Here's this month's installment of the BOM. This block is Jacob's Ladder and is a really nice block. Unlike last month's block which was a real PITA. Update Note: there is an error in the small block which I'll be fixing. It will bug me forever if I don't. Thanks, Leah, for pointing that out. I probably would have noticed eventually, like after it was quilted.
This was a productive weekend again. I took advantage of the warm weather yesterday and cut down some of the foliage in the garden. There's more to do, but really, it's not going anywhere.
I was at the sewing machine again as evidenced by the BOM block. But I also, are you sitting down?, replaced a broken zipper in a hoody. Yes, you read that right, I mended a garment.
Auntie doesn't use a chair in the kitchen to sit on, but a two step step-stool. She had the top step covered with a thin placement. That's got to be hard on the rear-end, so I made a pad to fit the top of the stool. Two layers of a prequilted fabric with two layers of batting in between. I needed some binding so I cut some 2" strips of the prequilted fabric and picked it apart to make my binding. Turned out pretty nice (she says patting herself on the back).
I also cut out the pieces for a pincushion that looks like a small bird. To keep it upright, a tape measure is on the bottom of the pincushion. You can tuck a small pair of scissors under one of the wings and some other type of notion under the other wing. I've made this in the past and it really works up cute.
I'm going to try my hand at making a cheesecake for our Thanksgiving dinner. I'm armed with 3 packages of cream cheese and a springform pan. If it fails, that's ok, because I have a back up plan: a can of pumpkin and a rolling pin.