Thursday, December 24, 2015

Stolen Moments, Guilty Pleasures

Christmas Season 2015 has been much slower paced and more laid back than many in our past.  Our holiday visitors from Wisconsin are staying in their own RV and spending lots of time resting up in anticipation of the rest of the trip to South Texas next week.  Our celebration with the grands will be Saturday at their house.  So, I’ve been able to steal more moments for stitching this week than usual, but it still makes me feel a little bit guilty. 

I’m now taking a break from sewing strips of paper pieced triangle squares.  Instead, I’m joining some of the strips I’ve already made into blocks.  It’s still mindless sewing, and very soothing.  Occasionally I come across a strip with an oops like the one above.  Maybe I was just a little too mindless when making that one.

To any who may read this post, I wish you a Merry Christmas.  I hope whatever way you choose to celebrate the season brings you joy and serenity.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

I'm definitely struggling with a seasonal slump here.  So, it was with great relief when last night I put the last hand stitch into this small applique piece representing Texas Bluebonnets.  I need to rinse out the glue basting this afternoon and then it will hang in the closet with other projects waiting for quilting.  I’m glad to have reached this point.  It’s one less project haunting me.  My next handwork project will be getting to this stage on my hexagon quilt.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Back From The Coast

We spent last week on a trip to the Texas coast where I enjoyed a glorious week basking in the sound of the surf, long walks on the beach, and fabulous sea food. 

I even set up my Featherweight and stitched some triangle squares one blustery morning while Bob went on a fishing excursion on the bay.  I also continued working on my applique project.  My neck light and battery powered task light both came in very handy during the trip. 

For the most part I was pretty unplugged from the internet.  I could browse my favorite sites, but trying to comment using my mobile devices was problematic.  The reading list for the blogs I follow is so congested right now that I may choose to click the “mark all as read” option and start over from scratch.