Who let Tuesday in already?
I keep thinking one of these weeks I'm just
gonna kill it...but alas, not this week!
I have some bits to share so here we go:
Pull fabric, start cutting.
I love the new Smoke and Rust fabric line but I
want to stick to my stash so right now, I have these
cut out so far. The pluses will mostly be dark rust
but the plan is to throw just a few black and/or
dark charcoal in for some added interest.
My fabrics are pretty scrappy and not very mod,
or perhaps even trickier is that they're a mix
of everything, so I'm not real sure how this will
turn out but...I like them so that's a positive sign.
I need to hit the LQS for a few more fabrics.
I've been thinking that two is better than one
so, why not? It is summer after all!
I'll share the pull for a second one soon.
2) HST & Outdoor Sewing
Hallelujah I finally made it outside for some
outdoor sewing and you can read about it here.
Most of these HST's needed trimming so that
did add some time but having them all made
up really made these blocks a lot of fun.
longarm so no pic yet. I'll save that for next time.
Along with the scrap HST's, this project also used
up some scraps and stash and scrap batting.
Last [dangerous] thoughts: I'm not someone who
keeps every little thing but I really don't think
I'll ever toss another set of HST trimmings.
3) Three sets of Placemats
I previously mentioned I'd be making a patriotic set
but I think these cover that well enough so that time
would be better spent working on other projects.
I played around with minimal quilting on these
but I plan on doing more on the next set.
Prune tomatoes, peppers; enjoy the bounty.
I know I'm stating the obvious but fewer plants
has really made this much easier than last year.
This is the time of year where I can't get enough of
my garden, especially when the weather cooperates!Hubs was doing some pool maintenance so excuse
the backwash hose. My timing. Oy.
(Don't worry, it's not draining in the garden!)
My efforts have had a positive effect, or rather a
negative one, depending on how you look at it.
In summary, this is where I'm at for 2021:
Purchases: 50.75 yds
Used: 54.06 yds
It kinda floors me that I've purchased that much
fabric but I had some unusual January clearance
purchases--this isn't normal so, eh, no biggie.
The good news is, it's all going the right direction
which is the purpose of this whole thing. I do have
that Shop Hop in the fall so much stash-busting
is needed. Luckily, that's my favorite Rx!
I'm sure you've already seen that Blogger is nixing
the email subscription option so, a couple notes:
I am on Bloglovin' if that works for anyone.
I also have been working with Mailchimp to try
to switch things over seamlessly. Sloooowly,
because I despise dinking with stuff like that
when I could be sewing, or gardening or, frankly,
be cleaning the toilets because I'd really rather
do about anything than mess with technology.
Now looking ahead:
I'm taking a break from any HST projects for awhile.
So this week it's just:
Finish cutting both
Finish second set
The rainy days are over so time to water. Also, I've
finally begun Project Re-Do the Front Flower Beds.
Our focus is more and more going to our backyard
haven, along with the veg garden so I'm looking to
make the front more inviting, sure, but with a simpler
look, and most especially a simpler upkeep.
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