Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A quick visit from the great granddaughter........... Seven months old and a busy wee girl...





You can tell I had fun crawling around with her........


Finish number one..........



Finish number two...

A nice gift for the door prize at a banquet...  Kim asked last night how long it would take to make forty five soup bowl cozies..........  HMMM....




Monday, February 26, 2018

Accomplishments


The blocks for the Guild BOM are done and ready to turn in..........



One sock is complete for THSS (The Handmade Sock Society).


Tea towel completed and in the wash not to remove the Fabrisolvi...


Half of the blocks are complete for the first step in the Guild Mystery Quilt......


Applique begun of the Friendship Garden Quilt a long..........


It sure feels good to be moving in the right direction.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Ready - Set - Go

Planning for sewing in March.......................

Block of the Quarter all cut out and ready to stitch.....



Tea towel and soup bowl cozy ready for stitching...



Friendship Garden Mystery Quilt by Kathleen Tracy first block prepped and ready to start...



Guild Mystery quilt cut out and ready to go...



I liked the guild block of the quarter so much that I picked out fabric to make the whole quilt.



Thought joining The Handmade Sock Society on Ravelery looked interesting and this is the beginning of the first pair.....  Bought yarn to make two pairs......


Some have deadlines and some are just for fun.  Hopefully I can stay on track and work only on these till they are finished..........

Monday, February 19, 2018

Preparation

Not having sewn for some time I review the calendar for deadlines and prepped for a few finishes.

This also gives me a head start on finishes for March.........

First up is to prep the BOM for the guild.....




Kim asked for an item for the gift basket to be given at an event she will be attending....



The guild has started a mystery quilt and I don't want to miss that fun.



Kathleen of small quilt fame has a BOM in the works and I opted in for the fun.


So many choices for the upcoming month..........  Not to mention that I am still working on the home organization........  All upper cabinets are completed and two closets are done..

Now on to check off a few things on my To Do list....

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Two Finishes and One UFO


Seven pillows for the porch......  Begun the summer of 2012 and finished at last......

There are still a few things to make for the porch.....  Maybe this is the year......  Time will tell.


Kathy's shawl........  Begun in January and finished in February........  Now to get it into the mail to her..


Car seat blanket begun some time last year..........  Another  UFO........  Soon to be finished.....


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Shawl

The body of the shawl is finally complete and I have started on the lace edging.



It is knit onto the shawl using the live stitches along the top and then around the other two sides.


I have turned one corner and begun the second side...  The pattern is free from Wooly West
HERE..

Friday, February 09, 2018

Finished at Last

After many years of working on this and putting it aside I have finally completed the center panel of the MarBek Nativity........



The downside is that the fabric I purchased with the pattern and thread is the wrong count.......


Not sure where the error occurred but that is not important at this time.  The frame kit I have will not work but I have sold it to someone else.  Now to find a framer...


Monday, January 22, 2018

Design Wall Monday


Up a little early today......  Overcast this morning but the sun will burn through soon.........


This is the picture from last week...


I am still making progress..........  I can see the end in sight............


I will continue with my scheduled organizing.  I organize for one hour and stitch for 45 minutes...
This seems to work well for me..............

For more inspiration go HERE

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Weekend Cometh...

Up early...  At least early for me...  Should get up to 54 degrees today.....



Clearing out makes a big mess but after walking around the house for hours I finally found homes for the detritus on the table.



Now it is time to set it for tomorrows luncheon........


Adding the metallic border for the first wise man.........



Results of walking around the house for hours each day....

I am amazed at the empty spaces but I have not finished organizing so these areas may get filled.....

Not with something new but something already here that needs a permanent address........














Monday, January 15, 2018

Design Wall Monday

Today will be sunny later but this is the scene this morning....



Last Friday Joyce came over at one o'clock to assist in packing the Christmas decorations........  We finished about six that evening......

I sat down to put a few stitches in the Nativity............

Kept on till I realized that it was 2:00 AM.........

Started again at nine the next morning and worked through the day except to eat and take a nap......
Watched Netflix and stitched till ten.

Sunday came in with below freezing temps so I began my marathon once more.........

Stopped at half ten last night.


Stitched for four more hours this morning and the Wise Man is taking shape........  Still loads left but I am making inroads.........

Not much stitching time left this week as I am hosting a luncheon on Saturday........

The end is closer.....



The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10