Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Done and Begun

Garlic Knots are finished and ready to turn in tomorrow..........  Bonnie Hunter has the greatest ideas...



Next on the list is the pincushions for the Guild.......  I plan on making 30.......  Six cut and sewn and four of them are turned.......  Hoping to get six a day done this week and that can be marked off the list....




Now off to do a bit of House Blessing.............




Monday, October 30, 2017

A Few More Finishes


I found a few more ideas online for babies........  This bandana bib is a good one for teething babies because they absorb moisture.......  The pattern calls for terry cloth or flannel backing but having neither of those items I used two pieces of matching fabric and lightweight batting between......  Add a snap to the back and this gift is finished quickly........ 





I made two of them in bright fabric..........




and two in blue on white.....  the blue seemed to fade away in the picture.


I also discovered a pacifier holder online.......  Two are made with grosgrain ribbon and two are from fabric........... 


Finished a knitted bib to add to the box and this will be a nice surprise........


Having promised Jason and Kim bowl cozies I took the time to get them done......


Someone at lunch bunch had a purchased phone case.........  Two other friends wanted one....  Now they will also have smiles this week.....


In the evenings I have been knitting angels for my tree.......  So far one is assembled.  Three more are waiting for assembly..........  Hope to finish a dozen before Christmas.........


Friday, October 27, 2017

Done and Begun

County block finished for the State Quilt....  I have given it to someone else to quilt and mail....  Marked that off my list.....


Next up was the Block of the Quarter for the guild.....  The guild provided the background for four blocks.  That was allowing for error in cutting....  I selected to make 16 blocks but I actually got 21 blocks total from the fabric.

All cut out and ready to sew.............


While I was cutting I cut a few extras for me just in case I want to add to them and make my own quilt.....


Friday, October 20, 2017

Studio Time

Finished Wade Hamilton's new fall outfit..........  He is going for a spa day on Monday so I am waiting to let him wear it.........


I was asked to make a block to represent our county on a State Quilt......  I chose to use the emblem on our name tags.


Of course I had to enlarge it a bit....  Now it is all prepped and ready to stitch...........


Let's don't forget that the exchange blocks are due on November 1st.....  I have eight ready to sew but I will need to make a few more.......  The hardest part is selecting the fabric......


Kate found this at Hobby Lobby when we were in Georgia..........  Of course I said I would stitch it for her.........



I have begun....  I use it as a quick pick up project when my mind is tired.........


Spent most of the week cooking and baking........  Hopefully I can spend next week stitching...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Design Wall Monday

All blocks done for Spooky designed by Cheri........  Now to design the layout..... 



 More eye candy can be found HERE...........  WARNING  viewing this site can cause ideas for even more fun quilts..........

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Quilts by Cheri

 
 On Mondays Cheri Payne is offering a quilt a long for Halloween.  It can be found on Quilts by Cheri Friendship Group. HERE

I am a we bit behind but catching up fast.

This is block one......  I need to embroider the face and add button eyes.



Still stitching block two.......
 I forgot the star in the center of the bowl so that has to be added......
I also think the berries are the wrong color and I plan to change them to something else...

Block three was posted last Monday and this Monday will be block four.  I should be able to finish two blocks in one week if all goes well......

Cheri has many free quilt patterns on her Friendship Facebook Page under files on the left side...  If you like primitive she the best........

Friday, September 08, 2017

Something New...........

Reba is wearing one of her new dresses...........




Wade has on his new shirt..........  There is a matching leash also...........

Friday, September 01, 2017

The Joy of a Finish


Clearing a bit from the studio I chose to bind three quilts that were ready to be finished.

The Rainbow Quilt is now on the way to Georgia to live with my granddaughter.



This quilt is mine.......  I made one for myself but Kim liked it so much that I gave it to her.....

Still kept looking at that pattern and knew that another one was going to be made.....

Here it is all bound and ready to sleep under........  I plan to KEEP this one........

This quilt was made at least 10 years ago.......  At long last it is no longer a flimsy.  I had quilted the center but for some unknown reason I never quilted the border...........  Now the quilting has been finished and it is bound..........  I cannot give this one away because the quilting is so bad...   After all it was made just for practice.............



Picked up the baby sweater in the evenings and knit a few rows........  Kate needed a shower gift so I finished it and it is on the way to her now...



Added a couple of bibs to go with the sweater.....


Found fabric that was purchased for a few new outfits for Wade.........  Cut them out and got them ready to sew..........  Out of D-rings for the harness so they will be on hold till I get to Greenville again...




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This and That

I am out of my gray piecing thread.........  Decided I would empty a few bobbins so I delved into my basket of the scrap quilt I have been marinating for ten years..... 

I now have three rows of seven completed...


Next was to finish the socks for my dear sister Jean.....


Looking around the studio I discovered a set of napkins I had cut and pressed for hemming...  Now they are complete and in the buffet waiting for the place mats they go with to be finished.  They will require piecing so that will have to be done later...


Completed two more baby bibs for Reba.........

Made four of these fabric puzzle balls for the babies being born in the family.  All are mailed and on the way with one extra.......

With all the finishing going on I decided to begin stitching the Mary Englebreit "Believe".  It was a favorite of Rebekah's so this is being made in memory of my darling girl.........


Finished two more soup bowl cozies for a special couple.........


Made a scrappy pincushion to hold my needles.  I find I get the different kinds mixed up in the pincushion........  This is just right for the table beside my chair...... 


Amazing the things I have finished since I can no longer piece till I purchase more thread........  Might just delay that purchase for a wee bit longer to see just how much I can accomplish........

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Good Time

Sunday I was surprised with a visit from the great grands.  Jason brought the boys over to fish........

The little ones fished for less than thirty minutes before they came inside.


I had been stuffing baby toys and one of Andrew made a snowball with my "cotton".  I never explained that it was really polyester.

One two dollar bag of fiber fill and a few boxes..........

They cleaned everything before they left...........


I order online therefore I have a collection of boxes in one corner of my garage.  Someone is always looking for a box and they know to come here....

Chewy.com is a favorite store.....  There prices are better and they deliver within 48 hours........  They also have a better variety and I am able to shop for items made in the USA only.

The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10