I’ve been keeping busy but not a ton of time in my sewing room. That seems to happen in the summertime. I did have time to add a “new” bookshelf to my sewing room. It is now home to my solid color fabric, some fat quarters and my quilting magazines.
I actually have made a few small things and got back to work on my lattice quilt. Four more rows to go on that and it will be time to add the borders. It was actually supposed to be my “summer quilt” for this year but that didn’t happen. It will make it onto the bed next spring for sure though.
And what else is in my craft basket you might ask? Well I’ve been collecting the license plates for the row x row experience this summer.
Here are three of them and a pattern for showing them off. No, I didn’t get to actually go to visit Missouri Star Quilt Company but I was able to order their license plate. I’ve got a few more to collect this year. I am sure that these license plates will not be made into the wallhanging until winter is in full swing. You see I have my usual “got to make by the holidays” list and I also have a different list this year too. My “want to make before my grandbaby arrives” list! That event will also take place in December so those sewing machines will be humming away.
For now, I’ll continue to enjoy the summertime and spend lots of time outdoors and organize my ideas and lists. I think that maybe I need to get into some hand appliqueing so that I can be working on projects while enjoying the beach, the backyard or the front porch. Of course the occasional rainstorm is welcome too…. especially if the aftermath is something as beautiful as this:
Now I am going to settle down with the my M*QC catalog which came in the mail today.
See you soon.