Welcome to Solar Eclipse Mania!!
Ok, so maybe some folks are into the whole eclipse mania but we're in the penumbra section. (Yes, fancy word that means only a partial eclipse.) I have approved eclipse glasses that I'll be taking to the stitching group up at the clubhouse Monday since our eclipse time will be during our normal gathering. So, I'll stitch a bit and watch a bit and then get back to stitching. I'll need to figure out where I need to be to actually see it too. Should be fun.
On to my regularly scheduled blog. Here's a peek at some of the projects I worked on this past week.
The Trip Around the World is almost a top. I've got about 5 more strips to sew and then I need to sew it together. My granddaughter Ellie (age 3, closing in on 4) said she wants this quilt. And yet she really wants some doll clothes for her birthday. I think I'll be making some doll clothes for her October bd.
I used to make Streak of Lightening quilts as baby quilts. I'd forgotten how easy they are so when I saw this blog about them I thought I'd make another one. I used it as my leader-ender for the TAW. Yea, I know sewing the rows was way more sewing than your typical leader-ender but I'm happy to have it done! (You need to scroll down the blog to find the actual directions.)
Those were the two biggies this week. Here's how I did on the rest of my goals list.
Aug 14, 2017
Work on Christmas TAW√
Keep hand quilting Civil War Quilt√
Quilt geese and flowers wall hanging√ started
Make backing for floral wallhanging√
Cut out a Streak of Lightening Quilt√ & main section is sewn together
Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish this 4th week of August:
August 21, 2017
Finish quilting geese and floral wallhanging
Quilt floral wallhanging
Finish Christmas TAW to top stage
Find backing for Streak of Lightening
Keep hand quilting Civil War Quilt
I'm linking up with my regular linky parties: Monday Making, Moving It Forward, Main Crush Monday and Oh Scrap. (I'll link Moving It Forward when I notice it's posted.) Enjoy some time seeing what others are working on. There is so much inspiration on the Internet.
We had a couple of visitors at the house over the week.
This little frog (maybe all of 2") was on the outside of the French door. I snapped his picture as I was bringing in the dog just before bedtime. I love how it looks like the frog is on the chair! When I opened the door he hopped on to the side so I couldn't get a picture of him from the house to the outside.
Kona (the black dog) had her BFF visit for the weekend. Cassie's family was going camping and it was easier for us to have her than for her to go with my son's family. Boy does that dog shed. She walked into the house, shook, and left yellow fur all over the dark wood floors. EEKS! I took both dogs out Saturday morning and furminated them. They still kept shedding though!
Safe Solar Eclipse Watching and Happy Quilting! Bonnie