Friday, August 28, 2020

I Seem to be a Little Scattered

This is the design wall directly behind my sewing machine. This is what I see while I'm sewing. As you can see, I have jumped all over the place with my sewing lately.

This is how it looked a few days ago. I had seen that picture of the maple leaf on Pinterest. I know. Big mistake to linger there at all. Anyway, I figured out a pattern to make the block. So far I've made ten of them. They take forever. For me, anyway. My brilliant idea , which you can see on that design wall, was to make another block to put between the maple leaf blocks. 

So far, I've made twenty-one of these 49 patch blocks. They take forever, too. At least for me. Then I notice that these blocks are not the same size. Actually I noticed it several days ago, but I kept on making them. While I make up my mind what to do. There is a reason my blog is named "Muddling Through". That is what I do just a whole lot of the time. I muddle. Usually it turns out pretty well if I keep at it. We'll see what happens with this one. At any rate, it has kept me occupied here at home, and mostly out of trouble. Of course, there has been more fabric purchased online. Have I mentioned lately that I have the best husband in the world? He never complains about me buying fabric. I am truly blessed! 

In other news, it is HOT here, but that is nothing new either. Houston in the Summer is always hot, and it seems to be Summer here for at least three quarters of the year. 
The baby chicks are not babies any more, and they are getting along just fine with the big girls. And they are all hilarious! I love watching them. There is always something new to laugh about with them.
We've bought some really good peaches lately,, more than we could eat, so I've been drying some of the excess. I can see some fried pies in our future. After it cools off some, of course.

Today, I decided I would cut something new to play with, and I noticed the clamshell GO! die. I have no idea how many I've cut so far, but I've put these up on the other design wall, and I'm liking the look a lot! I did sew three of them together, just to see how hard it would be. It's not. So far, anyway.

With all the bad things going on these days, and there are plenty, there is still so much for which to be thankful. We are so blessed as a nation, and there is still so much that is right about our country, even though there are things that are not. Perhaps the very best thing we can do in these times is to talk to God about it instead of complaining. I am talking to myself here, I hope you know! And I am trying to do better.

I hope all is well with each and every one of you, that  your family is healthy and happy.  Because I love you!

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It's fun to try out new patterns and when they don't work out as we expected they will still turn into something eventually.

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Susie Swanson said...

I agree it's fun to try the new patterns and they are gorgeous. Love all the chickens, etc. Try to stay cool. Maybe Fall is not to far away. Many Blessings and Love. Susie

Karen S said...

It is always fun to see what you are playing with. All those blocks on your design wall look great. I like the maple leaf blocks and also like the idea of using another block in between. That should work okay.
The clam shells look great too. I have seen quite a few different designs with those on Pinterest so am wondering how yours will end up.
Good to see the gardens and chickens doing well.
We enjoyed lovely peaches last Summer in SC. Wish I had a few to eat right now.

Bernideen said...

Such wonderful quilts and I do believe your sewing room looks a lot like mine! Ha!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Your quilt is just stunning, and one of my favorite patterns !
You are such a talented lady.