It's been more than two weeks and, as those of you who know me guessed, a lot has happened.
I'll start with the hardest part first.
Because the details hurt, I will summarize to say that over the holiday weekend kitty Lexie took a turn for the worse. Emma had also been having increasing health issues. So we decided that Wednesday, after 15 happy years with them, we would say goodbye to both together. They were littermates and spent their entire lives together, so, hard as it was, we decided this was the best decision.
These are the last photos of each that I have and I am happy to see that in both they were having a good time. (Lexie inspecting a quilt and Emma inspecting cat toys that were sent to a friend.)
But on to happier things! (Because I can only cry so much...)
I'm going to try to do a quick update on everything...
Projects that were in the works before the tragedy:
100 blocks - blocks 59-76 have been completed.
I'm getting tired of these, but nearing the end.
Adrian's quilt - top minus borders has been completed. Yesterday I purchased fabrics for the borders and binding.
Purple will be a skinny inner border and binding. Blue will be a wider, outer border. First on my list of quilty chores today.
Kae's baby quilt - top, including embroidering antennae has been completed, awaiting quilting and attachment of buttons for antennae balls.
And how perfect is my finger for an antennae template?
Ongoing projects that get random attention:
Tiny stars - working as leader-enders for 100 blocks and getting a lot done.
This is not all of them completed recently, but I didn't feel like laying them out only to have to pick them up again in a few seconds after the photo. But you get the idea!
Bird Seeds quilt - prepping "seeds" (finally) for a road trip in the near future.
I would love to be able to put this one together soon. It's been waiting too long!
Little Miss Sawtooth - a quilt-along I joined on a whim. Currently in "step 1" phase.
As you can see, I'm using the same fabrics from Adrian's quilt. Because I bought way too much. I have an idea where this quilt will go, but I'll save that for another day. Coloring sheet is just an idea. Actual fabrics/colors to be determined.
Jordan's quilt - for a cousin's daughter for her college apartment.
Fabric has been purchased and washed. I plan to make the Yellow Brick Road pattern and hope to get started on it today. (I wanted simple because it's due at Christmas!) Colors selected by the cousin, it will be a surprise for her daughter.
Hands2Help 2020 September project - leftovers that have been staring at me.
Leftover trimmings (and some leftover yardage) from Chelsie's baby quilt finally made it into a small baby quilt. Note - do not trim setting triangles, no matter how too big they seem, before construction is finished...see middle photo! Still needs to be quilted, but binding has been made.
Quilts I plan to start soon:
Single Girl Quilt Along - starts this coming Monday. I have ordered the pattern (which is technically called the "Free Wheeling Single Girl Quilt" because of upgrades to the original "Single Girl" pattern) and am excited because this one has been on my bucket list since forever. I still have to decide on fabrics and stuff, but whatever. There's time.
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along - starts November 1st. Lori Holt's new book came out this week and she will be doing a quilt along to compliment the book. I got my book yesterday and can't wait to start! Fabric selection, etc, to be determined.
So there you have it. Lots going on in my sewing room. I have an actual list pinned to the wall to remind me if I decide I don't have enough to do what to work on!
And with that, I am going to head up to the sewing room! Borders await!
PS I promise to try to post more frequently in the future.