Wow! What a Busy Week to Share!

 Happy Sunday , August 23rd y’all!  Such a busy week here… how about y’all ?

This “Bonnie Hunter-ism” philosophy really spoke to me this week… and because of it I got LOTS accomplished too ❤
I will share quilting in just a bit… but first I wanted to try a different kind of mask design… a 3D mask using THIS VIDEO and designing a pattern for my honey…

I made this while he was still sleeping… it came together really quick though!           

So I pulled some quilt related fabric and made myself a mask I liked his big one so well and made mine smaller….

I used 3 twist ties for the nose bridge area.. and I just got in some soft round black cotton elastic this week so I was READY!  Once cut and sewed… I turned and sewed in the nose metal… 

Then following that youtube video I linked above… I played fabric origami and sewed everything in place for MY MASK!!!

See how 3D it sits when not in use!  I love how it stays away from touching my face too 🙂

This method of mask making is much more fun and it is FAST too ❤
***And if you prefer the official template you can order from that YouTube video I shared above***

Throughout the week I continued to focus each day on some quilting… I am looking forward to next month when I can hopefully get in for a eye doctor appointment… because I found out my insurance covers a large part of new glasses like these

for about $100 to include the lenses with beefed up UV and blue light protection for my eyes too!!!!  This is an online glasses shop where I use my current good fitting frame to find another frame using the numbers inside the legs on my current frame 🙂

Nails got a clean slate and some extra conditioning to my cuticles too with Mineral Fusion … then prepped with alcohol wipes for a nice dry surface to put the new nail polish strips on … 

Here are the nail strips and the packaging… with all that comes with them for around $15 from Color Street…

That $ spent … gave me this mani and enough for a future mani or pedi too!!!  What a great deal 🙂

I wasn’t due to change my nail color (Seattle Royale had only been on for a week) but it looked rough and I needed the pick me up… Jannessa had just done hers too with some investigation involved in her new set…

She played with the question of “What would she like Color Streets Clear As Day top coat strips or liquid top coat on the new nail strips… She is trying them out this week to see which way wears best 🙂

Then this weekend Connie put on a set of Oslo and Steady nail strips… 

Doesn’t she have awesome nails!!!! Wanna try a FREE SAMPLE mailed to your home of these nail strips???  I can make this happen if you leave me a message you are interested … we can message each other to get and give info for you to get a few to compare to traditional polish wearing 🙂   <<<

Now I need YOUR HELP!  
Anyone know about printing???  Pondering Save The Date cards similar to these found on Etsy for my daughter … not buying them yet but pondering if I should print them myself with my Photosmart HP Printer that does great photos or saving my ink and having them professionally done with a color laser printer…

If you use Blogger and are experiencing problems… PLEASE TAKE TIME TO 


From inside your own blogger account *if you use blogger that is* you will notice a ? with a circle around it .. when  you click on it you get the option to leave feedback… they can’t hear us belly ache over the issues new blogger formatting has if we don’t tell them!!!

For instance I am still having MAJOR issues with photo uploading.. so I am doing this in batches depending on time and topic this week… going a bit easier but slow for sure!!! So tell those that can help is my advice.

In July when my daughter came to visit we started making a wallet for her fiance’s cousin…  He loves anything to do with aliens so Brandi drew out the alien head and I appliqued it on the wallet front.

Here is a better view…
Well y’all he finally got the package yesterday and LOVED IT!!!!  Yippee

So yesterday I decided Brandi needed a holder for her sewing machine manual, bobbins, and attachments… I found this pattern HERE by Sew Can She… this link includes a Youtube video link too 🙂

This outside fabric Brandi had fallen in love with while she was here and it fit perfectly for this make!

And see how nice it holds all her stuff… it can go in that case that holds her Singer 401a vintage 1956 sewing machine too 😀

Digging around SewCanShe’s website I found this cool BOM for about $8/month for 12 months…

I will ponder it a while longer until I get paid next month at least.. but we will see 🙂  
What do you think???  THIS finishes at about 60″ square the pattern says 💟
Finally here is my stitching progress this week on the Wedding Wall Hanging ….

Moving down a bit now…

And a right handed shot too … moving even lower on the heart center…

I should be done with the heart next week… so hopefully my daily slow stitching will show more NEXT WEEKEND 🙂  My goal was to be done with the heart by the end of the LOOOONG month of August leaves… we shall see!

Sharing my “heart-y” progress with Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<< Go check out what every slow stitcher is stitching… Kathy is trying something new with some knitting of dishcloths this week even 😀  
Here is my new Facebook profile picture…

And here is the meme that helped me kick it up a notch this week to get so many different things completed this week…

I will be making an appointment for a shape up trim… so this made me laugh!  Do you have Covid induced lack of hair trimming … or are you in shape???  I am curious !!!

I am so excited you decided to stop by my blog… Now leave me a note so I know you were here! 🙂

Blessings to you and yours and have a blessed Sunday too 💖


16 thoughts on “Wow! What a Busy Week to Share!

  1. Miri

    What a busy week! Having a goal always helps me while hand quilting even if its just \”turning the frame\”-looking forward to seeing the heart.


  2. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    Since March I have gotten my hair cut once and take care of it myself – about every 3 -4 weeks I give it a little snip here and there – I was going to start going back to the monthly trim I normally do but our numbers in my particular area are on the rise again after a local outbreak so I am only going grocery shopping once again and important appointments – I will trim it myself again


  3. Deb A

    Good post Kathi! Personally – depending on how many save the date cards – it is usually cheaper to have someone else print them when you consider the ink cartridges needed. Great progress on your quilt. I had one hair cut over a month ago…. need another but I'm letting it go for now.


  4. Daytona Damsel

    Great blog Kathi. I am starting a long postponed baby quilt for my great grandson who is due In late December. I started last week but didn't like the backing so will be ripping out what I did and starting over tody. Like the heart quilt.


  5. Connie W.

    The quotes were good inspiration and, the hair cut meme added a little humor to the situation. Thanks for sharing the mask information. Might give that a try with the new roll of elastic that arrived.Enjoy your day,


  6. Jill

    So many nice little projects while you continue to quilt. I manage with blogger somehow. Good luck with new glasses. I go in person as I have trouble lining up my eyesight otherwise. I been trimming my own hair with extra help on the back. Too cute haircut cartoon.


  7. Quilter Kathy

    Cool face masks…they look more comfy. I got my hair cut short when I went last month and I hate it, but didn't want to have to go back there any time soon. I'll like it in September when it grows a bit more!


  8. Karrin Hurd

    Great projects, and busy week! Your nails and masks look great! I just got my hair colored and cut this morning with my daughter. Our stylist is working out of her garage.


  9. Kim

    'Tis always a good thing to just dwell on those things we can change; anything else is impossible. Love all those fancy nails and again, some fun masks for you to wear. My hair is beautifully coiffured. The world can end but not when I am having a 'bad hair' day….'tis a shallow gal that I am. =) Looking at your lovely vintage sewing machines, I am always reminded of the lovely cases they are housed in. I love old sewing machine cases. Love your progress on your lovely pastel quilt. Enjoy this new week.


  10. Claudette

    You had a busy week! Got my Featherweight all oiled up and lubed. She really was pretty clean, already. I will take time for a full “spa” treatment when we get back home, in the meantime, I’ll keep her oiled, as instructed. I’ve got over 20 masks cut out and ready to sew for the grandkids. That should keep me busy for a while. Probably not much quilty stuff happening this week. Thanks for your help with my FW.


  11. K Reeves

    I'm catching up with my Blogger buddies today! I whacked my hair a couple of weeks ago, and am looking forward to a real haircut in about 10 days! Great progress on the heart!. If you have access to a laser color printer, they do marvelous work! Maybe print one and compare with yours?



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