Tuesday, January 22, 2019

All you need is love......

Snow and extreme cold here 
Whats a gal to do

I went on pinterest
Saw a baby quilt
Said to myself I can make that with my 1.5 squares for a wallhanging
Found my pinks and reds and some lights 

Grabbed some already sewn hst and trimmed them down

And this little cutie is done
Quilted, trimmed awaiting binding

Almost another finish for Jan

If I didnt have to clean out slush from the storm I could have accomplished more

What have you been doing?

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

A little sewing going on

One of the baby quilts is quilted and done
In the wee hours 

With enough for a matching burp cloth 
A baby gift bag and card and good to go

A couple more 9 patch blocks for my borders

Kinda dark to see but they are cute
Using stash scraps

So far for 2019 I finished grandsons fleece blanket and gave to him
And made this quilt and burp cloth

Not bad so far......
What are you up to?
We are in the middle of the storm central so will be shoveling instead of sewing 
But will try and take fun breaks here and there

Work gave us monday off even though it is not a holiday we have
So maybe.........I can sew

Played in my 1.5 scraps
Found some valentiney fabrics to make a
Small wallhanging for my sewing room
So fiddly but fun 
While the rain pelts the window
And melts the snow

The o in love is a heart in this
Now to find light backgrounds to 
Get er done

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Do you save other things besides scraps?

This was the top of my fresh pineapple. I like to save them and plant them 
My Dad has one in the house that he got a pineapple on. A tiny one but still.....

I had one I put in my garden last year
It was dark green and pretty
But then the cold came and killed it.

You can grow veggie scraps too.
Potato eyes planted become potato plants
Carrot tops with greens become more carrots

Just ask this ole farmgirl
Save those eggshells too and coffee grounds to fertilize. Yep and banana peels too.

See? All kinds of scraps are fun

Friday, January 18, 2019

More fun mail

More fun things in the mail
Hmmm did I order these?
I seem to remember someone saying I had fat fingers that day 
In my defense I was Christmas shopping for 2019
These will be pretty placemats 

And look at these chicks
Such sweet chickens

Sharon sent me this beauty for Christmas 
This farmgal is in heaven

And look..
A farmall tractor I ordered for my farmgirl vintage

DonT cha love getting packages in the mail?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

More inspiration for Dunkin stone veggie bowtie soup

Some of these ufo blocks of mine wont make it into the soup 
Our participants were way too generous sending out ingredients and I want to use them.
Once you get your ingredients and figure out a plan, name your soup.
I think mine is Dunkin stone veggie bowtie soup

This is what I have plus the 9 patches for the border
Funny, Sharon hates borders and she gave me mine lol
She blogs at vroomanquilts

I am thinking I need to find some red and gold and make more bowties in mini size
Maybe 1.5 inch squares
So my focus so far is to make a few more 9 patches for my borders
And some bowtie pasta

I started this poem.......

In 2019 I made soup with stones
And friends ingredients like beef bones
Julierose gave me Dunkin to stir
Its ok as long as he loses no fur

Jacky sent carrots. Mushrooms and tomatoes
Hmm...do I have any potatoes?
Sharon sent pasta in shapes of bowtie 
And other cool stuff I can not lie

A red star block, hexies and 9 patch 
Too beautiful to cut up and rematch
I pulled a pot fabric of batik 
That soup pot's gonna look sweet

And I saved the end of the poem
For when I receive Colettes treasures

If anyone wants a poem just let me know.
It is another one of my useless talents lol

I am thinking it may go on the back as my label or front if i can make it not too busy 

Hows your soup coming?
Did you name it and create a plan?
Show us a peek......

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

My project is literal soup

Yesterday I had jury duty
And while I waited......and then got dismissed........

I went surfing for some soup pot shape ideas that i could draw out
Found some fun ones.
A chicken stirring the pot lol

Some top views to get more soup in the picture

An abstract to show off ingredients in the pot 

So many ideas.......

I love this project so far.....

I took a cat head and drew around it for
Dunkin stirring the soup
Kids coloring books are awesome for this
I will be using iron on interfacing as it is
A wallhanging
Dont cha love the chef hat?

Then my focus went to
The soup and roundish shape
I happened to order the fat dresdan
And it arrived as I was receiving soup
So I played with some pieced dresdan blades to see if it would give the churned up soup look I wanted
It may work

Slabbing mottled inspiration 

And these beautiful 9 patches
Just have to be a border
My first task in this project is to
Make more of them to determine my inner muslin size
Then I Will Play with iron on applique 

I envision Dunkin in a chef hat
Stirring the soup pot
Surrounded by 9 patches
And hoping when I get Colettes ingredient that I can incorporate it in my idea.

I already started a poem for mine.
I will share later.....

Is your soup pot on?
What fab ideas do YOU have?