Sunshine, finally!

It has been so very dreary of late that when the sun appeared today I felt happy all over.    The temps are up to almost 60.  I opened my windows to get fresh air in the house.  Spring, just around the corner.  I feel blessed.  I just saw a photo posted on Facebook where in Spokane, WA they have 1 foot of fresh powder and it was still coming down.  I feel for you.  I used to live in Minnesota and I know about snow and long winters.  Which is why I so appreciate Missouri!

I did not spend as much time as I usually would in my sewing room today because I was soaking up that vitamin d.  It was just too nice outside.  I confess I did spend just a little bit of time with my sewing machine and got mileage on the half log cabin blocks for the 2016 Saturday Sampler .  We’re getting there.

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Yesterday my friend Judy and I attended the 2017 Saturday Sampler group meeting in Springfield.  We saw inspiring show and tell, new items arriving in the shop and as I was leaving the meeting I happened to see a long arm that really caught my attention.  I have never particularly wanted one before, as I have no place for it unless I empty my living room of furniture.  Yes, it is tempting to run with that train of thought.  Maybe for a minute or so it might be fun to fantasize.  It was a nice machine with a nice price tag of $18K.  😦    That’s a car for heaven sake.    Oh well, what are fantasies for anyway.  That fantasy I would also include the knowledge and superior skill set to use one.    Big Sigh……….

I did find a beautiful fabric that I believe would be perfect to use for the pineapple in the Friends of Baltimore.  I got really excited about it.  I feel like Jeff Foxworthy should be saying, “you know you are a quilter if…..”  I probably only need about a 6 to 8″ square so of course I bought a yard.  🙂  No, I haven’t started that project, yet… just collecting fabrics.   Hopefully, I will be able to start it in 2018 but it’s always in the back of my mind.

Still working on my UFO list.

I did finish the baby quilt and am very proud of it.  I have delivered it but the mama won’t get it until her baby shower.

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While working today on the 1/2 log cabin blocks my sewing buddy got upset with me for not petting her and gave me the cold shoulder.

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She has so much personality. But then she forgave me and all is well in her kitty world.

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Happy stitches everyone.

Sissy

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About Sissy Malone

I've been actively sewing since Jr. High School. But specifically drawn to quilting since I was 17/18 years old. My grandmother was a quilter and I became fascinated with the process. I fell in love (awestruck) is a better word viewing applique quilts by Gladys Rashka at the Minnesota State Fair in the 70's. A love affair was born of applique quilts. I still machine piece, but am always drawn to applique. I took classes learning different techniques and also traveled to California and studied a whole week at Asilomar with Elly Sienkiewicz. Quilting is my passion. I am always open to learning a new technique but still rely on handwork. View all posts by Sissy Malone

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