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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Hello Saturday, Oh How I Needed Ya!

Never a weekend was more welcome! As school winds down, activity increases. Two weeks left (with children, I still work another 3 weeks after their last day). Field day was Friday, what a long and tiring day...and I only work in the office! Some of the aides had to be outside the whole day. I think I would have cried!

This weekend I have begun to move into my new sewing room. I am very excited, feeling like I have a clean slate to work with!  I really don't have much to put in there right now. I'll have to go to some yard sales in hopes of finding a nice size table to use for cutting. I have a smaller table to use for my sewing machine. I've been collecting inspiration from Pinterest (you can see what's caught my eye here).

I'm slowly working on The Farmer's Wife Quilt. I'm using the paper piecing method and loving it. All the points come out perfect! It does seem to waste a lot of fabric, but I think it's a fair trade-off. I'm struggling with the way the blocks are looking next to each other. I think I have some fabrics that are so rich in color that they make the other blocks look cheap and uninspired. I've just ordered a jelly roll in fall colors. I'm hoping to get it this week. Maybe it's fabrics will work better with the rich in color that I have.

We've had a bit of rain today, but looks like it will be clearing out for Mother's Day. I hope you all have a lovely day with family. Thanks so much for visiting.


  1. The end of the school year is an exhausting time. So glad it's nearly over for you. How fun to be moving into a new sewing room. I'll check out your inspiration after commenting.
    The quilt is going to be lovely - you're doing a great job in matching all those points. Happy Mother's Day to you.

  2. How nice to be setting up your sewing room. I have an architectural table and it works great. You can adjust the height of it. Look for one when you're out shopping. Sometimes you see them in thrift shops! I have seashells in some cubbies...yours are very nice! Hugs, Diane

  3. leslie girl I wanted to say how much I like the colour of the walls in your new sewing room .. close to what I have too .. it is a nice mellow calming colour .. it is always best to start out with a blank slate eh ? .. you must be almost finished at the school by now? .. I know you must be glad for the break ... I love all those sea shells and beach theme you have going there .. I miss the ocean terribly myself .. but at least we have a BIG lake to see here.
    Take care
    Joy : )

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