Yesterday was another day out of the house – in my mind I’m not getting much done in the sewing room but all of you seem to think I get a lot done. While it is so pretty outside I have been concentrating on getting my garden winter ready and the yard cleaned up. So I have been mulching leaves and moving the wheel barrow full of mulched up leaves to create a border all around the raised beds to keep weeds from growing too close to the beds and turning soil over pulling weeds and dead plants etc. I have shown how large the yard is so you know there are a lot of leaves to mulch and I’m happy to say I am done! I will take a photo of the garden tomorrow.
I do work on the quilting every evening or almost every evening but do not always get around to working on any of the other projects – there will be plenty of time in the winter to work on a lot more in the sewing room. In fact the weather man has been indicating that the warm weather will not last much longer.
I had meant to work on the wool Christmas egg but nothing got done there – I had also intended to get the borders sewed on the small quilt that is on the design wall and get that finished up and sent on to another for their charity – didn’t happen yesterday – maybe today?
But I did get about 2 hours of quilting done on Murrieta Stars Sunday night – so that means progress on one project.
The area I was working on last night – hope to get this section done and spritz the blue lines off and roll it down on Tuesday morning. The quilting goes fast when working a grid. Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog —
I did look through my other box of wool – this box of wool was gifted to me by another quilter and it is recycled wool – the quilter -as others that love wool do – went to second hand stores and found 100% wool clothing and takes it apart and puts it through the felting process of washing in hot water, or boiling it I guess they actually do and dry on high heat and then it is ready to use. It is very hard to find much around here that is 100% wool – people in the south do not need 100% wool clothing and wool jackets – you just do not find it easily here and my little town doesn’t have much selection. We mainly use sweatshirts, sweaters and light fleece jackets most of the time. Many actually do not even own a winter jacket but I am not that hot blooded – I need a light jacket and gloves for a couple months at least. In looking through the box I found a large piece of red and several plaids and greens that might work out for some of the eggs. I will certainly be looking through these more in the next couple weeks. The little box of wool that I showed previously was purchased and I try to be very selective on that as it is pricey but such pretty bright colors.
Thank you all that ordered through my links to Craftsy and AccuQuilt. I’m sure more sales will be coming up in the month of December so keep a watch – they usually have several early to mid-December and then another at the end of the year. I wasn’t going to get anything but then I decided to look and see if I could find out what the freebie was and saw it was a nice 5 inch charm package of Boundless Batiks I could use that and then found several fabrics on close out for less than $4 a yard – I can handle that! I will show what I got when it arrives.