Everyone tells me I should take a day off from blogging from time to time…or maybe just a post. I typically don’t. I know many of you have come to depend on me to be here…so I do everything I can to try to be.
This evening I don’t have a lot to blog about so I thought about just taking the evening post off but I didn’t. Instead, I’m going to tell you about my day.
I started out early sewing. I am bound and determined to move my Bitcoin quilt along. You might remember yesterday I said that I wanted to stitch at least one row on every day with the hope of getting it done. This morning I woke and said nope. I’m stitching in full force.
When I last left you it was like this…
I sewed on it early Monday morning and again this morning.
I have everything that I’ve got sewn onto it. This is how big it is. I want it bigger so I sewed strips together to make more columns. Right now it’s about 86″ wide. I’d like at least 10″ wider.
While I’m here and talking about the quilt, I had a blog reader ask about my color selection. I’ve been using everything except what I would call lights. There are medium prints in the quilt. There are dark prints. There are zero of what I would classify as light prints.
It is all reproduction prints. It needs a good ironing.
Too quick my sewing session was over and it was time for me to start childcare.
Right now we are in this odd limbo as in school has started but isn’t in full swing. It’s super hard to plan. Some kids haven’t started school yet…school is only half days for the first three days for the others…and then I have a family who has potentially had a covid exposure. So, Saturday a family in town that is part of the fire department family called and asked if I had room for their little boy today and tomorrow. I said yes. Then Sunday night I got a call from one of my other families telling me about the possible covid exposure…so today rather than having my regular kids, I only had the little boy from the fire department family…so I called Kalissa and asked if the boys could come and play. I hated for the little boy to be here by himself.
Carver and the boy will both be starting school on Thursday as preschool doesn’t start until then. They had a great time. While they were playing, I made cookies. I planned to have them help but they weren’t really interested. Here are the cookies…
If you want to give the cookies a try, HERE is the link to the blog post with the recipe.
The mom came to pick up her son later and she came in. Kalissa, she, and I chatted. She was telling how she came to move to our town. Her family moved to her grandma’s house here in town. That’s when it hit me. It was her grandma’s box of calico that I bought years ago. I had been to the grandma’s garage sale and I bought a big ream of paper box full of brown 80’s calico for $1.
I had wanted to make Bonnie Hunter’s Pfeffernusse quilt. I thought the box of calico would give me a great variety of fabric to make the quilt.
I was right. It did!!
This is the quilt I made with it the box of calico plus some of my own fabrics.
I loved the colors on this.
(Read more about the quilt HERE)
Well, on a goofy whim, I walked over to the cabinet that the quilt was being housed in, pulled it out, and gifted the quilt to her.
I explained the whole story to her. I told her I was at the garage sale. I told her I bought a box of her grandma’s brown fabric for $1 and I made the quilt with it. I wanted her to have it.
It made my heart so happy as she looked at some of the brown prints and said, “I remember my grandma made us a doll dress from this fabric…and I remember my mom had a dress in that fabric.”
I am just thrilled that I gifted the quilt to her. I think the brown fabric is exactly where it should be…back with her granddaughter.
With that, the kids left. I had no kids so I quickly went and sewed for just over an hour before the bus came and dropped a couple of kiddos off. It was GREAT to have an extra hour to sew today…I loved it.
The kiddos are watching a movie and I’m writing this post. It’s been a great day so far. I’m confident it will continue on to be a good one.
But I’m going to let you go…I have snacks to make as I can hear the movie is finishing up but before I go, Kalissa FINALLY posted the recipe for her Fish Taco with Mango sauce. Oh, my word. Remember I told you she dropped some off for me one day. Here I was taste testing them in the driveway.
So good. HERE is a link to the recipe. Give them a try for sure!!!
I’ll catch you back here tomorrow. I am hoping you all are having a great day too!!