Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A Lovely Day


Lem and I had a lovely day.........  We enjoyed just being together and the view outside.......

The ten ducks that we fed last year when they were ducklings.........


The two white ducks that someone got for Easter and left here.........




Chris out sailing........... 



Monday, August 03, 2015

Design Wall Monday

Lots of lovely things on design walls all around.....  To see more of these check out Patchwork Times.

After looking at these on the design wall for months I have begun at last......

First two rows complete......



Last two rows ready to be completed........  Because of the size difference in the blocks I have added enough to each one to make them all 15 inches........... 


We decided on a black border with the smaller pieces on the bottom and top of the quilt....  If nothing unforeseen happens (and it usually does) I hope to get my part of this project completed this week........



Friday, July 31, 2015

A Thing or Two


At long last I have pressed and wrapped the gift for our neighbor's new baby (born in April)...


And one of Jean's socks is finished.........


And I made this little scarf that is supposed to block at almost twice the size it is now......  Time will tell....  Before I block it I need to clear the design wall because that is where I pin them to dry.......


So after much procrastination I am starting the T shirt quilt for Georgina..........  I hope to get at least one row assembled today.......


And start Jean's second sock this afternoon.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Me Again.....

Hopefully next week I can get back on schedule........  It appears now that I have no appointments for next week and Lem and I are looking forward to a quiet week at home together...... 

Time will tell how well that works for us.......

Finished the last of the red yarn.............Hurray..............




Finished the smocked dress........  Now I need to press it, wrap it and deliver it.......  Perhaps today....


I like this design and will use it again.......



Began Jean's socks.......  One half done..........  I found a pattern to try......  I think it is time for me to move forward and try a few different things with socks...........  It is good for the mind to keep learning..


Finished the last of one skein of the green yarn from Katie.....  Two adult hats and two for children......

I did cast on another one in another color to be ready in case someone drops in and I can knit it while we chat............



Now off to add a few more rows to Jean's sock.......

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Picture of an Oxymoron


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noun
noun: oxymoron; plural noun: oxymorons
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.

I get teased a bit because when we get together I do not use paper plates......  

I have about a dozen desert plates that belonged to my mother and we use them daily.....  I am not trying to save the ecology but it is easy for me to use them and put them in the dishwasher.  I use real plates for meals for the same reason....  I just prefer them to disposable.....

Susan pointed out that the china plate with a real fork did not exactly go with the bottle of water with a pink John Deere cover.........  Oh Well.........  such is life.........


Small group this Tuesday......  Susan, Georgina and Marilyn..........  Fleming came in later but I had already taken the picture.....



Thought about what evening project I wanted to do next..........  I have wanted to make Jean's socks..  She bought the yarn last year and I want her to have warm feet this winter.....  Finally got out the swift and ball winder to prep the hank of yarn......

Now to pick the pattern I want to use...........  Something special for Jean.........





Monday, July 13, 2015

A Finish or Two.....


At long last the GFG is finished.........  The last stitch complete.....  And now I have it on my bed.......

I plan to move it to the guest room later but for a bit I will enjoy it myself....

It took ten years from start to finish but much happened in between stitches..............


I also completed my contribution for Fleming's shower......  The letters will be hung over the table with the gifts with a ribbon..........


Now on to finishing the smocked dress for Summer.........

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Week Two

Still a few weeks behind but hope to catch up...........

Week two is complete, now on to week three.

The bottom left block does not match the picture because the Block Tool used dark corner pieces and the one in the picture has light corner pieces..........

Oh well, it is MY Quilt.......  So I am calling that a design decision..........



Monday, July 06, 2015

Moving Right Along

Border on both table runners.......  I ordered the thread to quilt them with.......  Not sure about the quilting part.....  I am not good at machine quilting but I will garner more experience with this project.......




Block one of four on Week Two is complete........


and block two is cut out and ready to assemble tomorrow morning.............


Next up will be the banner and table runner for Fleming as it has a deadline.......

Sunday, July 05, 2015

A Thing or Two

Jason came today to help with a few things........  He put this shelf over the washer and dryer for me...  Yes, I do know it is not centered......  It is where I wanted it to be..........



Add a few things and it looks so nice.......  My Tide Pods are in one canister and the Oxyclean is in another one....  Handy and it has show quality.......  The small lamp will be replaced as soon as I find one I like better...... 


A shelf near the floor in the pantry for my recipe notebooks.........  He also installed a door stop on the back door and the curtain rods for the dining room.......  I had purchased them several years ago and now that they are up maybe I will actually make the curtains.......


More sewing on the table runner that I knew would take No Time......  Silly me.....

I had enough fabric strips from the original runner to make two more stars and did not want to waste them.....  That meant making another set of small stars.....  One set still not quite complete........

Now to add the border, layer, quilt, and bind........  We shall see.........


I have finished quilting the flowers on my GFG and most of the border.......  I should be ready to sew the binding on tomorrow........

Friday, July 03, 2015

Week One....


Okay, so week four has been posted and I am behind but I do think I can catch up if all goes well here....

Two of four complete.....


Then all four done.......


Still working on the Lemoyne Star table runner........ 

Right now I need to get to work on the house blessing.......  Jason is supposed to come over to fix a few things for me.............

The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10