Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Today was a snow day, the second one in two weeks. Snow days don't bring the dread that they once did, you knew if you had a snow day you would have to make it up later in the year. No More, we now have digital learning days. Students have online work to do and if we don't have a classroom we have to watch training videos and take a quiz. Did that first thing this morning then headed to the sewing room.
I decided to work on the snowball blocks for the
Temecula Quilt Company scrappy snowball sew along. I was a week behind and wanted to get caught up. I am using fabrics from my stash for
the snowball blocks. Each week you should make 8 light blocks and 8 dark blocks.
After finishing my snowball blocks I finished up my flying geese for ORL by Bonnie Hunter. One good thing about making this after all of the steps have been published you can skip around. I decided to make all of the flying geese at one time. Mine are cheddar and brown with neutrals. Only thing left is to trim them up. Hopefully can do that tomorrow, another SNOW DAY.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Now for the I am in love part, I am so excited to have discovered this starch, actually I didn't discover it my friend Margo do. She had Publix order her a case, I am so glad that she did. I purchased one bottle from her, and I already know that I will be getting more. Absolutely love it. This is what I used when cutting and pressing the pieces for Clue 1 of ORL from Bonnie Hunter. This made the cutting and sewing so much easier.
Monday, January 8, 2018
I always look forward to Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt in November. However, I never get to start on it until after the first of the year. I am always diligent about printing each and every clue and putting them aside in a special notebook. Since I had an unexpected day off today, I decided to get started on it. I finished the first clue, love the way it is looking. I switched up the colors a little, I am totally using my stash, I decided to go with repros in blues, cheddars, and shirtings.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
All good things must come to an end, and so does this Christmas vacation, back to school tomorrow. (unless I win the lottery tonight). Every year I have these huge plans of everything I want to get done over the winter break and this year was no different. I should know by now that 90 % of the things I want to do aren't going to get done. Maybe my word for the year 2018 ORGANIZE will help me plan better in the future. I have always be terrible at keeping a planner/calendar either paper or digital. I am hoping to do better year, it isn't a resolution, just a plan. I have always had problems being organized but the last few years it has just gotten out of hand. I have got to do better. I decided if I had a nice planner that would be a good start. I bought this one a few weeks ago on sale at Michael's. I picked this one because it had not only a calendar but additional pages for making lists and notes. I spent part of today making notes of all the important dates that I already know about for the year, including all of the important birthdays. Wish me luck.