Not only do I have to get back into reading all my favorite blogs, but all my projects are screaming for attention!
This is why my Design Wall is in two pieces....
I often have to get behind it to get into my stash closets :) No work has been done on my Blooming Nine-Patch this week, and I really want to get that next color up there. These strips are just waiting patiently to be sewn up and made into delicious 9-patches - YUM!!!
You can see tons of wonderful projects in progress at Judy's Patchwork Times today!
Then I have TWO Bertie's Year blocks that desperately need attention....
Yep, they've been languishing! I've got them fused down, but not yet stitched down. And I was doing so well at keeping up! And I got an email that the next one is already on it's way - yikes!
I want to make a See-N-Go Project Bag - from these gorgeous scraps (you can see mine HERE and get your FREE pattern from Jacquelynne Steve's Summer E-magazine - also FREE - HERE!) to match my Stitchery Keeper - see more about it HERE.
And then I have "just a few" other projects that are calling my name LOL!!!
This month is Light and Lime Greens for the Rainbow Challenge over at SoScrappy, and I don't need to make any more green blocks so I'll take a break from that this month. Hopefully that will give me time to catch up on some of these more pressing projects :)
So I know you're wondering if we got everything made for Sara before she left, right? Yep, we did! And then some, because I did some repairs on several of her pieces of clothing the night before she left :)
The Foxy Shorts turned out really, really cute!
I was a little nervous about making the Woodland Creatures PJ's. It had been quite a while since I did any apparel sewing and working with these new-fangled all-in-one patterns was a little bit of a challenge at first...
And working with jersey knit fabric again - let me just say UGH!!!
But they really did turn out cute and very, very comfy!!!
And Sara finished up her second pillowcase - cupcakes for her sister Emma!
Yesterday morning we met her father and sister halfway between Nashville and Monroe NC to get her on her way back home so she can begin getting ready for school. They start on August 26 there. On the way, Sara finished up the little cuddle rag quilt I made the night before for Miss Link by snipping all the edges to make them ruffle when they are washed ....
As you can see below, Miss Link was a huge help - LOL!!!
It turned out really cute and I enjoyed sewing up those scraps and getting them out of my stash! Sara will wash it and make it all raggy and cuddly today :)
It was so much fun to have her here ... and teaching her to sew was a privilege I never thought I would have. What a blessing!!! And I really want to thank you all for listening to my posts about her visits :) But it was really strange to wake up this morning and see her room empty :( That will take a few days to get used to I'm guessing. But my guess is that Gypsy is not missing Miss Link even one little bit!!!!
What do you think?
Oh - if cats could talk, we'd all be in trouble!!!!!
Hugs & Blessings!