As we inch closer and closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas I find myself trying to be more organized. Somehow this year has slipped away from me and I gasp each time I look at the calendar date. I think of all that I have left to do and then I head off to my sewing studio and spend my time merrily playing around. I am not sure it is helping the situation any, but I do feel better after stressing about all that I have to do. SIGH!!!
Have you heard of Thearica’s Pincushion Swap? If not, you need to check it out and sign up. Time is running out and it sounds like it will be fun. A little pincushion is an easy project and can be done up in a hurry.
Last year I saw a beautiful quilt design of a Christmas Cactus done by Sandi at Piecemeal Quilts. I have always loved the flower and recall my grandmother having a gorgeous pink one in her house. She would have it moved outside each summer and then placed inside and upstairs in a big bay window for the winter. Well…this year there is a Quilt Along for the pattern and I just couldn’t help but join in on it. It has just started and is certainly not too late for anyone to join. Check it out on my sidebar. These are my blocks so far….four of each. I can’t wait to see it all together.
I have added another two blocks to my Thread Head Quilt Along as well. It, too is growing quickly. I did change that screaming yellow one out with something a little quieter.
It really looks like that is all that I have done, but it was a busy week. Our son and DIL were in FL for the weekend and we were busy being surrogate parents, There were soccer games, volleyball tournaments and doctor appointments that occupied most of the weekend. Life is never dull with nine children around.
The weather has definitely changed from our warm days into a real fall feeling. It was only 39* when we got up this morning so I think it will be a colder than normal winter for us. I am already not liking the darker evenings, but I do love the mornings being lighter.