My weekly crafty update

So much has gone on over the last week.  

I finally finished this quilt top. As a reminder, it’s Area 4’s mystery quilt from the 2012 SoCal Quilter’s Run.  And, I somehow got all the kits except the finishing instructions. I pieced all the blocks last year (2019) at a little Sunday quilt gathering at my friend, Tova’s house. We met every Sunday for a long while. Then I started taking garment sewing classes and other friends got theater season tickets, then Covid happened.  We now meet on Zoom and our little 5 person group has expanded to about 12-13.  Anyway, every week I worked on these blocks until they were finished. I didn’t document when I started although I could probably figure it out if I truly want to (I don’t).  All the blocks were done and then I put them away to tackle at a quilt retreat. The best things about retreats are the collective minds who help puzzle through problems.  I didn’t have the finishing instructions so at the first and last retreat I went to this year in early March “BC” (before covid-19) I put the blocks up and figured out how I wanted it to go.  I took a picture and carefully put them back in my project bin in order with careful instructions as to how it supposed to go.  I actually found a place I want to pick out.  It’s the second row on the top. the second from the left and the second from the right need to be switched so that it would match the bottom.  I don’t normally correct things that I find if I find it this far along the process.  But my eye is drawn to it and I cringe so I’m going to take it apart.

 

Moving Again

And we are moving again. It’s been a little over a year since our last move and it’s that time again. I love where we are living but the house is on the older side and hasn’t been kept up. So I am looking forward to moving to a home with dual pane windows that we can easily open and close.  It’s also a bigger house with a room for my sewing. I’ve been lucky in that I’ve always had a room for my sewing.  In actuality it’s usually my office that I stuff my sewing in.  But now, I get to separate my office stuff and my sewing.  The computer and office stuff will be in my daughter’s room. Since she’s away in college she’s only home during the summer and school breaks so when she’s here, I can work from my laptop in my sewing room . And when she’s not home I can work in her room.  I love being able to separate my office and my craft room. I’ve worked from home for 15 years now and I still run into problems stopping working.  Having that separation will help a lot.  In addition, computers are loud. It will be nice to not have to hear it all the time.

Project bags

I’ve started packing and pulled all my project bags from my cabinet.  This is where I stuff them when the yarn is matched up with a pattern and is simply waiting for the time it gets space in my knitting rotation.  Every bag contains a wonderful surprise for me. 🙂

 

RBG fabric

In honor of RBG and her passing, I purchased this fabric. I can’t wait to get it and make masks for the strong young women in my life.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

 

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