Sunday, November 28, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
I just need to trim it up and make and attach a red binding. It is looking really good for meeting my November OMG goal. Here is a shot of the back where you can see the hand quilting a little bit better.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
This is the progress shot this morning - 3 of the 4 blocks are hand quilted!
I finished off this 3rd block last night. I decided to continue the X in the corners since I did that in all the other blocks... and had no clue what else to do there!
This is the one I will start working on shortly. First - I think I will make a batch of scones for breakfast. Everyone is sleeping in the house but I still wake up a bit after 7AM every day! I am wanting cranberry orange... but have no orange so I think I'll make my yogurt scones and do some with blueberries on top and some with dried cranberries. The recipe I use is in my recipe tab - I got it while up in Vermont from a bakery that used to be in Cabot. They are really yummy... and I happen to have plain yogurt in the fridge today!
Friday, November 19, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Cooler temps in Florida this morning has me smiling at this snowman! He has not gotten much attention this week but if I can put my phone games down and pick up the needle and thread I should get progress on this guy this week.
One down and 6 to go for this batch.
Linking up with the other Slow stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
These are the rows for my Full stop. I need to check and make sure they are all going the 'correct' way. Then.... since I did not use a consistent background I need to find some white on white fabrics and make them all the same size. My asterisks are the longest row so I think I'll add a little to each side of that one and then make all the others that size - maybe up to 56 inches across? That should be a good lap size I think. I doubt this will be the final look but we will see how they look once I have added the white to lengthen each of the rows. Maybe one more row with the letters Full Stop? Hmmmmm.
Linking up with the RSC. How are your projects coming along?
Friday, November 12, 2021
Sigh... I know I was to wait until I had a good start on that memory quilt.... but those fabrics just wanted to get run through the machine and cut! Who was I to tell them no?
I did 3 fabrics..... I wish I had just done 2 in hindsight but I will remember that for next year's RSC. I need to work on patience when sewing the blocks together as my centers are off and I don't feel like fixing them! I might have been sewing around a cat between me and the machine and holding his tail out of hte way of the needle while stitching these. They will be sewn together with a sashing I think and made into a runner for the table for Thanksgiving. Well, I might try and press the heck out of them or unpick and resew. We will see how I am feeling about it on Sunday.
Saturday I get to pick up the nut and candy orders and sort them while Greg takes Em to horses. That gives me all afternoon to play with the 3 bins of clothes for the memory quilt. All sorts of materials so it should be interesting. I think I have an idea for a simple pattern so we will see how it goes tomorrow.
I did get a lunchtime walk in yesterday and snapped this butterfly on the front bushes. They love the milkweed Aidan planted there.
I stopped at the Market of Marion after dropping the kids to school to check out the wing of venders selling produce. I got a bunch of things and will be seeing what the heck a Chayote squash is like! She told me it is meatier than a zucchini so we will see. I got 3 of them for $2. I also got some beets, zucchini, cabbage, kale, cukes, tomato, plums, blueberries, watermelon, and mushrooms. No tomatillo's like I was looking for so no green salsa this weekend. I still have jalepeno's from a couple of weeks ago so regular salsa it will be!
Thursday, November 11, 2021
I have been meaning to make a bigger bowl cozy to fit the pasta bowl for a long time.... (over a year, shhh!). I finally decided to make it today.
So I remember if I need to make another one - this is what I did!
I pulled some brown and cut a couple of 12.5 inch squares. A couple of the same size from the wrap and zap batting then stitched this up. An X was stitched to each section of fabric/wrap and zap. Then I folded in half and marked 1 inch x 2 inch (2 inch in to the middle) on each side and stitched to make that 'corner'. Folded the other way and did the same. Trimmed that off and also trimmed the corners and a little of the batting all around. I put them right sides together and stitched 1/4 inch all around leaving a bit of an opening on one side. A little trim again and then turned it right side out. Fold under the turning spot and stitch 1/4 inch all around the edges.
Monday, November 8, 2021
When I was pulling browns to prep some Hexagons yesterday I was thinking this batch of fabrics with maybe some blues would make a really pretty crossed canoe quilt or table topper. I do have the Accuquilt die that has yet to be opened. I think this might be the month to give this one a try.
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Well, nothing was accomplished for me yesterday except to bring Em to horses. A splitting headache required a nap all afternoon and I watched movies in bed last night.
I have a feeling I am on the kid pick up today from Grandma's. Calculus and Physics are Greg's 2 classes for this 8 week period and it is quite a bit for him. The kids have not been over for a couple of weeks and for Em it has been 3 weeks since she has gone over for the day. Grandma is down to one Dog - She had to put Buttons, the old dog from her friend, down at the end of October. Scruffy will be happy to have her kids there to play with her today I think.
I'd better sweep and mop so I can snuggle in and enjoy some hand quilting. Linking up with the Slow Sunday Stitchers.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Blueberry muffins are almost done baking in the oven. No one is awake and up and moving yet but me. I am enjoying the peace and quiet!
Linking up with the RSC. Head over and see how others are working on finishing up their RSC projects from the year.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
How can that be? I have been using muslin as the backing of my hexagons all year (occasionally I use a color to mix things up a bit each month).
I need to make about 7 or 8 more bright greens to finish off Octobers color and start on the browns I will be stitching in November but.... I seem to be out of muslin! Sigh. I guess I need to hit Joanns before or after my meeting tonight to pick some up so I can catch up and prep my hexagons. I will also pick up some batting so I can pin my OMG for November as well.
This is the leaning tower of my sets of 4 hexagons that are stitched together so far. Almost time to start making them into sets of 8!