It really wasn’t a Lazy, Lazy day – as I did a bit of housework and stuff – but it was a little lazy in the sewing room – after that marathon machine quilting session for about a week with Hopscotch I just needed to chill. I cleaned house and actually dusted and straightened up one horrible corner in the living room where Mike keeps piling up his “stuff” and not putting it away – the dust was horrible – I just finally had to tackle it and I hate dusting!! I went to Hobby Lobby and the Fitness Center – exercised for a whole hour which I need with more Christmas baking coming up.
Our daughter Jessica had seen a knitted or maybe crocheted (I don’t know which it was) hat where you leave the top of the hat open and you stick your ponytail or bun through the top of the hat and wondered if I thought I could make one for Ciera (granddaughter) well I don’t know if it will turn out but I’m willing to give it a shot – after texting with granddaughter yesterday afternoon and warning her she might need to toss it in the trash if it wasn’t right – I got her head size and got started with the crochet hook (I’m better at that then knitting – which isn’t saying much).
Got off to a start – I’ll let you know how it works out.
I cut four more baskets to work on and I have one more sitting off to the side that was left over from the other day that I hadn’t gotten to yet. Scrappy baskets for sure – as I start to go through my box of fabric that was set aside for the Williamsburg Beauty quilt that is finished I thought I would cut a basket from each piece as I get it folded and set back on the shelf.
I steamed and starched the Snowman to get it to lay nice and flat and at Hobby Lobby I got a press and stick board – now I need to check for a frame first which I forgot so I know what size to the cut the board before I press the snowman to it. I totally forgot to check frames and now need to run by there once again today to do that. The board is a little big – I need to cut some off so I can pull the fabric to the back and tape it down, the front is sticky and you press with your hands to get the design stuck in place to hold it firm. I am linking up to Mrs. Sew & Sow and Esther’s Blog.
This is the type of item I am talking about – it is found in the needlecraft area of Hobby Lobby – this one that I show is on Amazon – HL had it for about $5.99 for that size (and I used my coupon of course)
I did work more on the Postage Stamp quilt last night and Sunday night also but forgot to take a photo – I finished the 2nd row of blocks last night (10 rows) and rolled it down to start on the 3rd. Moving along. It was 52 degrees yesterday – so nice after several chilly days I was walking from the car to the store in my long sleeve T with no jacket – so nice! so very sunny as well. Of course later this week it will be cold again by Friday in the 30’s – then a warm Saturday in the 60’s then in the 30’s and so winter in Arkansas has begun. Up and down all winter long – the jacket needed – then it isn’t- then it is and so the cycle continues.
Thank you everyone who ordered Craftsy products and Accuquilt products this month while sales are going on – the month isn’t over yet so keep an eye out for more sales!!