Thursday, May 23, 2019

Yellow and blue - graduation quilt.

I got a little sewing in this morning after a nice long walk (no working today so I could do a good walk!). A lunch date with the hubby and then met up with someone who gifted me some batting she was getting rid of.

I did have some initial issues laying things out.... I had 3 rows of the dark blue and gold first and realized...ut oh.... this is not going to work! 30-40 minutes later with pencil and paper and photo's .... I decided as long as the blues look like a chevron with the same fabrics the yellows 'don't' have to be as they are similar. Yup, that is what I am going with! The graduate likes yellow...and asked for a yellow and blue chevron quilt. Simple and not busy. 

I might lay it out and see how 2 rows of each blue together look. I have enough done for 3 rows of each color blue. I will need 6  more rows to get it to be a little over 80 inches long for a twin size. I think the sides will be at least 60 inches.... if my math is correct. A little more cutting and sewing and pressing to do before I can make a final decision and start sewing these together this weekend. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tiny Tuesday Umbrella anyone?

I started this guy in the car line today. I used back basting and got a start on it. I finished it up while Emily read to me this afternoon. 

A shot of the umbrella's that I have made so far this year! 

It has been awards week. Aidan's was yesterday for his last time at Elementary School. He got the Presidents Award and a Leadership Award. His good friend won the $4,000 scholarship to UCF after he graduated HS! He was so excited for him! 
Emily's awards ceremony was this morning and she got the Math Award and the coveted Golden Bear Award from her teacher. One boy and girl from each class get selected by their teacher for that award. They look at how they exemplify the rules of the school - Be your best, Everyone Safe, Active Learner, Respectful and Responsible - in and outside of the classroom. Her teacher got a little teary eyed when she handed it out to her and mentioned she wanted to keep her! They both were very proud of their awards.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sunday baskets

It was a slow Saturday for me yesterday and I made a little progress on the hand quilting of the baskets. Linking up with the other slow stitchers at Kathy's Quilts today.

While watching my favorite fall back movie yesterday - Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone..... I had too many questions from Aidan and he finally listened to me and went and grabbed the book and started reading it! For years..... he was not interested at all. He read 3 chapters in between a headache at the back of his head when he moves. He was a lot better yesterday but no where near 100% yet. Another day of rest for him and hopefully he will be ok for Monday. Em has a afternoon birthday party for a friend today. Hopefully I can just drop her after meeting the parents so I can come home and sew!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Orange Umbrella's anyone?

I managed to finish stitching this orange umbrella this morning while at Emily's Nail Salon.. which was open at my recliner this morning!

Linking up with the RSC Challenge.

The boy has been sick and was better this morning for a while but is still not his normal self. He is at least sitting up on the couch (was laying for the little bits of time he came out of his room the last 2 days) and watched a soccer match and now the food network. He came home from school Thursday with a bad sore throat, fever and had not been hungry or eating that day. He missed his last soccer game that night... and was sleeping when I got home before 7PM with Emily. He missed Friday - school trip to Busch Gardens... he was not happy.....  Some of it passed to me as I crawled into bed around 7:30 last night and guess I fell asleep as I woke up this morning! I was going to take Em to an open house and bbq this morning ... but sweeping the floor did me in and decided I needed to take it easy today instead. That's how Emily's nail salon opened! She picked blue as you can see my foot in the photo.

One week of school left! 5th grade awards are Monday morning... hopefully Aidan is better by then. 4th grade awards are Tuesday morning. We already got invited as she is getting 2 awards... I could guess math or science for one of them. She worked so hard and got 3 A's - math, science and Social Studies..... Fingers crossed the teacher puts in the final grade for Language Arts and it does bump it up to a B.... 

Hopefully I'll get in and cut and stitch some more parts for the graduation quilt today as well..... 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Slowing down.....

I plan to spend a relaxing few minutes stitching on my basket quilt tonight. I took this one apart last Sunday and cut out the backing of each of the baskets as I wrote about here on Monday. I finally put the 3 parts together today and began the stitching. So much easier stitching those baskets now with 3 layers instead of 4, I am very glad I decided to start this one over again. Linking up with the Slow Sunday Stitchers.

It has been busy as usual. I took both kids to my cooking club on Friday night - Emily played with her friends (the hosts girls) and Aidan helped cook as there were only a few of us. He made Touchdown Taco Dip - and it was yummy!

This morning -well most of the day really - was spent making sure everything is all set for my last scout meeting until August. We have bridging tomorrow and lots of badges to hand out. Balloons and fixings to make ice cream in a bag after our ceremony were purchased. I'll pick up the pizza's on the way to the meeting tomorrow night. Wish me luck!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Log cabin Finished!

I had to wait for the kids to get home so they could hold the quilt for the photo shoot!This quilt reminds me of the mountains in Vermont in the spring with all the colors of greens opening up after a dark winter.

 I couldn't decide which photo showed the quilt better..... so you got both. I pulled the blocks with lots of brights out as it was not working and made more with the darker fabrics with just a touch of bright thrown in here and there. Surprisingly... I still have tons of green scraps! I do like how this one turned out. A power session of hand stitching binding one day through 2 movies got a little over half of it done for the finish.

This finished at 94x94 with minimal straight line quilting. I used a warm and natural batting and the backing is a nice soft cream with a pretty vine on it. Hopefully it will raise some money for the Lake Elmore Lake Association's funding to help with the milfoil in the lake.

It just needs a wash and dry, label writing and then mailing it off to them.

Orange you glad it is the weekend?

Well, my weekend starts Friday at 1:30 PM when I get off work!

It is orange this month at the RSC and I had 11 orange hexagon flowers that needed to get hand appliqued to their black background. I'm happy to say all 11 were completed and the back was cut out. I seemed to have slept wrong Wednesday night and on Thursday for my day off I spent it with the heating pad on my shoulder and stitching in my hand. Not exactly how I planned to spend my day (I even weeded out front since that didn't hurt) but I woke up Friday with it not hurting so that is a good thing!

I'll be linking up Saturday with the other orange posts at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I have pulled some completed ones to take with me to car line with my trusty scissors.... so I can cut out the backing of a few while waiting on the kids. I need to have them hold my completed log cabin quilt for me when we get home..... so I can do a Friday Finish post.