I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers!

~ Happy Sunday and Welcome to my Blog ~

We certainly enjoyed this sunset getting captured this week!!!  I even made it my facebook backdrop 😀  My honey took this awesome photo overlooking our front yard and wowsers did he rock it!!!
 October is finally here and for the northern hemisphere this means cool and crisp nights and bright and shining days… we are even getting some much needed rain intermittently too!

Meanwhile I have been focused on a different project this week… the turkey couple wall hanging!!!

I am working on this project at my desk so Molly and my honey are close by!  I like this 🙂 
Here is a shot I took while using a cool old thimble I keep close to the desk for bindings…

And that thimble worked great for the center straight lines…

 But after machine stitching the inner border ditches for stability and the desired look I wanted… back to hand stitching I am … with my regular thimbles and hemostats to get that needle out of tight spots !!! lol

 Several have asked about the stencil I used and it is here on the right… I may have gotten it online for sure but whether it was Quilt Stencils International or The Stencil Company I am unsure but I love it!!!!

I am marked this quilt before layering and pin basting this quilt.  I used a Leonis water soluble pen that come 10 in a pack most economically on Amazon… spritzes away with water or when you wash it … just don’t press or iron it or leave it in a hot car .. that can set it! lol

This happy progress this week is being linked to my fave Sunday Stop to see what my “tribe” is up to… Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching group HERE <<<  Check out Kathy's new header on her blog post and visit the participants now that you have stopped here 🙂

Also linking to my HQAL friends >>>  Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, & Gretchen

If you have a couple more minutes now please keep on viewing my blog and reading along… I got a surprise this week!  YAY ME!!!!!
I got a cutting table… ok it is a buffet but it is ALL OAK and in excellent condition… we estimate it to be about from the 70’s from the workmanship but it is NICE!!!

 Here it is just slid into my room where I envisioned it when we harvested it from the thrift store in town…

 Here was my sewing room before…

 Here is a pic I clicked just to adore the space it was in… I quickly changed things around and put that black chevron crate in the cabinet door! lol…

 So now my sewing room kind of looks like this…

 It is waiting on a cleansing coat of paint and some organization before redecorating in a much more enjoyable manner with the help of my honey this time!!!  YAY!!!!

Molly didn’t escape the changes… she got a much needed bath! lol

 I love love love this saying this week… no more disappointments from expectations tossed for me!  I recently experienced this with someone near and dear and don’t wanna be there again…

 OH!  Sometime while hand stitching was going on I decided to use the fabric that came in for napkins… these are thick and absorbent … so after making this test piece into a bow I left the edges frayed on the fabric…

 And it really ads to the bowl Connie crocheted us that we keep our daily meds in.

I got 8 napkins all together out of that amount… 9″ x 18″ and the fold in forths so nicely 🙂

 Zig Zag with a 3 step zig zag stitch to keep them from fraying away from us…

 And Wah lah!  They are excellent to use… now if I could just get Rick to use his! lol

 I am doing a commissioned job for another banner… here is a little tidbit for that recipient… a 4″ square will be in her banner 🙂  Sew Excited to see it coming together !!!

 So as I spend time hand stitching today on this never ending border on my fall wall hanging…

 I pray!  For this world and my family and friends! 

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping in no matter what day it is.. hope you have found solace and encouragement here!


9 thoughts on “I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers!

  1. Gretchen Weaver

    That buffet looks perfect, like it was made for that spot! I have a small needle nosed pliers to pull the needle out when it gets 'stuck'. You'd think I'd learn not to put so many stitches on the needle at a time. Have a lovely stitching week!


  2. Deb A

    What a great find for your sewing room! I have to say… before I saw your turkey I had been googling coloring pages to maybe make a wall hanging of a turkey. I love how your's came out. I am still on the fence for making one…but it might happen! Wishing I had those cooler temps you are enjoying.


  3. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    you have been so busy! love the room how you have it now and the buffet table should work out great for the purpose you want and you could even pull away from the wall when cutting a lot so you can move around to cut if needed. The turkeys are cute!


  4. K Reeves

    What a great find! I love the bright and airy look of your sewing room, so necessary for us northerners! I am not as far north as you, but being on the edge of the mountain time zone, our light goes very quickly this time of year! I love the leaves going around your turkey pair, I think stencils will be something I really look into this year. Love your work and your attitude, Kathi, thanks for being a part of the HQAL!


  5. Susan

    October IS a great month! No matter where you live. Your quilting looks wonderful. I like your choice of border motif. That table! Oh, my, how lovely AND how useful.


  6. Little Penpen

    What a beautiful western NC sunset! I like your new cutting table; it's a beautiful piece of furniture. I hope to get into my sewing room to declutter a bit this week. I was trying to hand sew last night and with the dogs in my lap, getting up and down, it seemed I was dropping more and knocking things over, than I was sewing. Time for a clean up!


  7. CathieJ

    Your quilting is looking so beautiful. I really like your new cutting table. It looks great in your sewing room. Molly looks adorable. Those napkins are very pretty.



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