Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scrappy Wednesday


Monday I had another 'turn off' day as we had flood and tornado alert for 24 hours.  After losing so much on just a little electrical blip, I didn't want to take chances.  There was hand work to catch up on anyway.

Finally when things seemed safe Tuesday afternoon, I powered up the machine and finished the last five of the smaller CW stars.  These will wait now as their bigger 'momma' stars get priority on turning into a flimsy.


Then I went smaller and worked on the newest Temecula 'Mini Monday' block - the one with the pinwheel center.  This was the first time my Juki tried to 'eat' my tiny bits of fabric.  I had just cleaned, oiled, and put in a new needle - but it was persistant in jamming those bits into the bobbin casing.  I figured I had a bad new needle after trying some larger scrap to stitch on - it sounded 'clunky'.  Either it had a spur or the nice new point just wasn't there and changed it out - no more problems.


Then I pulled out my plaid project and did up another set of 10.  I figured I better count - because some times I can't count to10 or in 10's.  I need 24 more of these and I am going to have to dig in other places for plaid or stripe to finish this project off.  I'm sure it is somewhere in all the scraps I have - I'm not going out for another shirt at the thrift shop.

Then I can start putting these into groups of 4.  It will be easier to put the flimsy finish using larger '4-patch' sections as well as spread out the color and design.

Luckily our stormy weather pattern cleared itself up and I went out later in the day to .......


a lovely 'Mid-Summer Tea' at our local library.  They had a sweet little setting on the front porch.  It was bring your own tea cup and something to share snack type event.  And the little cutie-pie event coordinator made the most scrumptous strawberry truffle!!!!!  OMG!!!  I'm not a desert person, but I admit I had two servings of this delight.

Back to catching up on all those scrappy blocks,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

9 comments:

  1. lovely blocks and a so yummy tea party.

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  2. Love to see those stars! You are having fun!

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  3. Looks like you are having fun! The Temecula blocks are darling! I'm having fun with them too!

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  4. Your Temecula blocks are wonderful, you picked the perfect fabrics. That tea sounds like so much fun, I'm glad your weather cleared up and you were able to go.

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  5. You always find the most fun projects to work on. What a fun tea to attend also! Love that tea set!!!!!

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  6. Love seeing the projects and glad the bad weather did not appear. That tea set is so cute, you can imagine the fairies having tea around the table. Hugs, Susie x

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  7. I'm so tempted to do the Temecula sew along--your blocks are adorable!

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  8. What a fun idea for a tea party! I wish my library did something like that. They like to go ALL out or nothing...leaning towards the nothing :(

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  9. I must be missing one of the Mini Monday blocks. I didn't see the one with the nine-patch, although I saw the picture with the four-patch, and it confused me. I'm easily confused.

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