Happiness is meeting my goals – walking and quilting projects. I guess it will take a Hurricane or a Tropical Depression to break this horrible heat wave – 100-107 degrees! Oh well maybe in September it will really be Fall!
I have been preparing my applque projects. I have the fabrics washed (still have to iron them) for In the Garden, Lily Rosenberry, and Lori Smith’s project is ready for applique.
I have succumbed to doing a SQUIRREL! YUP, Chookyblue’s Churn Dash SAL! I am using my 1930 Reproduction fabrics. Yesterday I was in the sewing mood and made 3 CD’s. The SAL group are making 9” blocks, but I prefer smaller blocks, so I am making 6” blocks and will make a total of 64 blocks. Everyone has been asked to make 8 blocks a month which will yield 32 blocks within 4 months. I will do 16 each month so by October I will have a new quilt!
I have been working on Bats and Boos Cross Stitch – finally. It took me awhile to get things correct and understanding how to start, but now that I am there, it will go faster! (LOL) I ordered some more of the floss just in case I needed some extra and received it yesterday only to realize that I thought I was getting the Weeks Dyed floss I got DMC! I do not need any DMC floss as I have enough to start a store! So now I re-ordered the correct ones and waiting to see if I can return the DMC thread. The DMC thread I have was made in France (you can tell how old it is) but well preserved! Maybe I need to wear 2 pair of glasses when I order on line!
Speaking of on-line ordering things on-line, my ”go to store for my fabrics” as most of you know, has been Carly. I started purchasing Moda Marbles from her in 2003 and continued on until that stash is so big and then turned to 1895 Hoffman batiks for my stash. Carly has always been the greatest person to go to in purchasing fabric on line. She decided to sell the business this year and very close to turning it over to a new Owner! I am so happy for her and especially glad to hear that she will be a Consultant for the new Owner in the transition phase and I will miss her so much. She will continue her sell (25% off) until the ‘paperwork’ is completed in the next week or two.
I needed (oops) WANTED some orange 1895 fabrics and placed an order Friday with Carly – the sale price is $8.24 a yard. I had no idea she was close to finalizing the sale of the company so I squeaked in to add to my stash! She is one of the best on-line shop owners (also had a quilt store) and I wish more would follow her business plan. My fabric is due to arrive Tuesday!
Today’s goal is to finish pressing fabric for In The Garden, preparing Block 1 for Lily, and maybe I will do some applique. Whatever I do it will be enjoyable!
Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week of stitching. I will be seeing the Dentist tomorrow and will be glad that will be over with. Rest of the summer is FREE from appointments after the check up for Clay on the 28th! YEA FREEDOM!!!!
With our world being totally destroyed around us I am choosing to do more quilting, cross stitch, and applique and watching Gunsmoke, Beaver, and going to bed with Clay and watching Andy Griffith! What else could be more relaxing when shutting the world out but a travel back in time when our world was not so crazy, at least not as crazy as it is now. Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week. Stay either warm or cool. I chose COLD!
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