Welcome back to Monday Musings…I feel like Rip Van Winkle sometimes waking up in a whole new world realizing I’ve somehow missed out on a week (or more).My thoughts today are “pretty in pink” as I reflect on this fleeting month of February!
Last week I had grand plans to use my fabric provided by Island Batiks as part of the Ambassador program to make a cute little mug rug for Galentine’s Day…I actually started it a week ago but things sure have a way of escaping me lately!
Little things like beginning reconstruction!!! Yes, the long-awaited event has finally begun. In keeping with my musings of “pretty in pink,” I thought I’d share my goodbyes to my pink sink.
As sad as it may seem, this is really a time of rejoicing – we are so blessed to be able to make repairs on an older home (and I’m going to get a dishwasher!) – it’s only going up from here! But enough of that, Let’s Talk Quits!
Pretty in Pink
This was the first occasion I had to set up my sewing machine in our 27-foot travel trailer. Ironically I had to do the dishes first so I had countertop area for my Steady Betty pressing board.
It goes without saying that I love love love Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design tools and techniques – and when I just need a little quilting therapy I gravitate towards the Lemoyne Star. I guess that’s my comfort block.
I decided to try out the tool to make the smallest unit – finishing at 3 inches…
In the wink of an eye, I had several units pieced and pressed. Don’t you just love the Island Batik fabrics! I’m so thankful these were provided to me to work on ambassador projects this year.
All too soon my sewing was interrupted. My Galentine’s window of opportunity was overshadowed by the need to deal with all the demolition in the house in preparation for reconstruction. I was so disappointed that I was unable to complete this optional challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors. Instead, I’ve decided to focus on the main event for this month – the Mini Love challenge, recognizing that I only have a week to complete this. February certainly is a short month – especially when you are eagerly awaiting that first box shipment and people keep coming over to tear up your house!
So dear quilting friends, I apologize for letting you down during our “week of love” – it’s not for lack of inspiration – who wouldn’t be inspired with all the beautiful Island Batik fabrics calling their name! Now my little Lemoyne Stars are going to become a part of my Mini Love challenge – so stay tuned!
This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, who didn’t realize she had so much pink in her life, but ain’t it grand!