Enough with the panic, people!
Because our freezer runneth over with garden
blessings, I waited till yesterday to grab a turkey
and you know what I found? A few small
Butterballs and some generic ones. That's it.
I walked out with two 12lb-Butterballs
but honestly, the madness of it all!
Okay, how did I do last week?
1) Finish quilting the ombre: Done
(Didn't bother with getting a good pic)
Oh where do I begin here? Are some quilts just cursed
cursed from the moment you begin? From the frustrating
jelly roll issues at the beginning right up to this weekend's
quilting, this quilt has just been a struggle. Ombre was
going to be a gift but now...? Standing back it's not so
bad but at a quilt-snuggle close-up, no way.
I do not like to pre-wash quilts before giving but that
will be my next step. Maybe it won't look so bad.
Actually, now that I think about it, this may have
been the design I struggled with on my Meow quilt.
Note to self: you gotta be warmed up and
really on your game for that pantograph.
2) Load up Sept. Glow, choose pantograph
Due to covid breaking out at work, the hubs is
working from our sunroom again so this might
be tricky. It is my November OMGoal
so I'll have to work something out.
3) Continue with Christmas gift progress: done!
I'm really happy with how this turned out; I just wish it
looked as cheery in the picture as it does in real life.
The pennants to the right that are flipped over spell
out their last name, claiming their campground.
This should be a fun addition to a retro camper!
Here is a close-up for detail.
(Just pinking the edges made it go quickly!)
On my other project, I've made a lot of progress.
I just can't show it. It's now over half-way done and
a finish by the end of this month is very do-able.
4) Figure out next quilt project: two in mind
They look like good seasonal fun so I'm starting to
think I might make both, but I sure have no idea what
I'll do with them. I'm out of storage space for my quilts
so this really is becoming an issue but I know that I am
a much happier person when I have projects to focus on,
especially these days, so what's a quilter to do!?
In other news:
The girls decided to ante up.
Out of 18 hens, I now have at least three laying
sporadically--now 5 eggs in this first week or so.
Check out the beautiful dark olive color in these!
Because they need lots of daylight for egg-production
I don't expect a huge amount this time of year.
A timed light in the coop adds a couple extra hours
but I don't want to push them too much. If they
were older, I'd probably not add light at all because
their bodies need the rest.
When I couldn't work on the longarm and couldn't
settle on a next project, I started doing random
things that I'd been avoiding, like finally replacing
the cover on my small table-top ironing board.
Clearly I let it get pretty gross.
I now have a clean matching set.
And a clean refrigerator and clean bathrooms
and clean floors...
Now, as I said, the hubs is home for two weeks.
One son is also here for the holiday and he is working
from home as well so I shall have just to hole up in my
sewing room--oh, darn. But it's still hard to get much
done when the house is not "my own" so
I'm just going to guess at what I might get done:
1) Enjoy Thanksgiving: it looks like there will
only be 4 of us which is just sad.
2) Put up Christmas decor: all of it; and away
goes the fall decor right after Thanksgiving.
3) Load September (November?) Glow:
I should be able to get this much done at least.
4) Start a new quilt:
I've already been playing around.
I'll show more next week.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who are here
in the States and happy quilting!
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Home Sewn By Us Tuesday To-Do #68
Home Sewn By Us Tuesday To-Do #68