I made a pillow for Melissa for the LAMQG scrappy swap. It was a blind swap whereby you got a bunch of scraps from another member and had to create something for them. Melissa indicated that she'd like a cushion for her couch and I'd had something like this sitting on my inspiration wall for forever and was pleased to make this for her. I do hope she likes it.
I started working on Sprout's winter coat. Being LA, winter is a relative term. A layer of polar fleece and a layer of fine wale corduroy is more than enough warmth in these parts. I bought a few yards of this corduroy last year and knew right away that I wanted to make her a coat with it. I'm just waiting on some buttons that I ordered from Etsy to finish the whole thing off.
I've been baking a lot lately. I made some amazing pumpkin spice bread using a pumpkin from my garden and some apple butter that I put up last month. Oh, it is so yum. I made a few small loaves, so have some in the freezer waiting for me on a chilly day.
Lastly, I've been working on my Habitat Challenge quilt. I struggled for a while with it before coming up with a plan. It's about halfway done now and it'll be done soon, I hope. I am such a fan of using FMQ to write.
With two weeks left before Halloween, there is still lots of sewing to be done this month. Sprout has requested a Princess Peach (of Mario Kart fame) costume and Bean wants to be a robot. I am thankful that his costume will require no sewing, as her costume, with yards of pink polyester satin, promises to be a bear to sew.
Once all of this is done, I hope to have a restful November.