Saturday, October 29, 2016

God's saturday gift...

by sheer divine providence, was gifted this today.   while the futon chair is comfy, the arms are like side rails and changing position is a challenge.  so thankful it has been my comfy nighttime solace and for those occasional naps....but beyond grateful for this gift.


couldn't wait to see the hawaiian all spread out....and with my mom coming for thanksgiving, the timing is perfect as well.  this was a big ticket item way outside my budget, but now my prayer list has shortened by one needed thing.  feeling so very blessed today and always really, ever mindful of so many who have much greater needs.  may God send them a gift today as well.   ***  gorgeous autumn day spent so far on a hodge podge of things--cutting bindings, doing a frankenbatt and frankenback, cutting out another pair of flannel lounge pants and not a moment too soon either, predicted to be 81 degrees tomorow....LOL!

Friday, October 28, 2016

bonnie hunter's mystery

the day has finally arrived when bonnie hunter has posted her color selections for this year's mystery project.   i absolutely LOVE bonnie's quilts, and her tips and influence 10 years ago kicked my quilty muse up several notches....but being a hand quilter, lots of her patterns have waaaay too many seams for me.  have made a few but have donated flimsies for someone else to machine quilt and use for charity, not a problem.  this year decided to repeat the effort and have pulled my choices from her color suggestions...


these are what i found and may be a bit stronger in value than hers, but i like strong colors anyway and definitely NOT buying anything for this mystery.  that, to me, is the whole point--to use what is on hand that'll give it a controlled kitchen sink look.  bonnie's quilt is large so going to make half the number of units for my project.  and didn't think there was any magenta, but whoa!  if you have kaffe, you have magenta to the max!   these are "special" fabrics that so far have just ogled and fondled, but time has come to use some....so bring on black friday and clue #1!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

blocks and birthday....

and this thursday just happens to be the birthday of brother #2...he was our october treat...despite being quite scary and ghoulish at times...now a successful business owner and dad.....happy birthday bro!


between tuesday quilt-cam and yesterday, sewed up 10, count 'em 10, more 365 blocks....maybe by the time the weekend is over, i'll have more racked up....struggle to keep up at times, but the end is near for this mega-sew along!



have a happy sewing day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

flimsy fling

proof that the stash IS getting used up is this flimsy that got flung to charity just this week....nearly all those scrappy 9-patch blocks have found a home...


in september 2 lap robes were made with these blocks and this month's is a 72x78 flimsy.  so happy that they are no longer stuck in an elfa drawer.   this was a leader/ender project long ago and wish i could say the 2.5" square shoebox was empty but not quite.   the 2.5" strips shoebox is overflowing so i'm pulling from that for the 365 blocks, which won't make a dent obviously.   but there is progress busting stash that is downright fun and rewarding.  and a button i recently found at a local quilt shop says it all....

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

monday sewing

busy monday wrapped up with a bit of block sewing....actually the larger was done sunday, leaving me with 9 more farmer's wife to the finish....


then got back into 365....only one more september block and can tackle october's....will see how far i can get before november 1 rolls around and another corner block is posted....would think these tiny dark blocks for the 3rd border will soon be finishing up as the home stretch is in sight for the wrap up....read on facebook that another will start in january, but not for me.  ***  beautiful autumn weather continues and today cool enough for light jacket.  less than a month now to thanksgiving but doesn't seem possible at all...it's too warm!  now back to sewing.....