I just NOW found out that today, August 26th is NATIONAL DOG DAY.
I guess that explains why Sadie was so disgusted with us…we didn’t heap praises and gifts of adoration ((And people food)) on her ---
Well, TONYA sewed. On a secret project. That I am sworn not to divulge. So I won’t.
But it is fabulous!
As for me….I was bitten by the cutting bug. And when the cutting bug hits it must be obeyed.
My dining room table was piled high!
The scraps that had been sorted and piled and gone through over the past few days needed to be kitted up into block parts so blocks can travel with me – I leave for Bloomington Illinois on Wednesday, and I’ve started to accept that my long awaited for August Month Off is drawing to a close.
Cookie sheets are not just for cookies!
I use NEW cookie sheets at home to carry my parts from cutting table to sewing machine, but in a pinch I grabbed the old ones that I designated for cabin use. I got these cookie sheets as a wedding gift 33 years ago! It isn’t pretty, but it’s doing a fine job of holding my kitted up block parts so I can sew.
There are about 75 or so blocks ready to go on this pan!
This is block #2 sewn today! All the rest of the time I’ve been cutting!
Fishy Fabric! FUN!
This will make it easier. Before I was cutting a couple blocks, sewing a couple blocks, cutting a couple more, sewing a couple more…I just can’t work that way – it’s too disjointed! Now that everything is kitted up I can just sit and put the pieces through ---this makes me a happy motivated girl!
Oh, and the dining room table? It’s clean again!
For info on the box kite block, click the Addicted to Scraps tab at the top of the blog. This block was featured in the May/June issue of Quiltmaker Magazine.
Our retreat has gone by so quickly. Tonya will be leaving in the morning and it will be just me and Sadie here until Friday evening when the holiday weekend gets kicked into gear. There will be much four wheeler riding and BBQing with neighbors going on, probably not a lot of time for sewing, so I’m happy I’ve had the time I have up here.
If you are a dog lover, a dog owner ---happy National Dog Day to your dog-kids!
I’m going to go take mine for her evening walk, and maybe give her an extra treat when we get back. She’s put up with a lot of neglect while machines have been humming!
Have a great evening, everyone!