Monday Musing

There is a lot going on here at Kathleen McMusing, so I thought I would catch you up!  My Fab Farm Sew Along #FFSAL2023 will be starting in a few weeks. If you are looking for a fun project, this is one I know you will enjoy. I have a couple of other projects going on at the same time, the Diatom QAL, and will post about my second row next week. I am also joining in on the Rainbow Neighbourhood QAL, hosted by Sandra at MMMQuilts!, so I will be busy with all these projects in the coming weeks.

Moving My Website

Ok, I bit the bullet, and I am moving from one website hosting platform to another. The move should happen this week. I don’t know when it will start, but fair warning, things could get ugly. I will save money in the long run but, the new company is doing the installation, so fingers crossed that it all goes well. Full report once we have gotten past this!  In case you need me, will work as an email this week! 

I turned off comments until this is over, too, so I don’t seem rude if things don’t come through! 

Sewing Retreat

I’m off to sew with my small bee for a few days. I am looking forward to lots of sewing, great conversation, casual food and lots of laughs. My projects number 4: 1) Ships Ahoy by Cheryl Brickey in Just One Charm Pack*, 2)” My Strippy Stars” from  Carole Carter at From My Caroline Home (a free pattern) and 3) 2 quilts from one of the 3 yard books (which is packed). My preparation over the last two weeks has been kitting the quilts, and doing some of the precutting. Not all is done but much of it is. I am expecting to come home with 2 tops and maybe even 4 if all goes well. I will be away and probably answering emails, but slowly if topic #1 doesn’t derail my email too much! 


I will quilt and bind one of the retreat quilts. I am tagging Ships Ahoy as the one I will be my One Monthly Goal. These fabrics Smooth Seas by RJR Fabrics are being used in two quilts…Ships Ahoy and My Strippy Stars. I purchased the fabric over a year ago for last summer’s island sales, and that did not happen. This summer they will be ready! 

I’m grateful to my followers and hope all good things come to you as spring begins to bloom. Wish me luck and I will see you on the other side! My next post will be that things are live as I expect it to happen sometime this week. If not, you may see a retreat summary!

Coming Up on My Blog

Diatom Row 2 
Fixing a T-Shirt Quilt
Fab Farm SAL Begins (4/17)

Linking Up 


Fabric Stash 

Fabric in this month: 6    
Fabric out this month: 9.25 
Fabric in this year: 20.25  
Fabric out this year: 27.75
NET Fabric: -7.5 yards!

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My Favorite Tools

Pins with Numbers & Arrows
Annies Soft and Stable Foam Stabilizer
By Annie’s Clear Vinyl
Heat N Bond Iron On Vinyl
Omni Thread, Purplelicious
Aurifil 50 weight thread
Hobbs Tuscanny Wool Batting
Freezer Paper Sheets
Binding Sasher
Nexcare Clear Skin Tape
Cluck Cluck Sew Tape
Simple Folded Corners Ruler
Free Motion Quilting Workbook
Shape by Shape Collection 2
Shape by Shape
DayLight Wafer 1 Light Box
Freezer paper
Siteground Web Hosting
Dream Cotton Batting
Sidekick Ruler
Hex N More Ruler
4″ Circular Plastic Needlepoint
Awesome Ocean Pattern
Schmetz NonStick Needle
Sulky Totally Stable
Barn Quilt by Sherry Shish
Applique Pressing Sheet
Mary Ellen’s Best Press Starch
Clover Bias Tape Maker 12mm
Woven Diamonds Pattern
Hobbs Premium 80/20 Batting
Woven Star Pattern
Wefty Needle
Quilt Hanger
Fat Quarter Shop
Westalee Sampler Template Set
Mettler 60 wt. Cotton Embroidery Thread
Sandboard for Hand Sewing/Appliqué
Clover Needle Threader
Sewline Black and White Pencil
Sewline Grey Pencil
Backyard Birds
Wing Clipper
Quilt Pounce
Hobbs Thermore Batting
Clover Chaco Liner – silver
Turnabout Patchwork by Terese Mairal Barreau
Sewline Glue Pen
Fusible 1″ Hexagon Paper
Fusible Appliqué Paper
Electric Quilt 8
Quilter’s Dream Select Batting
Quilt in A Day Log Cabin
Judy Martin Log Cabin
Emiko Toda Loeb
3M Command Strip Clothespins
Paper Templates for Lucy Boston
Lucy Boston Templates,MPP
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Cross
Clover Wonder Clips
Thread magic
Clearly Perfect Angles
Slotted Triangle Trimmer