Saturday, August 26, 2017

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC17 - Week 34

Welcome to Week 34 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  Lots going on in Joyful Quilterland this week.

SUNDAY - Mt. Washmore awaits.  Although, I did find time to take a stroll through BlogLand to see what the other RSC Quilters were up to last week.

MONDAY - Happy Total Eclipse Day in USA!!  (We only got a partial where we live.)  I'm sure, by now you've seen any number of the following "moon shadow" photos, but here's mine to add to the mix:

DS2 and I visited with neighboring eclipse viewers, watched the eclipse thru their stylish specialty glasses, and opted for no photo evidence to commemorate the momentous occasion.  You'll just have to use your imagination.  :P

Also, happy finishing day:

Read more about it in next week's Wonderful Wednesday post.
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It was also the monthly DOQ meeting.  I was too slow to get photos of my favorite quilts made by our speaker, Karen Comstock of Quiltricks, but I did get a shot of this handy little gizmo!

Thanks for sharing, Edna!! Functional recycling at its finest. These portable pressing stations/ acrylic ruler caddies are AWESOME!!

TUESDAY - It was a Sew Day at NeedleB's today.  Hooray! for time set aside specifically for working on quilting projects.

Here is the view from my spot at the sewing machine:

Progress on August's NEUTRAL Scrap Jar Stars.  Hooray!!!


"Dark" block mock-up:

"Light" block mock-up:

All that remains is the 16-Patch centers (and the assembly.)

WEDNESDAY - This morning, I took a trip into the local Amtrak station.  Here is a (blurry) shot of the inside of the station:

It may be the "old school" way of travelling, but it was HALF the
cost of a plane ticket!!

THURSDAY - Oh, happy day!!  I'm currently back on track with my regularly scheduled events.  Weekly quilt group was followed by a bit of grocery shopping.  That  was was followed by a much-needed manicure.  Since my crystal ball isn't working, I wasn't able to get September's Color of the Month (so I opted for a nice shade of "paper bag" for the interim.

While searching for a missing email, I found a comment from Kathy of Kathy's Quilting Blog.  She commented on my lack of neutral toes a couple of weeks ago... only days before I actually found time to fit that task into my schedule.

See, Kathy??  Neutral fingers AND toes:

FRIDAY -  Coffee, and... in the morning and spent the afternoon with a friend.  THEN... I drove to Raleigh to pick up DS1... for the LAST TIME!!!  (At least, for this school year, since he got a parking pass for the year.)

ETA... Kevin released Clue #3 of the Sapphire Stars Mystery.  Find the instructions HERE.  (Sorry for missing this yesterday, Kevin!)

SATURDAY - Guess what day it is???  It's LINK PARTY day!! Head over to Angela's So Scrappy blog for a look at what RSC Quilters around the globe were doing with their NEUTRAL scraps this week. I'll catch up with you after the Piedmont Quilter's Guild Show.  Now, I'm off to see some quilts...

Until next time...
Get Scrappy!!!


  1. Loving your neutral Scrap Jar Star! :). Will you be able to live with the paper bag nails? They are not your usual Joyful colors!

  2. Hmmm...I like the scrap jar stars! I'll put that pattern on my list for consideration for RSC18!

  3. Yelp. Those scrap jar stars are on my list for next year.
    NICE nails. However, I miss the colorful nails months.

  4. Another busy week. The scrapjar star is looking great.

  5. The natural stars are looking good. You still manage to get a lot done, even with all the other stuff going on.

  6. You are always amazing the way you fit things into such a busy schedule. Keep up the good work!

  7. Nice nails and hope the quilt show is lovely.The neutral block is great. I think I'll mop floors then go play with some scraps.

  8. For a minute there, I thought the wood table showing under your Scrap Jar Stars was the star center, since it's neutral! Hm, where are the sixteen patches?? Also, "Mt. Washmore" made me laugh :)

  9. Yeah on the cool manicure! I noticed the nail polish on your lovely hands by your sewing machine before you mentioned me. Thanks for the shout out. I'd take AMTRAK too when the price is right! Happy travels. Love how your scrap jar stars are looking.

  10. As usual some much happening in your week. I really like the neutral stars, putting 16 patches in the center will make them exquisite.


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