Guess my darling hubby and I must be getting too big for our britches and needed a wakeup as to what is important in life. LOL. Last Friday we went to the gym and met with our individual personal trainers for the second week of our "going to get healthy, do it right, or bust" mantra for the new year. Now keep in mind that we have been going to the gym off and on for the past two years we've been here in Florida and all without a problem. Ray has gone more than I have due to my spinal surgery…Continue
I made rectangles with triangle roll paper :)
Everyone was so nice with my request for advice here. So I thought I'd share what I just finished with an embroidery project. I haven't embroidered in years. This is a gift for my best girlfriend; she gave me the dish as a Christmas gift one year and it inspired my idea to do some embroidery. I'm quite happy with it. I padded the embroidery with a bit of batting, so I couldn't fit the glass back in the frame, but it still looks nice.…Continue
I am a co-owner of the Piece Around the World group. Last year 7 of us participated in our 1st row robin. I choose a beach theme and am just tickled pink with the rows that everyone made for me. I finished adding the borders to it this morning & here is a pic of it. I hope to have it quilted, bound & labeled before the end of summer.…Continue
So I need some advice. I made a quilt back, but I like it too much to be a backing for that particular quilt! I want it to be a front. So I have it laid out (a little sloppily, sorry) with a piece of fabric I'm thinking of using as a backing. I know backings don't necessarily have to match the front, but do you think this looks good at all? It's CT fabric, called Soaked. The patchwork is done in CT's Urban Odyssey, which goes back to 2012 at least. I hope this is a good enough picture to…Continue
The April Sunshine Socks are finished and on my feet.
The pattern is "Sunshine" from Sock Innovation by Cookie A. Yarn Regia 4-fädig in "00017." I plan to make most of the socks from this book.
Not one to let grass grow…
Tomorrow (Saturday) I begin my trek with my BFF to Paducah for the show. It promises to have a few endless days on the bus followed by THE BIG SHOW and then a few more endless days. I 'm so excited! We will be on a bus with 35 other people who speak our language. I'll have do work on the bus (deadlines wait for nothing) but not in Paducah. And, I don't have to shop for groceries, cook, clean, etc. I hope DH will remember to bring the plants in at night so they don't freeze.
I have been sorting precut left over pieces. My goal was to get rid of one 30 gallon container. The goal is close to being made into four super scrape quilts. Another is in the making, but I am not getting too excited yet. I did stuff a pillow case and sorted the pieces while on trip back to Missouri last week. Just about now after four days of sewing have gone through the bag and trying to make the last quilt. It is so odd in colors and pieces I can see why I have UFO of started scrapes…Continue
Yes, we have been quiet here for a while so guess I'll put in my 2 cents worth in. Here in NW Wisconsin spring is 2-3 weeks earlier than usual. The first "salty" has arrived in Duluth/Superior harbor 2-3 weeks early. Snow has been gone for 3 weeks; there's a bit of frost still in the ground. DH attempted to pull out 2 dying shrubs with the 4 wheeler but frost is holding the roots in ground tightly. He does yard work and I do flower beds and veggie gardens; all are done till wind blows…Continue
This week saw the center of Pine Burr quilt finished.
Not too much else got done this week while I worked to put the blocks together. However, after all the work to paper-piece the blocks and larger cornerstones, it felt good to get it put together. This quilt is going to be way too big for my…
We have been quiet for a long time...Spring is in the air and it's time to shake off the longgggg winter blues. Like Rebecca just posted, we all will be doing yard work and getting our gardens in. We however, know better than to plant anything before Memorial Day! Upstate NY has a way of surprising us with a freeze in May!!!
Started a new project of embroidery! Haven't done that in so long. Found some medallion pre-printed squares at a house sale that will match the last ct. cross…Continue
Doesn’t time fly? It seems I haven’t submitted a blog post for well over a month and frankly I can’t believe it’s been that long. During the time that I wasn’t working on a blog post I made a ten day visit to Victoria, BC to see my DS and DDiL and to finally meet in person that sweet little granddaughter that I’ve been getting to know via Skype. What a sweetheart she is – and as much as I’d love to post a picture, I’m waiting for the adoption to be final before posting any pictures, just…Continue
In my stash I have two vintage fabrics. One is a 1 yard piece of my great grandmother's…Continue
Can I just confess that I'm somewhat of a fat quarter queen? I know that the love of fabric is not a new concept to anyone on this forum. I pretty much like it all. And since I'm somewhat of a scrap quilter, I always felt I could justify buying a little bit of EVERYTHING rather than a lot of any ONE thing.
Well it sometimes gets me in trouble, because in between times of picking up what basically amounts to overgrown fabric samples, I will start a project and have just the…Continue
We are home after a long week of getting a house ready (or mostly so) to put on the market. All of our sons, our DIL and Miss Bailey were there as we worked/laughed/rested/ate and dealt with different health challenges together. We took time out on Saturday to take Miss Bailey to an Easter Egg Hunt. She wore one of her new, made by Nana, dresses to the hunt ...…Continue
I've sewed lots of casual children's clothing through the years, now I'm seriously looking at trying out for a Xmas trade show. The cost is $750.00 for 10 X 10 booth. But something I attempt once or twice in a lifetime. If I get least money put into it.. feel I'm ahead.. Big decision!Continue
OK, gonna try to start putting my updates about my Herd here instead of in the "Littles" thread. To be honest, I kinda forgot about my blog! Thanks for the reminder Mari.
SO for those who don't know; I have five cats ranging from 8 1/2 years old to 6 months..........all but Moose from rescues. This is the herd before Buster came to visit.…Continue
The Johan Socks are finished and on my feet!
As mentioned in my March 23rd blog post, I made the bottom of the heels double-stranded. The yarn is …