Friday, September 13, 2013

What I've been up to lately....

During the last few weeks I have been working on my Orca Bay quilt , in small increments of time (like 15 minutes).  I think I have 4 more seams to sew and I will be done with all of the Step 6 Ohio Stars. It is amazing how much can be accomplished in those short spurts of work!

I am hoping to complete the next two steps and have this quilt assembled by the end of October.... even better if I can get it quilted too!

I did complete and quilt my version of Bonnie Hunter's Florabunda!   I started piecing the blocks July 2012! and I was so happy to have all the blocks completed, I quickly stitched them together without referring back to the pattern.  Once the blocks were all stitched together and the borders added I realized that all the blocks were oriented in the same direction instead of alternating every other block!  UGH!  Well, it still looked good to me so I let it be.  It has a nice soft rose colored flannel backing and binding and will be nice and cozy to snuggle under.

But now, the fall cleaning bug has bitten me, and I am working my way through the house... deep cleaning... room by room.  The kitchen and two bedrooms are done... except for the new curtains that need to be made. 

Next room to tackle is the dining room/office!  I must sort through all the papers and stuff that have accumulated on the table and find a way to get more organized.  I feel the the purchase of a nice wooden cabinet with shelves and doors that can be closed to hide the clutter will be necessary in the near future.