Fall is gently making itself present here. As I look out my sewing room windows I see the Norway maple about 50% yellow, and the red oak maybe 10% gold and red. I love the enflamed look it gets, as it turns in small 'chunks', not a gentle all-over that creeps, nor an outside-in turning as do the softwood (I think?) maples. I see deep forest green with 'hits' of flames, just breathtaking every single time I see it, which is all day long. The English oak on the far right, and the Linden just to the left of it haven't started to change. If I look way up, à la The Friendly Giant, which clearly dates me to a Canadian child of the 60s, I see the black walnuts have just started to fade to a paler green.
I joined up with Leanne's #wipsbgone2022 activity once again this year. Heaven knows I have enough of them, and
for some reason, okay, back that up, for a squirrels and chasing shiny objects reason, I haven't been checking near enough of them off the list, despite aiming to do one a month for Gail's PHD programme!
So, I figured, join up, have fun, and
guilt, I mean, gently pressure yourself to complete some more! So what did I first do once I got home and wandered into my sewing room?
Started a new quilt! 🤭 Oops.
I saw the Patchy Pumpkin Quilt by White Plains Quilts on Instagram and sent it to Brianne because she likes that old-fashioned truck, and she loves fall... Well the reaction was such ("I am asking you to make that for me, and I never ask for quilts because I don't really like them...") that I bought the pattern, and played for an entire day, pulling fabrics. As of the writing of this post, Thursday morning, I have all the pumpkins done, the stars nearly done, and hope to start on the truck this afternoon.
I am one of the sponsors for Leanne too: one person will win their choice of two PDF patterns from my Etsy shop.
Now maybe I should actually make the list of three projects for this first quarter of the challenge, ya think?! Or maybe I'll just go make those stars for Brianne's quilt...
Here is my list, which I need to post on Instagram since that is where the challenge is happening:
1. Make the backing for 150 Canadian Women. (I'd really like to have this done by year's end)
2. Organize the pattern release for 'Heading North' (which has been tech-edited and ready to sell for oh, about a month!).
3. Finish Brianne's pumpkin quilt.
4. Make the backing for my Shasta Daisy quilt (a long-overdue WIP) and baste the layers together.
Here's one of the massive orange-dipped maple trees from this morning's dog walk: