Monday, October 1, 2012
October 1st and Blogtoberfest
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love. ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13-14, NLT
I participated in Blogtobrfest last year and am again participating this year. Blogtoberfest is an annual blogging festival and a wonderful opportunity to:
* challenge yourself to blog every day for 31 days
* discover kindred blogging spirits
* carve out a tiny slice of time each day to write and to read
* share any creative projects you have on the go
* host a giveaway, if you feel inclined to spread the love (I'm getting my giveaway together and will post it soon - sometime in October...).
So saying, here's my first post for the month of October. Last year I didn't quite post every day. Let's see how I do this October. We spent the weekend in New Mexico visiting my parents, sister and brother and had a wonderful time painting my parent's house. I worked on some hand-sewing on the 2-hour trip and finished a couple of hexathons. They're pretty interesting to sew up and often incorporate the use of 1-inch hexies.
I've also pulled my Penny Haren applique quilt out of its UFO status. I completed the blocks last August (2011) and took forever to find a fabric I liked for the sashing. Now I've started cutting out the fabric and actually have the blocks on my design wall. We'll be spending most of the month of November at our Hill Country ranch so I'm doing the prep work so I can sew on this quilt top while there.
They're all crooked on my design wall but I will try to sew them together straighter. On the bottom row, you can see the fabric I chose for the sashing.
I'm ending this post now so I can save some stuff to write about tomorrow so...
that is all.