Sorry I’m late with the report for October. I haven’t had a spare moment to sit down at the computer.
It’s been a whirlwind around here the last few days, because . . .
We adopted this fellow on Saturday:
And he’s a handful! His name is Tucker.
We decided we really DO need a farm dog. It’ll take awhile for him to learn everything around here, but he’s doing so well already — he’s a super smart little guy! And if you’ve ever been around a cattle dog of any kind, you know how high-energy they are — it’s a struggle to keep him occupied! Luckily, he adores toys, and loves to play fetch.
And then there’s the time change, and needing to go grocery shopping, and trying to finish up outdoor stuff before the last few warmer days are over. The list always goes on . . . I know you can relate.
But I had a great block-making month! By taking on the Moda Stitch Pink challenge, I got 23 blocks done for that. I fell behind a couple times, then got caught up, then finally at the end fell behind and couldn’t rally. But I will finish soon, and I have plans to make a second one as time allows. Here are 20 of my blocks all set together — I wanted to see how it was going to look. Super scrappy!
I also made an exchange block for guild for Janet. This block is called Alleyways. I think it’s a free pattern out there somewhere.
I made three more vintage Christmas ornaments. I’m trying to wrap up the Vintage Christmas Ornaments Quilt-Along over at Hazel’s Diary — only two more ornaments to go, and then finishing instructions for all the various options. These are Ornaments 9 and 10 for my throw quilt version. I’m late, as usual, posting Ornament #11, but plan to get it posted in the next couple days.
The truth is, there isn’t much that I’m not behind on. I can’t seem to get caught up or stay caught up on ANYthing. It’s frustrating and overwhelming and discouraging, but I keep forging ahead.
I made 26 more Churn Dash blocks, but I have a lot more to make before I can show you that project. And one more 9-patch got added to the stack.
And I finally get to count the pinwheel blocks I made. I don’t have them set together yet, but I’m done making blocks. I made 480 of them, and don’t let anyone tell you that it doesn’t take a good while to make that many!
So that gives me an October total of 534! My best month yet! By a long shot. And now it’s your turn. How did you do in October?
It’s time to report in with your October totals. I have the Project Page updated (finally), and our block goal for November is 30 blocks, for a year-to-date total of 319. Can you believe only 2 more months to go? I’ve got some work to get done!
Our prize winner for September is Pam D., who is up to a nice even 500 blocks so far this year!
November is going to fly by! Tomorrow is Election Day, it’s Thanksgiving month, winter is coming on, Christmas will be here before we know it, and we all have some stitching to get done, right? Have a wonderful November!