Yep, fall is here. The weather is in the low 60s, crispy, clear, a slight breeze, sun shining brightly. As soon as I'm done here, Penny and I are going outside to play!
I've been working on the Trick or Treat baskets, from the Blackbird Designs book When the Cold Wind Blows. There were 120 something done when I picked it up last month. I now have 168 finished out of 291. Well, the one standing alone below needs the handle redone. It's a tad wonky! But that's the beauty of needle turn applique. Just take out those stitches, reposition and restitch. I laughed when I pulled out the last eight done and saw this one. Geez Louise! Goes to show I can't stitch and watch an LSU game at the same time!
And I've also been working in the Cottage every day. This week I cleared off my sewing table -- well, mostly cleared it off -- the cutting table, placed the dining table and chairs, and emptied a ton more boxes. Of course, every corner has things sitting around that need to be put away. I have a lot more room, really a lot more, than I had before, and more closets, but everything is different and I just have to decide where to put those last piles of things.
Penny walks around thinking, "What the heck?" I have a pillow for her to lay on but she's too busy exploring now to settle down in one spot. As soon as I can get help for a hour or so I'll be able to knock this out. But in the meantime, I need to turn on the 750. I have three quilts that need bindings sewn on, and two placemats for a friend that need to be quilted. Maybe later today I'll get started on those.
It's been almost a year since I moved here, and I'm just now getting back into the swing of things. I'm sure by this time next year I'll have a bunch of UFOs finished up and I'll be putting the finishing touches on my Christmas 2016 projects! Yeah, I know. If wishes were fishes ...