|I've finally gotten around to starting Step 3 of Bonnie Hunter's Roll Roll Cotton Boll mystery, and I can see that it is a doozy. This is my second string block ever and making the first one for the mystery was almost as tedious as I remembered. Last time I was up and down pressing after each strip, and this time I used my trusty little wallpaper roller, so that was easier, also this block was a trial so I didn't assembly line sew, so I know that doing that will make things easier. I didn't really have strings, so I was cutting and sewing. I plan to cut a bunch of varied strips, and that is three things to make life and strings easier. There is hope! If worse comes to worse, I will try to get 30 finished and do the other 30 later, as I plan to make 2 lap quilts anyway, unless it is so gorgeous that I have to have it for my bed. It is one of Bonnie Hunter's, so that could happen. My brothers visit was very nice, he liked the fleece blankets and pillowcases that I had made for his step grandchildren. I didn't realize until after he left that I had forgotten to take pictures of them, oh well, if you've seen one the others aren't much different, lol. I do like to have pictures though, it helps me feel like I'm accomplishing a little bit. |
We have made plans for Christmas, like Thanksgiving it won't be our traditional. Christmas Eve we will go to my daughter's and see her side of the family, and hopefully sometime during the holidays we will see my son and his side. Christmas day we are taking one of my grandson's, Micah, to visit with his cousin Robert and my brother Vince in Georgia. They will meet us in St. Augustine and we have reservations to eat at the Columbia Restaurant, which is one of my favorites. It will be a nice day and I'll get to see more of my family.
PS My brother Vince just called me, he is at an estate sale where they have a Singer Featherweight. He isn't really a sewer, but he does like unusual things and he has taken a liking to my little featherweight and so he's going to get the one he's looking at for himself. He's bringing it with him on Christmas, and I'll bring mine too, so we can compare. Both of my brothers are very handy, and I told him that he will be able to take care of his himself, and then he can teach me. I miss having a sister, but it is great having brothers.