Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday Sew & Tell ~ 9/12/2022

 It's time!  It's time for Sew & Tell...  

Last week was a short week with Monday being a US holiday marking the end of the summer.  We spent the day with our girls... Dave was waaaaaaaaaaay outnumbered again with six of us and he the only male.  However, he handled it well as we visited the FRIENDS Experience that was in Denver.  The other option was to leave him behind with the three little girls while the three big girls went off to play.  Heather (Mom of the 3 little girls) took mercy upon him and thought he would enjoy the day as well.

We laughed as we recalled all the different episodes, one liners and situations.  😂  We discussed the storylines and how humor was brought into every one of them and we stepped into every photo op possible!

When the fun was over it was back to work!  It was the unusual week when I had something - appointments, class, etc.. - that I had to do every single day.  Weeks like make the week feel disjointed and unproductive.  But I did actually manage to get a few things done...  Two more blocks for the Camping Journal Quilt.  Both of these blocks will be for our most recent trip... the sunrise over the valley that lies below the National Forest Campground... 

and a bee "hive" because there a rather large bee's nest in a tall pine tree next to our campsite.

One morning I cut all of the pieces for another row of the Pieces in the Garden Row Quilt and have them ready to assemble ...  any guesses on what sort of blocks these pieces will make?

As I prepped these pieces I started thinking about all that I have on the schedule for this week... a much slower week is welcome.  Though most everything I did last week was fun, I am (at heart) a real homebody.  

So... on this week's To-do list...

❧ A new story will be published in the Pieces in the Garden Sew Along series this week. (You may have noticed {or not} that I skipped Teatime with Tressie because of the Get On Board with Sewing Blog hop... there was just too much to manage with the hop and the photo challenge and I wanted to let each one shine and get their fair attention. 😁)

❧ Continue with September's National Sewing Month celebration on Instagram with the 30-day Photo Challenge.  Karrin Hurd was chosen as the random winner in the September 10th drawing.  Her prize is a free digital pattern from Shannon Fraser Designs.  Participating is simple... 
The 30-day Photo Challenge is a simple daily posting or sharing of various sewing notions related to that day's number. For example... Day one could be one thimble, or one pair of scissors, or one seam ripper... Day 2 could be two pins/needles, or two pairs of scissors... Day 13 could be 13 spools of thread. Get the idea?
You can participate in the National Sewing Day 2022 group or on Instagram... your choice but be sure to use the hashtags above to be included in the weekly prize drawings.

❧ I don't have any custom quilts in house so my full attention will be on the Row Quilt. I need to finish writing all of the patterns and get them tested and completed.

Those three items alone will keep me moving forward so I am leaving the list short.  :)  

Sometimes I just need to remind myself that "It's okay to move slow and steady."  After all, in the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, the Tortoise ended being the winner BUT the Hare may have had more fun chasing squirrels...

Speaking of squirrels... have you had any squirrel projects find their way into your line of sight?  

Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!

Keep Piecing,


Linking with:

Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
This & That at Days Filled with Joy
To Do Tuesday at Texas Quilt Gal
Mid-week Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter


  1. Wow you have been busy! That Friends experience looks like something we would enjoy - great photos! Love your camping journal sunrise block. Squirrels? Yep, they have pretty much taken over my crochet bag - lol!

  2. What a lovely week you have had! I must say I am finding the Instagram challenge quite "challenging", lol! But it's also fun... thanks for linking up with Monday This and That! xx

  3. Looks like ya'll had loads of fun. What a great family outing. Love seeing the new blocks for your camping quilt. You have inspired me to create one for our camping adventures. Have a great week.

  4. Looks as if a great time was had by all. Good luck with your list this week Nelva

  5. You've been having a lot of fun! And still squeezing in some projects! Love all your fun sewing pics!

  6. Looks like you had a fun week. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.