Monday, August 31, 2015

Before it all FALLs in..

Thank you for all the warming and kindly welcome back! I have survived the first week of middle school; YES! You have read it right! With all the nerves and changes that I made it through! New bus time and new A/B day schedules. You know what? I actually will get to be there this coming Thursday, just like what I did many moons ago in college!

I have been feeling very content after our summer trips! After Lots lots conversations with my families and lots walking time in the city of big apple. After return, I was able to decompressed with all the conversations that made. It has been a longest time that I redefined that meaning of doing what you Love and give yourself some breaks! It feels relief in someway and it required lots courage and encourage {Thank you all}!

Lately, I have been sewing with plans then fulfilled them.  Last Friday, I have made the fabric orders for S' quilt {Yes, I will show and tell when I have it all quilted and bound} then a semi-mystery quilt that I finished before we took off for our trip {this would be another story to tell when it is ready}.  I also purchased a new 40 yards of cotton batting as I have officially use up my last 40 yards of batting. That roll of batting made 15 quilts; big and small and all the hand-quilted zakka patchwork for the shop. That might had been one of the most wise purchase that I made. It least me 5 years and every bit of it was put in good use! I look forward another 15 quilt plus to make, another 5 years?

I must admitted that I am a slow quilter, not because I sew slow, but I procrastinate with all the fabric choices and the quilt design a lot and sometimes, not enough push self forward. Oh, maybe it is time to make a change and maybe it is time to do it!  I surely have few quilts that I have in mind lately. That pink, brown, and gray quilt... I am so attempting to start pulling the fabrics out and another only florals and retro quilt that I have been thinking then another quilt that's a bit of romantic and perhaps the colors that I never attempt before. Then a king size quilt that I really want to make, so that's 4 quilts already! But I will hold my houses and wait till I finish S' quilt and the semi-mustery quilt.  

My little small world quilt along has been making good movement! The part one is finished, but I am not satisfied with the fabric choices on the bottom part. Oh, it was a very poor decision on the last minutes pulling fabrics out and make it look fine, but when all the piecing have done. It doesn't look quiet right! I didn't use good contrast in colors and prints and also didn't think through the arrangement before I even traced the pattern on and start piecing. For the part two, I play with fabrics before I start sewing and it seems working much better! This is a challenging quilt to make. Not because it is difficult to sew, but it makes me think quiet a bit in colors, contrast in prints, and also has lots sewing skills involved! I love building my small world; slowly, but steady!

I couldn't make you all an apple pie, but I use {this} for ours. The things that I changed were, used salted butter, so I eliminated the salt from the dough ingredient. No nutmeg for our filling and just 1/16 salt for the filling and 6 apples for ours. The pie is half gone and will be gone before the end of the week and make sure serve it warm with some ice cream! That puts big smile on everyone's face!

The Fall is really approaching and I am liking it a lot! Because I can really open the windows and no more humid air in the house. I am liking it a lot because it will be soup and baking season here, for me! I am liking it a lot because I will be in woolies and sewing with a quilt on the chair soon. I am liking it a lot because I like the cool air in the morning when I wake up. I am liking it a lot because just like some of you have a Fall birthday that might coming up! um.. I will go on and on, but I am just LOVING it a lot!

Before I leave I like to tell you I will come back soon just like what I have promised last week!



  1. Those letters for Stella's quilt are Just too perfect. I love it

  2. Such a pretty post Chase. Love the pieced letters. Your fabric piles are beautiful!

  3. Aloha Chase! It was so nice to see your post today! Stella's label looks so wonderful! And your apple pie looks scrumptious! I love it when you post little glimpses of your everyday. =) I am too looking forward to cooler weather. We have been having such horrible humidity on the island for the past month. It has been most unpleasant. Have a wonderful time sewing!

  4. Everything looks so yummy! I love fall so much! It's sort of starting to be cooler now. So good to have you back!

  5. Lovely to see your wonderful work again, Chase! The letters for Stella are so great!

  6. So much eye candy in this post - glorious photos - thanks for sharing.

  7. So glad you're back. I've missed you and your beautiful work. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

  8. I LOVE your blog, your style, your candor, your creative spirit. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  9. Welcome back Chase!!!! I am thrilled to see you back! Your pictures are always so lovely!! I cant wait to see S's new birthday quilt! She is a lucky girl:) SO much to look forward to in the Fall!!! My handsome sweet boy is playing football...I dont understand the game at all...haha! I just love to see him in his uniform, and sit in the cool air...and watch him have fun!!! Then..there is all the good cooking...and baking...sewing and knitting by the fire! I love it all....and YOU too:)


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