At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall, is that you? (stash report week 37)

Taking a turn at goalie in his first soccer game.

Our windows have been open for days now!  It's cool at night, comfortable during the day, some trees are losing their leaves (though this might be due to drought stress), and we had a bit of rain.  Fall seems to have arrived.

After the last two, I can say that summer is my least favorite season.  I get so tired of being so hot and sticky ALL the TIME.  Remember, I'm one of the crazy people that loves snow, too!

With the wether came lots of time outdoors. It just is not the time to be siting at the sewing machine.  Sew, no new finishes for me.
That may change a bit today. Because this is the first of 16 NFL Sundays.  Yes, our weekends have now been dwindled down to one free day as we must watch the Sunday Ticket (after all, we're paying for it!).  During the season we spend our afternoons in the basement family room where I have my sewing corner.  I can sort of watch along as I quilt or if I'm not interested in the game, I can turn off the ceiling speaker above my head.

Usually I am excited, too.  My team has had a set back.  Peyton Manning had surgery this week so he won't be starting QB for the Colts. I also get much more excited about football when it's a bit colder - think about the games late in the season in Chicago and Green Bay - now there's some football!

Last weekend I was a bit under the weather with some sinus issues.  Lots of Advil and Aleve and my ears and throat felt better.  However, in my horizontal position I could still stitch up a hexie!

Then, once I got one done, why not do two more? Check out more flowers at How Does Your Graden Grow.

The quilts I showed you last week are all stabilized by stitching in the ditch (SID) between the blocks and are ready for some FMQ.  I always SID between the blocks since I read Harriet Hargrave's books about how important it is to anchor the layers to prevent shifting while quilting on your domestic machine.  She suggests that if you don't want the quilting to remain there, well, just use the wash away thread.  I L-O-V-E this book - it's my go-to reference book for quilting.

Sew, that's it for me on the sewing front.  I went to one new LQS and bought thread, Isacord thread as Leah Day mentioned on her blog.  The other LQS that our guild newsletter said was supposed to be opening on the 10th, was not quite ready.  Quilt friend Karen and I did see some pretty fabric and lots of solids up on the wall.

I bought 1/4 yard of canvas to make some longer handles for my latest Green Lady bag.  It's such a nice large bag, I can see myself carrying it to quilt shows to put my purchases in but it needs some shoulder straps.

Used this Week:  0

Used year to Date: 47
Added this Week: 0.25
Added Year to Date: 92.65
Net Used for 2011:   -45.675

Head over the Judy's at Patchwork Times for more stash numbers.
Have a great week!!!


  1. Oh, the more I read your blog the more I realize how much we seem to have in common! I, too, am finished with summer and am ready for fall for all the same reasons: football, cooler weather, sewing while watching football...

    I, also, can't wait for that first snowfall. I hope it's a big one!

    Love your hexies! Glad you were able to accomplish so much while under the weather!

  2. I'm glad it's cooling down, too! Though I only like fall for the pumpkins and cider and leaf colors and, well, not football. ;) The hexies look great!

  3. I love the fall, but not the football craziness. My husband played and coached and my son played and is coaching now. You'd think I'd be a die hard fan. Not so much. :) blessings, marlene

  4. You have got me googling polka dot fabrics!! :)

  5. Great hexie flowers! I have to agree that I am not liking summers as well as I used to. If I don't have to go anywhere it can snow all it wants and I'm happy.


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