Scrap Happy for January 15, 2019

It is a new year but I haven’t been posting much since last year.

Maybe it is time to get back into the habit again?

I have been practicing my machine quilting skills and getting better stitch by stitch.

Prepping and pinning orphaned blocks…

Suffering the frustrations of not properly clearing my sewing table…

As I said I’m better, but not good,  not even mediocre.  I will share samples eventually, but not yet.  Too embarrassing!

Meanwhile, I keep making and last month I made this in a quilt along with other quilters on Face book, in a private group called Humble Quilts.  If you quilt you might like joining in on all the fun!

It is called Sajou

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Lori DeJarnatt

This mini quilt is 19 by 19, basted, and waiting for me to get my stitching to go where I want it to.  I have gotten a bit of control on stitch length, but not direction  😉

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Scrap Happy is hosted by Kate and Gun and open to anyone wishing to use up their scraps in a project.  Waste not want not. Right?   For more delightful projects this month please visit with these lovely creators:

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda (me),
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen and Connie

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What a busy month!

Wondering where I was?  Well, I wasn’t here…

 

But let me back up.  First I want to tell you about my friend Kate Chiconi in Australia who assembles donated quilt blocks into quilts for Ovarian cancer.  She sets the theme, all based on a teal colorway and then sews them up, quilts them, and donates them for auction!  The latest quilt is called “Signed, Tealed, and Delivered.”  My donation was featured HERE.  Go visit Kate at Tall Tales from Chiconia She is a fabulous quilter and you won’t be disappointed.

I had chosen to participate and mailed these to her for inclusion…

(I have no clue why these did not display when I posted this!)

This was an enjoyable paper pieced project for me!   I received notification of their arrival on the day I got back.

Back from where?

I went on an over 2,000 mile (including side trips) excursion through 5 states!  Yes, me…

The ex agoraphobic!

And you can call me Han, as in SOLO!

Because, yes, I traveled alone on this two-week trip.  I am so proud of this breakthrough.  I am owning the saying “Go big or go home!”  I went BIG, came home and it was exciting!

I will be posting a few pictures and telling more about my trip over the next week.  But I wanted you to know how excited I am about these blocks and my road trip.

Posting soon with more…

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Vintage beauty is never out of style

Going to see a man about this vintage Singer Phoenix

She appears to be a beauty in the rough and waiting for some TLC.

There also seems to be very little rust!  This could be the one…

See you with details tomorrow if she comes home with me

Think Happy Thoughts!