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

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Where does the time go?  I've been keeping very busy with my sewing, but I don't seem to have much to show for it right now.  I did make some string blocks for RSC16.  I decided to substitute yellow and gold for my colors this month.  I need to dig into the scraps and try to come up with three more colors to be able to make the quilts that I had planned.  I guess I better get busier!!

I have a nice little stack of small projects that need to be quilted, and that will hopefully be on the agenda over the weekend.  And of course there are many more projects in various stages of completion.  Never a dull moment around here.

DH and I took a little roadtrip last Saturday, looking for pretty Fall foliage.  We'll probably go out again this weekend, and maybe even next weekend.  The western part of our state has mountains, so the colors turn there first, and then work their way gradually east.

We also tried a coupe of new-to-us restaurants, and they were both very good, and deserving of a return trip.

The following night, while we were preparing dinner, I glanced out the window and saw this.
Isn't Mother Nature an amazing artist?

Today's mail brought a lovely little package from Karen at KaHolly.  I was lucky enough to win two 20-piece charm packs of Free Spirit solids.  The colors are just gorgeous, and I love the way the fabric feels.  I wasn't familiar with this line of fabric, but I will definitely be looking for it in the future.

I guess that's it until I get some quilting done!

Be kind....always............Sunny

Sunday, October 2, 2016

RSC15, RSC16, and OPAM

Yes, RSC15 is finally a wrap.  I made a Dresden plate each month, and also embroidered a flower center.  Here is the final result.  In keeping with the scrappy theme, I made a scrappy border as well as a scrappy binding.  I have a tin filled with leftover bindings, and I just started sewing them together!

Continuing with red for September RSC16, I made a doll quilt and two place mats.  I have entirely too many red scraps, and refused to put them all back in the bin.  The place mats are very simple, and I experimented with quilting them.  One is Baptist fans, and one is free motion stars.

The place mats will be going to Meals on Wheels when I get a quantity of them.  And I'm very happy to have found a new outlet for doll quilts.  They're just a fun size to make, and another good way to use scraps.

These are also my OPAM finishes for September.  Already working like crazy on a new project for October.

Be kind, always.........Sunny