Monday, September 26, 2016

Design floor Monday....

Results from Sunday sewing! I decided that since I got some working hours in Sunday morning, the kids were at Grandma's and the kitchen got a little cleaning and organizing my reward was to sew for a few hours.

I had left out my grandmothers choice blocks on the floor from last weekend..... but some 4 legged animals decided to have a party and this is what I was looking at on Sunday morning.

By the end of the day it is in three sections and looking like this....

Adding the maroon and red squares to the dresden plates was next up. I still have 6 of these left to finish off (4 are on their background waiting for the squares, 2 need middles, backgrounds and squares) but here is a shot of the blocks I have done. These are coming out at 16 inches.

I also have been making selected blocks for a row by row quilt over at the RSC Challenge. I had not sewn a few month's blocks into their rows but had made the blocks, so between projects I got these 4 rows sewn together.

Progress is a good thing. Not sure that quilt will be finished by the end of the month but it should get to a top stage by then.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday...

After some time doing some things that need to get done I really hope to have a nice afternoon of relaxing with some slow stitching and pool time. Not at the same time though, hehehe.

I finished that last square of hand quilting last night and need to find and mark the first border for stitching on my fireworks quilt. That is my planned project for hand stitching today.

I also really need to print out more inklingo shapes for my lemoyne stars to work on in the car line this week. Time to load the new ink into the printer so I can get that done.

Head on over and see what others are hand stitching on this lovely Sunday of Slow Stitching.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

RSC Last week of red....

I'm getting my red in just in the nick of time this month!

Red and Maroon dresden plates - got their middle this month, were hand appliquéd to the background. I have the squares cut for their frames and hope to put them on today.

The neighborhood is increasing - 4 red and 4 maroon were added this week as well.

Then... I can't forget the row by row. Red and gold got selected and started. I hope to get them finished off today as well. The bobbin started complaining so I need to pull it out and clear out the lint to get it happy again before I can continue sewing.

I already had enough birds in the air so didn't need to add those into the sewing this week.

How have you done with your red scraps this month? Head on over to the RSC Challenge  and see how others did.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday lemoyne stars....

The printer ran out of ink. I ran out of parts and pieces that were prepped.
I finally got new cartridges this weekend but have yet to put them in and print more parts out. I really should do that later this evening.... but these are the two waiting for the white parts to get printed from last week.

This pretty vase of flowers arrived with a few other goodies for me this morning. He is a keeper! Today is our 10 year anniversary.

Now that homework is done, we are just waiting to take Flower the guinea pig to the vet. He has a growth on his neck that needs checking out.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday... really?

It has been over a week since the last post.. and sadly little to no stitching. Busy, busy as usual with Scouts Monday, Soccer Tuesday and Thursday and last week we threw in two visits to the kids doctor  30 minutes away, with Emily's outer ear infection (Monday/Friday). A dentist appt for me and my week leaves me too tired to do much of anything at night. Homework with Emily.... very draining and way too long for a second grader. We are talking 1.5-2 hours of homework at night!

I did finally sew a little red today to make part of my 4 red houses. The sewing machine thanked me =).  I also pulled the red and maroon dresdens and found the circle fabric, basted it and sewed it down to the plate in the car line. I cut the background and pressed it - two middles and two creases in the corners - just in case I have to take them to soccer practice tonight. 90 minutes... I really hope Greg gets home in time to take them so I can pop back onto work for a few more hours tonight. If not, I'll have something to work on while I am there. I just need to stick a few pins in to keep them in place while they travel to the soccer practice field.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Appliqué block done!

Ok, after 2 hours working trying to till and weed the overgrown garden, it was time to rest.
Yes Mom, I drank lots of water and power zero and took breaks. The heat just gets to me, but there will be a fall garden at some point!

I decided to watch Harry Potter - movie 5 and started movie 6 before the kids were returned.
This block finally got done... I had to take a break as a cat decided my lap was needed for her nap. Hard to stitch with a napping cat on your lap! That corner peel is really off.... it might get fixed at some point or it might just stay as is.

All my blocks so far this year. I am a couple months behind and still have a few of the more difficult blocks to go. Oh well, it is not a race and I'll get to them as I get to them!

Sunday stitching....

Kathy at Kathy's Quilts reminds us to slow down each week, take a deep breath and relax with some slow stitching. It is a great reminder and I plan to get some slow stitching in today - off and on through the day.

I know I need to print and cut out some more shapes for my lemoyne stars...I finished adding the white to these two last night. These are unfinished 5 inches and all hand pieced.

I have this 1857 block that has been back basted for weeks now... and has moved along a little this week. It would be so nice to get this one finished today. Of course, that means I need to prep some more... I think I drew on the back  for the August ones and just need to pull fabrics for them. I really should take a photo of all of the completed blocks so far. One of these days....

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts and the other Slow stitchers.