Sunday, January 22, 2017

Taking it slow...

What absolutely dreary weather we've been stuck in lately! I'm starting to hear more and more people wishing for a bit of sunlight.

The fog and dampness makes me feel like taking it slow this morning and enjoying a few more stitches than usual.

I'd love to say that I'll have my 2016 Sarah Fielke BOM, Happy Days, completed before her 2017 BOM starts later this month....but I don't think so. That's ok though, it's getting there.

Right now I've been working on the appliqued corner blocks...

I'd remembered that I had received two sample spools of a new thread by WonderFil, Efina. It's a 60wt Egyptian cotton and in the description it says it's suited to applique so I thought I'd just better give it a try!

The first thing I noticed is that it had a nice feel to it which I thought was a strange thing to notice! It glided through the fabric nicely and I didn't experience any tangling. 

At another time I might invest in this new thread line but not now...I have an abundance of applique thread. 

I haven't done any quilting on my hearts since before Christmas. I didn't want to bring it out until our canine houseguests had left. I have it sitting out in plain view today to remind myself to do maybe an hour of quilting today...

Last Sunday I decided to watch a documentary that someone told me about called "Fat, Sick, Nearly Dead". I have to admit that it didn't sound like something I'd be interested in but thought I'd give it a polite 20 minutes to at least say I gave it a try.

Within ten minutes my husband joined me and we enjoyed the show. 

When it was done, he said, "I guess we're going out tomorrow looking for a juicer?". Ha!

So, through the week we've tried to do a juice or two per day. I have to say that the first thing I notice is that we are both sleeping better than we have for a few years!

The juices are so pretty...

Wish me luck! Today I am starting a three-day juice cleanse. The good thing is is that each juice recipe we've tried has been quite tasty!...really!!!

The down-side is that I could evidently experience irritability for the next couple of days. Which means I should just bury myself into my applique and quilting to save the world from that irritability. Sounds like a plan!

I'm just starting to feel like I'm missing that cup of coffee that I didn't have this morning :(

I'm sure I'll survive!

I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts to see what others are slowing down to stitch on today, and with Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh,Scrap!.

Have a great day.....and hopefully we'll see a bit of sun soon!


  1. I don't have fabrics like you used in your Happy Days blocks but they certainly do appeal in your applique blocks.

  2. O my goodness those appliqué blocks are gorgeous! I haven't seen this pattern before but it's a beauty, as are your fabrics.

  3. Love the fabric choices in your appliqué. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! Good luck with the purge. :)

  4. Your blocks are lovely. The juice looks ok, is it fruit? I really couldn't face broccoli juice!

  5. I'm admiring your applique work, as usual! Stunning colors!
    And the juices really are pretty colors, but I think I'll stick to my coffee, thanks! Good luck!

  6. Your applique is beautiful. I'm always glad to learn about new thread.

  7. I love the fabrics in your appliqué blocks!

  8. Your applique blocks are so cheerful and fun! I have used WonderFil (100 wt.) thread for years for my applique and certain instances of machine quilting. I love the thread!

  9. Enjoy the juicing. I have one every day.

  10. That is how I met my husband! Juicing! He had seen the movie, and I was already juicing. :)
    Sometimes we just have to jump back in and do it again.
    Your applique blocks are deelightful! ENjoy your sewing and juicing.
    Lorraine xo