Hubs spent last weekend at the coast with his buds so I was left from Thursday through Sunday without adult supervision. Y’all it was BLISS! I lived in my sweats and only left the house to get the mail. The dogs and I weathered a storm that dumped so much rain I called hubs asking for an ark and prepped for sandbags. This deck for my hot tub is 14″ off the ground. During the storm I didn’t have any of my machines on at all because I learned that lesson once several years ago. $235 later my first embroidery machine was back in business after a power surge during a storm blew out the internal power supply. So during this storm, I ironed applique pieces to fabric for my grandson’s dinosaur quilt. Anyhoo…
Before the storm, I made hubs a new BBQ apron with an embroidery design from Urban Threads. I think it turned out great! Their designs always stitch out truly top-notch.
And a friend of mine has the most amazing garden and she cans like nobody’s business all summer long. I couldn’t resist making this for her.
We are leaving for the coast this coming Thursday for our 16th wedding anniversary weekend. We got married on July 3rd so we’d always have a 2-day holiday and there’d be free fireworks. Smart huh? 🙂 We won’t be back until Tuesday the 4th so I’ve already prepped a UFO, a WIP, and 2 new projects to keep me busy.
The UFO (Unfinished Object). The very first quilt I ever made in 2010 is off the longarm. It’s a hot mess but it’s mine and I can’t wait to hang it over the deck at the coast to show off our patriotism. Hopefully, from a distance at the street, the tipped stars will be overlooked. ha ha I need to add a navy blue binding and it will be finished. Finally…7 years later. It was the first full quilt I ever put on my new longarm too so yes it has issues but I truly don’t care. On the whole, it’s beautiful with a few flaws I can live with.
I found some really cute fabric at my local quilt store yesterday that just screamed “MAKE ME INTO A NEW BAG!”
Goodbye Valentino has inspired me to give a try to some bucket hats from Oliver+S. The free pattern is here. Now that Cars 3 has been released, I thought I’d make up two for my grandsons and I found some long lost fat quarters in my stash for one for my granddaughter.
And last but not least, the WIP (Work in Progress). I’ll put some time into the Dinosaur QAYG project from ShinyHappyWorld.com that I’m hoping to have ready for the grandboys for Christmas.
I think that’s enough to keep me busy during the quiet hours this weekend (if there are any). What do you have in the works? Have a happy and safe 4th of July!