Monday, January 31, 2022

Stay at Home Round Robin - Round 3 - Stars

How are you doing on your Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR) hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail?  I have to confess that I do not have an update to share.

Roseanne and Sue @ Home Sewn by Us are this week's designers:  Stars ⭐

As I mentioned last week, I had planned to add 2.5-inch borders.  I used EQ8 to design and print a paper pieced star template.  Paper piecing is not my favourite technique, but I will admit that I have moved from hating it to tolerating it.

It was an extremely busy work week with overtime, so I didn't get to my stars until Saturday night.  I should have known better.  I had half of one (just one) star paper pieced, and I decided 2.5-inch paper pieced stars were not for me.  So I abandoned this plan.

I didn't sew any more Saturday night because my body was aching from shovelling wet heavy snow from yet another weekend winter storm (the third in four weekends in January).  Twice I had to shovel, and twice I was wet because of the rain. And that doesn't include helping a neighbour push her car out of the street because for some reason she thought she could drive her car down her unplowed driveway into the unplowed street with summer tires on her car.

And then we had rain and a drop in temperature.  So needless to say, my driveway was a sheet of ice Sunday morning.  I decided to stay put (missing my weekly hair appointment 😭) and ended up working most of the day.

So life got the better of me this past week, and there was limited sewing.  But that's the beauty of this Stay at Home Round Robin -- you work at your own pace, doing your own thing.  No stress.  No pressure.

So my project remains exactly as I shared last week.

Despite today's overtime, I did manage to purchase an electric snow shovel.  I'm ready for the next storm, which sadly is expected to arrive in time for the weekend...again...sigh......

SAHRR Progress:

The SAHRR schedule:

January 10 - Centre Block - Gail @ Quilting Gail

January 17 - Round 1 - Anja @ Anja Quilts

January 24 - Round 2 - Emily @ The Darling Dogwood

January 31 - Round 3 - Roseanne @ Home Sewn by Us

February 7 - Round 4 - Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

February 14 - Round 5 - Gail @ Quilting Gail

February 21 - Round 6 - Chris @ Chrisknitssews 

February 28 - Link-up for finished quilts -  Gail @ Quilting Gail


  1. Even though you didn't get stars added, I still love how your SAHRR is looking! I hope your electric shovel works well and helps prevent those sore muscles!
    Happy Quilting! :-)

  2. I hear you loud and clear, NO MORE SNOW! We are in for another round of snow, ice, blowing snow. uck Where is spring?

  3. I cannot believe how many storms you have had, and yet another one coming. Uffda, as we say here in the Midwest. I hope you catch a break soon!

  4. Taking care of you and your body is way more important than quilting. I sure hope the electric snow shovel helps a lot!!

  5. I, too, love that this is relaxed enough that we can go at our own pace. So sorry it was a rough week, Anja! I hope the electric snow shovel helps with any future snow!

  6. Oh my! I hate those kind of years where it snows every week on the same day, and significantly. I was hoping this one you got less as it went further north. Boston got slammed, but its all good now. Hope your body has recuperated, and that you are making through until next week's hair appointment!


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