Saturday, October 8, 2016

unplanned hiatus

didn't mean to be away from my blog THIS long but it's been a very busy couple of weeks for lots of reasons, all routine in nature.   the first week of the month is always busy for me with my guild meetings, my volunteer commitments and household tasks...it's when i do the bulk of grocery shopping and other miscellaneous errands (post office etc.) and was seriously derelict in laundry duties, so that took sewing time as well...did manage to get a few blocks done last weekend...


now that things have normalized, back sewing this morning starting with 365 blocks.  had to clear off a couple of vertical surfaces to get a clear deck for cutting etc.  have a bad habit of pulling out things to sew and then don't get at them so have to put them away again.   *** did visit a new-to-me shop up in gettysburg called "needle and thread fabrics." the shop also specializes in civil war re-enactment garments, but there was plenty of eye candy for any quilter.   and they have a good selection of sale fabrics for $5 py and under.  it's only about half hour from my home.   also got to see parts of the battlefield, which will revisit with mom when she comes next month.  caved and got a four quarter yards from the "freedom bound" line that followed me home.


lastly, another issue has been our gorgeous fall weather....after being inside for hot/hot, it's cooler, breezy and perfect for soaking up fresh air.  took car for a thorough cleaning inside and just soaked up that nice, comfy sunshine.  time for cider and apple crisp!

13 comments:

  1. Welcome back! As always, your blocks are beautiful! So is your taste is fabrics. If those pretties were from the bargain table, then you probably did not ruin the budget and they'd be all gone the next time that you'd look for them. Mmm, apple crisp!

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  2. My goodness, you have some complex looking blocks there! The red and gold one really caught my eye!
    A very nice selection of fabrics--even if you paid full price, you showed great restraint and only bought a yards worth. : )

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    1. the entire line is gorgeous...was difficult to choose only 4 as budget dictated...

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  3. Your blocks look great. Good that you got out and explored the countryside, quilt shop included! We had only a half day at Gettysburg, which we spent at the park. I'd like to go back to see more of the area. (Then I could visit you, too!)

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    1. the eisenhower farm is on my must do list...

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  4. Glad to hear you are ok. Was going to email you and see if you were ok since you hadn't posted this week but didn't have your email. Didn't think about asking on your Blog. Nice blocks!

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  5. Glad all is well in your neck of the woods, love the block in the top left hand corner.

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  6. Beautiful blocks Grace. I esp. love that quilt in your blog header. Pretty design, fabrics and your superb quilting :)

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  7. Beautiful blocks Grace...impressive. I take it you're not in Maine anymore?

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  8. Please send fall to the South--temps in the high 80's in October is not fun!

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  9. A very nice selection of blocks. I haven't seen your blog before. What project are they for? You got some lovely fabrics there. Have fun with them.

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  10. it's the 365 sew along (small ones) and others are for farmer's wife sew along...and thanks!

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