Waiting In The Wings

Sunday, December 27, 2015

A bit of this and that and a snippet for RSC 2015

Hope you all had a Happy Christmas!
I see that the weather has been so very bad in parts of the USA, 
and many tornadoes so I hope you're all safe and well!

We have had a happy time and yesterday and today the heat is draining!
I am sitting here at the computer in my little studio and it's
a struggle to take in air, it's so hot!!!!!

The sewing machine has been neglected, finishing rows
on my scrappy Mountains was on the agenda for RSC 2015, but I started playing around with my
Accuquilt and the DWR die with a reject block

then I was sidetracked the day before Christmas Eve
 by these fabrics which have been sitting in one
of my baskets for a few months

another Cultural Fusion quilt was on the agenda for 2016 but I
just couldn't wait to try out one of the Peppermint Pinwheels

this block is looking a bit on the dull side, I took the shot
on a rainy day sadly so not as bright here as it is
 on the wall.

I must share two books which I have fallen  in love with,
the first was a Christmas gift from my husband

a beautifully illustrated and instructive book on a subject
which has long interested me and I am thrilled that
this is now sitting on my table!
 More pencils were needed to add to my collection
so before the heat became just too much we drove into the city
to the art store - I'm now all set up and ready to go!

The next one is a "gift to self"!!
I had seen a short review on this one and decided not for me, probably
covering dyeing in detail. I wandered into our local book store and
just happened to find myself by the quilting section, what should I see but this

it's now sitting beside me!!!!
I have long admired a beautiful denim piece by
Kaja at SewSlowly
do go and visit, you'll love it.

Mountains will have to wait until tomorrow and hopefully there will be something
 to post before the New Year when we start again!!!

Linking with
Angela for RSC 2015



Deb A said...

What a neat shape that pink block is! Enjoy the new books and try and stay cool. Hot here in Florida as well - in the mid 80's.

LA Paylor said...

really too warm here in Maryland too. What the heck? LeeAnna

Raewyn said...

Love what you did with your reject block! Looks like happy sewing time to me, and I'm glad to hear you had a nice Christmas... all the best for 2016!

Ann said...

You always organize your fabrics so beautifully. It's like stepping into a garden. Have fun reading, painting and sewing.

Leeanne said...

so many plans, enjoy all of them. I too like the shape of your 'reject' block.

Sally T said...

Oh my, you have certainly peaked my interest with your patchy take on the DWR. I would send you cool thoughts but we hit a winter record high temperature.

Christine Feldstein said...

Wow, lucky you, your husband chose great books for you! Your fabrics are beautiful, I wish you a lot of wonderful creations for 2016! Best regards!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Here's to the joy of creative discovery -- colors, textures, subject matter, just all of it!

gayle said...

I see a lot of fun in your future!
2016 is going to be wonderful, right? 8)

PaulaB quilts said...

Peppermint Pinwheels, such a lovely name, as is the block. You have a beautiful group of fabrics to work with, so enjoy. A great start for the new year.

Kaja said...

I did a dyeing workshop with Claire Wellesley Smith this year - some of the stitched pieces she brought to share were gorgeous and I like the way she thinks.

HollyM said...

I love the collection of fabrics in the basket! Definitely my floors. Those books look good too. I'll look forward to seeing how it goes.

scraphappy said...

I can really see the design possibilities of using made fabric for the DWR blocks. So much fun.