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October’s Post

BLOG MAINTENANCE:

I have a new header!  I spent a ridiculous amount of time (two days) building the “My Happy Place” blog header.  I used mostly PhotoShop with some final tweaks in PicMonkey.

Well, I guess part of that two days was spent making other adjustments to the appearance of this blog as well, such as making the text bigger and changing sidebar content.  Now that I’m done playing around, I’m happy with the blog’s appearance, for now,  and it shouldn’t need that kind of attention again for a long time.  Yay!

QUILTING: 

DONATIONS:

I ended up with an unplanned project this month when I came home from a guild meeting with a nearly completed “Fancy Fox” twin-sized quilt.  Jean from our guild donated the completed blocks.

I added some stitching, and finished sewing the top together, and it’s now ready to be quilted.  It will be be donated to a local foster child program.  So cute…

I stitched up an easy little-girl quilt in pinks and black.  I know, kinda strange colors, but I like it.  This will also also be donated.

Diamond Chain table runner, and I’m almost done with the binding.  This was a kit with Jinny Beyer fabrics and pattern.    And don’t you just love Wonder Clips?  Free pattern and kits  for purchase available HERE.

SEPTEMBER’S PROGRESS:

  •  Ruffled Roses:  Planned to add matchstick border, add lattice border.    Half done.
  • Make 200 half-square triangles for my Lady of the Lake quilt.  Done
  • Bonus Progress:  The Fancy Fox top is done.  Need to quilt and bind.
  • Table Runner:  Nearly done with the binding.  

Travel / Fun:

I love it when our sewing group does a quilting retreat in Chaska, MN.  It was an 18-minute drive, just across the river.  We spent three days/two nights sewing and laughing and sewing and laughing.  I completed  200 scrappy half-square triangles done for an upcoming project.  I also worked on my Minnesota Quilters’ Mystery Quilt (I’m waaaay behind).

I’ll spend a few days in Alabama with my Aunt Bertha this month.  I see knitting, sewing, and more fun in our futures!

FOOD!

Best fall treat/snack ever is a Honeycrisp apple with some white cheddar cheese.

Yesterday I made Alton Brown’s Ginger Butternut Squash soup.  I’ve made it before, and it is delicious.  Click HERE for the recipe.

PHOTOS:

The ruby-throated hummingbirds have been very entertaining, but they have finally left for their big trips south.  Good thing, because it’s been chilly here lately.  Here are some photos of the little female who spent a couple of weeks just sitting by the feeder, storing up some fuel for her trip.

“Photos of the Month” (hummingbirds this month) are now located in the right-hand sidebar.

September’s a wrap!  See you next month.

Sue

p.s.  Hopefully I fixed the problem that kept “new” commentors from posting comments.

Design-Wall Monday

And I don’t have a design wall in either sewing space, so here are this week’s blocks…on the floor.

Kaffe quilt blocks

Yes, the colors are really this vibrant!  I tried to make it as accurate as possible.  Please note that I don’t have the horizontal light turquoise sashing strips inserted yet.  I just laid this out for fabric placement, and I will add the sashing strips as I sew the rows together.

The pattern is from Rowan and it’s called Jewel Frames Quilt.  You may have seen this quilt before, as it’s available as a kit on Craftsy (prices vary…watch for a kit sale).  The kit includes the pattern; (I couldn’t find the pattern for sale separately.)  Kaffe Fassett fabric, every bit of it is gorgeous, is from the Kaffe Collective for Rowan.  Finished size, about 78″ x 78″.

On the photography front, an image from this week:

2016 I'm Beautiful

Titled, “Why, yes, I AM beautiful!”

Linking to Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times.