Wednesday, October 6, 2021

More fabric?? What was I thinking??!!

 Just what I don't need is MORE fabric!  But who can resist Pam Buda??

Some time ago, I responded to a sign up call for a kit and fabric that she was just releasing.  I completely forgot about it.  Well, much to my surprise, it arrived this week.  What fabulous fabrics!!  It's called "Needle and Thread"!  This is the pattern!  It doesn't look complicated although I will admit I found the initial instructions to be a bit confusing.

Here are some of the fabrics!  There's a load of gorgeous fabrics that you can't see in the layer cake but aren't even the whites fabulous?  I do love her neutrals!

I am going to resist cutting into it until I get my Sampler Spree put together.  I had originally thought I'd do a child's quilt for a donation to my small quilt group (which has started to meet again) but I realized it's too large for their parameters.  So I think I'll continue to make it larger and then decide what to do with it.  I made nearly 100 6" blocks so I still have a large stack of blocks! 

I usually put tops that are too large for the wall onto the floor while I'm working on them, but my DOG loves to eat fabric so that is a definite NO.  ;-). I tried and he started chewing on a corner.  My old dog Max used to plop down on the fabric regardless of its size.  I found that annoying but now I think it was endearing.  This is truly annoying!  Zeke steals my strips from my ironing area all the tie!

Fall continues to dazzle here and I'm sharing some of the more recent photos I took.  I find it so interesting that several trees in the same area will change colors at different paces!

I did get to kayak this week and it was just wonderful.  It was a little chilly initially but once inside the cockpit of my boat, it was just perfect.  The lake was empty (one other kayaker only) and we leisurely toured the perimeter of the lake.  The water was like glass, so still.  It was a little cloudy but still beautiful.

That's my friend Carol, my "partner in crime" who is always up for an adventure!  I loved the reflections and fall colors in this picture!

We came across this bush that was so interesting, with red berries and beautiful yellows.

We may try one more day if it's not too cold later this week.  The weather has turned for sure but if we bundle up, it should be ok.

GREAT news today. I went to the library, waited on line and got my BOOSTER shot!

Just FYI--that's a diagram of Oregon and the heart is just about where Bend is located in the state.  Pretty cool, hunh??  Very appropriate--my heart is definitely here in Sunriver/Bend!

Hope you're having a great week!



  1. That is a great pattern of Pam's, and I love that fabric, too.
    Beautiful shots of fall color, and I love the looks of that glassy water.
    Hubby got his booster, but I don't think I can get one yet. As soon as I can, I will get it!

  2. 100 blocks~!!!! wow that is incredible.
    The pattern is wonderful and so are the fabrics.
    The photos from your kayaking adventure are incredible! the water is so clear and clean. Love the color of the trees against the evergreens.
    It sure is a pretty pretty place to live.
    hooray for getting your booster

  3. Your Sampler Spree is gorgeous!! ;))) I love the blue sashing--really makes all those blocks come together. I have never made a sampler quilt--it seems daunting to me to figure out all those colors and make them come together well--you certainly did a great job of it...
    Our trees are just beginning to tinge toward oranges and reds--only the maples so far--still a lot of faded greens about. Hoping for a colorful Autumn this year...
    hugs Julierose

  4. I just love that fabric. I know you will make the quilt shine. Thanks for sharing the changing leaves. I sure miss that.

  5. I am finding that “resistance is futile “ when it comes to buying fabric, so I totally identify with you! Your sampler is looking great and those fall photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  6. That looks like a lovely quilt to make..... That fall pics are pretty.....
    What booster did you have? And how long since you had the first ones?

  7. The first picture of fall color with 3 trees in various shades of turning... the greener one is closer to the house and the frost or cold air has not effected it as much. The red berries may be on Mountain Ash. Thank you for a beautiful trip to the lake and kayaking.