Saturday, November 7, 2015
Slow Stitching Weekend
It’s been a slow stitching week here at Chez Nana, and it looks like it’s going to be a slow stitching weekend, as well. Since I do love to hand quilt, I’m not complaining.
I finished up block #12 yesterday and am almost done with block #13. There are 18 blocks in my Labor Day Stars quilt, so it won’t be too long before I’ll be able to start quilting on the setting triangles. Here’s a photo I took early yesterday morning as I was quilting sashings on block #13. While I’ve been quilting, I have been listening to audiobooks. I “read” John Grisham’s latest book … not a fan of that one (nor of his previous new release either). I’m trying to get through Camel Club by David Baldacci … it’s ok, but it really isn’t grabbing me. I’m waiting on some new releases by some other authors who I’ve enjoyed … their works are what a former co-worker would call “potato chips for the mind” which make them perfect for “reading” while quilting. Because I’m in a bit of a reading lull, I decided to get caught up on NICS. I watched, live, a small handful of last season’s episodes but let the subsequent episodes “pile up” on our DVR. I’m down to the last 2 episodes from last season and then all of this season’s episodes. I wonder if I’ll get caught up this weekend?
Earlier this week, I ordered some fabrics from Homestead Hearth … online rather than making the trip to their brick and mortar store. For my next EPP project, I’d like to make a Patchwork of the Crosses. I’ve collected the papers and am now collecting some fabrics that would be suitable for fussy cutting. I don’t trust my fussy cutting skills (who am I kidding … I have no fussy cutting skills! ha!), so I’m going to start with stripes. I picked up some striped fabrics (also half price) when we stopped at Hancock’s of Paducah on our way to Hilton Head in September, and when I saw that Homestead Hearth had some half price, I had to add to my collection. The fabrics came yesterday … it’s amazing how a squishy package in the mail can brighten one’s day. Since I want to finish my already-in-progress EPP projects (my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden and my bow tie quilt), it’s liable to be a while before I start cutting into these fabrics … but at least I’ll be prepared (I had no striped or border fabrics in my stash) … and by buying when on sale, I won’t have wreaked havoc on my fabric acquisition budget.
I saw these on Facebook this morning and couldn’t resist sharing them … hope they make you giggle a little like they did me.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!