Saturday, February 2, 2019
I know the new month started yesterday, but I took a day off. My body and mind said it needed rest and I listened. I know a lot of people are fascinated with Phil - hey, you take what comes when it comes with weather in these parts. The rest day gave me the opportunity to make my list for the month.
I chose another small project for cross stitching. A heart seemed the right pick for the month - filled with early spring flowers. This should be a quick piece to work up and then fabric frame. February is a short month, so I'm not extending my list.
I'll keep up with the Temecula Quilt Co One Block Wednesday. I pulled the few useable pieces from that baggy and stored with the made blocks. I emptied that baggy with this projected, sorted items into other totes or storage and some was chopped down into the barrel system. I was thrilled - but - I received two new baggies of scraps. You can never get ahead of the game this way.
The RSC19 is to help with clearing scraps. These little Chandelier Bead Blocks are fun to make and work up quickly. I'm doing one with light background and .......
one with a dark background.
I love playing with scraps and this pile is for one of the two Hops I am participating in this month. Wings and Books are priority, so need to be finished early in the month with a draft post ready.
My tackling of P.I.G.S. (projects in grocery sacks) is being helped by participating in the One Monthly Goal. My projects are actually in clear totes, but there are too many. I pulled the Patchwork Sampler QAL that was with Moda 2017. I finished each set of blocks as they came out which means the last set was Dec. 2017. I even cut the sashings, cornerstones, and borders. I think it has sat long enough, so my goal is to get this into a flimsy. **linking up with OMG
The only QAL I am doing (so far) is the Harry Potter. If you are doing this one and question my Harry block - yup, I made some 'I can't read instructions' mistakes and made do with what I had. I'm very weak on flesh color fabrics and this is all scraps - nothing to fix the problem so you work around it. I have to catch up on the other blocks -and pay better attention to directions.
Our temperatures are suppose to improve over the next few days, so I hope to get out of the house for a bit. My brother and SIL have the flu and my mom suffered another stroke - I think I need to make a list of things they need and make a grocery/pharmacy run.
Do you watch the results of Phil?