Friday, March 20, 2020

Stitch On!

We made it to Friday! That was one tough week!
We all know that laughter is good for us in maintaining a healthy immune system, so I am reposting this meme that I saw on Deborah's blog last week.

It made me laugh out loud!  We have been training for this y'all... we can do this! I'm sure we have enough fabric, floss, thread, yarn, and beads stashed in our homes to keep us occupied for years. Let's use it up!
I have been tempted to the Nth degree (which means a lot) this week! So many quilt alongs and virtual events are popping up to start new projects.
Here are two that I am seriously considering starting:
1) a mystery quilt (my favourite) Laundry basket quilts with Edyta Sitar making a 100 block quilt in the next 15 days... FUN!

2) a quiltalong with Godrun and Bonnie on Sunday to make an Elvira quarantine quilt in one day... FUN!

What about you? Are you joining in? Are you starting new projects to boost your spirits?

All spare time this week has been spent doing jigsaw puzzles and machine quilting my March UFO. I am "outline stitching" the smaller asterisk blocks because they were getting a little puffy for some unknown reason. It's getting exciting since I'm so close to finishing. I have the binding picked out and ready to attach once the quilting is finished!

17 comments:

Frances Meredith said...

At the moment I am steering clear of any new projects and hoping this enforced break will allow me to catch my breath and finish some of the UFOs in the pile.
Hope to be visiting Slow Stitching regularly.

tubakk said...

We are so lucky to have our hobby. Stitch on! I'm going to check out the links. So much going on, also here in Norway, to replace the fun we should have had this weekend with 200+ ladies gathered.

Jill said...

Gosh, I have so many projects on my ‘to do’ list that I must resist temptation to begin a quilt along even one hosted by Edyta. Stay well!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

I'm working on UFO's! And, organizing and taming my leaders/enders. Wow, I had two drawers full! A friend came over before all this isolation started and we had a good day sorting and planning projects. I will do a blog post eventually! Right now I have an almost finished top on the table that's at least 12 or 13 years old!! One more center block and I can finish putting the top together!! And, NO new projects (I hope LOL)

The Joyful Quilter said...

While I might jump into a QAL (or two) I'm trying to focus on making progress on my UFOs. There are SEW many of them! We'll see how it goes...

Design Originals by KC said...

I am using my bullet journaling to keep me busy with all my current projects... making progress there and have though up more from my stash.. no worries here... on abx for a sinus infection so quarantined anyway for that.
Take care & stay healthy! Love your meme that was shared here :D
Kathi

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I signed up for the Laundry Basket newsletter and will see what that quilt is going to be like and maybe make it - I had not seen that so thanks for mentioning it. Yes quilters/stitchers/knitters/crochet we have been ready to stay at home for years and have plenty to keep us busy

Kathy S. said...

Love the colors and fabrics in your asterix quilt. Keep calm and stitch on.

scraphappy said...

As tempting as another new project always is, I'm going to be good this time :)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Quilters are better equipped to handle a prolonged time at home. It is a gorgeous day today, 70 degrees and sunny, perfect for an outing, so we might do a hike on a mountain trail where there aren't many people. I've got plenty of projects to see me through a few weeks, stay well and stitch on!

Louise said...

My current state of mind is so fuzzy that I'm concentrating on quilting up some UFOs. The creative process of choosing fabrics and piecing seems to be beyond me right now. But that's ok, I can calmly FMQ easy motifs and make progress toward finished quilts :)

Louise said...

On second thought, I just checked out the Elvira QAL and that looks super fun and easy! I'm pretty sure I have a FQ bundle of flannel that was donated to Covered in Love and I could just stitch those puppies up in the one day QAL. Thanks for linking to some inspiration!!

Deanna W said...

With all this time to be home, I decided to start a new project. It has been sitting in a bag for awhile. Louise gave me a bundle of fat quarters. One fabric in the bundle I am using (by chance)in another BOM quilt. It is soft blues and beiges with two navy blue snowflakes glued to the top once it is finished. I love snowflakes. I was going to hand applique but decided to glue down and machine blanket stitch around them.
Will definitely be watching Bonnie and Godrun but not going to make their quilt.

Chantal said...

I am working from home so I still don't have a lot of time to sew. I want to finish some before bringing in some more. I'll be checking on those projects though. Enjoy! ;^)

Laura said...

I am continuing to remain focused on my current projects and UFOs. It is so hard to not join in all the fun! However, I still have to go to work, as I work for USPS, and not too likely that I will ever be staying home during any crisis.

Janet O. said...

No new SALs for me (no old ones, either). Though UFOs are my main focus this year, I did drag out a kit I purchased a year or so ago for a mini quilt, and it is currently in the works.

Sarah said...

stitch on! I'm definitely in training! I'm determined to get some UFOs completed but I am going to take a peak at those two new challenges.