Waiting for Fabric

I had a wonderful Christmas holiday and am now settling into wrapping up projects for 2021. Currently working on an adorable heavy equipment quilt. I have machine appliqued all the blocks but am waiting for the setting fabric to arrive from Missouri Star.

So…. while I wait I did finish 2 more online classes from Angela Walters. Got to the last class in the series and decided yes, I would like that ruler. I have ordered it and am now waiting for that to also arrive. Seems like a lot of waiting going on around here. I recognize that I need more patience while learning ruler work and need to slow down a bit. With this piece being a tutorial/practice I’ve allowed myself mistakes and learning curve.

The good news is my wandering yellow kitty has returned home after being gone almost 2 weeks this time. He has gone on walkabout a couple of times before. I’m starting to believe he is leading a double life. He was hungry when he arrived but he did not look as if he had missed too many meals over that 2 week period. Really confused as to where he goes. I’ve thought about putting a little webcam on him just to check out his adventures. I live in the country and neighbors are just not that close. Funny thing when I noticed he was back home, I was outside putting out cat food, as I have other indoor/outdoor kitties, and I heard a faint mew. I thought it was Junior my senior kitty as he was walking towards the porch but it wasn’t. I heard a mew again and looked around there was my yellow Buttercup being tentative about his homecoming. Once he saw I had noticed him he went into full, “Honey I’m Home” mode, running onto the porch, talking like crazy and rubbing against my legs, knowing full well I’m putting out food. I got to thinking his behavior is a lot like other males of other species, go off, come back sheepish, wanting forgiveness, wanting to be loved on and fed then will go off again. I think Garth Brooks writes songs about that behavior. Anyway the wanderer is temporarily home again. He’s a cutie.

I have my list put together for my quilting goals of 2022. For the first time EVER I am trying to be realistic about what I might be able to accomplish. Feeling excited about the prospect of actually accomplishing everything on the list for once.

  1. Stars Upon Stars by Edyta Sitar
  2. Afternoon Delight by Sue Garman
  3. Pickle Dish pattern, a challenge with curved piecing and paper pieced segments
  4. Golden Days by Jen Kingwell
  5. Savannah Quilt
  6. Finish Moda Blockheads 3 quilt
  7. A couple of holiday themed table runners
  8. My second machine quilting challenge with Angela Walters
  9. Machine quilting project with videos of Judi Madsen
  10. Bind Baltimore Album quilt once it gets back from quilter.
  11. Make new lined drapes for living room (haha waiting for lining fabric from Hancock’s of Paducah)

Plus quilting them all myself since I have my new Bernina Q16. I am realizing how much I enjoy quilting on my Q16. I wish I was more accomplished, but working on that skillset.

Happy New Year to Everyone, be safe and healthy.

Happy Stitches

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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