At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Easy Street update - finally!

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

With preparing to celebrate DS's birthday, preparing to be out of town, then being out of town before Christmas and getting back home to get ready for my mom and stepdad - well, not much has happened here sewing-wise.


Yesterday I set up the 6 ft table and started cutting for Easy Street clue #4 (more fgu's - uggh) and clue #5.  I didn't sew a stitch, but I'm ready to!  I like this getting projects cut out and then I can just sit and sew, sew, sew.

There are 145 - 3.5" red squares in that bag above all cut from my grandma's scraps.  Since there was a dress with a gored skirt to cut into as well as some odd-shaped scraps, out came the GO! Baby.  I used a piece of newspaper next to the mat and the squares cut so much better than they did the last time I used this die.  The 3.5" die is the only one I have that didn't cut well right out of the package.

The St. Louis news is reporting that Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me") passed away last night.  About 10 years ago we got to see Ms. Bass perform in a small nightclub here in St. Louis when she joined one of my favorite blue artists on stage - what a treat that was!!

Hope you enjoy this jolly tune!  Check out more Easy Street participants' progress at Bonnie's blog.


  1. I think there are quite a few of us that like getting all the cutting done so we can just sit and sew! I think it's just great that you have your grandmother's scraps to sew with. You are a lucky lady! Enjoy your sewing session.

  2. How lovely to sew with family heirloom scraps! Sew like the wind. Clue 6 isn't far away.

  3. That is what I did as well and then things went together pretty quickly! How fun to have your grandmas stash!


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