Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Progress

The borders were sewn on...

Now to prepare the backing... Then next Wednesday it will be off to the quilter...



This cross stitch complete just need to decide on the finishing.  Auditioning fabric in case I want to make a small quilt...  




Found this kit that was Rebekah's.  It will be a tree skirt for a small quilt.



Found a sweet night gown pattern for Rebekah...  Now to get one cut out and ready.  Picked up fabric for four gowns...

Off to get a haircut.  Not before time...

Monday, September 09, 2019

A Little Sewing Done


This quilt was cut out months ago.    The pattern is from Fabric Café.  They have some quick quilt patterns that are fun to assemble.

They also only take three yards of fabric for the top and three yards for the back.  Great way to reduce stash...

 

I had even marked the pieces for the pinwheel blocks so sewing went quickly.



The pinwheel blocks sewn and the quilt is ready to assemble.



Rows are now ready to be sewn together...





Friday, September 06, 2019

Two Steps Forward - One Step Back...

A half a dozen diapers for Rebekah...  She enjoys playing with Baby...  I need to get some clothes made for the doll next.


Helen Stubbings has produced a year long embroidery project called 365 Day Stitch Therapy.


Part embroidery and part applique...  Looked like great fun and a good way to start each day...


I have gotten started and am on day 62 now.


Not doing the applique blocks yet.  Saving them till last.




So many delightful embroideries that can be used on other projects...

Now off to spend an hour working on the quilted bears that were supposed to be finished last year.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sewing Again

Fabric Café has some wonderful three yard quilts...  They also sell kits...  Easy to cut out and easy to follow instructions...  This quilt had to be ready by yesterday in order to get it to the quilter...



I already had it cut out and on Saturday I started piecing...  


In spite of other obligations and the studio redo I found enough time to assemble the top and have it ready on time...  Didn't get pictures of the quilt with the borders...  You can see that picture when it is delivered next month and the binding is complete...  Binding is all cut out and ready to go...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Progress


Most of the excess has been removed.  Now I have begun to organize...


I assembled two of the cube units for the cutting table...  Jason will come on the weekend to help with the ironing station and to cut the board for the cutting station.


One of the bookcases fit on that wall and the other one will go into the closet...


The design wall is in place...  Lots of room for even a large quilt...


The piecing table is still in the same place...


Now to get a quilt ready for the quilter...

Sunday, August 11, 2019

New Beginnings


Still clearing out the Studio.  At least you can see the floor again.



Tomorrow I will spend another hour working toward the goal of a lovely space in which to sew.



I do have a plan just not sure it will work.



Hopefully next weekend Jason will be able to assist with the cutting table and ironing station..



Saturday, August 10, 2019

Update

Spring has come and gone but here are a couple of reminders of how lovely it was.

Jean and Bill brought this lily to me several years ago and once again this year it bloomed.


This is the last lonely amaryllis to bloom,  They are along one side of the house and were lovely this year.



One outfit for Rebekah was finished.  Three more were put to one side till next year since this one is too big.


Pink sweater for those chilly mornings.

That was such fun that we made another one.



The guild is doing a block of the week during the summer using a Christmas pattern I found online.



Block two was finished.


Progress was being made on the Guild BOM.  This one I hope to finish for Jason.



A small bag was made for Helen.  Too small in fact for its intended purpose so another one will need to be made.



A soft hat was completed for Marilyn to wear in the sun while working in her garden.



Pink Flamingo quilt was finished for Alice.


And then this one done for Phyllis.


Now we are up to date on projects.


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Baby Steps

For several weeks now Wade Hamilton (in the right) has enjoyed having a friend,
Sophie, stay over while her mother has surgery...

They are always with me in the kitchen.  I might just drop something...


I finished sweater #2.  This one is for Xavier....  Now to get them mailed tomorrow..


At night I have been enjoying stitching my Cathedral Window.  I have nine blocks complete.  This is four single blocks.


This is four other blocks that I am beginning to assemble.  The plan is to assemble them in sections of four blocks and then assemble the sections together....



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Juggling



This is me on most days..  So many things that MUST be done and so many things I want to do...

The list today is to bake chicken
Get desk drawers from the attic
Cut out quilt for Alice
Bless the kitchen

What to do first...…..

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Accountibility


In an effort to make better use of my time, I plan to become a better blogger...

Last week I could find no prepped handwork to carry with me to the guild for stitch and chat...

I searched for the containers of Cathedral Window that I started years ago....

I have now cut the fabric for two rows of eight blocks and I am in the process of doing the machine stitch part.  Four blocks are folded and assembled waiting for the decorative fabric.  One more block is ready to be folded...


Xavier's sweater has been languishing on the table for two weeks now...….  Just needs sewing together.  Can you tell that I don't enjoy that part as much as I enjoy knitting....

 


My neighbor had surgery last week and I am taking care of her dog. Sophie...  She and Wade Hamilton are now my shadows.  Especially when I am trying to cook...


Today I really need to do some laundry....  Time will tell...

The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10