Welcome to Week 4 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!
SUNDAY was the start of a new era. Needleb and I teamed up with our friend, Diane, to form a "real life" UFO Bee. This will supplement (or support) our Ravelry UFO Club. We met and got right to work, which was quite a change from when we work at my house! There was no dithering about what project I should work on and no messy room to distract me into thinking that I should use our time to tidy up the studio.
What did you work on, Joyful???
I took my Allietare Mystery, but worked on Dr. Pete's Wedding Quilt. Here's what I got done:
Bonus points for working in the RSC Color of the Month... BLUE!!!
On MONDAY, the family went to visit my MIL. I suppose that I could have taken hand sewing, but that's NOT where I am in any of my projects. I took knitting instead and made progress on TWO projects, but I really want to show you what I got at last week's DOQ Silent Auction Fundraiser:
What's in there, Joyful?!?!
From left to right: A tailor's ham, a bag containing a wavy rotary blade, cutter, scissors, and ergonomic Fiscar shears with spring back handles, along with a bundle of good neutral fabrics. Then we have a few things that I probably should have left behind, but it was ALL for a donation to the guild, beginning with a Halloween wall hanging kit, a pack of patterns, and several sets of blocks that I plan to use to make a donation quilt. The bit of red that you see all the way on the right is a packet of Christmas blocks, which I will add to my collection for my own Holiday Quilt. Between these items and the Sizzix die cut machine (with cutting plates and one die), I made out like a bandit!!
(Remember, Austerity Quilters, it was all for a good cause!!!)
TUESDAY morning was my scheduled PT appointment. It was another tough session, so I iced my shoulder and took it easy until time to go to work.
On WEDNESDAY, I met my knitting friends for coffee and several hours of knitting. Yes! I realize that it's NOT Friday, but one friend has a BIG doctor's appointment on Friday, so we changed the schedule for this week.
THURSDAY morning, as you might know, I was off to Quilt Group. This week, that was AFTER working for 2 hours! (Not a BAD thing, since the rest of the day is my own!) I did some laundry when I got home and completed some half-done quilt blocks for Dr. Pete's Wedding Quilt:
Granted, these weren't scraps, but I still believe that I should get bonus points for working in the Color of the Month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Surely, you will agree with me on this. :o))
On FRIDAY morning, we were greeted with WINTER weather...
... Which continued throughout the day. Forecasters had been predicting Winter Storm Jonas, but you never know what will REALLY happen when the flakes fly! This time, we got snow, sleet, rain, freezing rain, repeat.
SEW... I went blog hopping. Typically, a fun activity, but today I found a mix of feelings.
I was both heartbroken and overjoyed because I found that a dear sweet quilter had lost her little one earlier this week. Heartbroken because that's the emotion that we associate with loss, yet overjoyed that an infant in a great deal of pain no longer has to struggle daily.
I've been reading about her journey for months now and there have been setbacks and advances as the months passed. Rachel at Stitched in Color has "been through the wringer" with her daughter, Eleni, these past 10 months. She put it all out there. The hospital stays, therapy appointments, alternative techniques, questioning her judgement, and questioning her feelings. She shared openly on her blog for the benefit of other parents of infants with brain injuries. You can read the end of her story HERE and contribute to THIS fund, if you feel so led.
If you are the praying sort, please say a prayer for this family. If you are one to send healing vibes out into the universe, this family can use a boatload of them. If you are the type who wants to DO SOMETHING in a crisis, see the links above for 3 ways to help. Rest in peace, Eleni.
SATURDAY is the day that I join in Angela's LINK PARTY. Grab a cuppa and take a tour around BlogLand to visit participating blogs and see how much BLUE sewing everyone else did.
Until next time...