Well this time I did cut out the right size hexagons for Handful of Scraps – two sets and got them thread basted. Now they are ready to sew. I will try to get at least one of them sewn today. The dark blue is hard to sew through. I think I will need to rethink some of the fabric I put in this project box. The darker blue and some of the other colors in that bundle were hand dyed that I had won – I have come to realize they are something like batiks – closer woven and harder to do by hand. I think I will do this one as I already have it basted but put the others back on the shelf and save it for a machine project instead. I have a lot more that I can mix in for Handful of Scraps and most are easy to hand stitch through.
Other than that I got a the last part of that yard of fabric cut – I needed the smaller print cut out and then I need to piece these into four strips for the next step. First I need to square up the brown border – slightly uneven on one side. Some measuring was done and I have found the middle is a little wider in width then the top and bottom! Must fix that first before more borders are added. Nothing else yesterday in the sewing room was done yesterday. I am linking to Quilt Story: Fabric Tuesday today and Esther’s Quilt Blog.
I was busy helping Mike outside yesterday and when not I was enjoying the porch in the morning – then in the afternoon it got too hot and I went to the grocery store. By Thursday big difference in temps! right now it is in the 80’s daytime and back to high 60’s at night – later in the week – 67/42? something like that. The heat might come on to chase the chill out Friday morning and Saturday morning. I don’t care how early it is in October if it gets cold in the house the heat comes on to get the chill out. It might be for just a morning here or there but why not? I’m afraid I do not understand when people say they do not turn the heat on until a certain date – why? if it gets cold use it. Also if we get a much warmer day than normal and very, very humid in December or January or whenever I put the air on for a little bit to get the humidity lower. I guess I always figure if you have central air and heat use it that is what it is for – unless you really really want to save a few dollars on your utility bill that is.