Saturday’s work outside really did me in and woke up so stiff on Sunday – I really shouldn’t have been surprised – it is just that I really felt ok on Saturday and didn’t feel like I was over doing it. I think Sunday was half way over before I started to feel better and of course I was outside doing more work! I didn’t do all that needed to be done though I saved some to do today. Possibly from what the weather says we will be getting cooler weather and possibly snow flakes the first week of December – not surprised – it has to come sooner or later right.
I got some work started on the first wool Christmas Egg – I want to try to do a couple before Christmas and maybe if I keep track on my new 2018 Quilt Planner I can plan to do one a month. I have barely looked the planner over but I want to try to organize myself a little better this year so thought I would try it out. I hope to keep track weekly of what I want to do and accomplish that week and which projects to work on – for instance maybe if I remind myself to work on Handful of Scraps on a Monday and a Christmas Egg on a Tuesday and so on things will get done and not forgotten? You can also keep track of all your appointments, reminders for chores, all sorts of things – I will give it a try this year and if it doesn’t work out I won’t get another! I’m sure by photos of my work area over the years you see I stick little notes on everything – I need to stop having notes all over the house and put them in one place.
The first egg will be in red/green colors – I’m still in the cutting out part of it, each side is supposed to be the same – or of course you can do it how you want to. The little pieces will be stitched down with embroidery thread – I thought I might do some of it by machine but these pieces are tiny and I’m not experienced with machine applique and would do a mess on tiny pieces so I will practice on something else for the machine.
Quilting on Murrieta Stars is progressing very well. I spritzed out the blue lines and here is a clearer idea of what has been done the last couple of days.
This is the area I picked up on Sunday night
The 4 or is it the 5th attempt at a shawl is progressing! I know how to crochet a little but only know the simple stitches– so seeing as Craftsy is having their sale I bought a crochet class. It is called Fun and Fantastic Textured Crochet Stitches. Now will I ever finish it – I don’t know but it was a low price class (I think it was $13.80 or something like that) and I thought it would be fun to see if I can ever learn anything when it comes to yarn! Knitting and Crochet have never been a real talent with me but I love things made out of yarn – I have so many quilts and so many projects that I feel I need to start adding a few things to my creative outlet – your fingers go through different motions with each craft and sometimes you just need to get out of your comfort zone and try something new before you burn out. Linking to Love, Laugh, Quilt — Em’s Scrapbag — Small Quilts & Doll Quilts .
Craftsy – last day for the Black Friday Sale !! Ends Monday night at midnight – classes marked down to $17.87 or less Cyber Monday Bonus Offer: Free gift with purchase – I do not know what this gift is in advance – I guess you have to place an order if you want to get something free. Edited: 11:30 AM I decided to order a couple things from Craftsy and my small free gift is a 5 inch charm package – nice!!
AccuQuilt is also having sales – they have too many discounts to list them all here – if you go to the site and click on the sales tab it will go through it all – I think it is up to 20% off of some or maybe all of the dies.
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