"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Friday, October 14, 2022

Scrap-Happy October 2022

 Returning to work at the contract job I've been working for 4 wks now, while a good thing for the checkbook and budget, sure did cut back into my sewing time.   No finished projects this month, but I did get some blocks made.

Happened to see a tutorial on Instagram about how to easily piece a circle with in a block.   Yes, I said piece, and yes, that is something I once upon a time said I'd never do.  

Well I had to try the technique and while a little time-consuming, it was easy and worked great.   

If you want to check it out, here is the link to the video -
Pieced Circle Tutorial
Got 7 more of the prairie point blocks made (bottom 7 in the picture).   

I'm currently pondering either a 5 by 7 layout or a 6 by 8 layout for a finished large lap quilt.   To do those I'll either need 18 or 23 more blocks to get it up to size.    I'm leaning towards the  6 by 8 layout.


1. For being offered (and accepting!) a new, permanent job here in the Phx area.

2. For all of the support and prayers that I've been gifted over the last 3+ years from friends and family as I worked through not being paid for work and unemployment.

Cross-Stitch Finishes - September and October 2022

 I've been working on several of the umpteen cross-stitch kits that I have around here.   And have managed to finish up quite a few over the last month.  

The Love is  will become a table mat/mini wallhanging, Santa will become an ornament, the rest will end up in some of my quilted postcards at some point.

1. I was able to get things taken care of for the background check today.

2. The weather has finally started cooling off here in AZ.