Friday, November 4, 2016

Cross-Stitch, Quilt Binding, and Mystery Quilt

I guess I've been pretty busy the last week and a half.  I won't bore you with all that I was up too.

We went down to Las Vegas to spend an extra long weekend with the family, but before going I had made the binding for four Quilts of Valor quilts and got all of the binding sewn on all of them.  Three of those got the binding finished up by hand stitching the binding on the back.  The last one I took with me and finished it while in Vegas.  I didn't take picture of them as three of them were of quilts others had made and the one I had made I had posted the picture on an early blog post.  Those were all done in three days.  I didn't want to look at another binding job for awhile, that's for sure.

One of the reasons we were in Vegas for so long was because I went to the Las Vegas Modern Quilt guild monthly meeting which is on the last Wednesday of the month.  I love that group.

I did get more done on the snowman Christmas stocking.  The first picture is where I was the last time I posted and the second is of where I am now. 

It looks like I've done a lot, but there is SO much more to do to have it finished.

I worked on a few half inch hexies while in Vegas and here is a picture of them.  Not too many, but every bit helps.

I had some happy mail this week too, The Quilter's Planner.  I purchased this last year and loved it.  It's bigger than my usual planner, but it is GREAT!  If you are interested it is by Stephanie Palmer of Latenight Quilter fame.  Click HERE for more information.

Yesterday the November clue was posted for the Meadow Mystery Quilt and I actually got it all completed with only one oops.

Looks a bit like Halloween


I have signed up for the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club.  It sounds like it will push me a little further out of my box which seems to be a theme going on in my quilting life.  Here is a blurb from their website:  "The Mighty Lucky Quilting Club is the first monthly subscription club of its kind that focuses on challenging you with design concepts in the quilt making process. It's like a gym membership for quilters! From playing with improvisation and negative space to finding inspiration and creating your own compositions …and everything in’ll be challenged each month with a new skill to try, with pages of instructions, examples, and inspiration from one of your favorite quilters."  It does come with a small fee of $5 per month or $50 for the year.  Click HERE if you want to learn more about the club.

And, I also signed up for Stash Bee HERE.  It sounds like it will be fun and another challenge. 

What I've let go by the wayside:  I haven't worked on the Splendid Sampler blocks since leaving for our summer travels and may not complete them.  What will I do with the blocks I've made?  I may make them into some awesome mug rugs and give them to family members for Christmas. 

I'm taking part in a minimalist 30 day challenge during November.  Each day I get rid of something that I don't use anymore by either throwing it in the dumpster, giving it away to someone that will be able to use it or donate it.  For November 1st I got rid of one thing.  On the 2nd, I got rid of two things, etc.  Today I'm giving four new dry erase markers to my daughter-in-law who uses them for their business.  My hubby thought they were permanent markers when he bought them a couple years ago.  Yep, they've been taking up space that long so this challenge is helping me let go of a lot of things, mostly clothes I think I'll fit into someday, but never will, and scrapbooking items since I no longer scrapbook.

Oh, and to top things off, I had a root canal on tooth 30 and a crown put on it. 

I guess it's time to say goodbye until next time.  I'm linking up with Finish it up Friday.

Happy stitching,