Saturday, August 20, 2022

UFO Busting #159

Happy Saturday!  By the time you are reading this I will be setting behind a desk trying to bring home the bacon...but know my head is dreaming about being home and behind a machine.  But for the next 8ish hours this will be my view.

A few weeks ago, I convinced the fellows at work to hang a bar for me so that I can change out quilts.  One it keeps me happy and two it is a great thing to talk to customers about.  It's really a win for all of us.

I was a little absent last week.  I promise I haven't bailed.  Life just happens.  But I have still been working away.  I finished quilting the 2015 UFO and will share finished pictures soon.  

I did a little retail therapy as well.  While doing some Pinterest surfing on sampler quilts, I fell in love with The Aqua Umbrella's free QAL from 2016.  I have to make it.  I chose colors very similar to the original quilt.

Instead of solids, I will be using mostly Moda Grunge and two other fabrics that are similar.  I found the grunge at a local quilt shop that I found out was closing because they must move out of state.  I'm sad they are leaving, but was happy to have the fabric clearance discount.

 These fun little Halloween prints hopefully will land in a sampler quilt-as-you-go quilt I found over at The Little Mushroom Cap.  I will definitely share my progress when I start.

And progress has been made on piecing the Hello Summer Quilt.  Funny as we prepare to actually bid summer farewell, I'm over here asking it to come back.  I would say I'm about 1/8 of the way there.  I love that it comes together in basically four huge blocks just rotated.  

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My sad piece of news, that falls into the category of life happens, is I lost my number one quilting companion, Oliver, aka Poosa Poosa last week.  He made it to the ripe old age of almost 16 and we managed diabetes for the past 3 years.  We aren't exactly sure what happened, his numbers have been great for some time and over the course of a weekend he just crashed on me.  I miss him terribly.  I think he talked back worse than my daughter, but I loved every minute of it.  I am thankful for all the time I had with him and know he was met on the other side of the rainbow bridge by his two dog siblings, Becker and Newton, that he loved to torment.  He made several appearances on here and I wanted to share the news of his passing.  He is survived by his 19 year old dog sister, Maggie, feline sister Caroline and brother Junior and recently acquired step-cat-brother Bellamy. 


Gretchen Weaver said...

I hope you get time to work on your new project this week. The quilts brighten up the office/waiting room.

Sharon Kwilter said...

I'm sorry to see that you've stopped posting. Are you gone for good?

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