Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What a week gone already...........


Tuesday a week ago we met at Marilyn's for our afternoon of handwork and companionship......

Rebekah was with us that day.........



Marilyn and Donna......  Marilyn is working on a quilt and Donna is knitting a scarf....





I happily finished four scarves....  two for Donna and two for Lu.........  Now to get Lu's in the mail.....



Four more angels are ready to assemble.........  I have put that project aside till after the holidays have passed......  Just not enough time in the day to finish all I have begun........


At long last I finished another pair of socks....  These are for Jean Mello......  Slight problem with them  as you can see.........  Who knew that the factory had wound the balls differently............  They will still be warm......


The quilt for the guild is on the table being basted..........  Think I can get it quilted and bound before the guild arrives?


And two pies are ready to be delivered.....  Two more in the oven......


The laundry is done, the list is made and Rebekah is coming over to join me in more cooking........

The decorating theme this year is "Less is More".......

I will finish what I can and ignore the rest.........  Planning to enjoy this holiday............

Friday, November 21, 2014

A bit of re-arranging


I finally arranged the furniture in the master bedroom.....  This chest of drawers belongs to my brother but I have it for now.... 



This desk I borrowed from Rebekah.......  Seems perfect for that wall.


A chair from the living room now lives in the bedroom...... 



A place to put the frame that has the Nativity on it........  Wouldn't I love to finish it next year....


And the Grandmothers Flower Garden on the  bed......  I also need to finish quilting it........  Again, maybe next year.



Looks rather nice I think.....



Oh and last the flower arrangement I found at Michael's....  It is perfect with the topper I made and it was 70% off...........

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Another thing or two.....


Finally finished Rebekah's flamingo.........  This was a pattern that I had purchased on the Shop Hop and I am pleased to say that it is finished..........


If I leave a tissue where Wade Hamilton can find it he likes to tear it into pieces.......  I think he believed that if he walked away from the mess he made no one would realize it was him........  He was WRONG...


Found this on my last trip to Happy's..........  Just the perfect decoration.....



Georginqa bought a quilt kit.......  She thought it was already cut out........  Since her arm was giving her problems I cut it out for her......  She will have to assemble it.............




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Catching Up

I was surprised that I had so many pictures I had not posted......... Today I will start posting a few each day till I get up to date...........

We had Marilyn over for dinner one night.....  That was the WORST lasagna I have ever made....... The good company made up for the lousy lasagna...............


Finished eleven scarves for Elsie..............


Andrew came over on Halloween..........  It was so good to have them stop by..........  They even went to a few of the neighbors.........
Tomorrow I will add a bit more........

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday...... A New Week


This will be a busy week.......  Something to be done every single day..........  I did get a few things finished last week..........

Six scarves for Beverly completed and delivered........



Bracelets for the girls in my Sunday School class......

They seemed to be a big hit.....






And this morning I decided to start to assemble the blocks I have completed on my redwork quilt.....



Okaye so I have only assembled three but I must get on to other things and this is a start..........




Monday, October 13, 2014

Several Projects at One Time

Saturday night the girls stopped by..........  I actually had things all set up before they got there.......  I am just a wee bit better at getting ahead of the curve.....




Picked up this pattern on the shop hop........ 
Found fabric upstairs to make it for Rebekah........  Now to get it quilted and the Yo-Yo's attached.......



This tablerunner was in the current Fons and Porter magazine......  Found some charms that had been purchased years ago and cut and assembled it this morning........  Looks like some quilting will be in my future...........

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ahhhh.... At Last a Post

Another busy week..........  I really don't understand why I don't get more done.......  I suppose one reason is that we live 15 - 30 minutes from any shopping and that really eats up the day......... 

I did get the blocks done for the Guild......  I was so pleased with the outcome that I plan to use that pattern to make Jean's quilt..........



The nest two shots are a close-up of the center fabrics......  I really like the colors in these fabrics....






And I finished the two pillow cases from the kits I bought at the shop hop......  I did cut the cuff wrong on one of them but that is just how it will stay......

The list on the door continues to grow...... 

Right now I am working on Rebekah's flamingo........... Sure hope to finish it next week........



Sunday, October 05, 2014

Another Wonderful Week by Paradise Lake

On Wednesday a couple of friends came over to baste a quilt.........  We had a grand time......

We basted till noon, then broke for lunch.........  Grilled chicken salad sandwiches with deviled eggs...




and a lovely plate of fruit.....

with sweet potato pie for dessert.............



Friday was a trip to the library and a stop at Happy's.........Picked up this flower arrangement along with the witch.....



a photo holder for my pictures......


this is a close-up


a jacket for the fall.........



with a bit of sparkle added.............



and this delightful wee lamp.........  just perfect in the kitchen......  well for now at least...

and a couple of planters......  I am always on the lookout for planters because when my plants reproduce I give away the excess.......  These were just two dollars each.....



Then I found that the necklace my sister gifted me was a perfect match for the jacket (the color is off in this picture.)


I finished the scarves for Jean and started the scarves for Beverly.....



I went upstairs to pull fabric for Rebekah's Flamingo...........  I hope to get it done next week....  I am going to try machine applique for this project.....


and if all goes well I want to make a journal cover.......  I have the fabric selected for a dozen of them....  Time to start thinking about wee gifties for Christmas.........


Monday, September 29, 2014

Design Wall Monday


At long last I have accomplished my goal..........  I began this quilt and stayed with it till the end.....

It is wonderful to have a finish and so quickly too.......... Now to find a place to hang it..........



I tried a few embroidery stitches........I think it looks simply delightful.....

Now this week I need to make two more table toppers.......  I found four more autumn charm packs and I can use them up by making a table topper for Kim and Amanda.......



Lots of others are posting delightful pictures.....  Go to Patchwork Times to see them.....HERE

Friday, September 26, 2014

Another Finish


 Sunday was Family Dinner Day...........  It takes me awhile to get ready......  I started on Thursday and by Sunday at 12:00 I was ready.........  All the serving dishes prepared.....


Glasses ready for beverages and devil egg dish waiting.....  Kim does the best deviled eggs so I have them ready for her to make when she arrives......
 

Table was set ....Yes, I know the cloth is too short but you try finding one big enough for that table with both leaves in place.....


Centerpiece that Donna made last year......  I store it on the top shelf in the bathroom closet... 


Pillow finished.........  The quilt behind it is a new finish too..... It is "A Road Less Traveled" by Lori Smith...It was a BOM from years ago and at last it is done........ All I needed to do was put the binding on and after two years I finally got it done.

 

This is a close up of the pillow.........  I did machine quilt it.......It looks just like I thought it would....


Took a break from the list and sewed together a couple of charm packs I got from Connecting Threads a few years back........  Used left over material from the backing on "A Road Less Traveled".  Searched in my 2 1/2 inch scrap drawer for left over binding.......  It is two different fabrics but it is done and I have used what was on hand.......  Snoopy Dancing here today..............


The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10