How are you celebrating today? Is there any stitching involved?
I started the day early getting in line for our local volunteer fire department’s annual BBQ fundraiser. Standing in line was easy. They did all the cooking. And since it was a fundraiser, I bought extra to put in the freezer for a sewing day.
Let the stitching begin.
Happy 4th of July, everyone.
Thank you Pantone! Purple and its various forms has been my favorite color since I was five. I know everyone does not share my passion for purple. With the announcement of Ultra Violet 18-3838 as the 2018 color of the year, I am excited to see how my favorite color will shine. How will you use Ultra Violet 18-3838 in your upcoming projects?
I finished Vanilla Latte just in time to put it on my bed. There are so many details of this quilt I plan to discuss in the future. For now though, I can hardly wait to snuggle under my new quilt.
Have a good night everyone.
Do you sew with a group of people other than an official guild?
Tonight was the monthly meeting of Loose Threads. We are a small group of only six ladies, neighbors really. The group has been meeting a little over a year. Earlier this year, one of the members, Vickie, suggested we start a sampler quilt with each member responsible for choosing and teaching two blocks in two separate months. The only parameter we set was the size. Each block must be twelve inches finished. Before we got together for the first sew-in, each member chose their fabrics only knowing we would make two of each block per month for twelve months. About a week prior to the monthly meeting, the facilitator of the month will send out a hint and cutting instructions. At the monthly meeting we gather at a member’s home with our sewing machines and fabric. A couple of hours, and a lot of laughs later, we each leave with two complete blocks. At the end of twelve months we will each have a pair of twelve different blocks for a total of twenty four. We decided to make the layout and setting a personal choice.
Tonight’s block was Jacob’s Ladder. If you are not part of a sewing group I highly recommend you find one or start one soon. We have so much fun creating our own mystery sampler quilt.
How do you spend your Sunday afternoons? We are off to our favorite coffee shop for an afternoon pick-me-up. Did you know Starbucks has free treats for dogs? Ask for a puppaccino. It is a small puff of whipped crème, no coffee. (That is just opposite of what I order – flavor of the day, no whip.)
Now back to that messy cutting table.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Can you see it? Right there, a little to the right of middle in the picture. Look between the two plastic tubs and the black batting. That my friends is my…cutting table.
Am I the only one that pulls everything out before I am ready to start the project? I need to clean off the table and make a list. The projects on the table range from key fob patterns to be made for gifts, two quilts to be made for Christmas, the fabric for several zippered pouches, a couple of cork bags, the beginnings of the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, and my current leader/ender project. Whew!
I have some work to do before I can watch Clemson in the ACC championship game tonight. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday everyone. Go Tigers!
I had been putting off getting this blog started. Well, today is the day, the first day of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge. Thank you Cheryl Sleboda at www.muppin.com for the push…off the high-dive at the swimming pool. The blog will be a bit clunky. Hopefully in 30 more days this page will be easier to maneuver and to read.