Today is a going to be a hodge-podge mismatched post. My hands have been in quite a few things lately and I want to share.
It’s that time of the year. School started back for me last week and with a few other things added to my plate, it’s gotten a bit busy around here. I actually haven’t been on my sewing machine in over a week. *GASP!* I know, its heartbreaking. But, I have been productive on the sewing/crafting front in other ways.
I finished Space Dust! I mentioned in my previous post that I was thinking about leaving the sides off; I did, and I love it.
Its about 60″ x 60″. It will be large on my wall, but absolutely perfect. The colors do not do well photographing in this room. There is no natural light. They are rich, vibrant, and very saturated colors. Right up my alley. My goal was to get it done before school started. I finished sewing the last row on at about 9pm the night before.
Ok, whats next. Christmas! Well, not really, but kind of sorta.
See, I have a few quilts that I want to enter into the quilt show in a couple of months and in order to do so, I need to get a TON of binding done. This Christmas quilt, the saltwater quilt, and at this point, who else knows. I have about 7 I would love to enter but I am not superwoman. Unfortunately.
Those August evenings of 95 degree hotness when I didn’t want to be under a quilt were spent working on my Mario cross-stitch. Well, the hubby’s Mario cross-stitch.
I had put this aside a while back because I needed a frame but wasn’t sure what to get. I stumbled upon this one and its absolutely perfect! Makes it so much easier and faster to stitch now. So, this one is back out. Plus, I am a sucker for all things Halloween and I just got a terrific Halloween cross-stitch that I really want to start. But, I have to finish this one first.
Next up, Instagram. I have never been in a Swap before and Instagram is full of them. I always miss the signups though so when this popped up I jumped on it and had Julie do the same. Swaps are a great way to stretch your comfort zone and not only get a great surprise in return, but get to make something wonderful for someone else.
Now, anyone who knows me knows that I can’t just do something halfway. Oh no, its all the way or no way. After signing up, the call than went out for volunteers to be Swap “Mama’s.” These are people who take a grouping of participants from the organizer and coordinate all of the swapping and partner details between them. Yep, yours truly signed up to do that also. But, it has been a blast so far! Partner assignments go out tomorrow and I am so excited to see who I am going to be making for and also to send out all my emails to my group so they can know the same!
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I think that’s all of the bits and pieces that I have for you this week. We have a road trip this weekend so I see lots of binding in my immediate future. Perfect opportunity.
Have a great holiday weekend and see you in September!