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.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Life is Just a Chair off Bowlies


From this to..............

This......



By adding ten inch squares of batting cut from scraps I can have a chair or two of bowl cozies.........

 





All have now been given to friends and family.........  Still more to be made.......  Such fun to make and so easy.....

Next up was the blocks for the guild exchange....  I made six of them...  Two have printed centers.....






And four have embroidery centers.....





































Friday, July 28, 2017

Today's Progress

Finished three blocks from Triangle Gatherings..........  Finally got the time down to 45 minutes per block.  Three out of fifty six so far........  I have some catching up to do.........




Also finished one of six swap blocks for the Guild.........  Four will have an embroidery center.  I have to completed and two more to go...............




Thursday, July 27, 2017

Start to Finish

Found this little knitted coin purse that was all done except for running the threads....  Found the pattern online but I am not too pleased with how it turned out.....




It is just the thing to put on my table to hold my thimble........


Finished the second of two tea towels for my flamingo loving friends...



Began the first stitchery of four to be the center square for the exchange blocks for the guild....



All cut out and ready to sew four cloth toys for the new babies in my life..........


Select half yard cuts to make this grocery bag for friends......  Great way to use up fabric and make room for more........



Cast on and began another baby sweater........  These are easy and fun to knit..........


Turned the heel on sock two.......... Jean will not need them till this winter and they should be finished by then.



Remember, blogging can be dangerous.........  I came across Triangle Gatherings on Lisa Bongean's blog and I was enthralled..............  This is the beginning of my first eight blocks.  You can find the information on the beginning HERE.......... 

The list of blocks is HERE..........


On the rack drying........ 


Now off to make a couple of cakes and maybe a loaf of bread while the roomba runs.........



From This

This is the fabric from the green tote........  There are always a few strays in each tote and this had some other colors too........



Now all cut into usable sizes..........  14 fat quarters, ten inch squares, charms, and strips from 2 1/2 to 3/4.......... 


Matthew also brought a tote of cream fabric down from the attic that same day....  I am saving that to organize in August..........

Monday, July 24, 2017

Three is the Charm

The last dress is finished..........

Now to get them ready to mail and off to the post office.....


The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10