Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Errand day...........

The weather was nice yesterday although it was only 36 degrees.  I had errands that were put on hold with the snow last week.  I had an 8' fluorescent bulb burn out in the basement and had another fixture that hasn't had bulbs for almost a year so I bought 4 new bulbs 2 to a package.  The rest of the day was spent on choosing items for the pop-up shop this week, doing the photography and writeups, figuring out prices and the next thing I knew it was time for bed.  The fabric pieces above were on my cutting table and will be cut into 2.5" squares and 2.5" x 4.5" rectangles for my colorwash quilts.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Finish #5 for November...............

The last and smallest of the colorwash wallhangings is finished.  This one is 28" square.

The back is a purple batik so the binding is a dark purple batik on this one.

The first white cactus bloom is fully open.  I have a couple other colors that should be open today.

My granddaughter gave me a blueberry scone mix for my birthday so I baked them last night in my ceramic scone dish.

I'm working on a quick pop-up shop this week.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Finish #4 for November

I finished the hand stitching last night on this colorwash wallhanging.  This batik binding was easy to hand stitch through.  It's amazing the difference in the cloth from each of the fabric companies.

I have a purple and green mottled batik on the back.  Now one more to trim and bind and I will have all of the colorwashes finished.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Binding decision made......

I eliminated the binding choice on the right in yesterday's post when I saw it in the daylight.  It took me many trips back to look at the remaining 2 throughout the day and I finally decided on the black with green sprays.  I have 2 sides hand stitched and part of a third side.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Auditioning bindings................

Thanks everyone for the warm birthday wishes yestereday.  It was a very relaxing day.  I played with fabric most of the day but didn't get around to anything serious until last night when I was trying to find a binding for this colorwash.  I'm auditioning dark greens this time.  The one on the left is black with green sprays of leaves and at night looked the most promising.  I wanted to wait for daylight today though to check them out before I make a decision.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Found item.................

I did a lot of sorting and putting things away in the basement yesterday.  I found this box which was buried under about 10" of "stuff".  I knew it was down there somewhere.  Go to this post for my first go around on the design wall with the Australian fabric equilateral triangles.  The pile of scraps in front of the box is waiting to be cut.  I think this is going to end up being a small quilt because I'm not too excited about it.  Maybe I can make some horizontal rows of triangles and add strips of different Australian fabrics between them. 

Today is my birthday (79 years) and it is one of the coldest ones I can remember.  We are having the third coldest beginning of November on record.  The coldest was 1991.  I knew there was a cold one in the early 1990s because my husband insisted we had to go Christmas shopping that day.  It was windy and freezing.  It's funny the things that stay in my memory bank.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Last one quilted............

This was my design wall yesterday, my backdrop for the last live broadcast for this session of my Colorwash 360 class.  I haven't decided which way is up yet for the 2 on the right.  The one on the bottom right is just basted in this photo.
I took the basted one off the wall last night and quilted it while I watched my 3 hours of TV.  After I trim it I have to find bindings for both of the small colorwashes.

Yesterday was a record breaking temperature day.  It was the earliest date we had 7 degrees for a low since they started record keeping in Chicago, the lowest low temp in the morning and the lowest high temperature for the day.  I think it got up to 16 or 17 degrees and the previous record was 28 degrees.  Our normal temps for yesterday should be low 34 and high 50.  I know this cold front has dropped deep into the south too.