October 26, 2020

Hello, Monday!

Hello, Monday!
Hello, Monday!
It happened!
The last few passes on Nearly Lemoyne finished, I was able to unload the quilt from the machine –
There is nothing like the feeling of “unfurling” the quilt as it comes off the rollers – and I see the whole thing, where previously for days I had only been seeing it advance in sections.
It is such a feel good!
Hello, Monday!
“Mom, you are just weird!”
I know I know, but I also know that there are many here who get just what I’m talking about!
Hello, Monday!
I had enough time and energy to get the quilt trimmed up, and binding made – I’ll get that sewn on today.  I hit about 3:30pm yesterday afternoon and I just had to stop. Naptime beckoned!
The quilt has quite a bit of yellow in it, and I wanted a color “lighter than the red inner border” as binding, and nothing too printy, I need to stop the busy.  I think this light yellow tone on tone will do the job beautifully and keep that sunshine flowing all the way to the outer edge.
Today will see that binding, sleeve and label on, and I should be flipping binding and hand stitching by feet up time tonight!
Hello, Monday!
This also happened!
I brought some quilts up with me from the last Wallburg run – and I thought it would be fun if they got a photo op here at the inn so you can see them in this habitat, versus just on the printed page of a book.
I adore nine-patches.  They speak so simply to my heart.  A nine-patch and snowball had been on my radar for a long time, and when the idea of a neutral string snowball hit me on the head, I was off and running.
Hello, Monday!

This quilt features my love of many neutrals, and my collection of South African indigoes, also known as shweshwe.

Hello, Monday!
That old water tower has been there for more than 100 years.
Hello, Monday!

This is Victoria’s in blue!

String Frenzy also includes the full size Punkin’ Patch pattern and many more!
Hello, Monday!
More Sunday napping!
I have accepted the fact that Ivy has chosen Dave has her human.  She adores him!  And it is so sweet to see.  
ME? I’m the mean person that hauls her off to the vet, who is stingy with her food where it once was plentiful (No more putting on the pounds, miss thing!) and the one who applies stinky medications – I’m the bad guy!
I still do administer the treats however, so she knows how to play that game to get what she wants.
But to snuggle?  It’s Dave that she wants. 

Hello, Monday!
Even Zoey was a napper –
Taking over my stitching chair!
I don’t know why she is curled into such a tight circle – the gas fireplace was going and it was not chilly in the house.

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Perched on top of the crate –
Watching squirrels.
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“Thanks for the inspiration! My favorite block is the dark one at center left. We got four inches of early snow here yesterday in Hayden Idaho while I was completing this top. Two seasons in one day! It’s Rocky Mountains Autumn.”
What a great idea!  And oh, the SNOW!  Hunker in and sew the winter away, Becky!
Hello, Monday!
Carol’s as a lap quilt!
I just finished quilting Appalachian Autumn and it’s ready for the binding but I had to get a picture of it first. Love it! I have made many of your quilts and this one is my favorite (so far)! Thank you Bonnie for all that you do! Now I’ve got to clean up my sewing area and get ready for the mystery!”
Carol, I love that middle row and how the leaves turn!  Great job!
And yes – this week is ramping up for me, too so we have our introductory post ready to post on Saturday!  SO MUCH TO DO!!  I can hardly contain my excitement for this year’s mystery – YAY!
Hello, Monday!
Heleen’s Punkin Patch quilt from the Netherlands!
Here is a picture of my pumpkin quilt. I loved making this quilt. I used all my leftover orange strings (and a few white ones). Thank you for a great pattern.”
The pattern for my full sized Punkin Patch quilt is found in my book, String Frenzy!
Hello, Monday!
This one is MINE!
And there is still time to purchase the Punkin Patch table runner PDF pattern – only $5.00 through October! No coupon code needed!
Time to kick this Monday into gear and get it going.
Anything fun happening for your Monday, wherever you are?
And did you get your entry in on Yesterday’s Post for the October Quilty Box  Gift-Away?  It’s an awesome box with gorgeous fabrics!  Drawing to happen on Thursday.
Hello, Monday!
Quiltville Quote of the Day –
Words are from the lips, actions are from the heart.
Have a great Monday, everyone!
Hello, Monday!