For our first day of winter we had about 20 hours of rain! Water running all through the yard, puddled in pools – and what did I do – I ventured out once to check the mail and spent most of the day sewing and making Chocolate Chip Cookies – Mike’s one yearly request for Xmas cookies – why? I don’t understand it – you can have those any time of the year – I make them all year round – but he wanted chocolate chip so those were made yesterday.
After Lily went home on Friday night I sat at the frame of course and got some quilting in on the Red and Green – someone recently asked me how do I set up the laptop to watch Netflix while quilting – here it is – it sits right up there on the last bar and the fabric – I do not put it anywhere on the quilt top itself where it might have blue lines from the marking pen – remember no heat of any kind and the computer does put off heat.
I decided to make a sewing machine cover with those pieced hexies that I found the other day when I was cleaning up slightly – I will show the complete project later – this is how I marked the center and then I carefully used the sewing machine to sew these big hexies together! and it worked!! of course the pieced hexies I had printed with Inklingo so I had lines to follow and knew where to stop – so nice! I had never used the machine with an Inklingo project.
I mention Craftsy off and on through out the month to update you on special prices on the fabric and classes as I am an affiliate – and I have a question – has anyone taken one of their classes – on Knitting Socks! not quilting – I have so often mentioned that I would like to learn how to knit socks and they have three classes listed – has anyone taken any of those classes and how did you like them – could you let me know. Which one would you recommend for a beginner? I know how to cast on and do the simple knit & purl stitches but just plain for like a scarf – I have never used 3 needles at once or done a complex pattern.
And I finished the applique on the block I was working on for the Floral Fantasy quilt – one more block left to do down in the right hand corner and then the border! I might work on prepping that block today.
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