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End of the Month

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Gosh darn! Another month has gone bye bye. What? Summer is still trying to hang on. Soon, fall will be here and I can't wait. Well, I will have to but you know what I mean. I love the colors that fall brings. I love the smell of the air, the chill, how crisp it can be. The birdsong in the morning has changed. Seasonal summer birdies have left town and new fall ones have replaced them. Or I'm hearing more song of those birdies who don't leave the neighborhood.

First, I will do my Wrap Up.


4 books read, down by four books from last month9 business quilts longarmed1 personal quilt top done for Finish It challenge1 workshop taken to make a wallet, which is also a gift7 World of Wendy Lu blog posts13 Wendy B Quilt blog posts I didn't do any writing or editing. I didn't take a day trip anywhere. My applique and Sashiko have gone by the wayside. Didn't make anything Halloween. Didn't practice my language. And didn't watch anything on Netflix. Well, that will ha…

Happenings

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I'm still in quilt mode which is a good thing but I took a break and attended a workshop called the Necessary Clutch Wallet. It was quite intense but everyone finished their piece. I now have my first Christmas gift done and will start two more. Those I won't be able to show because those people are on my social media.


It has pockets for credit cards, a slot for receipts and dollar bills, a zippered pouch for coins, and a spot for a cell phone.


I also put the hardware on, there are rivets, a strap, and the piece to keep the wallet closed.


I also finally got around to sewing the rest of my Bargello strips together. They are two large pieces that will be cut up hopefully this week. I've got to get this one done by Christmas too. Or at least New Year's.

Trying to keep up with posting on the blogs and get to my Halloween dolls. They're still a bit under dressed. And a few more are waiting to be born. I'm glad I have a couple of more days left in this month.

Hostas

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Hostas. Late summer flowers in my friend's yard. I think they're pretty. Unusual, but pretty. And soon they will go away until the same time next year.

Boy how time flies. Whether you're having fun or not. I keep saying that, only because you have to decide if you want to have fun or not. I've decided to keep working on having fun. Yes, crappy things will always happen. Bills will always be due. Life is too short and you only get one shot. You can be hateful, spiteful, and miserable or you can find your happy. Help someone if you can, be a part of the wonderful solution instead of the problem. And if that's too daunting, work on you. I'm working on me. There are things I can't change. I can't make it rain out west where all the fires are happening. I wish I could, but I can't. And that's okay. I can send prayers and blessing to those wonderful men and women out there working hard to contain those fires.

One more week of this month. A few days a…

Wow!

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I took the pants back and got a smaller pair. Maybe these will fit. I longarmed my first t-shirt quilt today and it did me in. It turned out quite nicely. I'm quite proud of myself but I'm so spent. All I wanted to do was have a beer and cry. I was that tired and stressed. But it's done.



I thought I would be able to do something else but nope, I think I'm just going to chill out. No use messing something up because I'm so tired. There's always tomorrow.  Yeah. Dinner, a beer, and read.

Oh Dear!

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I've been planning to do a post here for the past week. Then things would happen, errands, pay bills, deliver and pick up quilts. I'm grateful my longarm service if finally getting busy. I'm still working on getting other things into my schedule. Reworking business things so that it will flow better. And trying to deal with the heat and humidity of late summer. Here are a few more quilts I've longarmed.


I have a quilt on the frame now that I will get to directly. I will finish sewing the rest of the strips for my Bargello piece today too.

I haven't sketched anything lately but my sketchbook is open and ready. The day is still young. I finally had a chance to go to the store and buy a pair of stretch jeans. When I tried them on, they fit perfectly. Got home and washed them and they didn't shrink. They were so big. Washed them a second time and am dreading putting them on. How does that happen? I thought when you washed things, they shrank. I'm afraid I will …

Too Fast!

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This month is going by too fast! In a way, I'm glad because Fall is coming. And I love Fall. Cool temps, pumpkin spice everything, turning leaves, everything. The past week and a half has been wrought with running errands, delivering and picking up quilts, being on the longarm, ordering supplies and dealing with the heat and humidity. Not a good combination and on top of that, I haven't been sleeping well at all. So I was uber tired. I got in bed early last night (not as early as I had hoped) and slept in a wee bit. So I'm really working to get back to creating and I got a baby quilt done today.


I have a quilt workshop on Saturday and will be prepping for that. I've got lots of fabric to cut out. 20 different fabrics and I need to cut 3- 1 1/2" by 32" strips of each fabric. It's Thursday, right? So I cut 10 today and 10 tomorrow. I'm also working still on a quilt top for my mom, started my next Sashiko kit all the while my Halloween dollies are glarin…

Done With Summer

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Last week was not good. I didn't get anything done even though I had lots to do. I had my list. A list for the rest of the month, for the week, for the day. Nothing. It's been 90+ in temperature and very humid. Even in air conditioning, I just didn't want to move. So now I'm still behind. I will have to put the pedal to the metal the rest of the week and month. I still feel like crawling under a rock until fall gets here but then it will be too late for Halloween and Christmas. So, here we go.

My mom is still working on her own quilts. She likes doing the piecing and sometimes just doesn't know what to do when done. She sent me some blocks she put together and I chose the ones that went well with each other. I will stitch them together, put in some sashing, borders and stick it on the longarm.


I also bought fabric for my mom's Mother's Day, Birthday, Christmas, and New Year's gift. These will go into a Bargello pattern. We'll see how it turns out. T…

This I Just...

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Too funny. Life is funny. I told myself that I would blog more. And here it is five days into a new month and I'm behind on some things. Didn't sleep well last night, so I'm dragging a bit right now. Even after two cups of coffee. I did receive another quilt this morning, I started a list for the rest of August, figured out a thread order for Wendy B Quilts, invoiced a quilt, straightened up my desk area which is part of the kitchen island. When I see things online that I like, I write down the address for future reference. At first, I just wrote the address, now I write what made me want to keep the address. All on little bits of scrap paper. Now everything is in its place in a notebook. Bought more of those on Monday. I still have a stack of things to go through but it's looking better. And I just got a new quilt catalog that I can't look through just yet. It's at the bottom of today's list.

Here's the quilt I finished yesterday. There are more pics a…