Saturday, November 28, 2020

ScrapHappy Saturday - RSC20 - Week 48

Welcome to Week 48 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!  I had high hopes that I might work on my last LIGHT Neutral project this week.  A client quilt is jockeying for my sewing time.

Let's see how the week panned out...

SUNDAY - It was another glorious day here in North Carolina!!

After releasing yesterday's ScrapHappy Saturday post, I enjoyed a visit from two of my favorite people.  First, Knittingsuek came over to pickup her grocery order and an off-cut piece of backing and batting from one of the first quilts that I quilted on the longarm to use for practice sandwiches:

The backing on this off-cut was purchased on a shopping trip with Knittingsuek several years ago.  She actually helped me choose the fabric, along with the PINK border fabric for said quilt!

We were joined by Needleb, who stopped by to get another LWR quilt top and a prepared backing that had arrived in the mail:

You can see that near the bottom of the Sew Some Love Sunday post that I released today.

MONDAY - I spent the day catching up on laundry and paperwork.  Fortunately, those two tasks go well together.  :o))

Today, DH found out that his uncle, who had spent weeks in a nursing home recuperating after an operation, collapsed in the parking lot just as he was heading home.  At that time, Uncle was taken to the hospital and subsequently diagnosed with Covid-19.  WHY he hadn't been tested prior to being released is a mystery!  :o((

And finally, Mail Call Monday!!  (Released on...)

TUESDAY - Yes.  I completely forgot about yesterday's Mail Call post until after today's grocery processing.  Oops!!

We found out that DH's uncle passed away this morning at the age of 94 (from Covid caught while in a nursing home.)  So, instead of the one family member who is recovering from Covid, we have now added one family member who has succumbed to the dreaded virus.

And then...

LOOK at the warning that went out over our cell phones:

After lunch, I tested thread colors for the next quilt on the longarm:

Later this afternoon, I posted the following comment answering Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict's question about what everyone is working on this week:

My job this week is to longarm the quilt that I've been avoiding for quite a while. I was overwhelmed by the (perceived) size of it. Finally faced the task and realized the quilt wasn't as big as I thought it was!! (Feel ridiculous, much?) Sigh...

Zoom-y Night Bee met this evening.  Eight members joined the call, making it our best attended meeting in several months:

Once the meeting was adjourned, I finished loading my friend's Look, Kevin, I Can Do Scrappy! quilt on the longarm:

WEDNESDAY - Zooming with LeeAnna was the highlight of my day.  Here we are, as we began today's Quilt Talk:

THURSDAY - Happy (U.S.) Thanksgiving, everyone!!!  Members of my Weekly Quilt Group were too busy cooking to enjoy a ZoomBEE meeting today.  Since we weren't traveling, I managed a couple of rows on the quilt on the longarm...

... As well as some knitting on my 2nd sock:

FRIDAY - In true Black Friday tradition, Part One of Bonnie Hunter's 2020 edition of her annual reader appreciation QAL went live this morning.  If you are late to the game, you can find all of the clues at the Grassy Creek Mystery page at the top of her blog (until shortly after the BIG reveal.)

In an effort to be real, I will not be participating this year.  Not even at one-quarter of the components, as is my normal goal.  I'm not gonna lie... I'm a little bit sad to not be deluding myself.  (I like to at least PRETEND that I'm going to work on the Mystery!!)  Sigh...

Members of my Knit Group were too busy shopping or mistletoe hunting to take time for ZoomKNIT this morning.  However, these three stayed home to visit for a while:

After the meeting, I was back at the longarm and not long after lunch, this was where things stood:

Late in the evening, I shifted gears and did a tiny bit of LIGHT Neutral scrap sewing:

SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day at Angela's So Scrappy blog.  Many of the RSC Quilters have been busy with finishing up their rainbow quilts from the year of scrappy sewing.  I'll be heading over to see if anyone else was working in the Color of the Month for November.  Won't you come, too?

Until next time...
Scrap SEW safely!!!


  1. Sorry to hear about DH's uncle. :( Good job getting that "big" quilt on the frame! It's gorgeous.

  2. I'm so sorry about your husband's uncle, and I hope Covid stays away from your family after this. I am also not deluding myself about the BH mystery, and I also feel a little sad to miss out on the excitement, but this time I have to be realistic. I guess we'll have to quilt vicariously through others and their postings. Have a good day!

  3. I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. The longer this goes on, the more it seems to be touching all of us. I too am puzzled as to why they didn't test him right away. The fall colors in your longarm quilt are just beautiful. The quilting is coming along nicely.

  4. oh sad about your uncle - why not the mystery this year, maybe, I will learn from you:)

  5. So sorry for your family's loss. It does seem strange that they didn't test him. You've been busy. Hopefully you finished the dreaded quilt that wasn't to be dreaded (?). Enjoy your stitching time. Stay safe and well.

  6. I'm so sorry for your family's loss, Joy. These are sad times. The quilt on your longarm looks beautiful! Hope you enjoy the quilting!

  7. Sorry about hubby's uncle. My mother is in rehab now, but they are being super careful. They won't even let her have the Birthday card I sent her, or let my sister in law bring anything up to her.

  8. Gosh - what a week - So sorry about hubbys uncle!
    and I am with you on the mystery - I , of course, am saving clues - but seeing as how I didn't even come close last year... Hugs

  9. You certainly had a busy time. Hard to handle all the COVID info. Keep yourself sane. Sew more neutrals.

  10. So sorry to hear of the loss to the family. Very strange he was not tested or treated at the nursing home. The quilting looks great and moving along so quickly. You can laugh at my attempt with the mystery this year. I figured I 'might' be able to keep up with 'less activities' to attend. I might have been a wee bit delusional once I remembered the amounts of things to sew!

  11. how fun. How smart of your state to acknowledge the severity of this virus! Our neighbors all went a visiting with their families though, the teens still driving out at 1AM to visit and the only people wearing masks are the grandparents.
    your knitting friends look like fun too.

  12. Glad you were able to get to your neutrals, and I love the look of the quilt on the long-arm.

  13. My deepest condolences on the loss of your uncle-in-law. So close to the holidays, too. I hope that you find comfort in fond memories, and that you can have some sewing therapy to occupy your mind. We are also in North Carolina right now, passing along the coast and mostly sheltering in place on the boat. This is the time to be as safe as possible, for everyone. Hang in there, my friend.

  14. Sorry for your family's loss.
    The work you are doing on the quilting front is beautiful!

  15. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your family member. These are hard times for everyone, but when it is someone close to you, well, it is more so.

    I'm not doing the Bonnie mystery this year either. The last one just was a struggle and I'm not even close to finishing. Over the past couple of weeks, though, I have gotten it organized, made the changes that will make it acceptable to me and broken it into small "progress steps" that seem less overwhelming. I still have hope...

    (islandcat98 at yahoo dot com)


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