Thursday, July 28, 2016

Little and Often

With limited time to stitch I try to work in several things each day........... 

I don't remember just when I started this top but I am happy to say that it is ready to send to the quilter..............



I brought a armful of fabric downstairs this week and found the perfect piece for the binding...........  It has all the colors in it that are in the quilt.........  Ordered the backing from Thousands of Bolts.....  When that arrives I can deliver it to a friend that will pass it along to Lilly, our long arm quilter.


I have been looking at the graph for this for several years.........  Last year I began to gather together the thread and fabric............. Finally had the graph enlarged and began to stitch.
It is ready for the framer now............  I am making it for Lemuel..........


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

HAPPY'S


When Jean was here we made a trip to Happy's.

While there I came home with another chair for the porch......  I have always liked wicker and this was priced right.............


Monday, July 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday


Before the quilt display, let me introduce the latest ducklings.....  One dark, one light, and four yellow.  The yellow ones are Peking ducks..........  All have the same mother but the male Peking duck spends all of his time chasing other ducks.......  The female Peking duck is sitting on a nest now....  Anxiously awaiting the hatching............






Now on to the quilt.........  One of the challenge quilts for the Guild this December..........  Now to layer, quilt, bind and label..............



View other quilts at Patchwork Times for inspiration..... HERE

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Recently


a fellow blogger posted a finish.  A lovely pillow embroidery by Crab Apple Hill.  I inquired on the provenance of the design and was offered my choice of the pattern or the finished piece......

I chose the piece as I knew that as much a I would like to think otherwise there is limited sewing time now and I would not get it done.........

When it arrived I just happened to have a pillow insert that was the perfect size.  Isn't it lovely.

Thank you Sunny for this lovely gift.



I recently spoke to a friend from Cape Cod........  Peg often shared her scraps with me.  I have two quilts completed from the time she gave me a large container of her greens because the bin was too full........  I mentioned that I missed getting these lovely fabrics and she sent me a care package that included 1 1/2" strips and squares........  Also included was a stack of charms...............


She even sent two quilting books that have some great designs..........  Now I am planning my next Leader/Ender project.........

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Several weeks ago I started making this kit from Temecula Quilt Co.  The pattern can be found free HERE



Everything cut out and ready to sew.......  It stayed that way for days...........  Caretaking consumes most of my day but I do manage to fit a few things in occasionally.


Finally done..............  Simply delightful...........


At last I finished My Scrap Basket..............  I am delighted with how it finished...................

Check out other ideas on Patchwork Times...  HERE

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Father's Day

The family came over on Father's day for a little cooking out.........

Matthew and Wyatt..........



Samuel and Andrew............


Now all together..........  with Jason and Lemuel and Wade Hamilton...........



Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Porch

Finally got the porch cleaned and ready for the summer..........



All flower arrangements are by Donna.......


A few friends come over each Friday night for a couple of hours just to catch up on what is happening to all of us..............


House plants become porch plants during the summer.........





This arrangement has already moved somewhere else.  Things are always changing.

More to come tomorrow............

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

There Have Been Complaints

I haven't blogged lately and there have been complaints......... 

Today just three to start...................

After work one day Jason came over with Andrew to fish........    Every boy should go fishing with their grandfather.......



That was als the day I tried the Lemon Cakes........  They were delicious................  Thank you King Arthur Flour............


And last is the big bird on the grape vine post........  It is called a turkey buzzard and is one ugly bird.....   It has a tiny red head on that large body......  There are several in the area.........


More tomorrow...........

The Thread and I

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10