Wednesday, December 23, 2015

22 Hours In The Car, What would you do?

What do you do on those long car rides, when you are not the driver? Two days sitting in the car as a passenger with a dog on my lap a good part of the time, would make me crazy if I had nothing to do but stare at the scenery. So on our drive to Key West, I try to have a bunch of projects. I apologize to those in advance, who get car sick while stitching or reading.

1. I unstitched a border from one of my quilts that had two rows of stitching. Don't ask. I was lazy. The border was just too heavy. I thought per emoting the border would be a good car project, and it was. I am still searching for a good border fabric.

2. Stitching the circles down on a Curvalicious skinny quilt.

3. Hexies - This is my new fascination. I think it will occupy me for many hours. I am intrigued by La Pascigalia quilts. If you don't know what they are, search for them on Pinterest. If you don't know what Pinterest is, I can't help you.


I love the gluing. I haven't started the stitching yet, but this is my plan.


4. My book for the trip was "The Little Spark" by Carrie Bloomston. Carrie is a creativity coach and motivator. This book is meant to be used as a workbook. The beginning of the book is about how to begin and overcome the fear of failure. I have lots of ideas for quilt projects, but often lack focus and sometimes have the fear that my project won't turn out the way that I have envisioned. She says that you shouldn't be stingy with your art supplies, because that could hinder you.

I am looking forward to reading more of this.

We are settling in to our home away from home.

My sewing machine is set up and I may even get to sew today. I will certainly share my projects as I go as well as share any of my Key West adventures. I decided not to start a sketching project as I have done in years past, because I never follow through. I never even get past a week or two. There are a couple of classes at the local arts center( that I am contemplating. I have even volunteered there to help host events.

Wishing all my friends that celebrate, a very Merry Christmas, filled with family and love and lots of good food. I miss you already.



  1. What an adorable little porch, it looks very inviting! Miss you too!

  2. So Jealous. What a great way to spend the winter. I really enjoy your blog. Have a great time Cheryl

  3. So Jealous. What a great way to spend the winter. I really enjoy your blog. Have a great time Cheryl

  4. I wish I was settled in next door - what a sweet spot - enjoy!!


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