Friday, November 8, 2013

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Scraps so blue

Well it's been quite some time since I sat down and had much of a chance to post, mostly because I haven't had much of a chance to sew. So much has been going on in the last month.
Every year we try to go on a trip with my mother in October. Last year it was the Grand Canyon, this year it was Myrtle Beach. The day before we were leaving to soak up what was left of the sun we found out that my husband was offered a job in Ohio. So vacation turned to a good time to start planning a move. It was good to be able to relax and see family even if it wasn't very warm. I was able to hit up a few quilt shops and learn that my mother is an enabler. She is not going to help me buy less fabric, she is going to be picking bolts and egging me on.

 Relaxing at Huntington Beach State Park

 Enjoying the beach

 Selling my mother into hammock slavery

 Reducing the crab population

Last day before returning to reality

We came back and started house hunting. After seeing many houses we are in the process of buying this one. We both love it. The family that built it has loved in it for the past 45 years. We are excited to do some updating and put our personal touches on it. And Aaron promised to buy me a shiny new crow bar!
So after we put the offer on this house I promptly went into buy nothing spend nothing mode. I don't want to move it and I can't afford it. That lasted a good hour before I bought this quilt. I have got to stop going into antique malls. It was too beautiful to pass up. The stars are amazing and its all hand pieced and quilted. Pretty huge, it easily would cover a queen bed and its a completed antique quilt with minimal damage. Just needs a little soak in linen wash.

Last but not least I finished a couple blocks for Margaret's Hope chest. You can read Carin's post here. I hoped to be able to make many many blocks but I got 4 finished. And that is pretty much all the sewing i've done this month.