Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Wind is a Blowing
Boy it has been blowing and nasty cold for the last few days!! This old big brick house shook some nights, which made for some rattled furkids as well as myself. Wednesday is when a lot of my QAL/SAL items come out on the net, but we had a high-alert from the State and power companies - so I powered down as much as I could. There was hand stitching (when I wasn't shaking) to do while in a safe place.
So Thursday I put the pedal to the metal...........
My RSC17 red piggies. I don't do red very often and any gifted bags of scraps are small bits. I had to hunt for these few. Luckily this pattern doesn't require a lot of fabric and it made me get creative. The button print was actually in my 'blue' scrap tote.
The cornered 4-patches in reds (I had to really scour all my scrap storage system for these). BUT I managed 10 with light corners and 10 with dark corners. And 10 more Puss in the Corner blocks.
My hand work - the next set of three rosettes. I have all the outer hexies prepped for the next round, but I had trouble holding that needle.
More geese for the Temecula Quilt Co project. I pin everything (and work that bundle too) in groups of ten. 10 light geese and 10 dark geese. And a stack of 10 plaid blocks. That blue is gone!! It was horribly misshaped (you know those plaids that make you think you are looking around a corner), full of holes and bad spots. I worked around what I could and used it up.
And the next Solstice block (shudder) - a big block!! I might start putting some of this one together so it isn't a total 'puzzle' at the end.
When these two sleep next to each other - it's to comfort each other when they are stressed - I rarely see this, but they have been doing a lot of close quarters without fighting while weathering this weather.
I need to get back to bindings and labels for some finishes. Wind calm down - I need to hang on to that needle!!