Thursday, September 30, 2021
I spent a lot of time last evening thinking. Thinking about how I should cut up the pieces I had left to get the most out of them for borders at the top and bottom of the t-shirt quilt. I finally got brave and just started cutting. I plan on dividing this piece in half once it is sewn together so the curve of the sleeves not be as noticiable; not that I mind looking at the pieces and know they were the sleeves. Here is where I am so far.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The weather was beautiful when I got home from work I wanted to be outside for a while. I hauled the hose around the yard and gave most of the plants a drink. I noticed a couple of my Shasta daisy plants look dead, but that's ok I have lots of them. They died from lack of water. Oops! There were lots of bees on the lavender and the marigolds which I liked seeing. The Calafornia poppies are all filled back in and blooming after I cleaned the old stuff out a few weeks ago. They never disappoint.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
I didn't get much done on the t-shirt quilt, but I did get the camo sashing pieces sewn together so that is better than nothing.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Sunday it finally struck me - October is almost here! Where did September go? It is now less than 3 months until Christmas - YIKES! I finally got my head out of the sand and started to look at what I need to accomplish in the next few months. Number one is the t-shirt quilt for a guy at work. He wants to give it to his son for Xmas. I spent all day Sunday cutting up the shirts and pressing on the interfacing. A big hurdle was to figure out what I was going to do with this pair of camo bibs. They don't go with the t-shirts color wise.
Friday, September 24, 2021
It has been a crazy week! Yesterday afternoon I had a doctor appointment and I was there for two hours! Geeze! I stopped on my way home at JoAnn's to get some outdoors thread for the new cover I need to make to replace the one the puppy destroyed. I guess right the color! When I got home the samples of the new vinyl fabric for the cover had arrived and the thread color match was spot on. Now I need to order 6 yards of the vinyl.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
I took a day of vacation yesterday because my sister and her husband were flying in and stopping for a visit with me on their way to their next destination. I spent the day making homemade pizza and pan banging chocolate chip cookies as well as cleaning house. I made two pizzas to make sure there was enough. I only got a picture of the second pizza after we demolished the first one and part of the second. It was really good. My house still smells like pizza this morning.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Here is my weekly update on my progess on the pastel deer pillow cover. Here is where I was last Tuesday and where I am now.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Friday after work I like to work on this cross stitch piece. It will be a pincushion: a bit big but whatever. I made some good progress while I watched John Wick and part of John Wick 2. Here is where I was and where I am. I just noticed I missed stitching the little flower on the side of the right triangle. Oops! I will have to fix that!
Friday, September 17, 2021
I got the replacement project bags finished. I couldn't mess it up this time since it was an all over print. These are all wrapped and ready to mail.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
I am in demand! My to do list just keeps getting longer. I don't mind though; it makes me feel needed. After my sister saw the needlebooks I have been making, she asked me if I could make her a few to match some of the vinyl project bags I had made for her. I can do that! She liked the little pocket for scissors or her traveling cutter. She sent me pictures of some of her bags so I could see if I have matching fabric and the cutter for size.