I got a finish on my “Dipped in Chocolate” last week and I was very pleased how it turned out. I was a little worried how all the little sashing was going to line up, but it co-operated pretty well.
How was your long holiday weekend? Did you get out or did you stay inside and just kick back. I did a little of both. We had some friends, Ed & Michelle drive over on Sunday and we taught them how to play a domino game called 42. I even cooked and made some chocolate no-bake cookies. We had a great time.
I have been knee deep in my bow ties! If you have a large project that you want to conquer, try dividing up your project into “doable” segments. That is what I did with these little darlings. Slowly but surely I have gotten them complete! I am just thrilled; to say the least, that 1512 bow ties are DONE! Now the next step is to get them sewn into blocks. I am hoping that will go much faster than the bow tie construction process! I go back to Florida for a retreat on the 20th, so this will be one of my projects to work on.
As a little diversion, I have been working on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks too. They are so much fun to make and I am really enjoying seeing how they come out. I have a mental picture but nothing like the real thing. Our next session is October 7 and/or 8th. If you want to join us at the retreat house, let me know – you don’t necessarily have to work on Farm Girl, bring what you want to work on.
Every time I think the dust settles some, something else comes along and I’m right in the middle of it – another project!
I am following Primitive Gatherings, Lisa Bongean’s The Magic of Christmas sew-along. You know that I’m a sucker for red and white and I could not pass this one up. I pulled from my stash. I didn’t read her original instructions very well and I thought the backgrounds were going to be scrappy. When I re-read it, I needed to re-make block one and also made the following next two blocks. The blocks will finish at 6-inches, they are fun, if you are late joining; it doesn’t take that long to catch up. Join in the fun with a friend or 2. Lecia and Ivy are playing with me and it has been fun to share our progress!
Now it is time to work on my Primitive Gatherings, Among Friends – progress is progress!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,