Friday, November 01, 2019

Welcome November!

Today I've been putting my seam ripper to good use - last weekend I worked on sewing up the blocks for a secret project.  Unfortunately half of them were sewn wrong and I had a whole lot of deconstruction to work on.  They've been sitting by my spot on the loveseat all week, so today was the day to get them taken care of because I need to finish up that project this week.  After that I ripped the front hem and horsehair out of the front of a wedding gown I am working on.  The hem was just a bit stretched, so I needed to address that.  It's all taken out and pinned, so I'm ready to hem it again.  And now the seam ripper can go back in the drawer and hopefully stay there for a while!

It was a good time, though for pondering what I want to work on this coming month.  I'm going to put this on my list for my One Monthly Goal.  I believe the pattern for this is called Peaks.  It's a pretty Christmas quilt, and it would be great to get it done this month.  I have the backing for it, so basting and quilting is definitely within reason to accomplish this month.  I know how I want to quilt the strip pieced triangles, but haven't decided what to do in the triangles yet.

Other projects to work on are my November Island Batik Ambassador challenge for the month of November.  Since I am not on the list for the blog hop this time, I will be making a challenge based on the theme Tool Time.  Should be fun, I am all about my quilting tools!  Don't forget to follow along with the Island Batik Blog Hop:  A Piece Of  They will be showing all the great new fabrics that are ready to ship to quilt shops!

I have three different custom quilt orders to work on as well, so there will be a lot of quilting going on this month!  Sounds good to me - it's my favorite thing to be doing after all.  And I am so very thankful that I get to do what I love for my job.

Speaking of which, I have a couple samples to work on for Threads That Bind as well.  I don't think I'll be bored in November.  And I have lots of fun things to blog about, so that will be fun, too!

Hope your November is happy, and just as busy as you want to be!  Why don't you make a goal for November and come join the party at One Monthly Goal?


SueR said...

Haha, I saw the photo of the triangles quilt and thought, if that's not a Christmas quilt, it should be. And it is! I like that! I liked your Savannah quilt too from last month, lovely quilting. Do you do all your quilting on your domestic?

Patty said...

Great projects. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Kate said...

It's hard to find the time for unsewing, so pat yourself on the back for finishing that off. Good luck on sewing goals for November.