Not nearly as much time for quilting as I’d like this weekend, but I finally did a small start going!
I’m having a lot of fun planning the colors for this new mystery quilt. I might go Halloween with it! Time to get the sewing space back into commission so I’m ready to go when the first clue comes out. I think it might take me awhile! Definitely can tell it’s been a bad year when my sewing table is unused so long things just pile up and pile up!
There are three quilts on that table in various stages of done. Two of them are previous mysteries! I feel almost like a quilt archaeologist!
First there is Easy Street from last year. It still needs borders.
The rest is just good old fashioned clutter! Wish me luck! I’m diving in.
I have been away from blog land for an eternity, it seems. It has been a challenging year, for sure. Today read that Bonnie Hunter just posted the fabric for this year’s mystery quilt! Just the exciting news I needed! I even hurried off to Lowe’s to get the paint chips she mentioned as well as some alternate possibilities. I definitely want to dye my own fabric again this year. I loved doing that!
I’ll have my hands full getting my sewing room ready for a project. I badly injured my knee in May and haven’t been able to do much (including sewing or driving) since. It is healing nicely and will make a full recovery eventually. I think it might be ready for short bits of sitting at my sewing machine as I see withy other foot. Right? Lol! Bonnie’s mysteries always excite me!
I have been thinking a lot about The List. My list of projects in progress, on hold, etc. Once upon a time I bit off more than I could quilt. I think I shall cull this list, and cross off those projects I’m just unlikely to get to, so that I can stop being quite so overwhelmed and work on the ones I really want to finish!
1. Easy Street 4, 2. I.S.T.H., 3. Full House, 4. Birdie Stitches, 5. Henrietta Whiskers, 6. Designer Mystery, 7. Blogger BOM, 8. Carolina Christmas, 9. Batik Jewel Box, 10. All-Terrain Camo Heart, 11. Samurai Sudoku, 12. Love Letters, 13. Cottage Weekend, 14. Rose Swoon, 15. Cotton Club BOM, 16. Civil War Chronicles, 17. Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll, 18. Orca Bay, 19. Dear Jane Siggie Swap 2011, 20. DJ Siggie Swap 2010, 21. DJ Holiday Swap 2009, 22. Dear Jane
I felt like looking back and seeing the parade of quilt finishes to date. It’s amazing to see them all in one place! So many of them now live in other homes, photos are the only time I see them! This inspires me to finish my current projects in progress!
1. Postage Stamp, 2. Paris in the Fall, 3. Baby Quilt, 4. Winter White, 5. Synchronized Squares, 6. Safari Dreams, 7. Bohemian Treasures, 8. A 30′s Kind of Year, 9. Mystic Blues, 10. Twenty-Second Quilt, 11. Nineteenth Quilt, 12. Eighteenth Quilt, 13. Sixteenth Quilt, 14. Batik Jewel Box, 15. Twelfth Quilt, 16. Eleventh Quilt, 17. Tenth Quilt, 18. Eighth Quilt, 19. Seventh Quilt, 20. Sixth Quilt, 21. Fifth Quilt, 22. Fourth Quilt, 23. Third Quilt, 24. Second Quilt, 25. First Quilt