Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Plodding Right Along

Greetings and salutations!

Things have been going about as normal around here, meaning I'm still working a lot of overtime and getting very little sewing time.  Plus now we own kayaks so we've spent a few of the nicer days out on one of the many lakes around here, paddling and trout fishing. Hubby is being really good about being patient since he knows I have to finish this quilt for June 5th!! EEP!!  Anyway the view of Rainier is great and the fish, delicious!

I also made 3 small reversible bags that I forgot to take pictures of (dag nab it!) for Korben and couple of his little friends who I helped my daughter babysit this last weekend.  I'm really annoyed that I didn't get pictures before I gave them to the kids, they turned out really neat.  I'll get a picture of Korben's at some point if I remember.

My 8 year old niece took well to my suggestion that she spend some time with me learning to make quilts.  Her first one (with about 50% of it being Aunt Sam's help) is on the mid-arm and almost done being quilted.  She is doing most of the quilting.  It's been about a 3 week project with us taking turns piecing our respective projects.

Wedding quilt center is done.  I just have 2 more borders and it will be on the quilter, since Ruby's quilt is going to be done today and come off the quilter.  This little girl has SO much energy and, like most kids her age, the attention span of .... something with a short attention span.  I told someone that trying to teach an energetic 8 year old how to sew is like trying to teach a hungry, dyslexic alligator how to read.  Anyway.... you can sort of see the Fairy Frost shimmer. :)  I'm super happy with how it is turning out.  I'll post a lot of good pictures after it is gifted on the 5th of June.

Next up I have a commission from Baby blankets for someone at work.  It shouldn't take to long though as my idea is simple and she liked it.  Then I have Dan's quilt to finish, then I have a gift quilt to finish, then I have another gift quilt to start! and make and finish, then I have the other Dan's quilt to finish, then I have LaRae's quilt to finish... oy, I should just shut up now!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Wedding Quilt in the Works

After a couple of weekends I'm making some progress.  Fabric bought, all the pieces for the center are cut and I've got enough fabric for borders once I get the center put together.

I'm making another one of these:

This one will be the Bride's favorite colors, red and black with some white thrown in.  I'm using Fairy Frost and it is looking really nice so far.

That's about it in quilting news for now.  Have a fabulous week everyone!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Stomp The Brakes!

So, I started something for a wedding that is in June however after speaking to a person in the know it will be ALL wrong for the lovely couple and so I am going to begin again, but I know what to do and I will have to go fabric shopping, which I haven't let myself do in a while!  Win/Win yes? 

On other fronts I have a 4 day weekend so I have big plans.  Tomorrow the hubster and I are going to go spend my incentive pay on a couple of kayaks and all the accouterments that go with them.  Sunday is going to be a fabric cutting day, unless the weather seriously dries out so we can try out the kayaks.  Monday and Tuesday are for errands, house cleaning (and boy does it need it!) and some sewing if we have time. The woman child has assured me she will be my presser so I can whip through a quilt top in good time.

We'll see how it all works out.  I am a last minute sort of person but I'd love to finish something WELL ahead of schedule for once in my life. LOL!

Hope everyone else is getting to do some sewing!  I promise there will be pictures in my next post. 

That's it from here for now.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

I Need My Sanity Back

Okay... a little overly dramatic maybe but I haven't been able to sew for over a month and I am going a little cray cray. LOL!

My son sleeps in the hobby, craft, junk, Son room and he has been working nights so he is asleep any time I could sew and his sleep is important so no sewing for Mama.

Happily he is back on days this next week so some I can get back to sewing!  I got some heavy upholstery fabric to make covers for my couch and love seat so those will be my first projects when I can get out there, then working more on our brother in law's Spidey quilt which I would love to get done and to him.

Sadly today I am on day 3 of the head cold from H E double hockey sticks so I will likely stay bundled in my recliner, warm and miserable but possibly hand stitching on my Grandmother's Flower Garden hexie quilt top.  We shall see if my snot fogged brain will allow such fine work or not.

Hope everyone else is getting more done than I am! 

That is it from here for now.