Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Week Back Home

After the QBees left Minnesota, I stayed for a few more days to...
...spend some extra time with Sister DillyDally...
...and my grandkitty, Mr. NaughtyPants (aka Peder)!  Time with them is so precious when they live thousands of miles away and visits are infrequent!  We had fun browsing through antiques and exploring the community of Red Wing ... a wonderful time!
I arrived home last Saturday and immediately noticed how the colors had begun to change.  Fall comes early to this remote corner of the planet!
The DillyDally men had planned a Copper River Red Salmon dinner taste good to be home!  I spent Saturday and Sunday recovering from the trip and finding room for all my treasure bought during the shop hop!
On Monday morning, I was just dying to fire up "Her Majesty" (my sewing machine) but was overwhelmed by all the possibilities and didn't know where to begin!  As often is the case ... Roseann to the Rescue ...  the gift she had given us during our trip (can read here) provided the perfect "re-entry to dillydallydom" activity!  She had given us a Skinny Minnie Table Runner kit!  All the decisions had been made, I just had to trim and sew!
OMGosh Good Golly!  It took me all of 15 minutes, and that's because I had to wind a bobbin with matching thread!  What fun!  It was just what Her Majesty and I needed to get those juices flowing!
The other items in Roseann's gift bag was this pattern and a charm pack of Minnesota fabric!  I was on a roll...
... Supervisor Teacup returned to duty and helped me choose the charm squares! ;-)
After piecing it, I pulled out the variegated machine quilting thread I bought at the Thimbleberries Studio Store ...
...and before I knew it ... the table runner was done!  What fun!
Early in the week, the weather cooperated, so Mr. DillyDally, Kysa and I went in search of blueberries.  We had very little luck ... not a good year for them.  Still ... it was nice to get out into the woods!
Next project ... comes from the shop in Cannon Falls, Fourth and Main Fabrics (see post here)!  This is their "Six Pack".  It includes a 2/3 yard cut of 6 coordinating fabrics and a free pattern.  They have several patterns that work for that amount of yardage, which includes enough for the binding.
Here are the fabrics in my six pack and I had chosen the pattern called Hopscotch.
Teacup takes her supervisory job very seriously...
...she seemed to doubt my ability to maintain an accurate quarter inch seam! ;-)
It came out about 48 inches square, great size for a fall themed table topper!  Have the backing prepared, just need to layer and quilt ... ;-) ... is that all?!
And that's the dillydally news ... from my front deck ... back home in my remote corner of the planet!

Do what you love ... do dillydally!

1 comment:

  1. Look at you and your Rosebuds treasures...