I hope that you all ( in the USA ) had a wonderful Thanksgiving week. I did manage to get a bit of sewing in but there were some other creative endeavors going on as well :)
I have this down pat by now. I have learned that if you have one young grandchild around, you can roll out dough and cut cookies or gingerbread men with them. If you have all or most of them, bake the cookies ahead and just decorate them with the children. Each child has a cookie sheet in front of them with icing, cookies, sprinkles, etc. The mess all goes onto the sheets and clean up is a breeze! :)
In regards to piecing….I continued to work on the indigo colors ( from RSC15 August ) for a RSC16 quilt down the line. Who knows how this will end up…I just wanted to start something that might turn out to be a nice gradient or total complete flop quilt for next year : ) There is no rhyme, reason or pattern..I am just playing. Maybe it’s my version of an improv quilt? Kaya if you are reading this what do you think? :)
I have three more rows ready to go…and then I’ll be out of indigo and will most likely stop for the moment.
November’s color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is lime green. I have a little lime green miracle to show you :) This is southwestern Pennsylvania. We’ve had numerous heavy frosts and freezes but went into a warming trend and when I went to change the birdbath water on the day before Thanksgiving look what I found….Lettuce coming up! :)
Slow Stitching : I did manage to finally finish my latest red & green applique block. This is a Benjamin Biggs block, though I changed the leaves on the corner buds and am not making a BB quilt; just using some of the block patterns that I have for a generic quilt.
My son’s GF loves quilts and enjoyed seeing some of my projects. She and her son were very interested in learning to sew on the machine.
I am sending her home to St. Louis with my Singer Confidence and some books and fabrics and notes on where to get a 1/4 inch foot, what thread to buy, etc. I had won a Melody Baby Lock at the Blogger’s Quilt Festival a few years ago, and of course I should keep the Singer as a back-up, but then again what if I never needed it and it just sat in the closet for a decade? It didn’t take me long to debate this in my mind and decide to gift her with it and she was just over the moon and back about it.
She’s dated my oldest son for over five years….she deserved a reward, right? :) They are going home with a quilt as well.
I kept up with my circles for the week…I posted about starting Quilty 365 HERE For Slow Sunday Stitching, I am going to hand quilt, which I haven’t managed to do all week. And I am also going to finish these orange peels for the lime green color of the month / Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I prepped them at the beginning of the month! Got one done last Sunday or so and that was it.
The visiting trio left early Saturday morning and the rain and dreariness moved in to reflect my mood in seeing them go. I think that I’ll put the fall decorations all away, pull out a few Christmas ones and cheer myself up with that prior to settling down to sew something this weekend.