Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 Goals


I had to take a 'breather' day away from anything fabric or thread.  A walk, a visit with a friend, a stroll thru a store - just breath.  We all need a refreshing day or so away.  Now to welcome a new month.


Slow Sunday Stitching

I may make my Slow Sunday into a slow weekend for the month of July.  My '365' circles and the Hexie 'garden' project to help me learn to breath again.

Dust Off Those Books
I am rolling over my Rail/Colorwash project which I kind of slacked on in June.  Well, I had to get setting fabric - but now for a finish.


RSC16's color is the yumminess (is that a word?) of watermelon.  I never got to June's color of aqua due to not enough scrap in the color (collecting slowly), but I can manage watermelon.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

 I am pulling things in reorganizing shelving storage - all those boxes, baggies, bits that need cleaning up.  I've worked them as leader/enders or a day of play.......


and they are all piled on the quilt rack near the sewing station.  Yeah, the piles not neat, but I will work thru this even if I have to designate a day a week just for this.  And Bonnie Hunter should be revealing her scrap project this month.  I didn't do last year's challenge of tumblers as I had already made a couple - looking forward to this one to help clear some old fabrics off the shelves.


I will keep up with the QALs - Circa 2016 is a lot of little blocks and slowly working thru all the little HSTs needed.  I may need a larger container soon.


I love Barbara Brackman's projects - the history along with the blocks just fascinates me.  The newest Westering Women block - love it, but wouldn't want to make a whole quilt with this one.

And Adinkra - for some reason I don't have an updated photo to show.


I will be vending at a local event.  And I have a picnic with the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame.



I will be taking part in this - hope to see you there.

I forgot to yell out to my Northern friends - Happy Canada Day!  AND Happy and Safe 4th of July weekend people,

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

7 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon,love your blocks looking forward to the 12 days of Xmas blog hop ....

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  2. Happy 4th to you too! love all your projects and looking forward to the Xmas blog hop. you cant start too soon!

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  3. I'm glad you took a breather since July looks busy for you. Yumminess is a word especially if you're talking about watermelon. The latest Westering Women block is gorgeous.

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  4. Those breather days help me focus better. Looks like it worked well for you!

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  5. That last block is really pretty. Love the colors and the pattern of it.

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  6. Happy and safe 4th to you. What a timely mention of history along with the blocks. I didn't like history when I was in school. No one made history fun for me and to me it was just memorization. I was raised in WV and now live in OK. A friend of mine is a history nut and she goes on and on and on about history and bores me to tears with it. She thinks I should be totally enamored with history since I lived in an area that was particularly history laden. Nope! I had a student teacher in 8th grade who gave each of us a name and we had to dress as the character and give a report. Very few of the girls got to report on women. I didn't want to be a man. Instead of her due her due diligence and finding women for us and even the resources, she gave me a man. Grrr - that just added to my frustration. Who wanted to stand in front on her peers dressed as a man and give a report - especially at that age? That changed when I was married to my second husband. He was a great story teller and could keep my interest. So, now I enjoy reading the stories of the blocks and their births. Thank you for reminding us of our great heritage.

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  7. You've got some fun goals and some good housekeeping goals for July. Good luck on both fronts.

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