Hilachas is the Spanish word for those little loose threads that fall all over the floor and sewing area as you finish sewing and snip the tail end of the thread off the sewn area. So does this blog entail the odds and ends of topics of interest, leaving more loose threads to ponder...
1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him. – Psalm 91 NLT
Wow, I guess I’m still in my laid back, beach mode since this is only the second time I’ve posted since we returned from the beach. Well, there are a million things to do after you’ve been away from home for a month. I still haven’t done much other than water my two remaining live plants (my husband takes care of the plants outdoors), and sew. I missed my sewing machine so much that I’ve just constantly been sewing. And then, exciting things have arrived in the mail. My big win, something I’ve been wanting to win for so long, ta da! I won an Accuquilt Go Baby from Maureen at "Maureen Cracknell Handmade"! Yes! And I love it. Thanks so much Maureen. Three dies of my choice were included so I chose the hexagon, 5”charm square, and critters. I’ve tried them all out. I like that I can now cut hexagons for my hexie flowers much easier and faster, the 5”charm squares are easy to cut and come out perfect, and the critters are adorable. Here is a photo of my Go Baby at work. I’m happy.
Then, I have received a “Pay it Forward”package from Jess at "Quilty Habit.”She sewed up a beautiful tote bag for me in some of my favorite colors, along with an absolutely adorable pin cushion and some cute buttons. Thanks, Jess.
The next block I completed on my on-going “My Jane”project is C-3. This was really fast and easy paper-piecing.
And, yes, of course I finished a block for “My Farmer’s Wife.” This is block #5 and is called Bat Wings. It was easy to sew but I hate the colors I chose. They seemed like they would be beautiful but as you can see…
FW-5 Bat Wings
Oh, and least I forget, today is the last block from the Penny Haren Applique Block group. It’s called “Slashed Album”and was pretty much an ordeal to sew.
"Renegade Quilter"is celebrating 100+ followers with a giveaway of a Freebird layer cake by MoMo, a Doo Da Daisy quilt pattern by Amy Bradley Designs, and two wool projects from Bareroots. – ends August 19th.
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