One of Those Days


Yesterday was one of those days when I just wasn’t much in the mood to sew/quilt.  The last of the hexies that were needed to finish that one area that I showed yesterday – six hexies?  on Handful of Scraps got done and that was it!  So all of the hexies that are on the wall are sewn together now – that was progress I guess.


I got my fabric project box out for Williamsburg Beauty to give it a clean up and remind myself what was in the box – I really had forgotten what fabric was in the box.  Plenty in here all stacked up.  Linking to My Quilt Infatuation today.


I found one more piece that goes with the colors and is a different color than one already in the  border it will be the next border – I will cut about a 2.5 inch strip from this to go the next round – refer to the upper photo for the next round.  It will go after the light beige.  The hexie chain will be centered over the beige and will overlap a little on both of the brown borders.  So I guess that was progress – a decision made.


I got the Handful of Scraps box out to look at that project too but in the end I just didn’t feel like cutting hexies out even though with the die cutter it would be easy.  I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Jo’s Country Junction.


Just one of those days!  The deer have been back eating the sweet potatoes which I had taken the wire covering off  of only a couple weeks ago because it appeared they had left the area – wrong! I went out today to check on what was left in the garden and the leafs on the plants were about half eaten.  I dug them up – boiled and mashed all the small ones to use in muffins and things – 2 cups worth mashed and I have about 10 big enough to bake – all in all not bad for the little area I had planted and the battle with the deer.  These potatoes keep well and good thing because it is just me and Melanie that eat them.


So how was your day?  Hope you quilters out on the east coast well be ok with the hurricane and hope it turns out to sea before it gets to Florida.  I know I have a few readers  in the Caribbean but I don’t hear from y’all often I sure hope you came through the bad stuff ok too – I imagine some of you lost power and internet hope you all will be back on line soon!

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18 comments… add one
  • Deb Oct 5, 2016

    that’s a nice little harvest you have there! 🙂
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    • Karen Oct 5, 2016

      plenty for one person and if the picky person wishes to eat some sweet potato muffins with walnuts in them he can 🙂 otherwise they will be my breakfast for several days (or more) to come – I was up early and muffins are made

  • Glenda Oct 5, 2016

    Those sweet potatoes will taste wonderful roasted. Have one for me LOL
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    • Karen Oct 5, 2016

      finally someone who appreciates a roasted sweet potato – so many turn their nose up and say they do not like

  • Jayne Oct 5, 2016

    Sometimes you have to step back from quilting and take a break! You’ll get back to it!
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    • Karen Oct 5, 2016

      yes sometimes – especially after I get a big top finished it takes me a couple days to get myself going on one of the other projects

  • Crafts4others Oct 5, 2016

    I love sweet potatoes and harvested some this year for the first time. Most of the ones I got were ver skinny and not a lot, but I figure some is better than none.

    • Karen Oct 5, 2016

      it seems like you have to leave them in the ground forever to get big potatoes! I planted sweet potato slips at the beginning of June so that was 4 full months in the ground – I could have let them go for another 6 weeks – maybe then I would have had all big ones – I was too lazy to put wire fencing back around and on top of them to keep the deer out – I will need to plan the garden better for deer protection next year.

  • Kathi Oct 5, 2016

    Loving your progress on Handful of Scraps… and I am glad you had to open that box for Williamsburg beauty and found another fabric that will be your next border… will you cut out the behind on your hexi flowers after appliqued on those 3 borders??? Just curious really.. you know I drool over your applique methods and would love to learn from you even more!!!
    I have days that quilting doesn’t happen much.. no worries friend!
    We are on Florida’s east coast just below Daytona Beach.. we are doing all the prep and will evacuate if called for to the west side of the state.. hope that is good enough 😉
    Have a great rest of your week in case I don’t get to catch your blog … like today I was late for me 😀
    Sorry the deer returned.. you must grow some yummy and odor fresh veggies for them to be called to!!! Kathi
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    • Karen Oct 5, 2016

      thanks for checking in Kathi and hope all will be well and that you will not need to evacuate your home – better to be safe than sorry though!
      for the applique of the tiny hexies – no I will not cut out the back as I am planning in advance that I will quilt around the outline of the hexies not through them as they are tiny so there will be no need to quilt through them – stay safe!

  • Belarmina Oct 5, 2016

    Karen batata asada me gusta!!
    tu trabajo en los hexágonos se ve muy bonito

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  • Kate Oct 5, 2016

    You got a lot done for not really being in a stitching mood!
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    • Karen Oct 5, 2016

      not really – just looks like it 🙂

  • maggie fellow Oct 6, 2016

    Lovely update – I enjoy watching your progress. I have never grown sweet potatoes hmmm I better check into that.
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    • Karen Oct 6, 2016

      they are easy to grow as long as you keep the deer away lol – my sister in law has grown them in 5 gallon buckets

  • Cindy Oct 6, 2016

    You may not have done much handwork, but you have a plan now. I love sweet potatoes baked just like russets. And none of that cinnamon sugar on mine, just butter. Yum. I didn’t grow any this year, but hopeful for next year.

    • Karen Oct 6, 2016

      yes I have done tons of hand work just had not worked in wool before this last quilt – hand work is what I mainly do – my sewing machine collects a lot of dust LOL

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