The living room looks like a fabric-filled bomb went off…full of good things!
I brought up several boxes and bags of random scraps that had not been sorted yet on request from Tonya to “Bring me things to dig into!” And dig in she has!
There are piles everywhere….things being sorted.
One box for crumbs, one for strings,
Another pile of large-ish hunks and chunks destined to be stripped down via Accuquilt studio when we get around to it.
There isn't a whole lot of sewing going on with her yet, but she is happy as a clam to be digging in the scraps and gleaning pieces that are going to be just right for the projects she has in the works!
Where are you, Tonya?? I know you are here somewhere!
The sad news is that Siobhan isn't able to come due to medical issues. We are here through Friday, so if she feels better tomorrow or Tuesday she can still come up for a few days. We miss her, it’s not the same without her!
I was asked by a few folks how Siobhan and Tonya and I all know each other ---we met through the Pieceful Hearts Quilt Guild in North Augusta, SC! I lived about an hour away in Irmo, SC, and Tonya and Siobhan both lived in Augusta. I was invited to come out to a guild sew-day and meet some quilters and I did. We bonded. We are going on 12 years of friendship next spring --- wow. I didn’t realize it was that long!
Tonya and I started blogging about the same time in 2005 when she was moving to Egypt due to her hubby’s job, and blogging was a way to share photos and journal and stay in touch with each other. We never dreamed it would take us where it has since we started.
Blogging was also a way to keep in touch with Siobhan when her hubby’s job took them to England for a few years.
Now all three of us are stateside, but too far apart from each other to make getting together, all of us in the same place, an easy feat.
What I’m sewing!
There are some really strange fabric combos happening at Quilt Villa! And I love them…super quirky, full of fun and lots of color. Lorraine – were these the trolls you sent to me? this is all that is left! And I had to love the caption too… ((Yes, I’m loving my Galaxy s5! Cool apps and capabilities that I never found on iphone!))
Pile of blocks, ready to assemble!
Test layout….looking good so far!
All the blocks I brought with me are sewn!
Only ---it’s not big enough. I want to go one row wider, and one row longer because as it stands it’s 54” X 63. I want it more of a couch snuggle size, and heaven knows if there are still scraps --- KEEP SEWING THEM UP! But there is a problem --- I didn’t bring any 2” neutrals with me so more blocks are going to have to be cut out after I get home…..all of these scraps Tonya has been sorting contain ONLY a small smattering of neutrals and there just isn’t enough variety to make it happen.
On to another project! What will it be tonight?
I’ll show you tomorrow!