Sunday, November 27, 2016
Slow Sunday Stitching
I will be joining KATHY today with some slow stitching. The Leap Year (365) is getting closer to a finish. The last few rows are clipped together and I have 2 rows worth of scrap squares ready to be made into circles. Yeah, some high tech templates - old Christmas card backs and a Tumms lid to make the circle templates (they get worn after a few uses, so I cut a new one and toss the old). I'm down to my last card back, too.
I will mix in some scrap processing with Oh, Scrap. I am not a fan of Seasonal Fabric, but over time I have been gifted here and there and I want to just process this all down. I actually made a double 4-patch quilt, but it is packaged with backing and I found a 1 yard candy cane print for binding - off to be finished up for a charity quilt.
Anything a FQ size or large will get pressed, re-folded, and gifted on to a local group to use - the rest CHOPPED and packed by size 2.5", 3.5", and 4.5" to pass on to a quilt guild member.
The under-bed tote this was stored in. My SIL had a LOT of seasonal fabric - and bought MORE. So she can use this now for her collection rather than having bags and bags of fabric on my table.
My Helper - Bella has a bit of a tummy problem. She always sleeps on her head like this when her tum-tum is upset (bad mouse?), so hopefully meds and rest and she will be herself again.
A few knew that my real reason for a blog break was due to a family emergency. My Mom has been rather ill and failing - and I didn't wait any longer and got her to the hospital. She is now home, but it will take my time away from my quilting and possibly the blog while I and a few of her quilt class folks help to get her commission work finished.
I hope you all (US folks) had a lovely Thanksgiving - our local church (who hosted the community dinner) set up take out meals for us so Mom and I had a wonderful dinner. Very little Christmas decor will be done this year - we all need to relax, slow down, and breath.