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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Steady as she goes

Three things to be happy about:
(1) knowing when enuf is enuf
(2) round eyeglasses
(3) a new photo ID

I just got an email from DC government reminding me my driver's license expires in two months.  Yaaay.

Meanwhile I'm working diligently on the neutral 4-patches for En Provence:

Pressing and cutting fabric into strips...

cross cutting pairs into twosies, the slow way...

pairing up twosies...

sewing twosies together...

spinning and pressing seams...
I just love my dry iron from the Vermont Country store!

twosies become 4-patches...

50 done, about a gazillion more to go!

Sew forth and sew on...

Monday, November 28, 2016

En Provence!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) leftover spaghetti and meatballs (they taste even better the second day!)
(2) tea tree aromatherapy blend
(3) getting safely home after a trip

I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving and, if you went away, I hope you arrived home safely!

Yesterday I was able to start on step 1 of the En Provence mystery!

First of course I went to my 2" strip bin, pulled a lot of strips from there that I just cut into smaller lengths and sewed together into pairs.

I'll use as much of those as I can before I start cutting into yardage.

I found this Christmas fabric in there that I can fussy cut, I like the texture that the dove wings will add to my 4 patches!

Any little odd pieces that are neither fish nor fowl can be tossed into the strings bin.

Ye olde brown paper bag test - these will do just fine as neutrals!

I like adding little odd prints in my quilts!  I can work around some of the larger printed areas.

This fabric is printed with vintage cereals but when I was a kid I don't remember seeing Pep cereal, this even had a toy inside.

But on the other hand mama never fed us cold cereal anyway ... it was either a plate of hot grits - or a plate of hot grits!

Sewing neutral strips to neutral strips...

looking good!

Sixteen 4-patches done, can you see the dove wings?  I may need to rethink some of my neutrals but for now, it's a start!

I will be linking up with Bonnie Hunter's En Provence Linky party so you can see what other participants are doing!

Sew forth and sew on til later...