Sunday, April 9, 2017

In the Mail!

I finished this little quilt and put it in the mail.


This picture is to demonstrate that we have passed the snowy stage
and life and color areccoming back to our area of the planet.



This quilt really is sweet.


I took my dear friend Dixie to the quilt show yesterday.
She is a joy to go with.
She may not think that all the quilts are beautiful,
but she can find beauty in most of them.



I finished a quilt top for my refugee quilt goal.
I am going to have a major sandwich day soon.



Sunday, April 2, 2017

That time of Year

As a teacher, my mind is going crazy this time of year.
Can this one read?
Can this one write?
Why does this Math never end?

My students are on my mind 24/7 this time of year.

But I really needed to take an hour and sew this week.


I started putting this together.  
I like it.
It just needs more time.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Progressing

I just started cutting,
and then sewing,

So I finally stopped and made plan.




I found this fabric.
If it doesn't make you happy, I don't know what will.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Goals

As I read about Syrian Refugees, 
my heart really suffers.
I do donate money every month,
but as I watch what is happening around the world,
I know I can do more.
I have cut out squares and strips.
I have a plan in my head,
Not sure about the rest,
but I also have a goal:
 6 quilts this year for someone who needs it.



I have also been working on this little sheep quilt.
I love it more everyday. 
I have found that Netflix makes quilting easier.


Happy Spring!!!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hand Quilting

I decided to hand quilt the lambs.

When I need to finish a quilt,
I let it talk to me.
Sometimes, I can see it machine quilted,
but not this time.

I was never going to finish it before the baby was born,
so I started hand quilting.

After all,
I let it speak to me,
and it begged to be hand quilted.



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sew-Day

Let me tell you, when I left work on Wednesday,
there was no snow.
In fact, we had finally got rid of all of it,
Except the huge piles of snow from plowing.
And those huge puddles, 
that come from melting snow, 
that kids love to walk through,
they were gone.

Before I went to bed that night, 
we had 6 inches of snow,
so a snow day was in order.
They called it snow event,
but frankly,
we were having a blizzard.
And not the good kind you get at Dairy Queen.

 I decided to take it as a gift,
I spent the day in my sewing room,
-away from the window-
and made 18 sheep blocks.

It was not that fun,
but they did turn out pretty cute.

I worked yesterday to put it together,
and I might just get this quilt done before the baby comes.




I love these sheep and I have another grand daughter coming latter this year.
I think I will do something with 12' blocks.


#nomoresnowdays


Sunday, February 19, 2017

So much to sew, so little time

I have the curtains that my mother made for brothers when they were little.
I have looked at them for a long time and finally decided that I should make 
each of my brothers  a little quilt out of them.

I went to visit my daughter this weekend and we started our shoe shopping with a visit to
I have no idea how that happens, but it always does.

I was not prepared, but I took a wild guess and bought theses fabrics to work with.
They will work great.
I will send my daughter over to buy more.


I went in to buy a back for the sheep quilt.
I also bought some more fabric for the sheep.


The shoe shopping was equally victorious.

I also went to Geraldine s funeral this week.
In every talk, they said something about canning.
It wasn't just me.