Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Without power again!

This is going to be a quick post, no pictures, just to let you know I'm alive, but we have been part of the very large  population which had our power cut off to hopefully prevent fires.  We had the power cut off about 4 days earlier in October.

And then they did it again on Saturday.  

Really hard to get much sewing done without electricity.  My treadle machine is at the cabin!   I did manage to prep a bunch of things which I intend to work on in the next days.

My dh and I decided this weekend that we were going to flee California and head up to the cabin in Oregon for the week.  So I'm on my way (he drove;  I'm flying today since I babysat overnight last night)

My October mini is ready for completion!  Just need to get to my machine.

Earlier this month, we took a trip to France spending a few days in Paris (I did get to spend an afternoon with my dear friend Will...more on that to follow) and then we went to the burgundy area of France where we relaxed for a week, tasting some wine, hiking, touring castles and churches.  We had a great trip.

So I'm hoping tomorrow to be able to get some sewing done!

Happy Fall!

Friday, October 11, 2019

A couple of FINISHES

On the eve of October 1st, I did complete my September mini (yeah, Wendy Reed--constantquilter-- for keeping me honest!)

This was a Primitive Gatherings pattern for an adorable pin cushion.  I used leftover fabrics from my Moda Blockheads, which is DONE, except for the borders.  I'm going to put an inner gold border, which I've got cut out.  I have a red/white/blue stripe I might use for the outer border, if I have enough.

As you can see, I opted to leave out the sashings between any blocks.  I also added initials and the year in the appliqué basket block, which I'd seen in someone else's quilt.  It's a massive quilt and I'm very happy that it's done.

I also rearranged a couple of rows to be sure certain fabrics didn't touch;  in so doing, I wound up making my flag upside down (I'll fix that)!

We have been without power for two days now.  VERY annoying, if for no other reason that I can't use my machine!! UGH.  I don't know when we will get ours restored, although it seems that everyone has gotten theirs back!

I also finished a top I've been working on for a while.  It's using one of Bonnie Hunter's blocks and I had fun fussy cutting the fabrics.  This quilt is going to be for another cancer patient I know about from the memory care place my mom is living in now. It's going to the long arm quilter today!

I think it's a fun quilt.

A very wise friend recently posted a charming fence sign which I really like.
I have recently been cut off from a couple of quilting friends I've known for decades and it's pretty painful.  But I  try to remind myself that I can't control what others may decide to do.