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Wednesday, November 18, 2020


I feel such gratitude at being able to get into the sewing room. It has been a long time since I packed up all my fabric back in August. Getting my room in order has been a long, slow process, but I hung the last few pictures yesterday and immediately started on a project or two!

Diann at Little Penguin Quilts posted about quilt-as-you-go hexagons, and they looked like so much fun. So I ordered the Daisy and Grace templates, watched the video by Jenny at Missouri Star, and plunged in. I love the hexagons and the method of putting them together. These are designed to be stitched together by hand, but I tried the option of machine stitching and am not happy with my stitching. I may try a few by hand and see how that goes.

Wendy at Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life tested a beautiful pattern called Lynx Star by Lucky Penny Quilts. Her test quilts were so pretty I decided to buy the pattern to make a baby sized quilt with  Christmas fabrics.

These are in addition to ALL the other things I want to make before Christmas - Farmhouse Christmas cross stitch and a Village in the Snowfall stamped cross stitch, a crochet vest, a Dresden wreath, a Noodlehead bag, and a new quilt pattern called "Nightingale" from Lo and Behold Stitchery - think I'll get it all done??? 🙏

Since we moved in on October 1, there have been so many interruptions and inconveniences but it is so worth it! The house has been painted inside, the utility room has been enlarged, a slab was poured to extend the patio, granite will be installed in both bathrooms today, a sprinkler system will be installed later this week, and the master bath will be redone after Thanksgiving. We like how things are looking so far. At some point I will attempt a "before and after" post for the house.

And, in case I don't post again until after Thanksgiving . . .


  1. Oh Lin, you have been busy that's for sure. You guys have accomplished so much in your new home!
    Love now to see what you are trying your hand at. I'm still waiting on my template to give those hexagons a try too. But anyway, don't overwhelm've got many many happy days ahead to relax and stitch.

  2. Oh, your sewing space looks so inviting, I'm sure it makes you smile each time you walk in. The fabrics for your Lynx Star are lovely; it will make a pretty Christmas quilt! I think I need to get those hexie templates and give that a try. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, if we don't chat before then!

  3. Welcome to your new home Linda! I know you are breathing a great sigh of relief. I was scheduled to start the hexagon project, but running late. Not sure which fabric I want to use for the middle. I had some rulers by Marti Michell in the drawer, but watched the video when Deb started the SAL. I hope to start cutting out some and doing a few each night (by hand). Have a great end of the week and week-end. So glad to see you back!

  4. Well, let me know if you receive my comments on this post!

  5. Your new sewing room looks so inviting, Linda! So glad you're to the point where you can sew now, too. It's so fun to have ideas and plans! I love your color choices for the hexagons! They are really easy to sew by hand - I've been enjoying sewing one every now and then during evening TV.

  6. I am truly envious of your organization. My place always looks as though it has been ransacked. Can't wait to see your first project in your new home!

  7. Your quilt studio workspace looks amazing. You must love spending time in there creating.

    1. Hi Sandy! Yes I do love being in here, even when I'm not creating - lol!


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