I spent some time last night working on a project that I had started earlier but haven’t shown you yet. It’s a pattern that came out of Just Cross Stitch magazine, the March/April 2015 issue.
This past Saturday I took a seed starting class. I took one last year even though I had some earlier experience in seed starting. No matter what I think I know, I can always learn something new. Taking gardening classes is a lot like sewing. The instructors have different knowledge levels and experiences. I want to learn from them. I’m always seeking to learn more.
Oops, last week totally got away from me. I spent it doing ‘Mom’ things and dealing with a cold. Didn’t get to do anything sewing or diy related. However, I thought you’d like to see what my errand day with my sweet pie was like.
Lot of things happening this week. It always seems to be that way. I wanted to write you a post to show some of what’s been going on. I hope as the year moves on the writing part of my blog will not only get better but easier for me. So I will plan to write weekly a post that I am calling my Mid Week Status. Regardless of my procrastination I will have that.
It’s be a while since I’ve posted. I have a good excuse for that. I originally wanted to take a break over Christmas to give some thought of the direction wanted to take my blog. My plan was to do nothing but just think and work on the Wooly blocks, the ones from various Quilt Shops participating in the Wooly Block Adventure. Well, what happen was something totally different and what I needed. As a result, I didn’t get very far with those Wooly blocks.
The Virtual Cookie Exchange is a sweet hop hosted annually by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. I’m so excited to be a part of this fun hop for a 2nd time. Thanks so much for hosting Carol.
You can see my post from last year here.
I mentioned last year I have 3 cookies I like to make each Christmas season. Last year I shared with you Gingerbread Men. This year I’m sharing Chocolate Chip Cookies, Santa’s favorite. It’s a recipe that I altered over 20 years ago from a cookbook my sister-in-law had. I don’t remember the name of the cookbook. Continue reading “Virtual Cookie Exchange 2016 Day 2”
Organized by Marian of Seams To Be Sew and Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy, this hop was open internationally so we have bloggers/designers from Washington to Africa. Twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) a 4-5 designers will share their row and will have it available for free as a download on their blog. There will also be give-a-ways as well.
From September 6th thru October 6th over 40 bloggers/designers (myself included) will each be sharing a row they designed representing a place that they call home. Organized by Marian of Seams To Be Sew and Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy, this hop was open internationally so we have bloggers/designers from Washington to Africa. Twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) a 4-5 designers will share their row and will have it available for free as a download on their blog. There will also be give-a-ways as well.
Instead of posting pictures of lovely flowers, I thought I would show you what happen last Thursday night.
There was the most wonderful of electric storm that went on for about an hour. I tried to capture on video but I’m not quite good at that. You should have seen it. It was amazing. Than the sky opened up and hailed hail the size of golf balls. Some even larger.
The next morning woke up to this.
FNSI was a bust. Life got in the way Friday night. I ended spending the night with my dear husband. We had a lovely quite night together. As much as a love sewing, I love my sweet times with my husband.
It’s been a hot summer and living in a house with no air conditioning is not always good for sewing. Thank goodness I have a cool basement. With that, you’d think that I’d be sewing my little heart out, but no. It’s been a busy summer so simple projects are perfect.