I’d already told Keith that I was going to take a little time today to sew once the furniture was delivered so I was pretty disappointed to find out that they weren’t delivering our stuff today as promised. I had to run to the post office to try and straighten out the mail issues and she offered to check to see if anything was being held and I came home with some mail along with a couple packages, one containing fabric and a couple kits from Craftsy.
Do you buy kits? I’ve gotten in the habit of looking at the ones on clearance. At first for my Mom, but this year I’ve been buying some for myself. Since I live away from my stash, it’s nice to have everything all together when I get an unexpected chance to sew like today. I realized that I had my tying table, my machine, my cutting mat and rotary cutter here … So I set it all up and pulled out one of the Craftsy kits.
Sometimes I just use the fabrics and chose a different block or design but today I decided to make bowties. I didn’t realize at first the block had a square appliqué over a 4 patch but I ran out to the closest store – Hancock Fabrics – and bought some fusible web.
All set and ready to sew
I’ve got all the 4 patches made although there’s plenty of fabric so I’m considering making the quilt a little larger by adding extra blocks. First, I’ll applique the ones I’ve already sewn and then decide. I tried a narrow zigzag first but didn’t like the way it looked so I’m using a blanket stitch.
Unlike the movers, Verizon did show up as scheduled so we do have internet now!