Wednesday, December 19, 2018
There is a despirate need to sort thru the Civil War totes. Things are in a jumble and a few non-CW fabrics have floated into here. The easiest way is to just dump it all out and the slowly sift thru pulling color out, pressing, and then neatly folding/stacking back into the tote.
There is tote for the colors and a tote for the lights, which looks pretty much like 'mushy' medium browns/beige. I think I need to get some new light shirtings in the new year as well as come up with a plan for the mushy.
The reason for the gleening of the CW totes is I need these for the next step for the Temecula "Summer Scraps" quilt. 264 Broken Dishes blocks are going to take a long time and when I pulled out the project tote, I have very few finished or in stages. I have discovered in my cutting that I am suffering from 'Quilter's Neck/Shoulders' from the marathon of quilting. A few at a time will get done - slow and steady along with sessions with the heating pad.
I figured I could work on a small hand project while using the heating pad. I haven't worked on these 'tile' hexies for a couple of months. The Cheddar & Indigo project traveled all Spring and Summer, then sadly forgotten.
If I can get at least a few of the center rosettes done, the Cheddar can be done later. It will certainly travel again in 2019. I have another spindle of white thread waiting to be used. When they get down pretty far, I don't
like to use them on the machine as they 'skip' and shake your stitches. They get set into a box to be used for hand stitching only.
I finally have my car back from the garage - Mery Christmas to me. BUT, we are into the Artic Blast with extreme cold, winds, and snow. I don't go out in that. Today is to be better and Mom want's to get out, so a trip up the road to the Dollar Store and Valley Market are on the agenda. Once home I will get back to my slow progress. Slowing down seems like a good idea at this time.