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.............

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Rabbit Trail

The Love of Quilting magazine came and there was one table runner that caught my eye......



Remember, nothing is as easy as it looks........ 


I happened to have some fabric in the studio from other projects that were just the thing for this project.......


And here is my first star using my Rapid Fire star tool.........


Maybe I can get the top completed and add this to the list of unfinished table runners.........


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Catching Up


This summer we invested in some help with the yard work.....

I had brick left over from building and planned to use them to mark flower beds and edge all around the house.....  Finally realized that I would never get it done on my own and found someone to assist..........

The entire front is edged and we moved the nandinas to the back making the front neater.........


The knockout roses are doing well on the front so I added a row of them to the side to cover the heat pump and give some color to that side.


The pecan tree that Marie gifted me is growing well.........



This is the back with the nandinas and they also trained the jasmine to go up the side...  I am hoping that one day it will cover the pergola.....


This is my focal point in the back yard......  The colors don't show well in this picture.....  It is a mixture of perennials and annuals to give color all season..........  I could add some mums in the fall and pansies in January........


A spot of color on the corner....  The jasmine on this side grows much better......


Doesn't the brick look nice....  It keeps the mulch from coming out when we get rain........








A touch of color by the garage door........


This is the damage I did to Rebekah's car when I turned into the driveway ...............




Friday, June 26, 2015

June Has Flown

This is the Lily that Jean and Bill brought to us last year.......  I had forgotten that I had put them outside....  What a joy it was to see them bloom this year.......





I spent the first part of June finishing this quilt for the auction.......




And these tea towels .................

















And the GRAND time we had with friends at my 50th high school reunion......

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tangled Web

Started working on the Reunion Quilt...  Moving along rather nicely..............  Second bobbin ran out and I looked at the back..........  Not what I wanted to see........ 

Picked it all out.......  Then noticed the stitching on the first bobbin.........  No way I would want my name on something that looked that bad.....

Picked it all out...... Now to start again.......




We feed the ducks in our area.......  Love the Ducks...... Two sections of our yard we can't mow now because the ducks are nesting.........

The Canadian Geese, not so much..........  So this morning I look out and what do I see.......  Mama and Papa and three baby GEESE............  Oh well, we are all God's children.................




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Good Morning...


I finally got a few good pictures......  Saw the ducks relaxing on the berm after eating their breakfast......





This is a close up of the center duck....... She has her little duckling with her...  There were two but only one is left now....




I also got this picture of the Hummingbirds sharing breakfast.........



This is my famous Pin Oak.....  I plucked the seedling from a flower bed at a rest area in Virginia.....That was 2011.......  It lived in a zip lock bag until the spring of 2012.....  Finally got it planted.......  Isn't it lovely......




Now here is the Pecan tree gifted to me by a friend.....  I hope is grows as well.........


While I am waiting for my quilting foot to arrive I began another bag......  I am going to add pockets to the inside of this one.......


And make this wee purse to go with it............



Now off to sew for an hour and then start on the list.........



Monday, May 25, 2015

Finally.....


I have been looking at these blocks for long enough...  I hope I have them right now.......  If you see anything that needs to be moved please advise........ 

This is for a friend.........  She made the blocks and then brought it all to me in the box shown below...  The blocks are not the same size and the larger ones cannot be trimmed any more.......

The small blocks I thought I would start in the top left corner and bring half of them down the left side.  The other half will start at the bottom right and go up.....  



This is what is left........  Including the interfacing..........  At this time I plan to sash each block to make them the all the same size........  If you think of a better plan please tell me...........



For more fun and quilting ideas go to Patchwork times HERE

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Beginnings and Endings.

Yard work began on Monday and we are moving right along.....Jason is adding a longer pipe for the drain on the heat pump........We are going to put a lattice brick wall around it and he wants to make sure it can drain.......  So nice to have someone think of these things.......




Hope that it will all be done by the end of the week...........



Quilt to hand piece with Susan is all cut out.........



Bag completed...........  It was so easy and so much fun.....  I am going to make the handles shorter on the next ones.....  This one is a shoulder bag and the next ones will not be......



Already selected the charms for the next two..............



Prepped one block for Rebekah but need to get the other eight done.........



Kool Ties complete.........  Already given away four of them..............



I need to be quilting the quilt for the reunion but even though I have two machines I can not find the quilting foot for either one of them.........  Seems like every time I organize the studio I lose something important.... 


Saturday, May 23, 2015

This Holiday Weekend....

Monday we began work on the yard.......  We made the decision to have some one come and get the beds in place so that I could maintain it easier....  It is getting to the point that I do not like to leave Lem alone even while I am working in the yard and he wants so much to help and I do not want him to get hurt while trying......

Jason found someone that would fill the bill and do what we needed..........



He started here and has worked when possible this week......  We are really moving along with this project and should be finished soon.........




Having a project with an upcoming deadline I went back to my usual method of operation and began three other projects BEFORE finishing the one with a deadline......  I suppose I do like to work under pressure.........

Saw this cute bag on Pinterest yesterday and it was a tutorial from Missouri Quilt Company.....

Got out the squares from the most recent swap and picked these out.....  I can see that one needs to be replaced.....  A picture is helpful in seeing things like this............



Susan and I are going to hand piece a quilt together........  I am cutting out my fabric and will mark it for stitching.....  A nice little Carry With You project........


Started these Kool Ties in 2011......  The landscaper needed them earlier this week...  I got them out this week to finish............  They are on top of the quilt that needs to be quilted...........




Lovely weekend ahead.......  Especially since I have my MRE's (meals ready to eat) in the freezer...

What are your plans..........

The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10