Friday, January 30, 2015

On the Needles Friday


On Friday Judy at Patchwork Times host a gathering for display of what people are knitting........  Great ideas can be found there......... Go HERE to see other things being made.........

I am back to working on the Seville Jacket........  I put it down because some items with deadlines interfered and Tuesday I got back on track............

Two fronts.......  I knit them at the same time to make sure they were the same.......



One back..........



Now on to the sleeves......  This might take longer because I want long sleeves and the pattern calls for 3/4 sleeves.........  That required some thought and I did not think clearly..........  Last night I unknit six inches of each sleeve.....  No worries....  I am a process knitter so that does not bother me too much....



No, I have not done any sewing since Tuesday's trauma and those three items are still on the work table.....  Maybe today?  Time will tell.........

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quiet Day

We had a quiet day today......  Lem is doing much better and even got a good nights sleep last night.........

I spent the morning working on the National Debt..........  Bills paid and accounts balanced........  Required phone calls made and then a late lunch.........

Good mail........ Recipe from Jean, a quilt magazine to enjoy tonight and my BOM from Temecula Quilt Co.






Aha.........  Another block to add to my collection of unfinished blocks......  I will have some lovely pictures when I get these BOM blocks complete.......  This will be the third one I have subscribed to....  They are Lori Smith's designs from My Heart to Your Hand HERE...  The ones I have are 15 - 13 - and 6.....



Tonight will find me knitting on my Seville Jacket.....  I see the end of that project in the near future.........

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

One Done..........


Finished the pillow covers just before the movers came........ By now the furniture is on its way to Needham.

Woke up to a lovely sunrise.........  I tried to get the picture while it was lower in the sky but could not get dressed fast enough........  And it is really cold outside........



The ducks were waiting for me to finish so they could come and have breakfast.................



Here is a picture of the sofa with its new pillows........Now I will make some extra covers for the arms and head rest................


Today's project if I have time will be these three things............  They should not take long...........


I also want to get these dresses ready to smock........  If I can do that I will have hand work for the afternoon and evening.......

Monday, January 26, 2015

This Week.................

First on the list are the sofa cushions for Cassie...........  They have to be done by tomorrow afternoon so I will work on them all day..........




Little Valentine pillows I want to make..........

Four smocked dresses are cut out but need to be assembled and pleated.....


A Valentine and St. Patrick's day shirt for Wade.....



Block three of Woolen Willow Quilt a Long.......


Piece the Log Cabin block and finish the applique block that came with my Jan Patek kit..........





Run the threads in three caps for Jean and make the pom pom for Kate's hat.........

Make a scarf for ME..........


Complete step one on Garden Walk from this issue of Primitive Quilts.......



Finish the thread holder from the set I began in the year Dot..........


Fix the cuff on Marilyn's jacket and alter two doggie coats................


I wonder just what will actually get done...........Oh, I almost forgot........  Finish the cross stitch I began last Monday.............

Sunday, January 25, 2015

What a Grand Week

Jean came for a visit......  How much I enjoy having someone with which to talk quilting .......

We shopped, and ate and talked and stitched the whole week.........

Several years ago a friend gave me some tiny lampshades for candle lamps made from beads ....  Jean and I finally got all the materials needed to make a few....  She got two finished......  I got one half done........



Looks sunny outside but it was really cold so we stayed in that day.........


One night I cooked Chicken Bruschetta.......  The recipe is on the back of the Stove Top Chicken Stuffing box........  We really like it and it is soooooo eaaaaasssssssy..........

The meatloaf recipe on that box is another good one.......  Nice casserole and a tossed salad and you are all set to eat..........



Left overs from my veggie plate at the luncheon on Saturday found their way to the table one lunch time......

Now she is back in Denver but another visit is promised in a few months................

Now off to make some pillow sofa covers for Cassie......  Busy times ahead this week.........

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine all through the house........

A touch in the guest bath.....







An arrangement in the guest room..........







On to the living room.............



and the entry.................


The front door inside............


The buffet in the entry...............



Small table in the dining room............



Also in the dining room...........



On to the living room..................


A finished cross stitch pillow for our friend here...........


Coffee Table...............


Desk............




Quilt cabinet


Breakfast room.............



Stair way...........




Even the plants got a valentine........



Best of all..........
Family to share it with............  Had a grand time yesterday......  Jane and Beck, Teresa and Mark came to have lunch with us..........

How wonderful after all those years of being away that we can once again get together............











Wednesday, January 14, 2015

And Another Thing

While looking for the missing Valentine decorations I found this scarf that I finished who knows when........

Now it is on the design wall being blocked.......

That sure is one busy design wall..................



Picked this up several years at JoAnne Fabrics for $1.00.....  It has been hanging on the pegboard since, so last night I released it from captivity and got it done......  Now to make a wee pillow....  I will need to go upstairs first to find the right fabric.............


My Jan Patek kit arrived on Tuesday.....  It is for a quiltlet to put on my small stand....


Couldn't wait.........  Had to get it prepped today and ready to stitch.......  Already 1/2 way around one rabbit.....


The last of the Christmas decorations are packed and Jason took them upstairs for me tonight........

Valentine decorations are starting to appear and Donna is coming by tomorrow to help finish up.....

Then grocery shopping for Saturday's lunch, doing the vacuuming and dusting and starting to get as much ready as possible................

Never a dull moment here in Eastern North Carolina.......

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Thing or Two


Block one and two are complete in the Willow Quilt Along........  After finishing block two I realized that the backgrounds were too  much alike......  I am going to put a piece of small piping between them and I added a button to the star on the basket.......  Thinking of some embroidery on the leaves and maybe a button or two on the ends of the geese.....  We shall see............


Found a piece in the embroidery drawer that I started about five years ago.......  I had done the stitchery and made the little pillow and began to sew on the lace........  Attached about one inch and moved on to something else........  Last night while watching the game with Lem I got that project completed.....


It looks perfect in the arms of the wee bear I picked up at Happy's..........


Another Valentine touch added..........  I have however misplaced part of the Valentine decorations....  That would include the two quilted items from last year...........  One table runner and one small quilt....  Maybe I will find it before next year..........


To make matters worse my Primitive Quilts magazine came in today's mail....Found three projects that I want to make.  Oh well, now on to altering Marilyn's jacket.........




The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10