I was aiming for a finish this week, but as I’m easily distracted, I was sidetracked. I had the Fly Lady on my brain and tried to do some cleaning.
Here’s hoping for a finish this week!
I went to a quilt show yesterday in New Bern, NC.
I’m posting pics of a few of my favorites. There were so many to see!
This quilt was huge. I loved it!
This was a sentimental favorite for me. You can read the description in the next photo.
In fact, there was a special display to honor their former guild members who had passed away.
It’s actually a preprinted panel (cheater quilt) to which someone added a couple borders. My plan was to quickly hand quilt it with diagonal lines in one direction only.
I’ve long admired those who have a little quilt for each season. While many of you have many quilts for each season, my goal is to have just one to hang in my foyer.
I used a thrifted scrub top for the cute little critters.
So, it’s October, and this is the only one I’ve completed.
I’ve made a little progress on my redwork Santa. I’ve found a regular time of each day to work on him, as my friend got me interested in a couple of soap operas before she passed away last month. I catch myself saying “this is so cheesy, this is so stupid” , but I keep going back. Sewing while I watch the soaps, makes me feel a little less guilty for watching. 😁
I drove to Mississippi with my dog and visited this girl for a week. I really had to push aside some anxiety and trust in God to make that trip. It went well and I’m so happy I visited. ❤️
And I can always find time for reading, as my 15 year old Sweet Pea keeps me close by her side these days. I picked this book up on a whim and it wasn’t anything like I expected. However, I loved it ! It was about a young family in Alaska and the anxiety and heartbreaks of a young mother, trying to hold a family together while her husband was commercial fishing. It stayed on my heart for a couple days after I finished reading it. I couldn’t decide if I was “grieving about” or “satisfied with” the ending.
If any of you have read it, I’d love to know your thoughts. It’s an older book, and if you are anything like me, I forget what I’ve read a few days later. But let me know if you’ve read it!
I stitched two whole rows on this preprinted quilt top. Does that count as sewing this week?
We had two really tall pine trees removed from our yard this week.
For the past several months, I’ve been trying to befriend two stray cats . (Both male) We have come a long way, in that I can now pet both of them, although the black one still makes me a little nervous. They sometimes fight, which makes me sad. The yellow one is missing an eye.
I would love to have them both neutered, but I’m more than afraid to trap them and have it done. Any advice would be appreciated, as I would love to keep them and have them live in harmony. 🤪
I’ll leave you with our little gymnast, Brinley Kate. She has been competing for approximately a year now and won first place recently. She is everything her Grandma always dreamed of being.... lol... I don’t have an athletic bone in my body. I’m so proud of her. ❤️
Made this cute candle mat for a friend.
I’ve made myself some dish cloths.
I redecorated the little bathroom for Christmas. (This is a late post...lol)
Hubby learned to make biscuits. 🤣
Current photos. Butterbean has a pink dogwood by his grave. He had yellow daffodils a few weeks before this photo was taken.
My sidekick, Sweet Pea, will be 15 in a few weeks. She’s deaf and full of barks and anxiety. We have her on medication for her anxiety, which helps some, but not perfectly. I’m pretty home bound these days with this girl, but she rides with me to get our grocery orders. You would think I’d get lots of sewing done in these circumstances, but alas.... she is very needy. ☹️
I promised myself I would post regularly, as a way to measure progress and also as a way to motivate myself to create.
The recent trip to Mississippi really played a number on my back. I haven’t felt like doing much of anything. Thankfully, I can tell it’s getting better now.
I had painted my small kitchen table a few months ago and had plans of making a table skirt. Like most ideas that come to mind these days, I forget them almost as quickly as I think them.
While browsing my favorite thrift store last week, I found a stack of these unused curtain panels. The lightbulb turned on and I bought enough to make my table skirt. They were so easy to do... I cut off the tabs and made one simple hem. I threaded a tension rod through the pre-sewn hem and that was it! I only found one tension rod at the thrift store, so I’ll be on the hunt for three more this week.
Notice I’m set up to sew in my dining room. I have so much clutter in my sewing room, I now feel overwhelmed trying to work in there. Soon I will need to declutter and rethink that area!
I pulled out a few washcloths and started some trim for dish cloths. That’s it!!!
I’m hoping to share a better report next time!
I’m leaving this recipe here for future reference. But if you are from eastern NC, you know what Red Potatoes are. My friend shared this recipe with me. I made them last night for today’s lunch. I only used half the potatoes and didn’t adjust my spices down enough, and mine were too hot. However, the broth is delicious when made correctly, so I will keep this recipe !