Welcome to Week 50 of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!! Can you believe it?!?! There are only TWO full weeks remaining in 2020. It's time to get serious about finishing off any projects that we don't want to carry over into 2021.
This week was just as busy as any other...
I'm off and running with December's Color of the Month in my new DARK Neutral sneakers:
SUNDAY - This morning, I released another edition of Sew Some Love Sunday. Here's a preview, if you missed the post:
Still on a high from yesterdays Zoom Retreat, I decided to finish of the client quilt that I prepared and attached the binding on yesterday:
Once that was complete, I did a bit of DARK Neutral sewing, but what are those green strips doing in the mix:
I had paperwork to take care of during the midday, but later I worked on the next step of a project made of DARK Neutral scraps, with an added bit of holiday cheer:
TUESDAY - Today began with grocery processing. After lunch, I dropped off yesterday's LWR quilt for Carol to bind...
... And picked up not one, but TWO quilts she would like to be quilted in time for Christmas:
The reason I went out in the first place was to deliver the quilt that I finished up over the weekend:
After dinner, I went up to load the first Christmas Quilt and could not decide on my thread choice:
What would YOU use??? Carol thought maybe something is red. That is a tall order, as I only had three shades from which to choose.
WEDNESDAY - Last night, I did some DARK Neutral sewing for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge:
Bright and early this morning, I released a new edition of Wonderful Wednesday. After breakfast and a 2nd cup of tea, I was ready to face the Christmas Quilt on laying across the quilt frame. I loaded up the backing, chose one of three shades of red in my thread stash and quilted until THIS happened:
The "pig tail" just above the needle was shredding my thread. :o((
This afternoon, LeeAnna and I had our weekly Zoom call:
After dinner, I decided to work on the design for this month's Gallery Wire Mini using the collection of scraps:
THURSDAY - SEW happy to spend a couple of hours with the 12 quilters joined in for ZoomBEE today:
My apologies to Carol, who joined in the middle of show and tell. I neglected to take another group photo to include her:
Around the world in 3 hours flat...
That's what happened once ZoomBEE was adjourned. First, I met Candy to pick-up a pattern...
... For Ruth S., who had inadvertently purchased 60mm rotary blades. My cutter takes that size. Thank you, Ruth!! How did you know that mine needed to be replaced? Please note, I only stepped just inside the front door long enough to escape the glare of the midday sun on the porch for the photo op...
... Before I was back in the car headed to Thread Waggle Quilting to pickup the parts needed for the longarm:
Since I was basically right around the corner, I called in an order for Red, Hot, and Blue BBQ:
When I got home, I changed out one of the parts that I purchased for the longarm and removed the second one, but didn't have any luck replacing it. :o((
The only thing left to do was work on some Secret Sewing. Shh!!! Don't tell DH that his Christmas present is done. :o))
DH and DS1 worked together to install that stubborn thread guide on the longarm. Thanks, guys! I'm back in business. Tomorrow...
FRIDAY - We had a small group for ZoomKNIT this morning:
Mission accomplished, even though no one could see it, as my computer locked up. :o(( The view on the screen kept me company while I finished winding to what amounted to a call on speaker phone:
I gave up and went downstairs to do some computer work. Did YOU see the new Design Floor Friday post I released? Here's a preview:
After dinner, I opted to chill out with my computer and another Craftsy class. This time, I chose The Essential Guide to Finishing Hand Knits with Anne Hansen.
SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge over on Angela's So Scrappy blog. I'm looking forward to seeing how many of the RSC Quilters are embracing the DARK Neutral scrappy vibe. I know for certain that a number of them are too busy FINISHING to be bothered with December's Color of the Month, but I love the challenge.
Until next time...
Get SEW scrappy!!