I did manage to get a bit of sewing time this week to make a couple of sunglasses cases. My Sweet Babboo had taken me shopping for some extra pairs of sunglasses to keep in the cars. He doesn’t want to have to turn around every time I forget the ones I usually have with me, LOL! But of course, that meant I needed cases for the new ones, and I color coded them to the car colors. The red case goes in the MINI. They came in handy last night, as we did a huge MINI event. More on that later. The pattern for this case is on my pdf – Case Sets – which also includes the patterns for the cosmetic case and tissue cover that we have done for Safelight. We still do not have any timeline for the next Safelight project.
A stop at the market yielded some wonderful tomatoes. I’ve been craving a tomato pie, and these looked just right.
Yes, I had to plan ahead a bit, but it was worth the wait. Yum, this smelled so good!!
It was a meatless main night. Want this recipe? Here it is – Carole’s Tomato Pie
I got some happy mail recently, too. A lovely reader, Debbie E, sent me a wonderfully supportive and encouraging letter that really touched my heart. Thank you, Debbie. Then, blogger buddy Jeanie from Marmalade Gypsy sent me a set of her wonderful cards made from her art and photography. Check out her blog for her lovely art and photography, book reviews, and travel posts. I had sent her a phone case and this was her way of saying thank you. I think I got the better end of this deal!
On the reading front, I read a 500+ page fantasy novel from some years ago that was so gory and violent, I had to skip sections. I would have just stopped, but I kept hoping it would get better once the quest to find the missing wizard began. Now, I am in the middle of the Hunger Games trilogy. I have had these on my shelf for a bit, and while I wait for my next library hold to show up, these are filling the time. I wanted to see if the movies followed the books faithfully, and so far they have. These are young adult novels, so they go pretty quickly.
Back to the sewing room, I have a bunch of Asian print fabrics, and on a rainy day this week I got them out. I have no idea how to utilize these. There isn’t enough of any one to do a whole quilt, or even a table runner as mostly I have fat quarters. Fussy cutting will yield less, but cutting them up into small squares or making half-square triangles will lose the larger motifs. I need to combine the compatible prints with a solid to get enough fabric for a project. I have at least 7 different prints, at least that is what I pulled out. There may be more in the closet. Maybe another attic windows? Or maybe draw some ideas from another blogger buddy Mary Stori (The Inside Stori) as she does a lot of work with these kinds of things. Her Cranes in Flight is marvelous. So, stand and stare time. Inspiration was not coming.
After a while, I just gathered them up and put them away for another day. Then I loaded a blue top that I had earmarked for a Project Linus quilt. The blue blocks are left over from the Safelight quilt project that some readers sent in. Our local guild group will be doing some in a sew-in next meeting, and the leader has challenged us to have at least one done by the September meeting. I plan to do at least two, since I have an easy way to get them quilted. Just as I was ready to start quilting it, the rain picked up with thunder and lightening, and a short power outage. So, I decided to hold off starting the quilting.
Speaking to the the Landrum quilt group yesterday and teaching my To The Nines class was fun. I arrived early and set out a trunk show before the meeting. Then I presented my Scrap Dancing program.
The three hour class that followed had us sewing and chatting for most of the afternoon. When the gals had the first block done, I asked for a photo with their stars. From left, Jeanne, Laurie, Debbie, Chris and seated, Lynn. They learned some speed techniques and web assembly.
I took the last of of the tomato pie for lunch as it was something I could eat cold, and still be delicious. I had to take a picnic to the MINI event last night, and I didn’t want to have the same thing for both lunch and dinner.
I plan to have some sewing time next week, so hopefully I’ll get some progress on the blue, and a start on the next Project Linus quilt. Are you working on a project now?
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