Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cross Stitch


My cross stitch project is almost done.

I just found this in some stuff my mom gave me,
but I have really enjoyed it.

I guess I'll have to find a new project to work on.



Sunday, September 3, 2017

How did I do that?

When I made the first Cowboy quilt,
I cut out the second one.

It was my intention to make both quilt tops before I went back to work.


Well, that didn't happen.

Yesterday, I carved out a couple of hours to sew.

For the life of me,
I could not remember what to do.

I started slow.
I figured it out.

I hope to finish the quilt top tomorrow.

And then?

I'm not sure.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cross Stitch

Have I ever mentioned that I love cross stitch?

It can be so addicting.

I found this cross stitch in some things my mother gave me.
I have been working on it when I haven't been hand quilting.



Boy, was I happy to see it this week.

However,
I do feel like I need to work on this quilt.


So I made a deal with myself.
First work on this quilt..for a half hour,

Then I can cross.

Happy, Happy, Happy

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Yellow Bird Quilt


I have been working on this for most of the summer.
I sat down last Tuesday and finished the quilting on it.


We took it to Canada and delivered it to my newest grand daughter.

We drove home on Monday and I was up and at work on Tuesday.
It has been a crazy week there.

I am hoping for some sewing time soon.
Sewing time makes my day.

Happy Solar Eclipse!
We are 97%  here.
Should be a treat.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Saturday Quilting

 I had some mighty big quilting plans for my Saturday.



But the first thing I did was cut my finger.
I had a hard time getting it to stop bleeding.


But I wrapped  it up
and went to work.



I made this quilt for my daughter.
I love this quilt, but it was falling apart.
As I was mending it, I realized that it needed more quilting.
So I added more quilting lines.


I have to say, that machine quilting is hard on my body, 
but I feel better today.


I dropped by the Farmers Market yesterday.
Sunflowers make me happy.




Sunday, July 30, 2017

Big Bag

The big bag is, well, big.



It is also ready for it's first visit back to school.




I have been looking at the cowboy fabric for over a year.
I really wanted to get something put together this summer.


It took some time, but I decided on this.
The 9 patch on point are easy
and I had just enough fabric from the the curtains
to make 2 of these.

I do worry that the old fabric is going to rip.
It is so fragile.  

I love to spend time in my sewing room on a hot summer afternoon.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Projects to Finish


I finished this little Thanksgiving Quilt.
I'm going to take it to my grandchildren in Canada in couple of weeks.


I have another one.
If I get it done this week,
I think I will enter it in the fair.


I found a cute bag pattern, while I was on my road trip.
The bag is huge.


I take a huge bag to work every day, so I purchased the pattern.

Here is my rant.

I often find patterns have poorly written directions.
And boy, did this one. 
From the cutting directions to the last page
I struggled to figure out what it was saying.

I should finish it up today.
And I already have stuff to put in it.

I found some great quilt backs for my scrap quilts this week at Connecting Threads.

I hope to get some sewing done, while I spend a week at home.