Monday, September 24, 2018

Rockaby baby.......


This should be an easy project 
First make a new block and put the pink one aside to play another day

Then figure out gray strips and see if
I have enough for a small baby quilt
Hmmmmm
Ever do a project like this?
First I had been gifted 
2.5 squares

And sewed them as leader enders
Then made 
4 patches

I was gifted some cool
Solids. And some were strips 
So bordered the 4 patch
Put the blocks aside and now
They go to the top of the list 
Because a baby is due in Feb
It now has a purpose so it needs to be finished

It just needed a little time to mature


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lookie what I see


I got up early and got to the garage 20 min
Before they opened.
FOUR CARS IN FRONT OF ME
are you kidding???
Good thing for cell phones so I w as emailing Jacky etc and then saw this car
Pull up
OMG
remember last time and old blue car was there?
Well then I got nervous...
Is this a sign that I wont get a sticker?
oh no.......


I stood real close to it as my car was being
Tested
I tried to take pics without looking like a tourist 

The tires were white and red.
What a beautiful car...
.

AND I GOT MY CAR STICKER
YAY........MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Today at the ranch.......


I think next is to pull 
2.5 squares to make
Another block.....
Then surround it with solid
Gray is appealing to me
So I need to measure and see if I can 
Use what I have to finish this up.
The baby is due in Feb
But it will be nice to be AHEAD for once
(I CAN DREAM CANT I?)



This needs to get taken care of


And this will be my
Relax before bed project

If you can call it relaxing  to
Count stitches while
Uh hm someone is talking to you
AND TWO CATS are chasing the yarn around
Nothing worse than trying to knit and the yarn is wet. Ughhhhh
I always wash them before I wrap
But still.......
Still coughing a little
Seems it is not a cold but is a virus
And it is going round and round with kidsback to school etc.
Yay......
Go......
Me......

I am feeling better just cant kick the nasaldrip and cough
Yuk

Friday, September 21, 2018

What looks better


I found these blocks
And want to make a neutral  baby quilt 


I may need to remake one square to replace the pink one
But light green sash?


Gray???


Something else?
I want to use what 
I have

Maybe once I replace the pink one
It will speak to me.
Do YOU hear it???


Thursday, September 20, 2018

I think brother will like it


I just need to handstitch the edge and this will be done.
I think my brother is gonna like it.
He loves to cook and loves bears 

Another project done........

How are your projects coming?



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Does a bear you know what in the woods?


A little more progress on brothers bear potholder
A little fiddly turning those little paw pad pieces
I use an old trick I learned years ago that may help those of you who are not applique fans
I sew the piece right sides together to a used dryer sheet
Then slit the sheet and turn inside out
It helps with tiny pieces to turn the edge
So you can applique it down
I will hand stitch these on as I want the
Edges to stay nice and I will also
Machine applique them on.
Then it will be time to get out the claws
And sew the batting and insulbrite layers in and finish it off
My brother who cooks and loves bears is gonna
LOVE this for the cabin.....
He is bringing me Maine apples this weekend to make "blapple jam"
It is a family story of when his girls were small and they were making an apple pie with him but needed more filling so added blueberries.  He asked them what should they call it and the term Blapple came about.
So we often request blapple pie
Or blapple jam
Just in case you ever come to our house. .....
Now you know
The rest of the story.....LOL


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pinterest is evil


Pinterest will be the death of me
I was cleaning up some small fabric
And doing my usual.....
Cut 5 inch squares. Then 2.5  then 1.5
And strings and 2.5 strips if I have them

Those snack barrels are perfect to hold them.. Thanks Sharon of Vrooman quilts!
The pinterest quilt I saw was a 4 patch
Surrounded by white so they floated on the quilt top
I am thinking gray would be nice as my bedroom walls are gray
And this will be a longterm project
It takes ah hemmmm
Over 4000  1.5 inch squares to make
Yes
You
Heard
That right
So I will cut up my scrap into the barrel
And pull out a few to chain sew when I get the urge
And put the little 2 inch blocks into another container pinned by tens to keep track of my progress
These are not crooked
They are not pressed
I really need to work on
My photography skills
But small they are
And addictive to chain piece
And so darned cute!
What are you making with your scraps?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Getting things checked off the list


This was weighing on my mind.
Rich's parents stone needed the dates
Put on of their deaths.
It was supposed to be in the prepaid package from the funeral home but they said it wasnt and we didn't Have any paperwork so we had to pay to have it done.
So we contacted them in late May,sent a deposit in June
And just now when we asked for the 3rd time if it was done they said it was.
We went there to make sure. So now we can pay the rest and feel like this task is finally done and right.


So last night as hubs watched some Alaska frontier show I started a spa cloth
For the girl's stockings
I need to make FIVE 
UUUUUUGGGGHHHH

Surprise by my friend Jacky
She felt good enough to get out
And about and brought me a peach 
Big enough to feed a family of 4
See normal plum in picture for
Size reference 
So glad she is feeling better 😁


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Thankful


I finished my a n k letters for my
Thankful runner


I am in love..........
Now to find Fall print border for it
And get er ready for Thanksgiving
All from my 2.5 inch blocks stash







I saw an adorable quilt made
With 4 patches made out of 1.5 squares
I may need to put on my list for Jan

I will cut the blocks as i clean up
Filling the snack barrel up
From what i understand the queen
Size needs over 4000 of them

Check LOL
I think I got that covered 





Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sewing a little something


This block that Babs of wont to be quilter teased me with
Had me from the start...
I didnt have enough of the light fabric I wanted
So I compromised
But ended up using 3
This gold stripey one.....


A gold leaf one.....


And a text one in red



I like it.....I wanted to use what I have



As you can see it is a large block
Dunkin is a 13 pound cat!
I think he likes it too

This may end up a pillow
We will see
For now it satisfied my need to sew

Friday, September 14, 2018

Yay its FRIDAY!@!@@!


My yellow rose is still blooming
And bringing a smile from me when I see it


And JulieRose...

Just look at this beauty 
Remember the piece you sent me?
I guess it likes it here


Gorgeous! I think of you each time 
I go out my door


I should try and locate these
For a quick cute neutral
Baby quilt
I think they are 8 inch squares so a sashing
Of gray or white should bring it up to size
I have been sleeping late these days
And not much that I can show on my blog
A little secret sewing.......
Soon I will be in full swing again
But for now these little finishes
Make me happy.

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE
AND IF YOU ARE IN THE HURRICANES
PATH I PRAY EVERYONE IS SAFE


Thursday, September 13, 2018

From borders to bobbins to new blocks


After winding about 20 bobbins
I stopped to put the borders on this.
Now it is ready to layer and quilt


So NOW what can I do?
Am in awe of the blocks for the
Star quilt a long that 
Babs of wonttobequilter is making...
So I pulled a few fabrics
Cut them
And sewed the piece for the geese
It makes a 24 inch block...
I like the quilt they are doing but
Am thinking if I make 6 blocks
Of this size I will have
A lap quilt

I found this in a store already
Hey dont judge
I have ideas.....
A tree with scratch tickets
A tree with money on it for kids 
Heck a fat quarter tree would be fun too
I got two and am thinking that was a 
Mistake. I think i need to get a couple more
Before they are all scoffed up



These need to be painted
With winter scenes
Now where are all those Christmas cards I saved?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hard to sleep when you cant breathe

I couldnt sleep because of my cold
Cant breathe
But this guy can sleep.....
On my hip  lol


And i have two hips
So monkey see
Monkey do

No sewing when half asleep
Dont need any accidents
Is it too early to send out a mugrug
For the kiddos?
I am thinking they may
Want to use them now



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

lookin back at the summer


this summer was a nutty one for me
as Fall weather comes in I reflect on what I have done and 
where I am headed
I took this cute little challenge stocking and finished it into 
a cute wallhanging



found some kits I had cut and sewed some pillowcases


had a visit from Spidey...…….
in MORE WAYS than ONE
I STILL have a red red leg...…..
ugh


finished this cutie into a wallhanging


see? how sweet is this cutie pie?



pillowcases


more pillowcases


finished and gifted this quilt to a 7 year old boy
fighting cancer



finished this runner
no pics of it sorry


started working on the border and backing for this runner


painted these


for this


did secret sewing


gifted this


caught ANOTHER SQUIRREL FROM JACKY
AND made this
and several more


made 5 stockings to fill


these are done and ready to send out


started a thanksgiving runner


made a pincushion
cause I can

not too bad I guess...…….
did the summer leave YOU productive?