Saturday, November 7, 2020

Long time, no post

 It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted.  I’ve been working on stuff, just not much to show.  I took a trip out to Death Valley which was fun.  Saw this beautiful sunset the other evening 

and went today to visit Field of Honor—so beautiful 

Monday, October 5, 2020

What a great idea!!

 I saw this on a friend's FB page and thought it was such a wonderful idea!!  I'm just putting it here where I can find it when I need it!!  LOL  

Monday, September 28, 2020

Black and white hearts

 This is the quilt that was put on quick pause so I could make that one scrappy leaf block (which I WILL get back to soon!!).  I saw this on someone’s blog and loved it so started it not so very long ago.  The one I saw was 6 blocks by 7 and that was what I was planning.  I thought I was done but then I found I wasn’t.  Turns out somewhere along the way my count had morphed from 6x7 into 7x8.  No clue but they’re done now and I’ve already sewn one row together and another row ready to sew.  Thinking I’ll just border it with black and call it good.  

I have painters coming tomorrow to begin putting the finishing touches on house after the tree fell on it.  I'm changing the color to a dark green so I'm anxious to see the transformation.  I've already had the holes fixed and shingled and a new section of gutter replaced.  This will be the last work done.  Yay!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Chasing yet another squirrel

A few days ago, Bonnie Hunter posted her newest quilt pattern for purchase and I LOVED it!!  I tried to ignore it for a couple of days (I mean, COME ON, I’ve got enough projects already) but she was extending the introductory price..for real! HA).  So I bit.  I dug through 3 plastic bags of scraps and didn’t find too many of the colors I wanted.  After digging through the bags AND going through a bit of the stash, I had enough variety to get this first block made.

OK, so the first is done but I NEED to finish the other project I was working on when I got distracted!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

QOV-DONE (nearly)

 I sewed the last rows together and got this puppy in one piece; not pressed but it IS sewn together and that’s a win in my book!).   It would have been an easy one to sew in a single hard day of sewing but that’s not my style, sadly.

Now to get a couple more projects finished.  This one will need a back so I can take it and the other QOV I finished awhile back to the quilter.  These two are going to specific vets and I’m hoping our church group will be able to award these maybe in November.  They didn’t get to do one last time around (they typically do them twice a year).

I’ve been trying to clean up some of the mess I’ve made and came across a few of the ‘cute’ blocks that still needed sewing so got those done as well!  YAY. I’ll post pix of them later.

I got a flu shot yesterday as the senior center was offering them free and I figured that would be the easiest way to get it done.  And I received the results from my most recent covid test—NEGATIVE AGAIN!  This is the 3rd I’ve done and not because I was exposed or thought I could have it.  If they offer testing nearby, I try to take advantage of it.  They have done 2 on me (the up the nose kind..yuck) in conjuction with the covid vaccine trial I’m doing but I’m not privy to the results of those although I bet I would be if they’d been positive!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

I HAVE been getting SOME stuff done (really I have)

 But not nearly as much as I should have with all the time I’ve had!  Just thought I’d share a snippet of one of my projects currently in the queue.  This is a QOV that I saw a picture of somewhere out there in the quilting world online

It’s more than three quarters done as I have half of the lower half already sewn together and the last pieces are pinned and ready to be stitched.  This will wind up 60x72.  I’m really liking it.  The star blocks are 12” and the red and white squares are cut 6 1/2” so it goes pretty quickly.

There’s another project coming along that I spotted somewhere in blogland and that one is also moving along at a decent clip.  I also pulled out a Christmas wall hanging that I put together last year (I think) and got a back made for it.  I’m hoping to take 3 or 4 quilts to the longarmer soon.  We’ll see how that works out.  HA!

Friday, September 11, 2020