Hello everyone! Gosh, I really missed you all here in blogland! Feels like it's been months since I've sewn anything. Our house is now listed for sale and three fourths of my life is packed away in boring brown boxes. The list of what I've packed and now need is quite long. Why did I pack the can opener? Also, my favorite quarter inch foot is somewhere in one of the many boxes marked "sewing room." Which box? You tell me and we'll both know!
I was thrilled this week to finally, finally be able to pull out the sewing machine again and get back to some projects. Of course, the sewing machine is stashed in the china cabinet, the project boxes are in a closet, and the scraps are disguised as something else, but I will not be deterred!
What do you do when you haven't been sewing for a while? How do you get back to it? I chose to make some nice, easy blocks and catch up on the rainbow scrap challenge at the same time:
Okay, the sun bleached a good part of those out, but they're aqua and orange! Is there a better antidote to brown cardboard?
These are the Cut Glass Dish blocks that I am making for the rainbow scrap challenge this year. Of course I'm behind on all those projects, but I didn't pack them so that I can work on them when I get a chance. Hope springs eternal!
These blocks are really easy, but they do have 24 hsts apiece, which takes a little time, what with the cutting and squaring and all. For once doing all of that was an absolute joy, just to be able to handle the fabrics. It's amazing how much you miss it!
Since the RSC has ten colors, May is the half-way point, so here are all of my Cut Glass Dish blocks together, on the very damp grass:
Not sure how I'm going to lay this out yet, but I really like it so far. I'll have to see if I can find a picture of an antique quilt that uses these blocks to get some ideas.
Now that I've caught up on those (for the moment), I'll be adding the aqua and orange rounds to the Boston Common quilt, and then I'll pack up the aqua and orange scraps. This will make my husband happy, because he wants to be ready to move at any moment.
Over the last few days, we've had some really bad storms, like most of the rest of the country. We've mainly escaped any bad effects from these, except for this:
Yeah, that's no fun, but thank goodness nothing fell on the roof! The park where I go walking had a microburst, and dozens of trees are uprooted, with some snapped right in half. Many years ago I taught at the University of Dayton, and what happened there this past week was just devastating. All my friends there are safe, but if you were affected by any of the storms, I hope you're safe, too. I'm thinking about you and really feeling for you.
Anyway, I'm glad to be back and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Keep your fingers crossed for us, because we're looking at houses again. Will this be the magic weekend? Will there be a house that isn't painted gray? If so, I just may buy that one! (For the record, ours is painted in aquas, blues, and alabaster. Maybe that makes us stand out?)
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