Saturday, April 30, 2016

April came and went

April seems like it came and went so fast.
it can't be because I am older, right? LOL
I didnt get as much accomplished as I wanted
but looking over the list I guess  I made good progress
this little strawberry was a happy diversion a friend
gave to me to cheer me up
I love it! so so cute
I think I will make it into a hotpad
it reminds me of my Aunt who wanted us to
have the reunion. she passed away so hoping
she can be with us in spirit on that day

this purple table topper is quilted ready for binding. 
maybe I can do that today

I spent a lot of the end of the month
consoling the cats who are missing Daddy
BIG time!  they are bickering more
and fighting over who gets to sleep on his side
or in his chair

I organized a few things for the reunion
got one box packed and another started

finished up the piggy banks of felt
and some wish bracelets

and chapstick keychains

planted some pansies and hyacinths
just for some color
the dark drab was getting depressing for sure

these two UFO blocks also became table toppers
and are in the box
dont mind the picture. the top one was pinned
as I had to stitch down the binding
it is purty now!

I worked a little on my oranges and will 
try and catch up for the month
I think I am a week behind so not too bad

gave hugs to this guys a lot
and also dealt with the contractor from hell
this month

finished this washcloth up but didnt take a finished picture
3 more to go

all the piggy banks laid out before finishing

this project never got touched so hoping I can find
my batting soon (or replenish)
and get a set of 4 placemats done for the reunion

and these need to be hemmed
so as soon as I get off this computer...........LOL

April was productive but not as much as I would have liked
I guess that song is true

"You can't always get what you want......."
but I can surely try!
How was your April?
Did you meet your goals?

33 years

I had my hair done to make me feel more human
she did a good job
wash and wear.......YAY

right now this guy is getting lots of help medically
but we will celebrate 33 years together today

amazing how fast 33 years goes by..........
Love you honey!
I would do another 33 years
no problem

Friday, April 29, 2016

just a normal Friday night

just a normal Friday around here
sewing and playing in the stash hee hee
I SHOULD be working on other things...........
ahem. but my friend had a project in mind for me
so I played along
choosing some reds and greens and white
I thought for a minute it may be a
Christmas project

first we marked the diagonals on the white
and one of the greens
matched them all up with the red and greens
and stitched a quarter away from each side of the line

like this......then cut on the line
to make some HST
trim them up to 2 inches

and lay them out with the other squares like this
I should have had more variety so I could move them
around more but hey
I was playing remember?

then the leaves at the top
they were a bit of a challenge
for this old brain
I had to rip out a row
but got it straightened out

this is the one from the webpage
not too bad
I decided if I do more of these I need more 
variety in fabrics
and maybe darker leaves

check it out at skyberries
here is the link

go on.
you KNOW you want to make one

I am thinking this will make such
an adorable hotpad 
OR an end on a runner

working in circles

I am trying to catch up on my circles for April
it has been a little nutty here lately
with tons of things to do
and not enough hours in a day

but I continue to do a little each day
and at least make progress

hoping the weather will cooperate so I can get this
flower bed cleaned out and ready for the summer
I bought some more things to put in there
yeah I know. my flower addiction is as 
bad as my fabric one! LOL
but I got some astilbe, another white clematis,
and hostas for under the small tree
that way the bird seed that falls doesnt look messy

this did progress a little. it is quilted ready for binding. 
that will be a quick finish at least

I think I need to regroup a little so I can finish up
some more little things by Saturday
what? last minute you say?
I LOVE pressure LOL
what are you finishing for April?

my basket overfloweth

I really need to stop buying fabrics and start
making more quilts

I need some easy peasy patterns
using the 5 inch squares

I like the idea of white borders around them
then a colored border
then maybe join in white sash with cornerstones?

sounds easy enough
and would be 12 inch blocks I think if I used 2 1/2 inch borders

we will see
I have to think about finishing up things that are already started
so that I can make some room

I guess cleaning can be a GOOD thing huh?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

quilty friends or is that GUILTY friends LOL

my quilty friend is so sweet
she has a "project" to keep my mind off things
my assignment was.......

find some reds, green and white fabric pieces

out of red 
cut 17- 2inch squares and 3- 2 1/2 inch squares

out of the green
of 3 different greens cut 2- 2 1/2 inch squares of each

out of white
cut 4 pcs  2inches
cut 5  2 1/2 inch squares

I am not sure where this mystery project will go
but see Jackie?  I did my homework

( she is GUILTY of having me start ANOTHER project
when I have many to finish- but thats ok
I love my quilty friends for sure..........)

cant wait to do my "homework for tonight"! LOL

lookie what I found

I found more UFO s that I should just quilt up and 
have for the reunion
maybe I could give to the gals
that are helping me pull this off
a runner in pink and green........

one in black and blue and florals...........

and I have green grass Yankee candles too
I think I am going to do more moving of things to 
find out just what is where and try to finish
them up

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

prize box is good and full

these went into the prize box
I think they will be popular
I also made 15 wish bracelets
and labeled them

I organized everything into a box so that I can
know what is where
for the reunion

and had enough to start box 2.
I think I will fill this one with the table centerpieces
and the candles

we should be good
unless we have "party crashers" LOL

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

hope I made Cynthia proud

I pulled this 9 patch UFO block that I bought
at a quilt show last summer

and then pulled purples and greens from my
5 inch squares

I cut them in half except for the corners
and sewed them up
then I cut the center square to fit the border
(I know---- quilt police need not come round here ok?)
and this is what it looks like now

just have to trim
then bind it 
for another reunion prize

I hope I made Cynthia proud of her lil ole 9 patch block

Monday, April 25, 2016

goals for last week of April

As we go into this last week of April I have some lofty goals
I NEED to finish the letters for the back of this quilt,
make the back and quilt it up
this is TOP PRIORITY at this moment

then I need to do a marathon day of getting
batting and backings ready
to make a production line of table toppers

scraps need to be cut to make more of these little guys
I have a feeling they will go fast
as little prizes
also have to look for the keyring tops
at the store
I think I used mine all up

and this set of placemats needs to be done
hoping that I can accomplish a lot this week

we will see. I tend to try to overachieve and then
fall short of my goal.........\
(yeah it is a character flaw of mine........even as a kid
when our Home Ec ....remember Home Ec class? 
when our class was supposed to be making a patchwork 
pillow, what do you think I was making?
YEAH, a QUILT!  I DID finish it and it was used as a backdrop
for our fashion show. such a showoff, right? LOL)

linking up with Beth of love laugh quilt

someone is missing and all of us miss him

hubs is in the hospital

this is where Phoebe spends all day and all night
on his side of the bed

she is such a sweetie
looking for her Daddy

hopefully we will see him soon honey

Sunday, April 24, 2016

I am stumped

If you were making a gift for the person who has
travelled the farthest to a reunion, what would you make?
I thought of a bag...........
but then too feminine like a purse

I thought of some things like sunglass holder, chapstick keychain

maybe a tea pouch

or some jam

or maybe a basket full of goodies for on the road?

I don't know what I can do

a basket could hold waters, chips and snacks maybe?
a sunglasses case, maybe a CD case for the visor
you need music to keep the humdrum of the road at bay

any suggestions?????

Saturday, April 23, 2016

going out to breakfast

I <3 my friends
my neighbor is taking me out to breakfast
for my belated birthday gift
isnt that sweet?

update: due to health issues we will not be going out
I may not be blogging for a bit......

these are birthday flowers from a birthday past

and this guy has the idea.........

with this youngen...........
no not the deer silly
the dear standing next to him
she was picking rhubarb for the first time in this picture
and her back was starting to make itself known

we will leave this guy home too.
he can stay under her shed
I think he/she has a friend too
that can't be good

but yes, us party animal gals will be doing 
breakfast out
not sure how much trouble we can get into
over eggs and pancakes LOL

but you never know!
here's hoping you are as lucky as I am
and have great friends to spend time with