Laboring through Labor Day

The end of the Labor Day weekend means back to school time. I've been diligently preparing my classes, but also trying to make time for sewing.

One project I can't share with you yet, but I *will* say the project will be posted at Sew, Mama, Sew! for Sewing for the Home Month.

I still haven't used my machine much since the blanket binding, but mostly because I'm finally putting the things I learned in that hand quilting class to use. September is Quilt Month over at Mr. Monkeysuit so I am trying to get on the ball. After a ton of questions to Louise about her beautiful, bold quilting, I got myself some perle cotton (or pearl cotton in the U.S. because we apparently have to Americanize everything). I only wish I could find the right blue!

I also made something new for a Labor Day cookout. It's from this recipe but I substituted two cans of cherries in light syrup (not pie filling) for the peaches and deleted the cinnamon sugar topping. It was a big hit.

I don't know whether to be excited about this or afraid of this. We'll see.


Molly said...

Ooooo I love that quilting! I can't wait to see what you do over at SewMamaSew. I love that blog!

Bonny said...

oh that looks soooooo good! I mean the pie thing, I would never eat a quilt even though that quilt is super awesome!

Louise said...

I can't wait to see your quilting - it's really one of my favourite things to do - perle thread hand quilting. And yummy that pie looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I find the whole US political scene fascinating - be excited I think! Did you know it is compulsory in Australia to vote!

Jacquie said...

congrats on the sew mama sew thing...pretty uptown of you! on the election thing...i'm excited because i know whoever wins...it's going to be different.

Thimbleanna said...

Isn't quilting with pearl cotton fun? I'm getting ready to do a quick quilt with it -- I've done it before and I love it. Can't wait to see your Sew Mama Sew!

Anonymous said...

The quilt and the pie both look amazing but seeing as I am supposed to be focusing on quilting this month I have to ask how you get that effect. I have never seen that before, it's amazing.

Now about that pie.

Anonymous said...

The prints charming fabric is lustworthy. I can't wait to see the whole thing to see how you've used it.

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