Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Little and Often



Since my stitching time is greatly curtailed I tend to start more than I finish........

These are part of the things I am trying to work on............

Still have one bib and two receiving blankets to finish for Cassie.............

Need to add a few rows to Mrs. Horner.............

Catch up on Circa 2016  from Temecula Quilt Co.

Knit the bag I bought the yarn for last fall...........

Bind the March Lori Smith quilt from Keepsake Quilts








Spent yesterday morning organizing the work area....  Cleared the table leaving just current projects....



Arranged the sewing/cutting table for efficiency.........


Started clearing the design wall and placed future projects on the side table.



Last night I put a few more stitches on the applique for My Scrap Basket quilt.



All the leaves are on the bottom (well, one is almost finished ).... I did not like the bias I had made for the stem.......  Felt it was too bright......  This morning it is soaking in tea in the hopes it will look better.


Today I am hoping to prep the rest of the applique pieces..........  The girls are meeting here today for the first time in a long time so I need to bake something for them....

If I accomplish those things I will consider the day a success.







Sunday, May 01, 2016

Happy Birthday Dear Sister

I trust you will have a grand day and do something exciting to celebrate.

Here in North Carolina I have finished another baby sweater.  I want to have a few knitted ahead for gifts..........




Found the small hat in a box almost complete.  Finished it up last night and knit another one.....  Different pattern and larger needles.......  Sure am glad that babies come in all sizes.



Quilting complete on the March project.  Here it is May,...........  Yes, I am not keeping up.  Maybe later.


Lem's right leg is becoming a problem now.  Not sure what we can do if it stops working.  I will call the Dr. tomorrow to see if anything can be done.

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Finish

At long last I have finished something......  This wee sweater for my stash of baby gifts.  Now my stash consist of one completed item.  There is another sweater that just needs a collar to be complete and I have yarn for one more..... 



Before I start the next sweater I will finish quilting the April Lori Smith  from Keepsake Quilts.


I am two rows behind on my Mrs. Holder but I should catch up soon.


Then on to the applique for the quilt along.........


No machine sewing lately.  I had planned to stitch five cross stitch Chrismons for my tree in December.

Well, I have five done.  I try to give it 45 minutes each morning but that is not always possible.

As PSP takes its toll Lem can do less and less..........  Just glad to have him as long as I can.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Day Out

Thanks to our good friends of many years, Donna and Terry, we were able to go to the Shad Festival yesterday.

That brought back memories of times past except we were in our hey day and went at night for the dance....  Streets were closed off and a band was installed on a flat bed trailer loaned by a local hauling company.  The music was of course then Country and Shag was the dance......

That was more years ago than I want to reveal but we came away with memories to remember now that we are to tired at night to shag.........

We left home about 11:00 and headed to Grifton......  Forgot the parade was at that time so we went to Spring Fling at Happy's instead......



They were having a big sale and we never want to miss a sale at Happy's..................


Terry and Lem found a place to rest by the refreshment table while Donna and I feathered our nest....  I found some  great things for gifts at Christmas....  Maybe I will get them done this year..  Time will tell.


Then we went back to Grifton.............  Funnel Cakes.........  Hot dogs......Thai food........BBQ.....sausage dogs........More food than I can remember........



Lots of people enjoying a fine day among friends......


Unbelievably we had just arrived when we met Jason and Kim.....  Even got to see the grands and wee grands....... 


Small town America.........  These dedicated local civic leaders have a real grasp of what a budget means and makes the most of the funds they oversee........


Found Miss Grifton in the crowd and she was glad to have her picture taken........



In spite of the attention of the beauty queen Lem was glad to go home with he queen of our castle... ME....


Found a vendor selling steamed oysters........  One of Lem's great favorites is oysters so we got steamed ones to bring home.....

Did I mention that we were in bed by nine?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Little Progress


I took two extra blocks and made a small pincushion to put in this small box from Temecula Quilt Co.

Her husband makes them and they are so sweet........  This holds the tools needed for my applique so they are not all over the table.



Fleming came over on Saturday and mowed our lawn...  It was cold so she was all wrapped up.


Did not have enough brown hexagons ready to finish that row so I started the next row......  This is going to take a LONG TIME.....


Two more pieces to stitch on the applique and this will be ready to layer...........

Busy day yesterday....  Took Lemuel out and that is always a chore.......  We were in bed by 9:30 we were so tired.......


Saturday, April 09, 2016

Eleven More Pieces...

and Aprils wee quilt will be ready to layer and quilt.........  I might start the one for May before the end of April...... Amazing.........



Friday, April 08, 2016

This Week

Finished the car seat blanket for an upcoming baby shower......  Two more things to make and that gift will be ready to wrap......




Lemuel has gotten a scooter to help him get out and about....  We went for a walk yesterday and stopped to see Marilyn......



All week I have been working on "My ScrapBasketSampler" .  Lori at Humble Quilts mentioned it early in March.  I found the quilt a long Here...


Maybe next week I can get caught up on the Circa 2016 quilt along  at Temecula Quilts......


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A FINISH........

I finished Welcome Spring from Temecula Quilt Co.  You can find the pattern HERE...

Found this frame at Happy's and finished the project yesterday................



Looks lovely on the desk in the family room..........


Monday, March 28, 2016

Just a Stitch or Two

Temecula Quilt Company posted a wee quilt to Welcome Spring.....  HERE

Selected fabrics and bought a frame at Happy's.........




Ducks have been busy and I already have one egg........ 
Don't expect much from it since it is just sitting there and no one is minding it.....



Covered a can cozie with a string block....  It was getting rather worn and needed a pick me up.


This is the other side...........


Jason took Lemuel out to  learn to use the new electric wheel chair.......  Sad to say that it did not work for him.....  His motor skills are not up to the task anymore.


Picture of part of my Welcome Spring Quilt.


Sewed eight of ten leaves on my March applique from Keepsake Quilts.......   Now adding the next pieces.......


Sat on the porch with Lem for an hour this morning and enjoyed spring.........  Cast on another baby sweater....... 

House blessing, laundry, meals......  Not sure where the day went.........  Now to rest for tomorrow.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Design Wall Monday


Temecula Quilt Company is hosting a Quilt Along........  I started late but can report now that I am up to date...... 

I have several other projects that need to be completed but this weekend I decided to play with something for myself.........

Still using the scraps I bought from Homestead Hearth ten years ago..........


Lori at Humble Quilts mentioned a Quilt Along sponsored by Quilts by Cheri.......  I decided to start that one also.......  Only five blocks behind on that one so maybe I can be up to date before the next installment.............

Checkout Patchwork Times HERE for more lovely things to see.............

The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10