Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Two more

Two more QOV's picked up from longarmer today.  And I thought I was doing good on my binding pile...sigh.  LOL!!  Dropped off the last (hopefully) one when I was picking these two up.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Still binding (and binding and binding)

I'm making pretty good progress and this is my DONE pile (except for labels).  All of the HOB quilts have even been washed with plenty of color catchers thrown in the mix!  That little cutey on top was uncovered as I was trying to clean up and organize so I threw a binding on it, too!  Wish I'd had it done a little sooner as I intended for it to be a spring table topper.  Guess it is technically still spring for a little while longer.

I have been using the end of the kitchen counter for my cutting surface of late and I was doing some cleaning on the REAL cutting table in the sewing room so I could move my mess in there.  GAH!  I uncovered way too many projects at a standstill.  I need to try to contain them in one place and a list would be nice so I can work on them and mark them off as I finish (IF that happens..ugh).  I don't even want to begin to think how many UFO's are scattered around.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Binding blues

I've received 7 quilts (from 2 different longarmers) that now need binding..YIKES!!  These are the 3 I've attached the binding to and now need the finishing touch by hand.  When I picked up the 5 QOV's, I dropped of two more and have one more to drop off when I pick up the 2 finished.  This is my pile at the moment.

It looks tame but I'm still freaking out (why I do not is what it is).  I really need to get busy with the evening hand stitching but tonight is bunco.  Priorities, dontcha know?!  HA

I've been working on another UFO that I uncovered (which may also wind up being a QOV) as well as a red, white and blue AND a green and purple trip around the block (Bonnie Hunter's).  Also got quite a few pillowcases cut and ready to sew if ever there's a little down time.  🙁  Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Don't worry

Be happy (if you're a dipstick!).  HA!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

UFO (nearly) finished

My son came to stay for a month the end of January and through Feb. while waiting for his house to be completed (his apt contract ended in Jan.).  While picking up 'his' bedroom and repositioning quilts from the bed, I came across a pile of Home of the Brave blocks (that's what I call them since our church group made them by the hundreds for HOB quilts) and decided I'd make a couple of tops with backings to send to Alycia.  Here's the first of two with borders yet to be added.  I'll need to make a few more blocks for the 2nd but that's OK--I have PLENTY of red, white and blue fabric!!  I'll use some of said fabric to make backings and binding so everything will be ready to go.  I LOVE these blocks as they're easy to make, great for groups (since they're trimmed after sewing which always helps with multiple sewists involved) and (IMHO) look great when they're put together.  I was even thinking of making some in bright colors for kids quilts.

Friday, April 21, 2017


I was in the process of pressing the cross quilt and noticed one long seam had puckered up enough that it needs to be taken out and re-sewn.  You know how we all love doing that so I'm procrastinating just a little and will move on to finding a border.

Earlier, I was putting the lock back on the gate after the exterminator made his visit and noticed this little guy.

 He didn't skitter off like they usually do, just sitting there looking at me with that one eye!  HA
Then a little later this evening, I was out and noticed these clouds--so gorgeous but as is often the case, the picture doesn't do it justice.  I still think it turned out pretty cool.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The end is in sight!

I have one more seam to stitch between the two larger sections and then I'll press and measure.  Then I'll need to decide if I need to add another row or two before borders or if just the border is needed.  This is the final of all the QOV's I need to make.  Then I'll probably dig through my UFO's to see if there's another one or two to tackle prior to starting a new project or just jump into the new.

I'm too lazy to lay out all my individual circle blocks and haven't stitched any new ones in the past few nights but I do know I have over 80!!  That means 2/3's are done.  Need to kick the stitching into gear and get that one done, too.

Yesterday I was involved in an accident and am car-less at the moment (going to get a rental here in a bit).  I had the green light going southbound and northbound left turners were going on a green (but no arrow).  There were 3 that were cutting in close and I began blowing my horn just prior to the 3rd one.  He barely snuck in in front of me but then this idiot behind him (most likely texting and just following the cars in front of her without benefit of checking her light) kept on coming and hit me HARD!!  I took the brunt of it as she hit me on the driver's side but HER airbag deployed.  Thankfully I had 3 guys jump out to check on me who had all been in the turn lane behind her.  One left his name and number as a witness.  I really wanted to beat the CRAP outta her!!!

There are just WAAYY too many people doing things OTHER than paying attention to their driving when they're behind the wheel!!  PEOPLE!  DRIVE when you're in the car and text, talk, read, whatever else when you're at home or wherever  except in the car!