Yesterday’s No-Sew day left me not much to post about this morning, but that’s okay with me!
For those who are more interested in where I go and what I do while on the road, don’t worry – I fly out again on Wednesday, spending a few days with the quilters in Bloomington, IL!
September is going to be a crazy travel month and that is why I am so happy to have had as much cabin time as I have in August.
I'll go from Illinois to home to Ketchikan, AK directly to Buffalo, NY on a red eye flight then home and on to Davison, MI to Sault Ste Marie, MI and home again! There won't be cabin time in September at all by the looks of it.
I’ve cut down ALL of the neutral scraps I can scavenge in the cabin. I need 28 Carolina Chain blocks with light on the outside like the Winnie the Pooh block you see laid out here ((I KNOW!! CUTE, right?!? Anything works, as long as it is a light!)) and 28 with the dark outsides.
I’m using what is available. I will make this work. My goal is to have this to top status by the end of the weekend. Not sure about borders yet…but I want the center done before I go home on Monday night.
I’ll get back to the Box Kite blocks when this is together.
I want to go home with LESS UFO’s – not more!
Pirate treasure map with giant chickens! HA!
Thank heavens for fun fabrics that keep the sewing fun --- if I keep it a bit on the ridiculous side, I stand a much better choice of pushing this through to completion!
It’s overcast, cool and cloudy today on the mountain.
A bit of digging ---
We have a guy here removing a stump from the front yard….and then we are working on leveling this ground a bit better. You may notice a gravel path around the wall to the basement door…that is new too!
With two sets of spiral stairs, it’s sometimes easier to bring big items around the wall to the basement door than to have to try to carry them down spiral stairs. That goes for sewing machines and bins of fabric too…I want the path a little wider, but I can already tell you how nice it is to not get muddy shoes when the ground is wet from rain.
For your viewing enjoyment – our friend Fiddley Bits has uploaded a new video sharing how to use a ruffler on her old Wilcox & Gibbs machine!
Isn't this fascinating! Thank you so much for posting this video!
I’ll be cutting out block parts this morning to the sound of the back hoe, and hopefully sewing by afternoon! I’m thinking it’s treadle in the basement time….I haven’t given the singer 99 in the parlor cabinet that I brought home from Tennessee much of a workout, and we need some bonding time.
It’s another great day to be on Buck Mountain!