I have to laugh as I've been checking Instagram and Facebook in the last couple of days; there have been tons of pictures with fall colors! The leaves are spectacular and OK -- so I have two more for you today.
OK -- I had my schedule planned out for next year - I was reasonable in what I was going to sew, and then BAM -- I spotted this adorable quilt by Elizabeth Hartman, and all reason left me. I WANT to make this quilt.
Check out this link for Fab Farm and The Produce Section. Both are super cute, but my preference is Fab Farm. I'm even thinking of hosting a sew-along starting in January. Oh -- just shoot me now! But you have to admit they are cute!!!
Over the years, I've tried different containers for sewing stuff I need when away from home, and I ended up with several of the darn things, and well, it was just taking up space and making clutter. So several retreats ago, we made a list of things that one would need at a retreat. I had this box, and I filled it.
When I was putting the borders on that quilt the other day, I used pins, but they were in a small folded needle holder, and I lamented that it would have been easier to put them in a pincushion. Well, when I put the pins back in the toolbox, I realized there was a pincushion in there!! It appears I'm way ahead of myself and not even realizing it.
|My well-stocked sewing away-from-home box|
The container is not large but has all the tools I need. I bring rulers separately and any other supplies (like thread) in a different container. I mean thread for applique, quilting, or whatever, as I keep extra piecing thread in the toolbox. So this works like a charm, and the size is perfect - NOT huge. When you come to a retreat, I've learned that you do NOT need to bring a lot of stuff, and I only bring out what I'm working on! When I'm done -- it's now whisked into the car!
Ronda has been busy with her Cricut and trying fun things. Etching, vinyl, foil, puffy vinyl -you name it -- she has tried it! I don't have a picture of anything she finished, so I'll try to get a picture or two today.
|Ronda with a Cricut project|
|Machine invisible applique|
|Satin stitch applique|
|Applique blocks for Green Tea - almost done|
|The center blue square is missing!|
|All the pieces are ready to sew together!|
|Piece block - DONE|
|The last seam for Section One|
|Sections One and Two|
|Section Three missing a block and filler pieces|
|The view from my lawn chair|
|One of the trees in the yard|