If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Slow Sunday

I can say for a fact, my Sunday has been slow, a slow progress was made. Today I have spent all day prepping various projects I plan to take to a retreat I'm going to in two weeks.
Well at least that was my intention. I think I got a little carried away when I went looking for some fabric out in the garage and found a couple projects that I've been wanting to do for a couple years now.

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One is a Kaffe Fassett kit I had purchased on one of our quilt shops bus trips. 

And another was one that I had started, Oh it least seven years ago. Have all the appliquéd blocks completed but need to do the sashing and borders.

But the ones that I intended to do, which is a QAL over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict which is her Trip Around the World. Part of her 12 days of Christmas blog hop. Got the strips cut and now ready.

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Another is going to be a baby quilt using one of Deb Tucker's patterns called Tumbling Triangles. I have the strips cut out for that also. 

I cut out enough hexagons for at least another three diamonds to take with me to the retreat along with working with on the ones I had already prepped here before. 

In fact my Go cutter has been very busy today besides the strips it's been cutting the hexagons I've been working on also. 

Then I was prepping the hexagons for the Kaffe Fassett quilt top, which I needed to actually cut fabric and the paper hexagon shapes.

Now I have to say this is basically the first day I've been in my sewing room since the boys left Tuesday. I spent Tuesday napping when I got home. 
Then Wednesday I went with my parents to my mom's doctors appointment in Tulsa. This is been the first one I have been able to attend since the end of June. That was basically an all day event too.
Thursday I pretty much spent the day home other than going to the post office and getting the mail. I spent all day cleaning which was long needed after the three week visit of two five-year-olds.
Friday I went to Grove, Oklahoma because they were having their annual quilt show and also "Bob" was going to be there and he had brought my cutting table he made with him. So besides seeing a bunch of beautiful quilts and trying to get my mojo back, I also picked up my cutting table.
And yesterday Saturday, I spent most of the day inside putting around the house until it was time to meet my parents for dinner to celebrate their 56 anniversary. It has been so hot. Not just hot but also very humid this past few days that I have done very little outside other than trying to keep my plants alive. Haven't been able to take my morning walk or any other type of physical activity outside the past couple days
So yesterday besides putting around the house I also gave a lot of serious thought to what I want to bring to the retreat into weeks. It's a four day retreat so I'm capable of getting a bit done. And this year I'm going to have everything precut and ready to assemble and sew like crazy.

It feels good to write again,
so till next time
linking up with Kathy's Quilts


  1. Hope that all went well for your Mom at the appointment. Beautiful works in progress as always!

    1. We are a place where we have to wait until she can have her next CT scan in Aug. Then we'll know what to do next.

  2. sounds like you have been pretty busy - the heat and humidity has been awful here too. Hope your mom is doing as well as she can be with treatment underway

    1. Never have gotten totally use to the humidity. That is one of the few things I miss about northern California. Let I mentioned to Amy it's a wait and see time. Other than that I can see the wait and side effects have affected my Mom some, not positive.

  3. It must be quiet now that the boys have gone. Hope all is going as well as it can with your Mum. You certainly have been busy, hope you have a great time at the retreat and get everything you want done.

    1. It can be too quiet at times now. Do miss having kids around at times but do like this time of life too.

  4. I like all the projects your working on.....

  5. Great looking projects! It's hard to get back in the groove but i can tell you're well on the way!

  6. I love your box of hexagon pieces all cut and organized and ready to stitch!
    Enjoy your retreat!

  7. Have fun at your retreat! Looks like you have enough to keep you busy.


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