Hello friends, I hope you're all healthy and happy. I know social distancing is probably hard for a lot of you. Not so much for me. It's me, being me, only a little more hard core than usual. I've been laid off now for 3 full weeks and have kept myself very, very busy.
One thing that I've been having fun with is Sue Spargo's stitch along. You can find it on her FB group Sue Spargo Folk Art Quilts. They are doing her Toned-Down Sampler. It consists of 1" circles in wool. Every day they are posting a new design with instructions. So, basically, 90 days of stitching. Is this snail, not the cutest!?
Some of the designs are more abstract than my usual taste. This is a seed pod. The non-symmetrical design has me a bit twitchy. It's good to stretch my interests now and then.
Solving that problem has taken up 80% of the last 3 weeks of my life. That's a lot, right? One solution is to finish my UFOs. Generally speaking, I only have a few projects going at once. This won't solve all my problems but it will help. So, I finished the top to Bonny Hunter's Provence. No idea why I thought doing this would be a good idea for me. I am NOT a great piecer. The long armer that I send this to for quilting is going to be cussing me 6 ways to Sunday.
This has been sitting for a few years. At one point, I had the main blocks made. I miss laid them and then forgot they existed. So, I started making more HST, thinking I must have skipped a step. Then, it sat some more and I found the missing blocks. These are all my "extras".
Then, I finally get it all pieced, putting on the last pieced border...only to discover I was missing 2 of the 4 square cream blocks. There was NO WAY in Heaven or Hell that I was making more blocks for this darn thing, so I added some random HSTs to the corner and told myself I was creating a mystery for future generations. You know, when the ladies are all gathered around my quilt, 100 years from now, they'll be all "WTH?"
One of the first things I finished was this Broderie Perse wall hanging. Which, I spell differently every time. My apologies to anyone I've freaked out over that. I'll save you the whole sob story on this one. I think I went through it all in a previous post. The important thing is that it's done and hanging on Melissa's wall. She's happy with it, so I guess I will be too. I do love the colors. I'll have to remember them in the future.
We've painted my room. I've put up tons of shelves. I dare say, my new set up might end up better than the old. Smaller, but I'm trying for a better use of space. More on that later.
Stay safe my lovelies. I'll see you soon.