Thursday, October 28, 2021
Welcome to another edition of "I like Thursdays" hosted by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color! Join us to share positive news and visit other bloggers as well!
The best news of the week is I'm going to be a great-aunt again! My niece Maggie is pregnant and due with a little girl in May. Maggie has two stepchildren that we adore but we are gaga about having another baby in the family! Her best friend (who we have known all her life) is also pregnant with twins! Time to make baby quilts! Yeehaw!
I find baby quilts freeing these days. Not so long ago, I would inquire about the colors and theme of the nursery. But now baby quilts aren't even used in the crib for the first year of life. Often parents use the quilts to lay the baby on for tummy time or other activities in the main part of the house. So I am just going to go with the flow and check out if I can make some quilts with fabric I already have in my stash.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
I'm never sure what I'll accomplish in a week and that is why I like to make lists--mental and written ones and that brings us to what I'm doing today...Joining up with the "To-Do-Tuesday" posts that are now being hosted by Texas Quilt Gal.
Last week's goals:
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Today is "I LikeThursdays" and time to post positive things on the internet! Hosted by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color, join us for today's pick-me-up!
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Today we celebrate the good in life by participating in "I like Thursdays" sponsored by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color! Join us to share the good in the world!
My first like is pretty basic. I like that I saw the hand doctor last week. I wrote more extensively about this on my other blog but the long and short of it is I have tendonitis not arthritis. With steroid injections and a bit of rest, I'm hoping to be back to normal soon!
I love my blog friends! Then hand thing had me a bit blue because I'm not supposed to go overboard with the use of my hands right now. I was fretting about finishing my placemats for our guild's community service project (placemats for Meals on Wheels seniors).
And then magically, Diann at Little Penguin Quilts shared a great link for a tutorial (here) for machine binding quilts. I've tried machine binding before and didn't like the results but this process was different. I gave it a whirl and it worked! Thanks Diann for referring to that tutorial and thanks Sylvia for a great tutorial! I tried it on Wednesday and found my first try wasn't perfect but it was acceptable!
I like that the days are cooler. When it's warm out, I have a brief window of time in the sewing room before it's too hot to work in there. Now I can sew in the afternoon! It's great!
Glad to see "Call the Midwives" is back on pbs!
Wishing you all a safe and pleasant weekend!
Thursday, October 7, 2021
It's Thursday and time to post the things that have made us happy, grateful, or positive this week! Join the positive moment by visiting Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color!
This week I'm grateful that my sewing room is a mess. All it means is that I'm getting things done as I continue to use up scrap fabric. Speaking of sewing...
My Pfaff sewing machine is repaired and I just got it back! I like my Featherweight but there's a lot it doesn't do as efficiently as the Pfaff. Each year my guild collects placemats that we make for Meals on Wheels seniors. It's a great way to use up scraps and I have a stack of placemats that I want to use the Pfaff to machine quilt!