By 3pm yesterday I had HAD it.
I MADE my manuscript turn in deadline, and found myself just needing to get out of the basement office/studio.
I needed to be out and away – and I had one place on the agenda. There were loose ends to tie up.
I was going to the cabin to spend the evening sewing on our Mystery with the plan of bringing all the pieces home with me today – along with some other things that HAVE to go on this cruise.
We leave TOMORROW! So this was my one opportunity.
You can’t go on the cruise without the REAL camera! We also needed the GoPro and a couple other things and I quickly volunteered.
The plan is that I would drive up here, work on the quilt, stay the night and head home this afternoon.
That will leave ME this evening to pack!
And just like that I was off ---
Leaves are starting to turn!
Everything is wearing a slightly yellow, tired, after summer glow. You can feel lit in the air.
I also made a quick phone call to let Mona know that I was coming up and to see if she was she able to come and sew for the evening, and this morning?
She said YES! We haven’t seen each other in a month or more, and this would give us a time to catch up while we sewed.
Check out her show and share!
Did I teach this gal right, or what??
This, my friends is a BACKING!
She went through all of the fabrics she had cut in to 2 1/2’’ strips and simply pieced rows, letting seams fall where every they may. This is a variation of the Simply Strippy pattern, one of the first charity quilt workshops I ever taught, and it was uploaded here to the free patterns tab in 2005. The only difference? I did MINE using 3 1/2’’ strips – this gal went way out!
Mona sharing her beautiful work!
What quilt is this going to back? I tell you, she is going gangbusters!
Friendship Cross from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Isn’t this just so great? I’m so excited I can’t stand it. And since our schedules have been so opposite and I’m home when she isn’t and she’s here when I’m not and hasn’t been able to come over to get things quilted on my longarm, she has discovered the wonderful option of quilting by CHECK! The little quilt shop in Wilkesboro is offering quilting services on their longarm and she is going to take advantage of it.
This will allow her more time to piece more quilts which is what she is really in love with. She knows that quilting a quilt like this on her featherweight is just going to be too much of a job. I agree. When the quilt weighs more than the machine, it’s time to consider another option!
As for me??
I’m being sneaky!
But it’s getting done!
Oh, and guess what I found???
Hello, lost fit bit!
Don’t ask me how, or when…..but when I was loading paper into the printer the other day, I reached under the printer stand to pull out a ream of paper and there it was. UNDER the printer stand.
You would think I would have felt it falling off there. Possibly when printing invoices and mailing labels or more pages of stamps. I never felt it fall off.
It never synched when I tried to synch it with my phone.
So what is a girl to do? Wear both! I am bound and determined to see how they compare with each other. And I’ll be glad to know how many flights I’ve climbed because I plan to always take the stairs on the cruise if possible –elevators only happen with luggage!
I do love the new Garmin Vivofit2. It’s got big easy to read numbers and does the job I want it to do. These two items do different things. I think it’s ok that I have both! Ha!
I’m off to fix a bit of breakfast and get this sewing morning going –catch you from home tonight!