Well not too much this week life as they say got in the way of quilting!!
I did manage to get my applique pieces for mug rugs ready for pinning and sewing.
I have all my Forget me not blocks caught up , well the applique prep work anyway!! I am waiting until supper bowl day to sew them while the game is on!!
Resorted the sitting room/sewing room .
I needed to get my material and wool organized too much all over the house! it made room in the hall closet for storage now so only a bit more to move into the other room. I still have to finish going through my material drawers and sorting fat quarters onto shelve.
I started a quilt top ufo that I figured out today had been sitting for at least 5 years!!
I couldn't find the pattern with directions for it but I found my note showing the block with the sizes on it but no color alotment!! so I took a chance and started sewing it together ! I have a few rows completed of the blocks just another 3 rows and they have some green in them I will try to get it done before next week to show you it finished. I must have made a lap quilt like this before for someone but I can't remember who!!!
I did get the third block of Ranchers Daughter done this is the three I have done so far.
This is my little helper "Princess" she is missing my hand work !! she follows me all over the house where I sit she sits at my feet! Unfortunately she is not the foot peddle for the sewing machine!! She keeps moving m peddle over and when I put my foot down to go I get her instead!!!
It was our 27th Wedding aniversary on the 25th of this month these are the lovely flower my Hubby brought home to me! Here is a picture of the green rose he had included with it!! He also brought home a beautiful card and a steak dinner!! He did good this year!!
Well I hope you all have a great week.
until next time
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Had a busy weekend. Went shopping with Hubby and stocked up a lot of household items.! Paid for the long shopping hours though pain in leg worse after all the walking and driving in truck!! But at least the cabinets look full.
Got the house mostly cleaned just have to dust and wash kitchen floor.
This week I will be working on ufo's all week long!! I knocked out a few already this year but boy do I have a lot more to get done. I have nearly caught up with Esther's forget me not blocks a few more to get prepped then I can get them sewn.
Yesterday I finished the backs for funky chicken and country cottages and got things ready for a baby quilt that my mother started before Kyle was born ( he will be 21 yrs next month!!)
Today I am going to tackle the Wedding quilt I started for him from a Bom in 2009 It was the Baltimore Bliss pattern by Sindy Rodenmayer. It is all hand applique it was fun making it just have to put it all together now.
I have a pile of quilts sitting now to take to the quilters but I have a few more to get done before a trip to see her.!
I forgot to post this the other day so I thought I would just add to it!!
I finished the Wedding quilt and finished a yellow lap quilt today. I have another of Esthers blocks prepped and today I am going to sit and prep the last two flowers and then I can get them sewn over the weekend.!
I also finished a small afghan for Gizmo which she has promptly dragged off and hid in her hiddy hole!! I guess she liked it. I also finished up my country cottage quilt and it is also going to the quilters to have it done right.!!I will just add the photos in a row as there are a few. I hope you all have a great week. I have a few more ufo's to get working on this next week I am trying for one project a day now as most are smaller ones left.
|wedding quilt (baltimore bliss)|
|yellow lap quilt|
|backing for yellow quilt|
|funky chicken lap quilt|
|country cottages wall quilt|
Thursday, January 17, 2013
It's a new year and this one I am determined to do ALL my ufos. I joined a contest for it to help me keep inspired so we will see if I can actually get it done!!
I found a embroidery table clothe that had been sitting since I recieved it at about age 20 approx 27 years ago!! and it was sitting in the ladies ufo pile for a while before that!! It now sits beside me chair to work on off and on between other projects. Now if I can get new glasses so I can see what I am doing it might go faster!!!
I finished a few projects already.
|odd patterns bom|
I am working on putting together my country cottage quilt yesterday and today hopefully I will get it done.
I finally got back into my work drawers and got Esthers forget me not back out. I am on the Tulips I have the tulip applique ready and half pinned so will get that ready today as well. I have the freezer paper ready for the others and I will work the next few days getting them ready for applique over the weekend.!! I was actually shocked when I realized my hand sewing box was EMPTY! I also dug out a crochet afghan for Gizmo that I started last year well I should say the year before that!! It is orange and brown It is also by my chair for night time work.
And lastly I decided I needed to set aside some reading time again with an actual book! I have a book shelf filled with ones I wanted to read but I haven't got around to it so I have a pair of cheaters of hubbys to help me with the print for now so I have the first book sitting started again!
Well I know this has been long but I've missed talking to you all. I get to sit today off and on and catch up with eveyones posts Love to sit with a cup of tea and read them.
I h ope everyone has a great new year this year and good health to go with it.
All the best until we talk again!!