Catchy title, but please DON’T play Misty for me, LOL (I love the song, liked the movie, but dislike Clint Eastwood). This month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, we are supposed to be working with “misty” purple and “hazy” green. But not having been told to save the misty/hazy/muddy purples and greens (IF there were any even in my scraps), I have none to work with.
Luckily, we were also given the option to work with gray, and I have some of those. But not enough to do all my regular blocks (cats, Dresdens, etc etc). I am doing the RSC Sampler block - twelve 6” bullseye blocks. When those are done, I am going to piece a table runner for my kitchen. Maybe add some oranges in to make it Halloweeny. And from there, probably some improv blocks.
So for now, I have my 12 sampler blocks cut out and ready to chain piece. Should be quick and easy peasy. I’ll show my finished blocks next week.
The silver (or gray) lining to this month’s color choice (and my lack of scraps) is that I get to work on finishing up two almost-done quilts. Here is Notting Hill, which is now a flimsy. I even prepped the backing and it is ready to baste. I’ll do that on Sunday when my cousin comes over to sew so we can baste it together. It makes for a shorter time down on our knees for two old broads....
And then next up is Aria, which is now back up on the design board and scheduled to be finished over the next couple weeks.
On the home front, I have started painting some of the nooks and crannies of the kitchen work area. Today I also took some chalk paint to some old maroon-colored vases and they are now aqua. Will look much brighter when the living room is done. We are prepping the new basement door and frame (sanding, filling) and kitchen walls for painting by me this coming week. Also, the front porch pillars are ready, too, so I will have no lack of painting projects. And of course, our 11-year old dishwasher picked this week to die a screeching death (motor bearings). We didn’t even consider repairing it because the inside prongs were rusting away. So, on Wednesday I bought a new dishwasher and it was installed Thursday. Goodbye Kitchen Aid, Hello Bosch. Goodbye Budget.