I have been making more letters and catching up with blue for the rainbow scrap challenge. I am really close to having all the letters in blue that I need for my quote quilt. As pictures go, they look a little bland, but they are just what I needed.
On ringo lake mystery quilt is finished just in time for my one monthly goal. This is my 17th quiltville mystery completion and was the 2017 mystery quilt. I really love the blocks finishing into the border. I have also finished good fortune for this month, I just don't have a picture yet. For the rest of the mystery quilts I have made, from Bonnie Hunter, check my mystery quilt page here. This will also be a finish along goal.
My list for the 3rd quarter:
1.wiggle time finished
2. allietare finished
4. sweet land of liberty
6. good fortune finished
7. crazy 6
8. countryside cottage
9. sugar mountain finished
10.En provence finished
11. melba applique
12.on ringo lake finished
13. scrappy twirl
14. soul searching
We are home and trying to get back to reality after a whirlwind of a week for the funeral of our daughter in law. Everything about honoring her was lovely, and there was a huge support for her family and my son. Getting back to life will be the hardest part for him, and I wish we could have stayed longer. My back cooperated completely.
We had time to attend the Payson temple with our daughter. It was beautiful.
It is with great sadness that we have lost our daughter in law. We will be spending the next week in Utah with our son. It will be great to spend time with our daughter and grandchildren who is there as well. Our oldest son will travel with us. It was unexpected and a very hard thing. But, we are comforted knowing that families are forever and we will see her again.
Hubby and I had a great time at the wool keepers rug hooking event in Danville, Indiana. It was my first big car trip and away from home time since back surgery. I really enjoyed the rug hookers, and their enthusiasm. There were more vendors there than usual, and the colors of wool were worth drinking in and feeling the inspiration. Rug hooking has been a wonderful way to meet with some very lovely women in my area. But, just like quilting, I have enough wool and enough projects so that I didn't plan on buying or starting anything else. Cue the the audience laughing.
In my defense, I had made it around the vendors twice before I saw Mr. Scarecrow.
HE was so quirky and different. The designer was so nice and friendly. She showed me her plan with her wool to hook him. She was planning to keep the linen background and just hook the scarecrow and use these colors. Aren't they beautiful? He is 65 inches tall, so the plan is to hang him on the door.
I only bought one piece of wool for this rug. I am sure I have most of what I will need in my wool stash.
It is still a struggle to sit and rug hook with my back, but it is getting better and I look forward to getting back to my rug hooking. I am still working on the snowman rug. Big decision - put snowmen aside and start the new fall project or finish what I am hooking and do the Mr. scarecrow next. hmmmm. or take another nap.
My hubby made pickled green tomatoes with some masterful coaching from me. I have always felt bad about the tomatoes at the end of the season, that we don't get harvested. If these are yummy, we may have found the answer. I want to try a green tomato salsa as well. We still have more than enough red tomatoes to eat and maybe still can for the winter.
I have met a bit with my quilting friends, and since I still can't take my machine with back limitations, I used the time to cut some more letters for my quote quilt. After I finished the quote letters, I used the same scraps to cut a few tiny Tuesday pieces. I forgot to bring labels so they are the ones with a purple napkin piece.
This is the book I am using. I really like how these letters are made.
With some of the letters, I had to leave them in the book to know what they are.
I didn't get all my swap blocks done for August and it is time to work on September as well.
I make them bigger and trim them down before I give them to my swap partners. Each month we exchange 30 blocks.
We are making them 4 1/2 inches unfinished. So far, the blocks I have received have been great.
The weather has been beautiful, but I can tell fall is coming. I look forward to cider and maybe a roasted marshmallow or two.
I can't believe it is September already. And it's time for choosing goals for One monthly goal at elm street quilts. This is the month I am going to finally finish On Ringo Lake mystery quilt.....I hope.
After finishing the top last month, I had a few places I needed to flip the sashings. This pesky little guy was nearly in the center of the quilt. Fortunately, he was a lone wolf taunting me, and not part of a series of flipped pieces.
I plan to stay with the mystery quilts, and finish good fortune mystery quilt as well.
I am behind on swap blocks, and the rainbow scrap challenges as well.