Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekend Stitching: A Touch of Summer

Usually I'm pretty bummed about Monday, but not this week.  I'm off for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Unfortunately, My Guy will have work due to an ongoing plant problem.  So, I'll have to do the baking he usually does.  Drama Teen will help, she's pretty handy in the kitchen.  We are looking forward to a fun week with the family.  Hopefully My Guy will be able to wrap up his stuff by the end of Tuesday so he can at least take one day of his planned vacation.  

Not much stitching happened Saturday.  We were all worn out after the debate tournament.  Drama Teen didn't get home till almost 8.  But I made up for the lack of sewing time on Sunday.  The two side borders are attached to Blooms and Butterflies. 

 Blooms and Butterflies
Bloom block by Lea Brummett, setting by Kate

The top border is almost stitched together. I'm hoping to get all the last two borders assembled and attached this week. It was nice to have this reminder of summer up on the design wall, it's been cold this week.  We finally had to turn the upstairs heat on, it was really cold in the sewing room even with the iron on.   

The other project that's been progressing are my Meadow Mist Mystery blocks.  I finished October's clue earlier this month but forgot to post about those. 

Meadow Mist Designs Mystery
By Cheryl Brickey of the Meadow Mist Designs Blog

I've made a start on November's clue, but haven't gotten very far.  

Hopefully there will be some time this week to finish up the remaining 12 Economy blocks and make a start on the flying geese blocks that come next.  

If you live in the USA, have a very happy Thanksgiving.  If you live elsewhere, have a wonderful week.  I'm so very thankful for this inspirational and giving community here in blogland.  

Linking up this week with:
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making
Monday Design Wall


Alison V. said...

Your progress on your Meadow Mystery quilt looks awesome! I love that orange you're using!

Vicki in MN said...

Love your flower quilt, you should just keep it out/up all year to remind you of warm sunny days.

Libby in TN said...

Meadow Mystery looks like it has interesting possibilities. Enjoy your week!

Barbara said...

Very cute, Kate. I can't wait to see it finished.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I'm always inspired by how much you get done Kate! Enjoy your week off. (We have two days of school) ENJOY your week!!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Yay for time off! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and get to spend lots of family time as well as sewing time. I love the freshness of your Blooms and Butterflies quilt. It's always so fun for me to see it. Thanks for linking to Main Crush Monday!

Katie Z. said...

You're doing great! I'm so glad you get a vacation.

Our kids are off this week, so I've tortured the girls by insisting their room is clean before we bake or do anything else fun. So far, it's 11:30 and they have a long way to go. I can never fathom how they collect so much stuff on their floor!

Kate said...

Blooms and Butterflies is looking fantastic! Do you plan any more borders, or is it just about done?

Dar said...

Your B & B is so pretty, Won't be long and it will be finished. Hope your Thanksgiving time is relaxed and fun.

beth s said...

Your blooms and butterflies is so pretty! Happy thanksgiving!

Bonnie said...

Nice progress on the Blooms and Butterflies. It is going to be such a great quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing where Meadow Mystery is going. The colors are intriguing!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!