Have you noticed the difference Daylight Savings has made? I have! I really feel the pull of hibernation in November when we move to Standard Time and can feel my body wake up in spring... wonders that are more pronounced this year since we've moved back home. I love it!
Today I anchored my new extra large cutting mat acquired at Tuesday Morning in CA before the move. The grid measures 33" X 60" but you can see the borders make it larger. Since I didn't want to adhere it permanently to my table with epoxy, I used what is common in earthquake country: Museum Wax. It's a necessary evil in California! Anything you want to make sure doesn't move during an earthquake should be "glued" down with this product. It's not a glue, but a wax... you scoop up a small amount, roll it in a ball and apply it to the piece and press it to the surface. It won't move!! EVER!! To remove the article, you twist it off! I don't plan on removing this mat for quite awhile so I hope this holds it steady for a long time. You can see through the mat where I've anchored it.
I got back to Scrap Quilt and Stitch's De Deauville to Cape Cod today! It feels great to handle fabric again! I've missed the creative side of quilting. I'm behind in this BOM by three months! YIKES!!! It's time I catch up!! I'll be preparing all 3 blocks before the appliqueing begins.
Since I need something to work on in the evening, I found this long forgotten piece I started in 2000! Yes you read that right: the year 2000!!! I attended Dalhousie University's Costume Studies in 1999-2000 and our year-end project was recreating costumes of the 1870s. While we were creating these beautiful costumes, I asked for donations of trims, fabrics, etc from all the students in the class and I put them together in a crazy quilt. You'll have to wait until it's done to see the final piece!
I'm nearing the end of this WIP (Work in Progress). It'll feel great to get it done and about time don't you think? It's a great reminder of a wonderful time spent sewing with great people, students and teachers alike. I can't wait to have this one done.
Today I'm linking with The Needle And Thread Network. Check them out and see what other creative people are working on in CANADA!
March 13/2014: Also adding this to Let's Bee Social at http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/ Go visit and see what this community of creative people are working on!