Greetings from semi cool South Texas. We were blessed with 3 1/2″ of rain Saturday. It was wonderful since it has been 3 months since the last rain. Today we get a real shot of cold air that will stay around until next week, maybe through December – I hope! Morning walk was a little warmer but once the cold front hits it will be in the 40’s when I do my morning walk.
I have finally fixed my blog site – not sure what happened to it, but it caused me some issues. Monday I cleaned the house (done for the month) and we watched the Arizona hearings – quite eye opening event – while I just sat and worked on Sweet Stitches. Tuesday all problems came back yanking at my pant leg to do something with the pests! Nothing seemed to go easy, but by the end of the day all were taken care of. But then up jumped the Devil about 8 PM when the darn internet went belly up again. This time it was another blown Router! This had happened in April so we decided to purchase 2 extra Routers in case it happened again. An hour of discussions with Rise Broadband from 8 PM to 9 PM was a waste because by 9:20 or so I was changing out the main Router in my network and by 10:00 all was well! Of course I was totally brain dead and wired! We have decided that their Network is really blowing out our Routers more than usual so we are having them send one of theirs (free) and see how fast it gets fried! At least have a back up ready to go if and when it happens again. We made it to bed around 11:30 just worn out! Slept great though!
Today is much quieter as all issues are resolved (of course not Medicare, but Senator Cornyn’s Caseworker called and she is on the move to slap Medicare around – they are all idiots). I wish they would revamp this system like they did the VA. They need to fire some people who leave their brains elsewhere or just do not have one!
One of the Tuesday problems was with a bolt of Bella Solids Natural from the Fat Quarter Shop (great on-line shop). When I received the bolt I immediately knew something was wrong. The selvage had blue in it and the fabric was not a good run of Bella Solids. Fat Quarter Shop sent me a paid return label and will let me know when they get things checked out and a better run of the Natural Bella Solids comes in. Great shop to work with. I am using this color in OMIGOSH. I have plenty to continue on but will need the new bolt for future projects.
Back to quilting! I had to go back to 2 November to find out what goals I had last identified on To Do Tuesdays! WOW where did November go? Here they are.
- Finish appliquéing stems on the bottom 2 corner units for Mary Brown. √ Finished!!!
- Sweet Stitches October Block. Just about finished
- Work on Stonefields remaining Sections – Preparing blocks for applique and piecing blocks. No Progress
- OMIGOSH Blocks Added 2 more blocks
- Blue and Beige Reproduction Quilt . No Progress
- There are 3 fee on-line BOMs that I want to do a block a week – these will be called “diversions from boredom” projects 1/3 Progress
Saturday and Sunday I did work on OMIGOSH. I have 6 (blocks) finished now that measure 9 1/2″ (unfinished). A block consists of 4 – 5″ (unfinished) blocks. The little nine patches measure at 2″! There are 2 of those blocks in each large block. The 2 Shoo Fly blocks have 4 Square in a Square blocks that measures 2″ along with the HSTs. I know I must be nuts, but I really like this project! I am using fat quarters from Barbara Brackman Reproduction from her fabric lines Richmond Reds, Union Blues, and Ladies’ Album. I make 2 “blocks” from each color. Next color up will be an olive green with some flowers.
The blocks are made with 1″, 2″, and 2 1/2″ strips. You have to like tiny to make this puppy!
I wanted to do a post for Slow Sunday Stitching, but when the Internet and a messed up Blog happened, my plans got upended. I am just about finished with the last Block of Sweet Stitches! YEA! Just one evening’s work and it will be finished!
I believe that I am supposed to fill in the eyes and mouth with heavy embroidery, but have decided I like it the way it is now. Just some stitches on the Stars and the one cuff and we can call it done! I have an idea on how I will put this quilt together, but that is for later in the month.
My goals for 30 Nov – 7 Dec will be:
- Finish Sweet Stitches October Block.
- Work on Stonefields remaining Sections – Preparing blocks for applique and piecing blocks.
- OMIGOSH Blocks
- Blue and Beige Reproduction Quilt
- There are 2 more free on-line BOMs that I want to do a block a week – these will be called “diversions from boredom” projects
I know that I will not complete the entire list (a little long) but maybe I will be able to do a little each day on some of them, but setting a goal tends to keep me grounded and on a path to completion of some UFOs!
Have a great week and week-end!
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