I didn’t set foot outside for a change and that is rare – it was so cold out for most of the day yesterday although by late afternoon it finally got up to 31 – I guess I was just to lazy I didn’t even walk to the end of the driveway to check the mailbox. That is lazy for me. Instead I stayed in the house and finished a book on my kindle then wandered around the house finding my quilting supplies!
I have a new idea of course – which I really don’t need but I got to thinking that although I plan to bring my hexies to my sisters to work on in two weeks I don’t think they will be comfortable for me to work on the plane and in the airport – I get a bit of eye strain as I haven’t gotten new glasses – I’m waiting for my next eye appointment in February to make sure no changes will have happened since the eye drops were discontinued. I tend to hold the hexies a bit close. I don’t want a headache to develop. Instead – I thought “wool” – easy to applique – no turning under edges – all can be lightly fused in place with Misty Fuse – so no extra pins needed. I have a pattern that I have had for 4 years I bet and always intended to needle turn but I think wool will be fabulous! 9 blocks each at about 13 inches I think. I will prep one or two to take with me – I have two pieces 1 yard each of dark batiks which are soaking at the moment – one very dark purple one very dark blue – blended together if needed will be great – this pattern is by Deborah Kemball. I will wait to start prepping until some thread arrives that I ordered for this – I want to match up wool as much as I can to the thread –
Last hexie for this round is finished – 8 more hexies to go to square this up and then decide what I want to do next.
Two hexie flower in each corner left to do for Handful of Scraps – put it all together and – what next? not sure – linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework, and Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching.
The Robert Kaufman flannel that I ordered from the end of the year sale at Craftsy washed up nicely and dried really well too – I am only 4 inches short of the 3 yards I started with and little fraying. These will make into flannel drawstring pajama pants/lounge pants.
I plan to take the Christmas Wall Hanging down today so one last photo of it. It is the only thing of Christmas left to put away and that just consist of taking it down, folding it and hanging it over a rack and put the other wall hanging back up.
I think it is to get warmer today finally and then by Tuesday back to above normal with some days being in the 60’s – the snow won’t last long!
2017 Blazing Star Block of the Month – Craftsy’s BOM now on sale – 44% off now at $99.00 – this will get you the Class and the Fabric/pattern kit. Pattern is in both digital and paper. This kit includes 16.7 yards of Boundless Blenders Aura Fabric. Backing fabric is available at additional price. The quilt finishes at 99 x 99 inches. Designer Nancy McNally teaches the class and is the designer. I believe the sale on this kit last the month of January. (skill level is intermediate)
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