Friday Mishmash – This, That and OMG
It’s Friday! Yippee skippy! We have no plans for the weekend other than I have to do a little work from home, and hopefully sew, sew, sew. This post is just a bit of this and that – a mishmash of unrelated news.
We are going to join the One Monthly Goal challenge hosted by Elm Street Quilts blog for November. We tried it for the first time in October, and were not successful because we ran out of fabric. Ta-da – this just came in the mail:
We will set our November OMG to complete the Evening Star quilt top. I am confident we can meet this goal.
Who doesn’t just love to see these pretty fabrics, all bundled up and waiting to be made even more beautiful by sewing them together?! These will be some of the fabrics used in the Postcard from Sweden quilt:
This is going to be an ongoing project for 2018. Since matching up the colors is going to be a major feat itself, that sounds like something we will tackle over the Christmas break. But ooooh-la-la . . . that fabric looks SO pretty.
I had planned on making a special quilted Christmas stocking for Dominic, one that would match the fabric or color palate in his dad’s. Well, finding the fabric was no easy task. So we took the easy way out and ordered some online:
They are cute, and they have a nice cross stitch cuff to personalize it just for him. But they are NOT quilted! Oh no – we didn’t notice that in the description. So, he is going to get one of these this year and maybe he will get a different stocking next year. Who knows? He probably won’t care but it might bother me! Oh, we picked out a few extra in case there are siblings . . . <wink> <wink>
Speaking of Adorable
The official two-month-photo was released (!) of our great-nephew so I have to share it. November 2nd was just yesterday, and I know you were dying to see:
Here he is at 2 months, 1 month and 3 days. My heart can’t stand it – I just love him so much. ~smile~
Great Seam Debate??
I just recently saw a video by Leah Day regarding the great seam debate: press seams open or press to one side? Which do you prefer? I listened to her argument for pressing seams open, and thought I would give it a try. Back in the (really) OLD days in Home Ec, I learned to sew and it was essential to press the seams open. Then I started quilting and learned to press them to the ‘dark’ side. I think it makes sense to press them open – it was very easy to match up seams rather than nest them. My trial is on the reindeer block that is on this week’s to-do list. It is REALLY HARD to break the habit of pressing to the dark side . . . but I am trying. How about you – what do you prefer? Have you ever pressed your seams open?
This really was a mishmash of stuff! I hope I didn’t bore you to death. I really would love to hear your opinion about the seam debate . . . so please leave us a comment!
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