While I was waiting for the weather to warm up a little bit – we are having a couple cold nights in a row – 36 this morning – kind of chilly for blowing leaves and cleaning off the porch–I spent a little time cutting some hexies to work on today for Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching – I have a feeling it won’t warm up enough to do outside work until 1 in the afternoon so I will spend the morning stitching. Two groups of hexies ready for Handful of Scraps and the fabric left over was cut for tiny hexies – I didn’t cut the right size rectangles to put over the die and ended up a little too big – good thing I have the small hexie die too so it wasn’t wasted. I decided to have one hexie from the red print that made up the two baskets yesterday for the scrappy baskets quilt.
A couple more scrappy stars were sewed as well – that uses up all the blues/whites that I had cut so I need to get more of those ready – I have one 16 patch block finished so I need to make up more of those as well. These are 12 inch blocks and just making as I get them done out of the 2 inch scrap box. As you can see I took them off the wall and they have their own project box now added to the stack of projects and will take out now and then to get a photo. I am also linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework today – what scraps are you using?
The area of the Postage Stamp quilt that I was working on last night – I am moving slower quilting right now and not as long, my fingers healed a bit from the Final Frontier but I do not want them to get as bad as they were so I am starting out slower on this one. Speaking of the Final Frontier I am almost done with two side of binding and will work a little more on that today as well.
Time to switch to another quilt on the bed so they all get used a little bit – I will leave this one on through the end of December probably as it is “Winter Wonderland” and a more of a Holiday style quilt – then beginning of January The Final Frontier will go on the bed – wool batting and should keep us toasty for winter. Winter Wonderland was finished in June it was the quilt before The Final Frontier on the frame.
And a view of the embroidery
I normally do not even think of Christmas until Thanksgiving is over but after putting the winter quilt on the bed and looking at blogs yesterday as I was going through my Feedly reader I saw one that had a listing of free tutorials and patterns for Christmas so thought I would share in case any of you have not seen these – go to S.O.T.A.K. Handmade and see what she has, maybe one will be helpful to you – I think it said 20 tutorials and patterns – Xmas tree skirts, tags, stockings etc? Another blog with a free pattern today is Jen Daily Quilts with a thankful pattern.
We are staying home for Thanksgiving this year and Melanie and Ric will come over for the big meal – which for four people really shouldn’t be very big – and I haven’t a clue what I will make this year – most of the time we go with turkey and the usual side dishes and pumpkin pie and other times I change it up a little – one year I think we had Italian – I guess I better get busy and decide as the turkey needs to have time to thaw out if I get one! I better get my grocery shopping done on Monday.