I got a late start last night on Friday Night with Friends, but I did make it into my sewing room where I started this new Valentine's door banner. I have a wider door banner for Valentine's day, but it blocks the windows in my front door and makes it hard to see who is knocking at the door. This size, 11.5 x 30.5 inches works better. I decided to take my inspiration from those favorite candy conversation hearts. My hearts say: ALL MINE, LOVE YA, and HUGS & KISSES. The real candy hearts have red writing on them, but I think black will show better on my door. Here is the link to see what everyone else accomplished for FNwF http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/fnwf.html
This week, I also worked on some more blue--albeit light blue Medallion Log Cabin blocks for part of the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge 2015.
This one is more aqua
and this one is moving into turquoise. Here is the link to more RSC15 inspiration http://superscrappy.blogspot.com/2015/01/scraphappy-saturday-still-feeling-blue.html
I bought some plastic cases to organize all my 2015 scrappy projects. They were $5 each at Joann's and are really made for scrapbooking, but I think they will help me to stay organized and they are roomy!
My iron has been slowly dying and I have really not wanted to break down and buy another one. But after ruining two pieces of white fabric with brown water this morning, I broke down and ran to Target. I used to be a huge supporter of Rowenta irons, but they are not the quality they used to be! I did decide on buying their low end model because Target had it on sale for $45. I am curious to see how long it will last. It is not very heavy duty, so I might end up just using it for my mobile sewing center. I am contemplating asking for an Oliso for my birthday this year, but even those don't have the best reviews and I am not sure which model it best for quilting. If anyone has iron advice I would love to hear your opinion!
Shannon over at Modern Tradition Quilts http://moderntraditionquilts.blogspot.com is sponsoring a Charm Square Sample Quilt Along. The quilt is going to be about 60 inches square and uses two print charm packs and either two solid charm packs or a solid you cut to 4 7/8 in. squares. I had these two charm packs in my stash and I think they will make a great tablecloth to go with my Fiestaware dishes. I just need to find a background fabric. I will hit my LQS and see what I can find. The first block sewing directions won't be posted until next week, so I have a little time. Join us it looks like fun!!!
My Valentine's door banner is ready for embroidering and I am still hand quilting my Journey of a Quilter BOM project (hopefully done with it in another couple of weeks). The two football playoff games this evening and the two tomorrow will give me lots of time for Slow Sunday Stitching. Get some more inspiration here http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com