Saturday, September 5, 2015

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC15 - Week 36

Welcome to Week 36 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  I'm not sure how much sewing will get done this week (due to a change in my work schedule.)  Only time will tell...

Here's the "blow by blow" report for your scrappy pleasure:

SUNDAY... the moment many RSC Quilters have been waiting for:
September Color Announcement

The Color of the Month for September is:

HOORAY!!!  I'm dancing around the sewing room gathering up one of my FAVORITE colors!!!  :o))

MONDAY brought work and more work, but look at THIS block that I made BEFORE seeing the announcement.  (I much be psychic!)  I was transitioning to the new color without knowing it:

However, that's ALL that got done because I had a surprise hair appointment (read I lost my appointment card from 5 weeks ago!) and then it was back to work tonight for the evening shift.


For the MONTHLY TOTALS (as today was the official end of INDIGO month.)  Here's how August's INDIGO block production tallied up:

ONE (1) Maverick Star Blocks:

 THREE (3) Slab Blocks:

FOUR (4) String Blocks:

THREE (3) Tiny Nines:

For a total of ELEVEN (11) INDIGO blocks during the month of AUGUST.  Perhaps, not a stellar performance and you might not be able to see a difference in the scrap bag, but I actually USED some scraps, so I'm happy:

THIS is the composite photo for the month of August:

And, HERE is what happens when you add in the "Rainbow of Crumbs" Blocks:


Sadly, due to August's limited block production, there is no need for a "runway" shot.  :o((

Here is how the ELEVEN (11) RAINBOW Blocks made during the month of August (when stacked with INDIGO):

Therefore, adding up ALL of July's block production, totals:

11 blocks in INDIGO +  11 Rainbow Crumbs = August's adjusted total of 22 blocks

11 + 11 = 22

Note:  I believe that's the first time that I've matched RSC and Crumbs block for block.

TWENTY-TWO (22) quilt blocks sewn during the month of August.

That's IT, Joyful?!?!?!

In my defense, I was still sick for the first week of the month and was gone for the better part of a week near the end of the month.  I beg you to please take that into consideration before you call me a slacker.

Not to mention the fact that I finished FOUR quilts, in a variety of sizes, during August:

Giving Liberty ~10" x 10"
Strawberry Upside Down {short}Cake ~ 44" x 48"
NT 2015 Dye Frenzy Challenge 13" x 13"
Old Orange Commission 88 x 96


On TUESDAY, I worked all morning at work and then had a nail appointment:

Afterwards, it was home to put together a side dish for the Band Welcome Pot Luck.  I made a BIG, beautiful salad (even if I do say so myself.)

Then I headed off to the school to set up.  This turned out to be a HUGE event... with NINE TABLES worth of food.  Fortunately, I had a TON of helpers!!  (Thanks, everyone!)

WEDNESDAY was FULL DAY of work and filled with playing (and a couple of diaper changes thrown in for good measure.)  Such is the work of a nanny... that's what I am.  Let's focus on the PLAY!!  :o))

No time for sewing, as the crew was ready for dinner by the time I finally got home.  :o((

I did do a TINY bit of blog hopping while waiting for the water to boil and THIS is what I found:

My friend, AlyciaQuilts, is hosting a Quilt of Valor Block Drive, complete with prizes and giveaways.  Head over to see what it's all about!  Plan on helping out, if you are able.  She AND the veterans will thank you.  Note: Alycia has even provided a VERY easy-to-follow tutorial.  Blocks are due by 11/11/15!!!  Please send blocks to the address listed at the link provided.

THURSDAY was my (quote) FREE day, followed by Marching Band Uniform Fitting Day and CRHS Open House at DS2's school.  Meet the teacher night is a totally different animal when your student is in high school.  MULTIPLE teachers to meet, instead of just ONE!!

Luckily, I didn't have to miss Quilt Group today (like I thought I might.)  When I got home from lunch I got to put in a few hours of sewing time.  I'm not sure what happened, but HERE is what I got done during those hours:


Oh! I did take a picture of the ORANGE scraps that I have to work with this month:

On FRIDAY... Knit Group was followed by ???  Although, I didn't actually get much (read ANY!) knitting done.  Today's meeting was devoted to book edits.  Look for HAPPY HOUR on Ravelry. Knitting friends, place your pre-order NOW!!  The book is filled with 16 patterns and a bonus recipe section to help you set the mood.

And, then...

The Chicago/Earth, Wind, and Fire Concert!!!  DS2 and I have been looking forward to this for MONTHS!!!

Lots of lights, lots of LOUD music, and TONS of FUN!!!

After the concert we stopped by NCSU to pick up DS1 for the long weekend.  Hooray!!  It's good to have him home for a little while... even if it DOES mean extra loads of laundry.  LOL

SATURDAY, since I was out late, there was a delay in my joining the RSC LINK PARTY and there were chores to be done before completing my post.  Ultimately, I joined in at link number 19 this week.  Click over to see all of the ORANGE quilty goodness!

Until next time...
Get scrappy!!!

August = INDIGO = Productivity

Especially when you add in A Rainbow of Scraps!!!


  1. Today has been the best day, looking at all the orange orange everywhere!!
    Love all your indigo. You certainly got more done for August than I did. Here's to an oranger September!

    1. What do you mean, "only 22"? You have had the busiest month I can imagine and still have a sense of humor. That is an achievement. Besides, that slender touch of orange on your wall was more than enough, gorgeous. And the bag of scraps is full of promise. Have a good week.

  2. Great wrap up to August and you've got your scraps all set to go for September. You're on your way!

  3. With all the "real life" you've had to interrupt your sewing, 22 is great!

  4. I wouldn't dare call you a slacker! You had an impressive month/week, even if you didn't get as many blocks made as you'd have liked. :- )

  5. Those indigo blocks make a great boarder. Great progress this week with everything going on.

  6. You have a lot of orange. I'm envious! Lovely indigo blocks too,

  7. Beautiful indigo blocks. Pretty orange scraps, too.
    Oh my! I love that group! What a week!

  8. Sounds like another wild and wonderful week!


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