But it's always good to start with a commercial,right? Here's some of that early autumn morning mist that hangs in the hollows til the sun chases it away. It seems to take certain weather conditions to produce it, and I find it a treat for the senses. Another of those elusive things we humans chase. Like rainbows, you can experience it and capture a picture, but you can't take it with you. I spent several hours this morning working on the "organizing" that has been happening here. It's a slow process, but I'm happy with the result. Oh, don't kid yourself, there are NO less UFOs than before, but at least all the bits, pieces and parts are being put where they belong. If I grab "that" container, I've got what I need to finish up an Aunt Gracies Friendship Star top. Somehow it seems to be helping me keep the mojo going!
This flimsy is one of my recent finishes. It's sat around and sat around because I've not been happy with it. Technically it's not big enough, and I don't like it well enough to keep making blocks...so? It's now together and it is what it is. It may get a border or it may not. The blocks are 10.5".
This one is much the same thing, not happy with it. Don't like it well enough to make many more of these. I could add one more row, having 2.5 of the needed 4 blocks finished. Just have to find some decent muslin(fun how we've quit using muslin for setting blocks). It's a maybe,or, it may be done.
This one is definitely DONE...not pressed as yet, but big enough at 56" X 64". Another of the MAM tops. They are fun to make, and I do love to play. That's pretty much what the MAM blocks are...playtime. The scraps in this one come from far and near. I know I have some from a few of you gals in it, and some of Jean's and Betsy's as well. Betsy gave me a small bag of trimming from flannel quilt backs when we had birthday lunch last week. I decided NOT to stick the bag with the "other stuff". I pressed the scraps out, cut what was cut-able, and began sewing up the rest. It gave me enough to finish the last 8 blocks for this top. I've decided I should make some comments of a helpful nature about making MAM blocks, since I've been at this for more than a decade. I'm going to post those over at the Orphan Train blog. Not today, but hopefully tomorrow. And I'm thinking about the UFO New Years Countdown again. It's about that time of year. If I start yet this week, we'll have just over 9 weeks til New Years, I believe. Probably better look at a calendar...LOL
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