Monday, May 23, 2016


Well, the patches are on her uniform and my finger is killing me. Should have found my thimble much sooner than the last 3! Oh well, knitting for a day or two should let it heal up a bit.
I know I am missing one or two....not sure if I find them I really want to put them on today. We'll see. She has one from camp in April and one from the fall I am missing. Good thing she is moving up to Brownies... no more room for patches! We have a crayola experience one to add after June.

As an appreciation for being a volunteer it was a troop leader and daughter event last night. We did Painting with a Twist and had a blast.

Emily with her work of art.

And mine. I was good until I attempted the birds in the upper corner. Those did not work out well!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Slow Down.

I 'found' Emily's girl scout uniform just in time to add lots of badges to the back by hand today! I added the two giraffes from her sales this year and an online patch before heading to scout Sunday at the church where scouts meets this morning. I'll have to get the rest on today for her bridging ceremony tomorrow night. She will bridge to brownies tomorrow. Aidan will also have his scout ceremony tomorrow night... followed by a bonfire and smores. I asked if my Daisy's could crash their party if we supply smores things and they are letting us. =).

before picture

All of the badges that need adding. I know there is a horse one somewhere  too..

I got some machine sewing and prep time in yesterday afternoon while the kids were at Grandma's. I have three more of my 1857 blocks prepped for back basting this week.

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts who reminds us to take time for ourselves to recharge, breathe and relax.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

RSC Saturday in Green

I got these two houses finished off this morning while waiting for the kids to get ready for Grandma's house. 

This needs to be hand appliqued down and then add the squares around the edges. Tonight's project.

Prepping for working on BITA's today. These will finish at 6 inches.

Linking up with the RSC Challenge today

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday design floor....

Lots of resting in the chair Sunday night with a heating pad for company let me finish the black round on my trip quilt. Note to self - use a cart to carry full bag of potting soil instead of carrying it in one hand with the african violet mix in the other. It was a wee bit heavy and that is a long trip from the back of the house to the shed. I would have posted this yesterday.... but blogger would not let me attach a photo. Today.... the kids have awards ceremonies at school. I was invited to Emily's at 9:30 as she is getting an award.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching

Yesterday was errand day with lots of time in the car. Today.... will be puttering in the garden and repotting house plants (hey Mom - I've got 3 still alive! I picked up an african violet since mine has been dead for a year and a potted palm Thursday. Think I can keep them alive?) with help from Aidan. Pool time will happen as well - temps in the 90's!

I know at some point there will be slow stitching. I hope to finish the two peels in the middle and add four dark purples to the corners today. I also want to prep block 8+9 today so I have something to work on this week.

What will you be slow stitching today? Head on over to Kathy's Quilts for some inspiration.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

RSC in green.....

I did get a chance cut some green scraps on Wednesday and made 2 houses and have 2 more ready to make.
I also grabbed the two dresden I made last year with the challenge - one in dark green and one in sage greens. I found a scrap of green for each and have attached that to the middle of the dark green. Now to appliqué that onto the white background and then I can make the scrappy border so it will become a 16 inch block ready for hand quilting.

Maybe I'll have time this weekend to start in on my BITA blocks. I seem to have lots of green in the scrap bins that need to get used up.

For now - breakfast time! The chocolate cake donuts (in a muffin pan) just came out of the oven. The guinea pigs have a clean cage and it's time for breakfast for the humans.
I'm linking up with the RSC Challenge. Head on over and see what fun green projects are being created with scraps.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Appliqué anyone?

I have been doing a little hand work this week. Finally finished adding the peels to that block and got a border and another block done. 

My first 'free' Thursday.... a morning walk with a friend and then chatting for another hour, quick shower, prep of avon and delivered a few orders. Trip to TRU to try and drop some gs cookies  - but she isn't there until 5PM. Will go back later tonight. Then.... a leisurely walk through Walmart. Home for a quick lunch and off to get the kids from school. I think we'll repot some house plants and weed the garden after a quick oil change in the car. Sure do hope they don't have homework =)