Monday, May 29, 2017

American Memorial Day

Thank you to all who died while in service to our country. 
Memorial Day is typically the kick off to summer and my patriotic decorating. 





But ultimately I remember the sacrifice. 

Love to you all today.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Fun!

We made it through another week! My daughter and I have a race tomorrow and other than that we plan on staying close to home and avoiding the crowds. 

 Next week I am heading to Ohio for a visit with my long-time friend Kathy.  I'm gathering up this and that to take with me to sew. We considered a team project, but we both have enough to keep us busy without adding another to the mix. We will be attending the Genessee Valley Quilt Show in Rochester NY and may be inspired to team up on a project after we go. If you are planning on going we'd love to meet! I'll be there on June 3rd. Kathy has also offered to take me to Niagara Falls! I saw it briefly in the 6th grade so am looking forward to seeing it again. 
My BBiggs is trimmed and the fabric is coming with me to get binding made. 
 I need 60ish flying geese for the ABC quilt so these are coming with me as well.
 Here's a big flop! I know the ABC quilt is primitive but these just won't make the cut! Any guesses of what they were going to be?
My Instagram feed for the week. The upper right is a receipt 
showing my very first senior discount at the Goodwill! (I guess some places consider 55 a senior!)
Thank you to all who have given their lives in the protection of the United State of America!

Have a terrific weekend!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mid Week Wednesday!

I got a few things crossed off my Monday's list. (That doesn't mean the quilt is done!) Because I only have snippets of time I work better this way. 


 Here is a fun spring quilt I got out. I am a sucker for a cute churn dash!
 Look what came in the mail! Thank you Rebecca for your generosity. I love all 3 patterns and the fabric. Cheri Payne announced yesterday she will be closing down her website. The cancer and chemo is making her prioritize and getting well and family is her concern right now. She will continue to have her facebook group and she will continue to share her quilting designs.
I haven't had any quilts hand work to do so I pulled out my French General embroidery and get a few stitches in every now and then.
I hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Making a List, Checkin' it Twice

I admit to making a list, but not checking it twice. I've been doing so many group things that I've neglected the UFO's in my sewing room. Time to get organized!

 Found this beauty in my closet ready to be trimmed and bound! I love it! 
This is 9 blocks of the Benjamin Biggs quilt that Gay at Sentimental Stitches offered for free in 2014. Check it out HERE. Quilting was done by Sharon, Grass Roots Quilt Studio in Washington state.
Next up is a cute sampler that Cheri did as a quiltalong. Basted and ready to be machine quilted by me!

 Getting my Fall Festival top assembled. 
 The last quiltalong was Back Porch/Front Porch Summertime by Jan Patek. Need to get a backing made.
More to come!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday's Folly

Spring is finally in our forecast! Sunny days and blue skies are in the works for the rest of the month! Whoop! Whoop!
I've been sewing a little this week:
 Slowly getting the Fall Festival quilt top assembled. It's a large quilt so it is spread out all over my upstairs.
I'm happy with how it is coming together, but I admit, I've done a fair amount of unsewing!

 I'm getting together a little kit for the next quiltalong. It includes soft faded/worn fabrics, including pink.
 I'm not sure how many flying geese I need for the ABC quilt, but I'm slowly cutting up my bag of homespun scraps for that one and using a few pieces as leaders/enders.

My Instagram feed for the week. It's been a fun, but challenging week. 

37 years ago yesterday, Mount St Helens erupted. I still remember that and the ash falling in our town. What an amazing and destructive catastrophe.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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