gave it to one of my friends at work. It’s not so wonderful, but she loved it.
This is the beautiful sunrise I saw out my back door yesterday morning, and I wanted to share it with you.
The clouds, especially in the first pic, looked like snow to me, like the world was upside down.
I have been making some project progress this week, in the evenings, after work. I am working on my starry log cabin center. I have seven of the 10 rows sewn to each other. I am almost finished stitching the binding on my cousin’s quilt. I have a little over one side and one corner to go. Then a label, a wash & dry, and I will be done! Woohoo!
Congratulations Deb Levy! Email me your snail mail, and I will be sending you your fabric prize. I chose five of my favorite “blender” fabrics from my stash and cut one yard pieces from each.
Thank you to all of the 22 entries in my blog contest! I wish I could send you all a prize. I will have to think of more reasons for future contests!
Notice that I used my newly made basket to hold your names!
I think it’s not too bad for a first try, though I’m not convinced I’m finished with it just yet. I think it needs some kind of handles added. I hope to get a few smaller ones made up for some handmade Christmas gifts this year.
I haven’t signed up to be an official PIF participant, (the Pay It Forward movement that is going around on many of the blogs) simply because I have so many obligations to meet in my life already, that I didn’t want to sign up, fail, and feel badly. However, I intend to unofficially participate, and look for ways to bless others with my handiwork. I just don’t want it to feel like another thing I “have” to get done. I hope that doesn’t sound terrible, I’m just being honest. Most days I’m already stretched about as thin as I can go, as I know most of you are, too. I really admire those of you that find ways to handle it all, and still find time and energy to give so much of yourselves.
I am also happy to report that my stepdaughter is going home from the hospital as I type! She had her surgery Thursday and all went well. The doctor didn’t see anything that looks suspicious, but we won’t have the official report til next week. That is such a huge relief! I just wish she didn’t have to go through the discomfort that follows. She is such a special young woman and I love her very much! Thank you for your prayers for her.
Have a wonderful Saturday!
I have managed to work on my projects some this week, in the evenings after work. Tonight, before DH got home and dinner was ready, I managed to get started on the final big feather in my cousin’s quilt.
And, I’ve been wrapping clothesline while watching TV at night, and on my lunch breaks I’ve been able to stitch for a few minutes on my first basket attempt. This is kind of fun! It’s really starting to look like something!
There is one small spot right before I stopped stitching where my fabric shifted and the clothesline is showing. I will fix that. And that’s all I have for my midweek project report!