Design Wall Monday, January 16, 2017

I added to my stash today.  It is the first purchase of the year.  All the fabrics have an immediate use which is a great thing to say :)  The blue star fabric is border 3 of Kozy Korners.  I had hoped to use the solid blue for border 2, but didn't want to make the decision unless I could find something that would work well with it...I did!  Still out on the binding although considering the gold used in the sashing.  What do you think Mom?

Another purchase was for a fabric that will match the new carpet.  On the left and above in the photo are three cloth cord covers from scrap that will be used in the office and sewing room to hide the electrical cords that are just way too out of hand.  They are tubes of cloth that finish at 3" wide where the cords will slip through.  About four cords should fit inside this width.  The ones that will use the new fabric will be a bit wider.  Their use will be for the stereo equipment where the cords include cables that are larger.

The last purchase are the fabrics on the right that finish the fabrics for the Road to California Workshop, A Tarted Up Pineapple.  I have some starching to do before leaving on Tuesday evening for the Wednesday class.

Nothing graces my Design Wall today, but once Sunday gets here it should be filled with units of En Provence, my Kourtepointe.  I am all finished with the "parts" and ready to stitch once my sewing room is unpacked.  As I usually do on Mondays, linking in to Patchwork Times.  Wishing you a pleasant week.

Sunday Stash Report, January 15, 2017

Saturday we met up with Don and Rita for wine tasting in the Temecula Valley.  We were very lucky that it was one of the best days of weather over the last week.  A new place was found called Foot Path Winery.  We arrived fairly late, but were greeted as if we were long time friends by the owner (in the photo).  I didn't catch his name...we will certainly learn it during our next visit.  Rita and I found ourselves enjoying several red wines; a big surprise for the two of us white wine lovers.  Tim left with a gift of a Gold Award Winning 2003 Late Harvest Zinfandel.  Rita and I left with a new appreciation for reds.

A little bit of sewing during the week, but preparation for the workshop coming on Wednesday at Road to California Quilter's Conference and Showcase along with preparation for the carpet installation that happens on Friday/Saturday.

Fabrics are selected and being readied for the class, A Tarted Up Pineapple.  I will be using fabrics in the colors of my home for a small wall-hanging.  A brownish green will be my dark, a tanish color will be my light, and several shades of burnt orange and a single blue for the pineapple design.  I have a location in mind where it will match the drapes in my kitchen dining area.  Most of the fabric comes from my stash YIPPEE!

For now my stash has no change.  Kozy Korners still needs a fabric for the third border and the tanish color needs procuring.  There should be a change in the numbers next week...the Vendor Mall at Road to California is one of the best!

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See what is going on with stash elsewhere through the links at Patchwork Times.  Enjoy your week.

Friday, January 13, 2017

I would have to say I had a wonderful day even if it happened to be the 13th!

Sunshine January BOM
I stitched this 12.5" block up way ahead of the next meeting.

Part 7
All the piecing is done for my En Provence.  Next up will be stitching the blocks together.  I hope Sunday will have some time in it for sewing.