This has been a crazy, busy month! The first part of the month, I “got” to play teacher to my twin grandsons (one of whom is on meds for ADD, and some days I thought the other one needed it! LOL) and granddaughter (who is very self-sufficient with her work) while my daughter had to actually be in school. That was a trip! Not sure I would count that as a squirrel, but it definitely had me dropping everything and falling behind in my quilting projects!!
However, I did have a “real” squirrel run through my space! On one of the FaceBook groups to which I belong, The Perfect Stitch with OESD, I kept noticing the cute embroidered cards. Some of the posts mentioned classes, so I kept scrolling until I found the instructor and got in touch with her to find out more…you know inquiring minds just want to know! LOL I found out they were in New York state, but were being conducted via zoom. So off I go and sign up, bought the kit, received the information and let the instructor know I was in. She advised me to read the instructions and play around with the cards. So once I downloaded all the info, I had to make a JoAnn’s and Michaels run and pick up the supplies (oh darn!!) That’s the first time I’ve been in either store since the pandemic lock down began. It felt SO good!! Even with having to wear the mask, which I think will be our norm for a while yet. I already had the designs she will be using in the class, so one less thing to purchase.
Next I printed out the instructions and began playing! I used a cute mylar snowman design that was a freebie from Charming Station. GiGi gives out a free mylar snowman each week with a saying that goes along. I loved this one, so grabbed it and rearranged the wording in my software to work with what I wanted to do. The first one I did was too large for the trim on the card so honey, I shrunk the design! LOL Then restitched it and completed the card. I even made the envelope! I think figuring how to use that scoring board was the hardest part! I used the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. I found this at JoAnn’s! They have a great sale right now on scrapbooking paper! Once I figured out the board, it was pretty easy! Unfortunately, my class isn’t until the end of October, but I had fun playing around with this squirrel. Here is what I made!
Now it’s time to check out my last to-do list and see how I did. Well, since it was exactly one month ago (WHERE does time go??), I should have done pretty well on it! Hopefully!!
- Finish stitching down the appliques for the Garden Party Rowalong. done ✓ and posted!
- Go to the fabric store (oh darn) and select fabrics for the Hello Fall Blog Hop. Can’t wait to
start this one!! done ✓ and posted!
- Maybe, just maybe, cut out appliques for Sunshine Cove block?? ✗ nope, didn’t happen
and may not for a while!
- Maybe ?? quilt Garden Friends! ✗ once again didn’t happen BUT the flimsy is done and posted!!
- Not stitching related, but cooler weather is supposed to arrive this week and I want to
make Taco Soup! YUM!
Well, not too bad for the past month, I guess! So what’s on this week’s agenda?
I’ll be linking up today with Musings of a Menopausal Melon (MMM quilts) monthly DrEAMi! and on Tuesday’s To-Do with Home Sewn By Us and Clever Chameleon’s Colour Inspiration Tuesday and maybe others!
That should keep me busy this week. What do you have planned for the week? Until next time…