"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Catching Up

Where does the time go?  When last I posted, I was in southern West Virgina, admiring the fall foliage and a particular bridge.  On Sunday, we took yet more pictures of the bridge



Driving homeward, we stopped for awhile at Summersville Lake.  How beautiful!  We are already planning to go back next summer for some kayaking.  Although the area is famous for it's whitewater adventures, we'll stick with the flat water!

On Monday, I turned to the paper crafting side of my craft room.  I made some Thanksgiving cards, and then I (gasp!) worked on some scrap booking.  Before I became seriously addicted to quilting and stitching, I was seriously addicted to scrap booking.  I had a large stack of pages that had been started at a retreat several months ago, and just needed some finishing touches before they could be put away in an album.  It felt so good to clear that stack off my desk! 

Another project that required a lot of time this week was the Sew Happy Sew Along.  Three weekly stitcheries had been published, and I hadn't started stitching yet!  I'm happy to say that the fourth one was published yesterday, and I finished it earlier tonight.  I'm caught up!!
 I also took the time tonight to cut more fabric for hexies.  It's time to start joining them, and I need to make a BUNCH of white hexies to do the job.  They should to pretty fast, and I'm anxious to see what I come up with once I start the joining process.  At last count, I think I have approximately 85-90 colored flowers, and probably 75-80 white flowers.  I may need to make a few more, but I've decided to wait until the joining process is well under way to decide what I might need more of.
I recently purchased some Caron Simply Soft yarn when it was on sale, and was planning to make a shawl with it.  The pattern was on the wrapper.  Once I got home and started reading the pattern, I decided I wasn't interested in making it.  I like my crocheting to be very simple and mindless, so I decided to make a small afghan instead.  I didn't want to buy a lot more yarn, so I'm designing as I go.  I'll probably have a picture in a few days.

And now I guess I should go to bed, so I can get up tomorrow and start all over again.  Next up on my list is my Tilda doll sew along.

Counting my blessings....Sunny

16 comments:

  1. The New River Gorge!! (I have never been there, but I recognize it from the pictures my daughter took when she spent part of a summer on a farm in WV.) I am in awe of that huge pile of grandmother's flower garden (hexie) blocks. Those are hard to do!

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  2. That stack of hexies is HUGE. And they look so flat and neat, like a brand new stack of envelopes! Wow. You are good! I can't get over the bright colors in the photos, I have always wanted to see the fall colors back east. Someday...

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  3. I have a long way to go to catch up with you! Look at all those hexies! can't wait to see them all laid out. I have downloaded the stitchery too but that is as far as I have got...don't think I will get them all done this year.....

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  4. Sunny I just love the pictures of your area.. what beautiful colours you have there.... I am so behind in those lovely stitcheries.... well done for getting them done... are you going to make the banner or something else?

    Hugz

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  5. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. I love how calm the water looks.

    I have just finished the 3rd of the stitchery blocks, and have the next one ready to go. They're great to do in the evenings in front of the TV I find.

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  6. Love those photos of WV! I've spent lots of time there with my family and my husband's. Good luck with your crocheting. I don't know how to, but my sister does. My SIL is an amazing knitter and I would love to knit one day to occupy me while I'm waiting for my girls at gymnastics and dance. But right now, I'm still baby-wrangling in the waiting rooms:)

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  7. Bless your heart Sunny. You are just so industrious. That's some pile of hexies you've got there.

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  8. You have had some busy little fingers!! Your hexie stack is very impressive and I am also very impressed that you started and caught up with the Christmas blocks!

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  9. Those pictures are breathtaking.

    The Sew Happy Sew Along is a fun one to watch with all the bloggers who are participating. Everyone is doing such nice work and yours are just lovely too. So sweet.

    I can't get over how much you are coming along on your hexies. I really need to get back at mine. What a slacker I've become. *sigh*

    Enjoy your Sunday :)

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  10. More beautiful pictures - the Fall colors are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

    Look at that stack of hexie flowers - wow!!! I've enjoyed watching your progress.

    I've just printed the designs for the stitch along - they are so cute.

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  11. It looks like you sure had a lot of fun!!

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  12. Beautiful pictures! Most of our trees that have turned have lost their leaves already, it's been so windy here. Good job catching up with those stitcheries, they're really darling. And oh my goodness those flowers....girl, you have been BUSY!!!

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  13. the colours in those photos are simply stunning and wow you are a busy wee girl aren't you - your stitchery is just beautiful xxx

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  14. Love the photos. So nice to see part of your world.
    WOW you have been busy. Can't beleive you have done all four of the stitchery's. Just gorgeous. I am only on the 2nd one.

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  15. Well Sunny you sure have been busy. I can't wait to see your hexie project come together. I still love your photos of the bridge...a pretty post with lots of fall color.

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  16. Another great posts, with so many pretty pictures! I just love your little stitcheries - and look at that HUGE stack of pretty hexies! Can't wait to see them when you get them all together :)!!

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