Friday, December 8, 2017

Quick update

These blocks are quick to go together.  I only have 4 more to go then the sashing on the left (though I'm seriously considering just sewing one more side on each block!) then a matter of sewing rows together and putting a border on.  Will be perfect for replacing the pumpkin quilt!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WOOT! A win!

I won a book from Blackbird Designs a couple of weeks ago and it arrived in the mail today.  Such a cute book but I gotta say their row is by far my favorite!  A cute little owl row!  And Alma even autographed it.  Love that.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Two projects in process

I'm making progress on the autumn quilt...

there are 10 blocks if I count that very first star (which is not in the photo) and that would mean half way there.  I'm actually starting to love it (as opposed to just liking or even really liking it! HA).

And then there's another project that I started recently...

and this will be 4X4 so it can hang in place of the pumpkin quilt during December.  It's quick and easy and is from a youtube tutorial by Missouri Star.  Love the way the sashing is added to each block along the way.  Another for next year--sigh.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Another stitchery done

I really like this one and it can be out for all of fall!  Now I just need to keep an eye on Michael's next big framing sale!!!  :-)

AND today my 'baby' is 30!!  Hard to believe....

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Hooty's back

Just to notify everyone..Hooty's in the house as of today, Dec. 3, 2017!  Always love when he returns!  Hope he's brought the Mrs. along.  (Terrible pic but didn't want to disturb him too much on his first day back! LOL)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Very little to share...

but it's more than anything of late.  I guess I've been spending more time cross-stitching lately and the quilting has gone by the wayside.  But there has been a little sewing going on.  Two or three months ago, Carole over on her blog had a quilt along for a beautiful quilt in fall colors.  I LOVED it but only had a short time before leaving on a trip.  I made one block and posted a picture of it.  About a week ago, I pulled the pieces and parts from back then plus more fabrics to go along with the rest and have been busy mostly making half square triangles and trimming them up (not my favorite thing to do). 

So this is what's together at this point in time

and it spurs me on to continue because they're so pretty (IMHO anyway..HA).  I didn't include the very first star I made and posted the pic of mostly because I'm not quite sure I'll use that one in the finished quilt.  We'll see.  I DO have 3 more blocks nearly together--the strips are sewn together but then the machine messed up which always aggravates me and I walked away.  I think Carole's was 3 by 4 but I made my blocks a little larger and think mine'll wind up 4 by 5.

This would probably be a gorgeous Christmas quilt too and maybe one day that'll happen.  Would also be a very pretty QOV and that's what I SHOULD be working on!!  I need to make four more for presentation.  The guys are probably thinking I've forgotten theirs.  Need to get busy.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hope your Thanksgiving is special

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Here's to great food, wonderful family time and remembering all you have to be thankful for!!