Saturday, April 22, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 16

Welcome to Week 16 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Each week, Angela hosts a LINK PARTY to share all of the wonderful projects the RSC Quilters have been up to.  I join in with any progress I've made.  Not sure how this week will turn out.  Let's have a look day by day...

SUNDAY - Cooking, traveling, and enjoying family were on today's agenda.  Happy Easter to all who celebrate!!

MONDAY - Knit Group...



... (where I exchanged this project for another) was followed by an afternoon helping out a dear friend.  That was followed by my monthly Quilt Guild meeting.

TUESDAY - I spent the morning in my sewing room before meeting a friend for lunch.  The afternoon was spent working on projects at Needleb's:



While this photo may appear to be the same as in prior weeks, all of the linings are cut and all of the straps are prepared for these bags.

WEDNESDAY - Stay-at-home day?  Sort of...  I threw in a quick trip to the grocery store and dropped a load of stuff off at Goodwill.

THURSDAY - The usual long day helping a friend.

FRIDAY - Today was split between helping a friend and going out to dinner with friends (and spouses.)  I decided to knit while waiting for the husbands to arrive:



SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day over on the So Scrappy blog.  Would you care to join me for a tour of all of the wonderful MULTICOLORED projects?  Great!!  Let's get going.  :o))

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 15

Welcome to Week 15 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  This week...

SUNDAY - Tackled Mt. Washmore and gathered my MULTICOLORED fabric, finding the basket well and truly overflowing with scraps:



I also took ANOTHER trip to Chapel Hill!!!  (Lucky thing for me, it's fairly close.)  DS2 has a doctor appointment in town tomorrow.

MONDAY - Missed most of Knit Group in favor of going to the doctor with DS2, hoping to find out what's going on.  A trip to the pharmacy AND a return trip to UNC, then off to catch the tail end of knitting.  I was able to knit a row or two before we all headed out to lunch.  (It's been AGES since we've done that and everyone enjoyed Catrina's.)

When I got home, I spent some time in the sewing room sorting through that mound of scraps from yesterday.  Picking out all of the DARK rainbow prints - to coincide with the despair I've been feeling over DS2's recent medical problems:




TUESDAY - It's a stay-at-home day.   No, really!!  I stayed home ALL DAY (except for when I went for my quarterly pedicure.) Fancy RAINBOW toes...


... With a color to coordinate with the fingers:



Please ignore the discoloration.
Apparently, the lighting was a bit off for this shot!! 

Before lunch, I sorted through the BRIGHT rainbow scraps - to represent the hope I feel now that DS2 has some meds to help him:



WEDNESDAY - Another stay-at-home day. Well... it was SUPPOSED to be.  Until Needleb decided that we needed another Sew Day!!

THIS is how far I got on my RSC blocks before heading over...

BRIGHT:



And DARK, all laid out and ready to be sewn:


Too busy sewing to take pictures while I was there.  Let me assure you, progress was made on not one project, but TWO!!  :o))

THURSDAY - Same old, same old.  Spent the day helping a friend. At the end of the day I went to the grocery store AND took a trip to Raleigh to pick up DS1.  He finished his project early, so decided to grace us with his presence for the weekend.  :P

FRIDAY - It's the Good Friday holiday.  ANOTHER stay-at-home day for THREE in one week!!  This time I made my way back to Needleb's house for MORE sewing.)

Know what that meant?!  I actually ESCAPED another trip to Chapel Hill!!!  Thanks, DS1 for doing the honors.

Progress on the DARK Scrap Jar Star, components assembled:



The BRIGHT Scrap Jar Star is ready for assembly, too.  It's just not laid out for stitching:


I jumped between working on the 4-Patch blocks for my En Provence and making handles for a set of Trail Totes.  You can see Needleb working on her own 4-Patch blocks, but hers are for the outer border:



SATURDAY - LINK PARTY day.  Can't WAIT to see what MULTICOLORED madness the RSC Quilters have gotten up to during the week!

Here's what I accomplished during the week:

Assembled DARK Scrap Jar Star...



And... BRIGHT Scrap Jar Star:



Both in the MULTICOLOR Rainbow Scrap Challenge Color of the Month for April.  I'm calling that a success!!

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday - Pigeon Forge Style

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  This week I am sharing the fun that was A Mountain Quilt Fest.  It's an annual event in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and I was invited to attend by my friend Libby at Life on the Hill.

We were joined by Nancy, Diana, Shirley, Becky, Francis, Suzanne, and Arianna.  Libby proclaimed me an honorary S'more for the week, that's what their group is called (since always want to quilt SOME MORE.)

The Arrival:

























Highlights from the Show:

















































































































































Fun, Fast Bargello Class:




















































The Wrap-Up:
























Thanks for scrolling to the end of my adventure.  Some of the photos got out of order and there were too many to label, but I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse of the mountains and the quilt, too!

Until next time...
Quilt on!!!