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.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Geraldine's Endless Canning


I made a quilt that I named after my mom's aunt.

But when I made this one,
I thought of another one of her aunts.


Every time we went to her house, 
she was in one stage or another of canning.
The garden was huge,
The canning was a summer long adventure.
They had 13 kids and lived on a teachers salary.
She was amazing.  
She passed away this week.
Nothing to be sad about.
She lived 88 years and has 13 wonderful children.
I will miss her.

I have named my little quilt
Geraldine's Endless Canning
For the record, she was a quilter too.



I made the first of the blocks for Mrs. Pickles.
-my new grand daughter-

I have three planned including some very cute sheep blocks.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The first complete quilt of the new year!

I was so happy this week when I realized that I was going to finish this.

When I work on something this big,
I just assume it will never end.
So when I realized I was on the last row:

WOOT -- WOOT




I am taking a break from the hand quilting for a spell.
This one really hurt my thumb.
I had problems I've never had before;
The needle making a hole in my thumb nail and bleeding in the thumb.
It was probably the smaller needle I used.

At any rate, I have plenty of other projects to work on.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Quilts, quilts, quilts

I picked out fabric for a baby quilt I'm going to make.
Still thinking about it, 
but I think it will do.




I continue to love the 12 inch squares.
I'm gong to have to fix this one though.



I was looking through old pictures and had forgotten about these quilts.

This is the first quilt I ever made.
I think I still have it.
I must of been about 14.
My first scrap quilt.




I saw this quilt in a Herrschners catalog  when I was about 19.
I had a friend help me with the bears
and then I made it.
I gave it away many years later.
When I took my kids to school, I would see this lady walking her child to school.
She had a baby in a stroller and there was no blanket.
It was Winter, so I gave it to the principle and asked him to give it to her. 
I have no idea who she was, or if she even wanted it.




When I came home from Uruguay
I slept in a bed that I felt needed a quilt.
I made this one and tied it.
I think I wore this one out.


I had forgotten that I had taken pictures of these.
I was never afraid to try something new.