unraveled wednesday | 6.30.21 …

I have sewn together five of – who knows how many still to stitch ??? – confetti quilt blocks and I know less now than I did before I started… Foundation paper piecing is all totally new to me and I’m finding it so counter intuitive…but, I persist figuring that one day soon the Eureka moment will arrive and then, there’ll be no stopping me …

I am also not having much success with a sock to be knit – tho’ one is done, the second is giving me fits as I am casting on …but, I persist , figuring that one day soon the Eureka moment will arrive and then, there’ll be no stopping me …

I thought I’d have finished The Great Circle by now but other books have cornered my attention: Samantha Dion Baker’s new book: Draw Your World and Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library. Rather eclectic assortment…

We have no special plans for this July 4th weekend; it is currently 97 degrees in the shade. The weather forecast is for at least ten degrees cooler over the next few days. I hope so for us and you.

Joining Kat and others for this week’s UW.

Cheers~

13 thoughts on “unraveled wednesday | 6.30.21 …

  1. With or without a Eureka there’s already no stopping you! 😉 Let me know how you like the Midnight Library….and I’ll share my thoughts when you’re done. Vugs!

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  2. Your confetti colors are lovely, and I hope a eureka moment comes to you at some point. And I love that cheery green sign on your board!

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  3. I love your confetti blocks! I have been fighting my current sock but I am blaming heat drained brain. I like the Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy tag!

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  4. I really enjoyed the Midnight Library (although I know it was not everyone’s cup of tea) Your blocks are gorgeous… eureka moment or not! I think I might need to find Draw Your World… art has moved to the forefront of my days and I am just loving every second of it!

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  5. Your quilt is looking wonderful so far! It’s really going to be a stunning piece. I’m glad to hear that you’re in for slightly cooler weather this weekend (although 10 degrees cooler than 97 is still pretty hot). I hope it’s a relaxing weekend.

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  6. I am so intrigued by that confetti quilt, but after looking up videos of paper piecing, I know that’s not a technique I’m anywhere near ready to try – I applaud you for giving it a chance! Looking forward to hearing what you think of The Midnight Library – it is the Mixed Review winner of this season, I think.

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  7. 97 degrees – oh good grief. I’d be staying indoors and close to the AC also. The confetti quilt blocks look great to me. They go with your word color. I have never tried paper piecing so you know more than I do and kudos for you for trying a new technique.

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  8. P.S. I also have a ceramic sign that says, “Do one thing every day that makes you happy. ” My daughter gave it to me and I love the sentiment. Life is too short to do otherwise (in my humble opinion).

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  9. Draw Your World came just as we were leaving for Wisconsin. I already had so many books packed, it will be waiting for me when I get home. I’m into three books here–one for our couples book group which I was not looking forward to reading, but am enjoying and finding fascinating—The Best Science and Nature Writing: 2020, The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright, and The School of Essential Ingredients. Wright’s book The Looming Tower was one of the best books I’ve ever read, and The Plague Year got a great review. Some of it was published in The New Yorker & Matt read a lot of it there and recommended it. The School of Essential Ingredients is just for fun. I just finished the author’s House Lessons: Renovating a Life, loved it, and hope this one will draw me in as well. I read a library copy, but then bought my own. It’s a nonfiction tale of restoring a house, and her reflections and insights in what makes a house a home and the connections we make with our houses. Well-written with lots of philosophical thoughts about building a life as well. Love the look of the Confetti Quilt blocks.

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