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