Trying not to blink

Does anyone else have this creeping suspicion that if you blink it will be New Year’s Day? Now that Halloween has safely passed, the days and the nights and the weekends will be filled with cooking and decorating and partying and planning and of course, some sewing  (oh, and work — did I forget to mention pay-the-bills work???).  All this activity makes it seem like time is accelerated.  Factor in the end of  Daylight Savings Time this weekend, and the added hour of darkness that will befall us as result, and it’s all over but the champagne toast.

To combat this cheery thought, let’s talk about quilting.

I’ve finished the top of my Drops of Rainbow quilt. I bought a fun navy polka dot fabric today to create the backing. I want to bind it in blue, but haven’t found the right shade yet. I’m looking for a solid fabric to calm the eye.


Early stages Drops of Rainbow

DIL asked for a gray and yellow quilt for her living room. I purchased some fabric while I was in Ohio this summer. When I pulled it out to begin cutting this week I realized that two of the fabric prints are too similar, so today I stopped at Carriage House Quilts in Naples NY and bought a replacement. (The polka dot fabric from Drops of Rainbow also came from Carriage House). I hope to begin cutting this weekend.


Raw materials for Nathena’s quilt. 

I love baseball, but rarely make time any more to watch a game, but last night was an exception. How exciting to watch the Houston Astro’s win their very first World Series. I moved my machine into the kitchen so I could watch and listen while I worked on a fall colors bench pillow cover.


Congrats to the Astros!


A new bench pillow — yet another excuse to meander through my pre-cuts!

OK, y’all, keep those eyes wide open for the next 60 days!

8 thoughts on “Trying not to blink

    • sandradny says:

      Lori: I’m really a Ranger fan, but I’ll settle for a Texas team. Many times, I’m ABTY (anyone but the Yankees!). What’ll we do until spring training???

      • Lori says:

        Well, I sometimes have to root for the Yankees since my partner in crime (not really) is from New York and frequently walks around in Yankees stuff. I wonder if he is familiar with ABTY. I will have to test that out, especially since they knocked the Indians out.

  1. tierneycreates says:

    Thanks for the fabric porn – love those gray and yellow fabrics you posted. Yes the blinking has started – it even started snowing today in Central Oregon (so it is now practically like Christmas!). I have many precuts I need to play with, someday I want to use them all up (stopped buying traditional precuts thank goodness).
    Your drops of rainbow quilt is going to be quite yummy!
    Okay no more blinking – enjoy your lovely sewing projects 🙂

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