Wednesday, July 1, 2015
July 2015 Goals
Well, the first day of July got off to a horrible start. Lots of rain, cold and a dead car. Yup, dead car on a holiday weekend to come. My Mom (who's car is in the shop for new brakes), SIL and I had gone to do some grocery shopping, pick up scrips, return items, etc.... We got that trip thru nicely even if nasty weather. I like to get my bread and milk at the local Stewart's Shop in town, so after unloading everyone and supplies put away, off I went - just a 1/4 mile away.
I come out to start the car to head back home - dead. Well, everything else worked but the engine wouldn't. So a series of phone calls, my SIL picking me up (she was sewing at my house), and the car is off to the dealer for repair. Looks like this girl is home for the holidays.
Let's see how things will fare on the sewing front. This is the book I will be playing in for Let's Book It. I had wanted to use it last month, but it took me a whole month to locate it - it actually had been borrowed and finally returned home.
There are a lot of great projects in this book, but I specifally wanted to work this one. I have a lot of neutral scraps that need taming and I remembered this pattern. It's a big quilt (and triple border, too) and the strattas will take longer to make as I am working out of various sources of scraps, but it's about using that resource and starting - not so much the finish.
RSC15's color for July is RED. I don't have a lot of reds, but I know there is enough to complete my blocks. And Slow Sunday Stitching to help finish that little embroidery (shame) as well as some hand stitched bindings.
The commission quilt came back from the long armer and I hope the weather is good today so my two furkids spend the day outside so I can get the binding and label on it without chasing them out of the way. Then she will have it to present to the family this holiday weekend.
I know I have been bad in thanking people for winnings - personally that has been done, but I forget to add that here. This colorful FQ bundle was what I won from Terri for the Hands2Help Challenge. I will need a charity quilt for our guild this next term as well as our pillowcase project. I am sure this pile of fabrics will fit that bill to a "T".
This FQ bundle I selected from Sew Me a Song as my winnings for the Scrap Tuesday challenge. Two of those are half yard cuts, thank you Rebbecca, as I could pick 2 more FQs to add and I told her to just add what ever. I was thinking of these for bindings (remind me of old fashion ticking(, but they are perfect to work with my shirtings for another project.
And I won this from Terry who was doing some book clean out - she threw in some fabulous fabrics, too. I love that star flower block and there are some smaller projects in this book using that block that I would love to make for some fall pretties.
So I am keeping my list small, hoping to add a finish (a quilt will be coming back from the long armer), and spend some time petting my new fabrics with plans to be made for the fall and winter.