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  • Writer's pictureSusan Lawson

Haircuts, quilting, and casserole dishes - and another shot at a 30 day blogging challenge

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Day one. It's September 1st. How did this happen? Where did the summer go? We are probably all asking the same questions.

I'm challenging myself to this 30 day blogging thing, again. June wasn't a good time to start such an endeavor. Is there actually a good time for that? I really want to train myself to show up and get words written even if for no other reason than practicing for writing that will serve a different purpose than my typical rambling.

Finding time to write is a challenge of its own these days with the other demands on my time and energy. But it remains an important priority to me so I will continue to strive for at least some writing.

Today, it's a haircut first. It's time to change it up just a little. My gray ends up in a ponytail every single day. I'm really over it. The forecast for the weather is promising for cooler days, and maybe I'll be able to cope without the ponytail.

We have a day trip planned for Friday to go to an Amish country store in Missouri where my mom is determined the fabric is less expensive. Hopefully there will be a plethora of patterns to choose from to make it worth the nearly eight hour round trip. The batting we purchase there is definitely worth the trip, so I am optimistic.

Next week we will have procured the assortment of fabrics (hopefully) for the quilts we're making for Christmas gifts and the cutting will commence. I'll be using the Go! for the first time since purchasing it in the Spring. I like cutting the fabric. I can't even believe I just wrote that or that it's TRUE. I have fallen in love with fabric. It's just that simple. I can't wait to start doing some of my own piecing! John is doing all the long arm quilting at this point. It will take a long while for me to have enough time to dedicate to learning how to use the new machine. I'm too busy doing all the cutting, pressing, and assisting :-) And that's not even including the machine embroidery that is happening!

Speaking of... I came across this incredible site that had embroidery designs on sale 12 for $12. The assortment to choose from is crazy, and I might have gone a little crazy myself... But oh the beautiful things we can make!

I have five casserole covers nearly completed. They are waiting for the velcro closures and Mom will be putting the finishing touches on those today I suspect. There are just a couple other details to finish and then they will be sent on their way! I'm excited to see where their journey takes them. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out my recent blog post for more details.

It's going to be a great day!

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Leanne Le Cras
Leanne Le Cras
Sep 02, 2021

That's a long way to go for fabric - I hope there's plenty there to make the round trip worthwhile. It sounds like you're definitely "getting your craft on" and enjoying the process. Hard to imagine all your hot weather - I've just come in from my morning walk - freezing breeze blowing right through me, and some rain at the end.....very different!

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