Sunday, March 31, 2019

And Meanwhile, InOther News...

So I thought I should maybe show you some of the other stuff I have been making lately. I sew almost every single day.
 I am crocheting the Woodland blanket from Attic 24 for my middle daughter. This is usually my evening hand work project.
 I have pin basted the cows and pigs quilt for a sweet little boy I know. These were left from the fabric panel from Farm Fresh. I used the chickens and roosters elsewhere.
 And a nice bright rainbow on the back, using up these fabrics I have had forever.
 The first of my Hands 2 Help quilts. I have enough of these 16 patch blocks to make two baby quilts for Jack's Basket. That is the charity I have chosen. So happy to find a good use for these blocks.
 Still working on the 100 Blocks 100 Days quilting. I had started it two weeks ago, but had to put it aside to finish Light in the Window.
And here are some pin cushions for my craft fair. I have a bunch of other items as well. Several types of zip pouches and such. That is coming up in early May.
Hope you have a lovely day.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

A Light in the Window

This is a post I have been looking forward to for awhile. I put some projects aside to finish this one up so I could send it off to it's recipient. We all know someone who has lost a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly. My Light in the Window quilt was designed to show love is still in the home after all is said and done.

 This is my new pin basting on the table system. It works pretty well and saves my knees.
       Can you see the "beams of light" in the quilting here?
          A single heart in a window.

          Found this great wide backing at Pineapple Fabrics.

Ready to be shipped. And it has made it to its destination.  I hope it brings love and comfort to its new owner.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Busy Busy Busy

I have so much stuff going on. I finally finished doing my jury service and am back to sewing. I have a quilt pin basted, a quilt ready to be pin basted, back is made and just finished another quilt top. I made a table runner for a friend and am working on small pouches and bags for a craft fair I am doing in May.  And I just signed up for Hands 2 Help at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Some pictures?
 These are the blocks, clipped together by rows. I can't show the quilt just yet. But soon.
                         This is the runner back.
This is the front, made with more of the chickens from Farm Fresh fabric panel. The recipient collects small ceramic chickens.
 And last weekend, my iron died and so I went out and bought this one. It got some of the best reviews, but it is hard getting used to a new iron.
 I finished crocheting my Sweet Pea blanket with Lucy from Attic 24. I am loving the colors.
And because I have found that I must always have a hand project, I began another crochet blanket for my middle daughter.
So that's what's keeping me busy. I hope you are all well and surviving the last of the winter. We are expecting warmer sunny days here by the end of the week. Woo Hoo!!!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Here I Am!!

Man, I knew it had been awhile since I posted, but almost a month? The time is just flying by for me here. Usually it's just because I am so busy sewing, I fail to stop and take pictures. This time it's because I have spent the last two weeks on jury duty, so my weekends have been for catching up on the rest of my life. And I still have, what I hope will be only one more day of jury duty this week.

Part of what has been occupying me this month of February is crochet. I found Lucy, at Attic 24 a number of years ago and love to read her lovely blog. I finally dove in and have been working on her latest Crochet Along, or CAL as we call it.

I am still sewing. I am signed up for a craft fair in May, and I have been working on making my inventory for that. I am sorry I have not taken any pictures of what I am doing. In addition to that I have  a quilt in progress, that I can't share just yet, a table runner in progress that I haven't photographed yet and I did get my  100 days 100 blocks quilt border on and got it pin basted about 3 weeks ago, but haven't started quilting it yet.
Here is a picture of that beautiful quilt top. I have a quilting plan for it, I just need to make room in the queue for it. I know that more forward progress will be made once I am here every week day to work on it.

I hope your February was good and I hope to see you back here real soon.