Thursday, February 28, 2013

Get It Done - March

Well, only three items left on the list for this month....... Not on the list is the ruffled scarves that I work on each night.......  Nor the preemie socks and hats that were made and given away.....
As you can see from the list on the sidebar many other things were finished but the main four are complete.


Linking up with “Getting It Done” on Patchwork Times HERE.

 For February

  • *DONE* Lori Smith Block One, Two and Three
  • *DONE* Binding for Challenge Quilt
  • *DONE* Blocks and Borders for Kate's Quilt
  • *DONE* Prairie Points for Challenge Quilt

For March

  • Bind Lucinda's Gift
  • Layer, bind and quilt small quilt
  • Last block for Leanne's House
  • Lori Smith Block 4

Monday, February 25, 2013

Design Wall Monday

Block four of the mini table runner is finished........


And all of the blocks are sewn together..........

Thank you to the person I got the link from..........  I don't remember who it was and would like to give the proper credit.......  I am not happy with my work in this quilt........  I really think that I need to hand piece blocks this small......  Yes, I will use this one and Yes I will attempt to make a better one..... I lost too many points and I did not have enough contrast in color selection.........

Go to Patchwork Times for other things being made around the world........  You might find a delightful pattern as I did this one.........HERE

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Two More Done and One to Go


Still wandering away from the list.............  Sometimes that is necessary......

This is Block Two


And here is Block Three...........  Only one more block to go.............  Thinking I will put this on the table in the entry........

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Pause That Refreshes.....

Only a few things left on the list for this month and they are things that are not my favorite things so I took a break to indulge myself in something new.......

Someone posted a link to Pocket Patchwork Orphans and Scraps.....The link is HERE...

I would like to acknowledge the person that first posted this on their blog but I cannot remember who it was....  If you read this please let me know so that I can thank you (and share your blog link).


This is the first block of three......I must confess that the great closet cleaning was done to get to my scrap bins.........  Now on to block two..........

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Beginning

My friend Peg has the greatest studio.........  Her cutting table and sewing machine are in one room and all of her fabric is in another........  That means that in her studio is only the project she is completing......  It is also decorated with her special mementos and even a rocking chair to sit in to sew........  Her cutting table is a cabinet with storage for implements and she has a desk with her sewing machine on it......  It is a lovely place to sew with lovely things for the eye to rest on and no added distractions that make you want to do the next project instead of finishing the one on hand.........  Perhaps that is why she gets so much accomplished.

I have decided to tackle my studio........  The first thing is the double closet.  I thought it would be a good place to put the filing cabinet but that was not a good idea......  I have three ten drawer rolling cabinets that I purchased once a month for the past three months and as soon as my son can he will take the filing cabinet out and I can put the rolling cabinets there instead.......  Next I will want a framed pegboard to hang over the cabinets...........

This was the view yesterday................
 



This is the view today......I everything out and now have a large stack of things to go upstairs and three bags of trash..........


In the area on either side I plan to make two bookcases with adjustable shelves........  Not sure how to do that but as soon as Jason will take me to Lowes in his truck I will be coming home with lumber.....


  

Monday, February 18, 2013

Design Wall Monday

On the design wall today is my third BOM from Temecula Quilt Company........  I am enjoying this project so much......  Doesn't take long to do one block and I can fit it in with other projects..........

Now I have three blocks completed.... This months block came on Saturday but I plan to put that on the list for March........

Judy at Patchwork Times is hosting Design Wall Monday (HERE) A lot of lovely things are being finished today.....

Friday, February 15, 2013

On the Needles Friday

One more pair of wee socks to be done and this gift set will be ready to go......  I cut out 8 shirts and have four of them complete...... The last four need snaps and I need to buy more.......

If you know of anyone with a preemie let me know and I will mail a set to you as a gift.  The front and sides are snapped so that they can be left open in case there are IV's that need to be placed there....  Rebekah and I are enjoying the making of these sets...........

Check out Patchwork Times (HERE) and see what else is going on around the world.


I got an idea from Pinterest and actually follow through........  This is a Ragu spaghetti sauce jar. I glued a wooden know to the top then painted it red.......  The ribbon and hearts are from the dollar tree.... The hearts were 60 to a package so there are lots of them left and there is extra ribbon on the reel.....  Some home baked chocolate chip cookies and I had a gift for the raffle table at the guild.....


Tuesday I made two King Cakes........  One for the Fat Tuesday party and one for the guild..... They were delicious.......  I think that today I will try using that recipe and altering it a bit............



Monday, February 11, 2013

Design Wall Monday and Other Things


Block two of the Lori Smith BOM is complete.......  When I finish block three I will be up to date with that
project.


This  is block one and two side by side.......


Jason and Kim came by last night with Andrew.......  He is really growing up.....  The basket of his toys sits on the landing and he heads straight there when he comes over..........



Today I will be making hospital shirts for small ones........  Rebekah and I both have friends with Preemie babies so we want them to have something special...........

More eye candy at Patchwork Times for your viewing pleasure....HERE

Monday, February 04, 2013

Design Wall Monday........

Ready to be quilted...........  I used every scrap of material I was given to make this quilt with the addition of the brown from my stash.......  I saved the HST's cut off from making the block and used them for the border.....The binding will be a combination of the solid blue and the beige print......

Thank you to Judy at Patchwork Times for hosting Design Wall Monday....  You can go HERE to see what others have on their Design Wall.


The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10