Friday, October 8, 2021

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Let The Fun Begin!


Hi, all!

Fall, Friday, and fun!  What could be better?  I do love this season - the cooler weather, shorter days, and the colors of fall.  Plus the holidays just around the corner - can you believe that there are only eleven more Fridays until Christmas? (Sorry for those of you who like to live in denial...)  But Friday also means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  Let's go!


It's been a busy and productive week in my studio!  First of all, I finished this pretty table runner...

Tons and tons of matchstick quilting on this one, but I love the texture! 

And I had just the perfect piece for the back.  It's even pretty on the back side - the matchstick quilting is fun!

And then I finished Lilli's annual quilt!  I need to share the story behind this one - the top was donated to our quilt ministry, but as a holiday quilt (and king size!) it didn't fit our parameters for the quilts we gift, as we want people to be able to use their quilts year round.  So I bought it from the ministry, thinking I would finish it for one of my own beds.  But my oldest granddaughter spotted it and asked if she could have it for her annual quilt, and of course, I said yes!  But as a king size, it was much too big for her full size bed.  So we made it a bit smaller by removing some of the blocks, and now it's the perfect size.  And the extra blocks will make lovely pillows!

With these two completions, I have finished all my Christmas present sewing, and everything I work on now is for fun!  And that is DEFINITELY worth a whoop whoop!

And here's another thing worth whooping over - I managed to keep my youngest granddaughter's fish alive while they were out of town!  That sounds silly, but I'm always worried I'm going to have to find a look-alike fish if something happens while they are gone. Thankfully, this time all went well, because while it's hard to see, this is a rather distinctive looking fish and I think it would be hard to match!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?


And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!




  1. It's great you have your Christmas sewing completed, way to go! Now you get to work on projects you want to make, happy stitching!

  2. Finishing all your Christmas sewing is definitely something to happy dance about! I think matchstick quilting would drive me nuts, but your runner looks great. Have a good weekend!

  3. I'm excited for the holiday season but anxious about everything I have to do to get ready. Congratulations on having your Christmas sewing completed and especially for keeping the fish alive!

  4. Sarah, that table runner is so cool! I am so not ready for the holidays but that never stops them, LOL!! I had two finishes this week - a fall pillow cover and my May Color Blocks quilt... woohoo!!

  5. Congrats on finishing up Lilli's annual quilt and you did a beautiful job on Preeti's Novella pattern, Sarah!!

  6. I love that table runner. What pattern did you use?

    Congratulations on finishing all your Christmas sewing.

  7. You sure can--you've been very busy! Nice finishes!

  8. Impressive! All your Christmas sewing is done? Yikes. I haven't even decided if I "am" going to do any Christmas sewing!

  9. Sarahthat runner is adorable! I love the matchstick quilting.

  10. That table runner is just perfect and the quilt is gorgeous! Your granddaughter picked a winner. Congratulations of the fish survival!

  11. WOW! All your Christmas sewing is quite the finish.

  12. Whoop! Whoop! Love your finishes and the quiting on that one....a lot of work for sure but well worth it.


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