So, every year or so I start a new Leader and Ender project … this year I was going to do Bonnie Hunter’s Shoo Fly that she did a while back. But Mum reminded me to watch Missouri Star Quilt Co’s latest video and – wow!!
The gorgeous Jenny Doan is the matriarch of this family run business, and I have been subscribing to and watching her you tube tutorial videos for years!
In the last year or two she has been doing a monthly “Triple Play” video with her daughters Natalie and Misty. This month they did a Crumb quilt each! Jenny made a crumb quilt from 10’ blocks with piano keys border; Natalie made a Carpenters Square from 5” blocks; and Misty made an Orange Peel quilt. They were all gorgeous!
After watching the tutorials I decided I would smash my scraps and make a Crumb quilt as my 2022 Leader and Ender! I will do a Jenny’s style – for now, who knows where this might end up 😆
Can. Not. Wait! to share some pics!
And never fear, I think I will make some Shoo Fly blocks along the way too! 😍
Today was my work Tuesday, so no sewing to share …. But have you ever heard of Wordle?
I’ve only played 3 times cos I keep forgetting 😱 Today I got the hang of it! I lost one because I didn’t realise you could repeat letters *doh! It’s fun tho. You should check it out, they only release one game per day ☺️ powerlanguage.co.uk
Feel free to share them in the comments if you try it 💕 ~ Kate xo
I’ve not been doing much of interest the last week or so … back to work has me exhausted, and it’s been hot as hell. So Netflix and chill is my current mood and motto!
I have done a little sewing – as I mentioned in my last post, Molli Sparkles is hosting the #cutitupqal and I am participating 😍
This is the current block : Flying Geese! Made my favourite way 💚💙❤️💛🤍💜
For the “Chill” part of my title, we’ve been hanging out in the aircon. Summer sucks here. And for the “Netflix”, I’ve got a couple of Kate Reviews for you! … you know, cos you didn’t ask ‘n’ all 😆
I just started Season 3 of one of my favourite shows ever – After Life. Ricky Gervais is a comic genius and I’ve been waiting for this season to drop for ages, and since it has I’ve been putting off watching it. Which seems weird, but it’s only 6 episodes per season and once I’ve watched it, it’s gone … if that makes sense? lol
I’ve also been watching “And Just Like That …” on Foxtel. I only learned this was even a thing a few weeks before it dropped so I was keen for a look.
I’m not sure what you guys think of it, but it’s not doing much for me. It’s lost a couple of vital characters due to a death on the show early on, and one of my faves, Samantha is not appearing. It was also sad to hear of the sad passing of Willie Garson (Stanford) and I assume his limited scenes were due to his illness and treatment ☹️
I loved the original SATC series and the first movie. The second movie was rubbish and I’m not loving this one. But I only have two episodes left, so will watch on. I’m kinda hopeful there won’t be a second season. Then I won’t have to decide if I want to keep watching or not! Ha! Charlotte’s voice annoys me in AJLT. It’s shrill and she’s half yelling everything. I do like some of the new characters, Seema, Nya, and Che in particular. I’ve always been a bit of a Sara Ramirez fan. Have you ever heard them sing?
It’s my hubby’s birthday today, so I’m going to do a bit of sewing before we head out for sushi!
Do you ever feel like there’s just too much chaos around you to create anything? Or get anything done? I feel like I have SO much “to do” that I don’t know where to begin!
Back to school happens in a couple of weeks and we have a heap of purchases to make and things to do between now and then … and back to work happens on Monday for the Hubster and I 😭😭
I have finished my first quilt top for 2022! Here is a pic :
I have also begun a list of UFOs. I am determined to get some finished this year! I feel if I get some special containers and set out exactly what I have to do I will get it done … does anyone else lie to themselves like this too? I kinda need to have a bit of a destash. Anyone have any tips? lol
Oh well, I’m off to make a start on my “to do” list! And by that I mean – I’m off to tackle Mt Foldmore! 😆 Does the washing, folding, ironing, cooking, cleaning ever end?!?
This year I am going to use what ever title comes to mind first, when I am shaping a post in my head. I was thinking of writing a post condensing what I had created last year. Yes, one post will do it. I don’t feel like I achieved much in 2021 besides keeping my head – and my family’s heads – above water. So one post will definitely do it! We were effectively on a treadmill.
I was even going to mention a long weekend away, but realised even that happened the year before! 15 months ago in fact. I guess no one is travelling tho, hey.
So I’ll just leave a couple of photos for now and be done with the last year or two for today ☺️
OK. That’s all I have today. I’m off to disconnect 😉 Kate xo
This year my Word of the Year is a bit of a conundrum! (Conundrum isn’t my word tho 😉)
My word is:
The conundrum part is … I want to connect more to people that are important to me … Achieve more in my sewing, work, family, and “solo” aspects of life; and learn more. But I feel to do that I need to disconnect. Ya get me?
I really need to disconnect from gadgets, socials, and – when I’m not there – work. On the flip side, since I’d also like to connect to people I love more and also sew/create more, I kinda need to not disconnect totally. lol. See?! A conundrum!
I found this cute little bedside table on a sell/swap/buy page a couple of years ago:
I’ve been using it as is waiting for some colour inspiration. I considered a pretty metallic or a bright purple, but never felt it in my bones. Until I moved a chest of drawers into the same room. I had a clear vision of what I want to do with that piece from the start so I decided to kinda match this to it! Here she is all finished :
I am a little bit in love with it! I feel all goofy-smiley when I look at it! I used Rustoleum Chalk Paint in Charcoal and waxed over the paint. Here’s a close up of the handle which has screws behind but doesn’t come off 🤔 so I had to tape well and paint it while attached.
Can you see the tiny scratch on the top left? I did that with a fingernail while waxing it 😩 I will fix it another time. For the handle I used Dulux Duramax Spray Paint in Rose Gold.
I also used my favourite Edge Lock Blue Tape to tape the sides of the drawer cos they have these awesome hand cut dove tail joints! It would have been a shame to paint over them.
And I left what might be my favourite thing til last … check this out!!
How pretty are they? 😍 Rightio, I’m off to feed the masses, I’ll won’t share the chest of drawers project for a few weeks as we have visitors coming soon and I don’t want to chance them not being done as back in the spare room 😁