Saturday, November 17, 2018

Hectic week . . . Weeks

It was a gorgeous day here in NE Ohio when I started writing this blog post, about two weeks ago. As you can see, the leaves were starting to fall. Now most of them are down and were expedited by the 40+ MPH winds during one storm and rain and snow from another. We took advantage of the milder temperatures and spend time outside as long as the cold allows. The temperatures have been in the 30s for the last couple of weeks. No snow on the ground yet, but it's coming.

I have managed some sewing and reorganizing . . . 

My table and work area became so cluttered with supplies and projects I couldn't even think straight and it was starting to keep me from being productive. I can work in clutter for so long and then I just can't think. There were many patterns that just needed put away.

Some things just needed a home and organized. I pulled this tower from the basement and re-purposed it with my basic sewing needs, like thread, scissors, empty bobbins, scrap vortex, etc. Things that don't have to be out on the table all the time.

I've spent time working on the second Witch Hazel. I'm made this one for me :)

Since I've already done one, the second one went together much faster :) 
I will tell you that two inch half square triangles are a real pain to sew. Fortunately, the way this is put together, a lot of the flaws get buried in the seam allowance.

Wednesday's monthly sewing class had me learning how to do pin-tucking. It's fun and easy. Not sure how much I'll use the technique, especially since the specialty foot was over $20.00. I finished the applique and block assembly at home this week, as well as get the next two blocks for next months class prepared.

I worked on a scarf for myself during the evenings. It's done :)

Today is another dreary day, cold and wet. We're a weekend before thanksgiving. I can hardly believe it's the middle of November and five weeks to Christmas.

Recently some fun stuff came in the mail. I was introduced over the summer to a designer by the name of Cherie Payne. She designed a lot of primitive quilts, stitchery and dolls. Unfortunately, she is now deceased and finding any of her patterns is difficult and expensive. 

I belong to a Facebook group that supports her designs and memory. A sale came up on eBay and I was able to make several purchases.

This first group of patterns only went for $22 for the whole lot !!!

Do you remember these? I remember selling them at Joann Fabrics many (many) years ago.

I've always loved making dolls, so these are right up my alley.

I also found this book on Amazon.

I also got my order of a couple of wool wall hanging kits. Now I'm trying to decide if I gift them or keep them?

And this wonderful find at the library used book sale . . . 25 cents!!!

I don't feel as productive as I would like to be, but all in all I'm getting things done. I hope you are doing so as well. Soon we'll be discussing plans for 2019 . . . 

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the day:

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.

2 Corinthians 9:14 NIVUK


Susan said...

What a lot of wonderful things you've been doing! I love the scarf you've made for yourself. Your flower is just adorable. I really like it. Your organization looks great. I like the idea of the drawer piece, too. Your patterns and books and kits are great. I don't know which kit I like better.

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute projects and looks like some great buys!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You've got some lovely things in the mail! They will keep you busy for a while :) xx