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!!

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

20 comments:

  1. you have a lot of very nice projects going on there. love them all and your fur babies are so cute all snuggled

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  2. I have some of that same button fabric that you used in the piggy block--that's an oldie! Great looking blocks all around.

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  3. Oh no, big blocks, LOL. At least they're small blocks first before being joined up. I love seeing Moe and Bella cuddled together, it's too bad it's from stress, maybe you should join them?

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  4. Your little piggies are so cute! Hopefully things have calmed down some. It's definitely been windy here too, but not that bad. Happy stitching this weekend.

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  5. Those piggies are just adorable and so are the hexies!

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  6. Your piggies are so cute! Sewing together Solstice is a good idea. I might try sewing some of mine together too.

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  7. Your little piggies are so cute. It sounds like the weather has been wild. I hope you maintain power so you can keep stitching.

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  8. Love those little piggies and the Minick and Simpson rosettes--so cute! We had terrible wind for a couple days also--thankfully it has calmed, but now we have very frigid air--Spring can't come soon enough for me!

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  9. love your piggies. I made one but it wasn't as cute as yours , I think I got my front heavy

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  10. Those little piggies are just the bomb!! Maybe it's the wolf trying to blow their houses down? I have a 2 story house and I can feel it move in these storms as well. Our temps have dropped considerably and it's snowing. I sure hope March departs like a lamb...

    Glad to see the furkids cuddling, even if it is just during the storms. They look so innocent. Wink.

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  11. Love those piglets. Little squares, too.
    The two fur babies are getting older and may be calming down in their age. Snow here in NC this weekend. Winter isn't over.

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  12. We had those winds on Monday, and I thought my house was going to be like Dorothy's in Wizard of Oz.

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  13. I just love your little piglets! You always have so many great scrappy projects going on. I would rather it be -50 than have the wind blow like that. We do get some strong winds here. So glad your fur kids can put aside their differences and be a comfort to each other.

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  14. You always have such wonderful projects on the go. Your little piglets are adorable! Also love that Solstice block!

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  15. We had your winds and snow, too - the snow was mostly going sideways when it fell, so not much accumulated. I expect it ended up in your yard...
    You know that I adore your piggies!

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  16. I love you piglet blocks. You have some great projects on the go!!

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  17. I love the piggy with the choppy waves from all the wind. And I would invest in a wind machine if it would make my cats as adorable as yours.

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  18. Lots of stormy weather our way too. Those winds just howl around the house. The red piggies show nice variety.

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  19. Fun to see another pig farmer!

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  20. Stay safe! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your little piggie blocks. They are super adorable!

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