Thursday, November 20, 2014

I got nuthin'

I'm not blogging because there's nothing to update. Not sewing-wise anyway.

The days are spent getting my house in order. Furniture is arriving, new pieces are being shopped for, decorating items are added as they are found, returned, exchanged, found again. I can't take pics of the house yet because everything is still in such disarray. But it's getting there. Stay tuned. Really.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sewing Again - I Think!

I think I'm finally back to some kind of routine. It always takes a bit of time to settle back In once I've been gone a long while.

I bought this driftwood bowl during my travels through Bandon, Oregon. I have a "thing" for organic non-bowl bowls. I suspect I have a "collection" started now. That's not a bad thing to collect. The one made from kelp holds onions, but I think I'm going to empty is and move it to this table. It's really too beautiful to hold onions for the rest of its life, but the air flows through that bowl, keeping the onions fresh for much longer than normal in this humid climate. 

I got all my 16-patches made for the checker board quilt. 60 of these babies.....

......only to discover I've only done half as many as I need. A slight calculation error, there! I have the fabric to do another 60, so I'll get started on that today.  Come to think of it, maybe it's a good thing that I made this mistake. I think I might have been too overwhelmed to begin if I had seen a huge, giant stack of stripsets needing recutting and sewing back together again.

Rather than head right upstairs to cut more fabric for the checkerboard, I tackled more half-square triangle units. 

My guild recently completed a hst exchange, and I had cut a lot of extra pieces so I could build up my own stash of them.  I haven't decided yet what I'll do with them, but there sure are a lot of ideas out there! Pinterest is full of eye candy using half-square triangles.

I'm back to exercising again, and pretty much watching the food intake. I need to re-lose a few pounds. Drat! The good news is that I actually missed the exercising! I never thought that would happen to me!

I think that makes it all-in-all a good day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Back Home and Settled in

Vacations are great, but it is always good to get back home. I was away for 18 days: I couldn't wait to get inside, hug my sewing machine, and pet my fabric. 

Not a lot got done, though. I got the "two-sies" made for the checkerboard quilt.

(And maybe a little wine to go along with the process.)

I went to the Monday sewing group and worked on a binding. The quilters had another 4 quilts ready for me, so I'm waaaaay back-logged on bindings again. I think I have 8 waiting. Oh well! At least I'm getting quilts made.

All my goodies from the trip arrived yesterday. Yay, fabric! It was fun open all the boxes (4 boxes and an envelope) and rediscover the goodies I'd found at PIQF.  Hopefully I'll get in lots of sewing time over the next few weeks. I don't have any Christmas (sewing) commitments; I just want to play with fabric. We'll see!

Meanwhile, back to the gym, the reasonable eating, and less spending. Reality. Sigh.

Thanks for stopping by!