Saturday, July 23, 2016

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC16 - Week 30

Welcome to Week 30 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!! 52 - 30 = 22 Some such math.  YIKES!!  I'd really rather not THINK about that.  Instead, I focused on getting some HOT PINK sewing done this week.

Would YOU care to have a look???

Of COURSE you would!!  Otherwise, you wouldn't be here.  Come along on a tour of my week:

SUNDAY was filled with MULTIPLE loads of laundry... and not much else.  :o((

On MONDAY, I dropped DS2 off at orientation at UNC Chapel Hill and continued on to Knit Group.  Unfortunately, I forgot my knitting at home!!  That turned out to be no problem whatsoever, as Tracy always comes prepared with a number of projects to keep herself entertained.  Thanks for sharing your sock project with me, Tracy!!

Bonnie Hunter announced this year's Leader/Ender Challenge (and I have barely gotten a start on LAST year's Tumbler Challenge!!)


My evening was filled with a DOQ meeting.  The program was Symposium Road Show (my name, not theirs) by the Show Chairs. Our quilt guild, in conjunction with the NCQSI will be hosting the annual Symposium event May 18 - 21, 2017 at William Peace University, Raleigh, NC. We really DID learn a lot about Symposium.  There are going to be SEW many wonderful teachers!  I can hardly WAIT for the registration materials to be released at the beginning of January.  By that time, maybe I will have narrowed down my course selections.  I hope to see YOU there!!!

TUESDAY brought a visit to the Senior Center Donation Quilters.  I needed to drop off blocks...

The blocks that I made this morning!!!

Of course, I forgot to take a COMPLETED photo!  Oops!

...  For the NT Pulse Quilt and my friend Joanna had planned to be there to share the CCLQ Pulse Quilt:

While I enjoyed visiting, I certainly don't need another activity cluttering up my calendar because ultimately,  MORE meetings = LESS actual sewing time!!

After a trip to the grocery store, I went home for some lunch... and a trip through BlogLand.  Thank you to Bonnie Hunter's number one fan, Angela Neff at The Modern Diary, for the tip (that I posted on the actual release day.)

On WEDNESDAY, I posted my Lemonade edition of Wonderful Wednesday here on the blog, spent the morning cutting shirts...

... And spent the afternoon with my PINK scraps.  I ended up with ONE String Block with lime accents:

HOORAY!!! for a productive day.  :o))

THURSDAY morning, I went for a walk and visited with a friend. The afternoon was mine to... have a phone conversation with a friend from Ravelry and organize my next sewing project (because my fingers hurt too much to do any cutting today!)

However, I did a bit of HOT PINK sewing...

Completing ONE Slab Block:

And ONE Crumb Block:

I hope YOU don't think it sounds terrible, but I just wanted to get the HOT PINK sewing out of the way so that I could concentrate on other projects.  There are currently two other QALs that are taking place and I really, Really, REALLY want to participate!!

On FRIDAY, my world was turned upside down. It started with a casual review of my quilt group's blog post and ended with:

Deborah shared that Quilters Newsletter is going out of print.  This information was found on a blog post by Abby Glassenberg at While She Naps.

To which I responded:

"I wish I had not read the entire post. I am bereft at the news of the demise of Quilters Newsletter. It has long been my FAVORITE quilting magazine and I will miss it more than words can express."

I wanted to sit down and cry at the news.  :o((

In order to work through my grief, I worked on the Tennis Quilt and released a Design Floor Friday post.  Spoiler Alert:

SATURDAY is LINK PARTY day over at So Scrappy.  Join me on a tour of the participating bloggers.  TONS of HOT PINK goodness from around the globe awaits!

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. I didn't know about QNM!!! NOOOOOOOOOO! D^8
    It's a good thing your pink blocks are so pretty. It alleviate just a touch the bad news. I'll cherish even more the few issues I have. :^(

  2. Oh, no! I didn't know about Quilter's Newsletter, either. *sigh*

  3. I was just thinking about subscribing to QN again. I have some of my mother's b/w copies. Overall it has provided the best quilting information, IMHO. I plan to go to Symposium next year so I'll seeya there!

  4. Love those string blocks! Even if you just make one a week, you'll end up with plenty for a quilt before too long!

  5. Slabs and crumbs are always good!

  6. I love your pink slabs and crumbs and your hearts for Pulse too. Like you, I was sad to hear that (after, what, 47 years?) QNM will stop publishing. They’ve been the gold standard forever.

  7. So sad about QNM. It got me started in the quilt world with their issue number 6, skinny black and white, but it had a graphic of my antique quilt, variation of Harrison Rose, circa 1845. From collecting I went on to quilting. Sure will miss it.

  8. Wow, your week makes me tired, lol. I particularly like your pink slab block. Too bad about the Quilters Newsletter, I hadn't heard that yet :(

  9. You certainly had a busy week. Love all your pink blocks for RSC. I find it hard to balance my time with blogging, reading blogs, meetings/groups, and time to actually quilt and knit. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day!

  10. Just love your pink slab and crumb blocks!


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