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

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Progress Continues

 I'm making good progress on my January projects.  I think I mentioned last week that I have totally fallen in love with cross stitch again!  I can't really show you a picture of my current project, because I roll my fabric up as I stitch, and it is a horrendous mess to look at.  Could I run downstairs and iron it for a pic?  I could, but I'm not going to.  

I stitched for hours and hours on Wednesday, while I was watching our Inauguration on TV.  I was holding my breath all day, hoping there would be no violence to mar the day.  I believe there were a few protests around the country, but nothing major.  Our new chapter begins.

I'm loving this Stitch-along with Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  I've learned a couple of interesting tips from watching her YouTube videos.

And while this is NOT a difficult project, I spent a lot of time with Jack on Friday.  Sometimes I don't read instructions, because I think I know what I'm doing.  That doesn't always work out.  Lol.

Friday really wasn't a very good day in the sewing room.  My iron died.  It just chose not to turn on.  I was able to use my tiny travel iron to finish the house blocks, but larger projects are on hold until the Amazon truck arrives on Wednesday.  RIP iron.  

Today was a quilting day, and I'll have a finish to share on my next post.  Tomorrow is binding day!

It has turned very cold here, so all these quilts are coming in handy.

Keep on Stitching!


  1. I love the start to your quilt. The blues in your houses are delightful.
    Stay warm! And I agree, I hope this is a good start to the next chapter in the history of your country.

  2. I love the blues! Sorry about your iron. They don’t seem to last long anymore.

  3. I had the same problem with mine, not reading instructions finally I started reading and also checking the direction of stripes etc. love this project.

  4. I love those blue houses! I hope your new iron arrives quickly.

  5. The houses look great. Hope your new iron has arrived..

  6. Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband last year. I do hope that Stitching and quilting is helping.
    This is a wonderful design, very different to the traditional Quilt style but I really like the houses.

  7. It's nice to see what yo are doing Peggy...you have a nice variety planned for the year. Sorry about the dates with Jack and hope there haven't been many more! I'm always tempted by Edyta's projects - your houses are looking good.


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