Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Three latest

Here are my three latest 'finishes' (the RV row is only fused, middle is partially stitched and bottom, which I know many have already seen, it completely done!). Love them all!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Four years

SO hard to believe it's been four years since he left.  Often it seems so hard to remember him..his voice, his laugh, just having him in the same room.  Yet also there are so many great memories, wonderful time together and places we visited.  I still miss him so much and wish he hadn't left so soon.  He was so strong and determined and could do just about anything.  But that damn tumor was more than he could overcome.  The photo was taken the day before his first brain surgery, when all the males in the family had their heads shaved to support their dad and uncle.  Look at that smile--I so miss it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Row By Row

Anyone out there in the madness?  I did it last year on a swap group and got rows from ALL OVER the place.  Most of them are still in their little packages :-( .  I swore at the end of last year's that I was NOT going to do it this year.  SOMETHING (don't remember what) sucked me in and that was all she wrote.  The first few I bought just because I liked them and then I saw someone's quilt they were working on done all in mountain rows--so I headed that direction.  Then there were so many cute RV rows and we had two trailers and one motorhome and traveled ALL OVER the US and had so much fun doing it.  So then I started searching out RV rows.  In addition to those two themes, I also started on space rows which, if it ever gets done, will be for my #2 son.  The main theme of row by row this year is home (sweet home, I think) and there are several cute door rows and lots of bee rows.  Craziness, I tell ya!

Anyway, here are the first two I've fused (but not yet stitched)...

the top is one of those that I just liked (and actually drove over to Dallas to pick it up!).  The 2nd will go in my mountain quilt..LOVE it!!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

My stitchery

Finally got my piece back from Joann's.  The picture's kinda dark as I couldn't get the flash to go off and when I turned the light on, there was a glare on the glass.  Maybe you get the idea a little and I think if you click on the picture, you can see the frame detailing better.  I like it!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It's together...

A little table runner kit I got from Connecting Threads.  I got it assembled so maybe I'll actually have it quilted and ready to use NEXT 4th of July.  Will keep you posted--HA!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Look what I did this morning

My son and I are goin' cruising soon and this time I wanted to make a couple of cute pillowcases to 'personalize' our cabin.  HA  I figured he won't want this after we're finished cruising so I made a pair that I'll use.  Two yards of fabric, about $10 and a few minutes of stitching and I have pillowcases!!

I went SUPER simple and didn't even put the flange in.  And I didn't press them (but who irons pillowcases anymore anyway?  Huh?  I don't!).  And now that the machine is out, hopefully I'll get more done.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monthly trip

Our ladies group from church goes to the antique mall once a month to celebrate that month's birthdays with lunch at the tea room.  There's always quite a substantial group and I'm sure we totally overwhelm the poor, overworked wait staff in addition to the kitchen staff.  I would not want those jobs for anything.  But I always try to get there a little early so I can check out the offerings to be had.  This month I was on the hunt for old yardsticks as I've seen some really cute craft items using them.  I was lucky enough to come across 5 (I think) as well as a beautiful crystal divided bowl (the LAST thing I really need but sparkles lure me in..ugh).

Anywho, I came across one interesting quilt and one interesting sewing machine that I wanted to share as I'd never personally seen anything like either one of them.  The quilt was hung behind a tall dresser so didn't get the full quilt in the pix but I think you get the gist of it anyway.

I love the rocker, ice tea barrel and cute little log house..the lamp's OK, too.   But that quilt is cool.  I really need to get back up there and see what the price was on the quilt (and maybe some of the other stuff, too!).

Then there was this Pfaff..

Cool, huh?  I think the price on it was $48 but I REALLY don't need another sewing machine, especially an old one that I know nothing about taking care of it.  Just thought it was nifty.