Yesterday, I checked my e-mail and there were a few comments that confused me. But now, after logging on this morning, they make perfect sense! The photo that posted on the blog yesterday was an “Oops”. I had stopped at the cell phone store (good call, Bev!) to talk to DD. She was busy with a customer, so while I was waiting I fiddled around with my phone. The app that I use for my blog has updated and changed the way it looks and works and I had not been able to figure out what to do to be able to post from my phone. Well, I guess I figured it out and that photo shows that it worked (even though, at the time, I didn’t realize that it posted!)

And, Barb, I like your translation of what I could mean with that out-of-focus picture! Yes, sometimes it seems like the hours are whizzing past so quickly that I can’t focus!!! I hope we can all have less days like that!

On Sunday DH and I joined some family and friends to go on a motorcycle ride. It was a beautiful day for a ride and we had a good time.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t get much sewing done – it’s kind of hard to piece anything when you’re riding on the back of a Harley!! Believe me, I’ve tried to figure out a way to do it, but so far, I’ve come up with nothing!

And I haven’t been doing too much sewing when I am at home.

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I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time cutting scraps into usable pieces. I’m using the system Bonnie Hunter details on her blog (click on her button on the left hand side of my page, click on the Tips and Techniques tab on her blog, then go down the page to Scrap User’s system) Right now I only have one shoe box for the 1 1/2″, 2″. 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ strips. There are two boxes for the 1″ strips because I had so many of them when I was working on “Five Barns in a Storm” and I needed to keep them sorted by dark and light. I will eventually get to the point where I need to have two boxes for each size, but I’m not quite there yet.

I have made the executive decision that any piece of fabric that is less than 1/2 yard just needs to be cut into strips. It is such a time saver to get the cutting all done ahead of time and then whenever I’m ready to sew, all I have to do is pull out the pre-cut strips and get to the fun part.

While I am sorting through all of my scraps and getting them cut down to the various sizes, I am pulling out anything red to be used for the quilt I’ll be making at the Bonnie Hunter workshop. I did mention that I was going to make her “Blue Ridge Beauty” quilt in reds and neutrals, didn’t I!?! Well, if I didn’t, that’s what I’ve decided on! I think it’s going to be gorgeous. I’ve got quite a variety of reds going on, which makes me happy. I actually think that I’m going to plan on making two of her quilts – “Blue Ridge Beauty” and “Sisters Nine Patch” both of which are in her book “Adventures with Leaders and Enders” As I’m sewing the 2″ red and neutral strips for the foursies in “Blue Ridge Beauty” I can make extra strip sets that will go into making the red and neutral nine patches for “Sisters Nine Patch”

I know, I’m starting ANOTHER new project!! But hey:

Get distracted

Peace