Friday, July 15, 2016

Progress on the Scrap Quilt

It's Friiiiiiiidaaaaay!

I did do a little work this week on the Free Form Scrap Quilt. (Tonight I'm going to sit and glean through all my scrap bags and see what else there is. I've gotten into the one with the most orange, I guess. There are other colors. Honest.)

Next week I'll show you my cramped sewing room. It's workable.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Linking Up to Save $$

It's that time again to link up to Val's Piggy Bank Challenge.  Use this link, or see her "button" on the right side. You have until August 1 to link up.

I saved  $166.25 this last year, and I left some seed money in the savings can (pictured below).


I haven't purchased anything yet. I really don't need any fabric... (Moving twice within the last two years has me talking crazy like this.)  I really don't know what I'll buy with the special money. I was going to buy a nice dress for my class reunion and to wear to church, but looks like we won't be wearing dresses as it is "summer casual".  I did get a dress already from Zulily that I didn't like when it arrived - and they have a NO return policy, so I do have a church dress.  What are you all buying? I probably already have everything a quilty girl could want. Maybe some new rotary blades and a replacement 5" wide cutting ruler. (I've worn off some of the lines on mine... have it for decades already.)

I am going to save the change though. It's a nice side plot in my life.

Happy Coin Collecting!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Scraps Galore

Some weeks ago I hit a wall. Didn't want to work on the started quilts, didn't know what to do with myself... I came across a bag of snippets. They were saved to make quilts with someday. Sew I started -  with the bag next to the sewing machine I sewed pieces together (with abandon), ironed, cut, and sewed them together again...

Here's what that is turning into... the most work I've ever put into such a little bit of "quilt"
Quite angular and geometric. It's hard for me to do. I'm trying to be Free.  I never know when a piece is done.
Anyway, I'm adding this to  Em's Moving It Forward linky this morning. Come on over and see what else is there.

Thunderstorms and rain here today.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Orchid blooming and Piggy Bank Contents

This orchid bloomed last year in WA state.... and now in WI it is blooming again!  Yay.

And here is the "take" from my Piggy Bank Challenge. $166.25 (and a few dollars left in the can again as seed money for next year.)!  There was also 2 hair pins and a fake dollar that only works at the local laundramat.  Thank you Val for the incentive to save the extra loot. I don't know what I'll buy with it, maybe groceries!!!!  No, that wouldn't be fun. Guess I've gotta go to the fabric store...
Life is Good!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The winner is...

The winner of my paper pieced flower block

as picked from the hat by the hubby hands...

is Julierose!!! Congrats Girl. Please email me your address. I'll send it out on Tuesday.
(Her winning paper got smudged... he was eating peanut butter at the time.)

Thanks to all who played along! It's always fun to get comments.
Happy 4th!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hot Pink and Lime Green a Favorite Combo

Even though I'm playing hooky for a while I did make a couple pieces of the right colors...

These below are from last year, before pink and lime were a designated combo.  Guess I'm ahead of the times.

Putting these up on soscrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Happy Summer Everyone.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sewers Block

You know about writer's block... well, I've got sewer's block. I have started 2 quilts for 2 granddaughters who will be getting married sometime (soon?), but I just don't feel like working on them. (It's one of many character flaws. I realized what it was while working on my taxes in 1997... When stressed I like to procrastinate and eat. Anybody else relate to that?) Anyway, my horoscope said I should try something new today.... I've been seeing quite a few of the bloggers  I follow, sewing  scraps at random. (Scandalous!)  This afternoon I ran across a grocery sack of snippets and decided to try it. I've never done anything like this before. ( Earlier I had been bragging about painting with my grandgirls when they were little and how they taught me free expression... they were so good at it. Remember that, Ashleigh?)

I just tipped over the sack and started taking interesting pieces out and sewing them together - chain stitching.
Here is the first pile, ironed. I'm going to slice them up and add more colors. Enjoying the process.
Happy Thursday.