I have been slammed wrapping up work so I can pack today and fly to Houston for Fall Quilt Festival. So I haven’t watched any videos or filmed. I have been doing a little last minute crafting, but I’ll have to show those items next week. Take care and see you later!
In which I talk about this past weekend’s 30th Annual ZooBoo event, and show some steps along the way to my finished minion costume and our team of minions.
In which I talk about allergy attacks, the 30th Annual Zoo Boo, and the making of a minion. And there might be a *coughcough* bit of *coughcough* coughing.
This week I show you my first two completed Project Linus Mystery Quilt blocks and my 11th blanket donation of this year to Project Linus, the giant granny rectangle ghan.
Well, finally, the Grateful Dead commission quilt is done and out of my hands. No more big quilts for a while. Small quilts for me for now. Meanwhile I’ll finish weave in the ends of my granny square blanket so I can turn it in this weekend at Project Linus. And work on my mystery quilt blocks!
In which I show very little crafts but an awesome souvenir. And, of course, (briefly) discuss the TTMT block swap.
I have procrastinated myself into quite the crafty corner. I told my coworker I would have the finished quilt to him by the end of September. Which would be Sunday. However I have not even started quilting it yet. I did go to clean and oil it this weekend only to discover I have misplaced my brush for cleaning my machine. I think I may have accidentally thrown it away. I looked at a couple stores over the weekend that I happened to be visiting but nothing I thought would work well was there, so I just ordered a package of them and they arrived today. SO after dinner I cleaned and oiled the machine, loaded my new thread and prewound bobbins that I ordered specifically for this project and tried them out on my practice sandwich. Tension was fine so I proceeded to load the backing onto the frame. That took the rest of the evening. I don’t want to start quilting it til Saturday, so I’ll probably just ignore it until then. He’ll get it next week, I think that will be fine.
Meanwhile I did cut all the pieces for one of the first blocks for the Mystery Quilt and am maybe a third of the way through one block. So I’m already behind with that, but I’m not going to sweat that. I don’t care if I finish with everyone else. The cutting really did my wrist in. I’m going to have to bite the bullet and get myself an accuquilt sooner rather than later. So I’m planning to take the commission money from this quilt (he already paid me for the materials) and put that toward the accuquilt go. Meanwhile I think I need to hit the drugstore tomorrow for a wrist brace.
We seem to actually be getting autumn almost on time, so that’s a good thing! WE actually shut the ac off all day today and the house is perfectly comfortable. Yay autumn!
Stay crafty and I will talk to y’all next week!