Monday, May 21, 2018

TOO LONG

It's been quite awhile since I posted on my neglected blog.  I've been going in different directions for awhile and haven't gotten much in the way of sewing done at all.  But just this morning, I got out my red, white and blue to hang for the summer and the holidays coming up!

First, my cute little patriotic pineapples.  I love this little wallhanging and think it fits just about perfect in the spot I made it for--the entryway!

Next is hanging in the living room (taking the place of one of my major faves, the botanical quilt).  This is Jan Patek's pattern and while the kids are dressed like it's winter, the FLAGS stand out the most and will hang most of the summer I think.  Love this one, too, and glad I'm able to hang them for the first time.  YAY!



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Slowly

This is a project (among many others) that I've been working on lately that hopefully I can get done and send to Little Lambs with the H2H project

They've asked that these be small enough and thin enough to be stuffed in a backpack (the suggestion is to use flannel for batting).  I'm still thinking I'll add a small border just to contain all the edges of the strips.

I love string quilts and have several different settings that I've saved.  I really need to make more of them, sooner rather than later.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Friends day

Today, a group of gals went to the GW Bush Presidential Library in Dallas.  I'd been before but right now there's a special exhibit about the first ladies.  It was not a terribly impressive exhibit but I did learn some interesting stuff about Dolly Madison.  She was a snuff user and continued during her time as first lady!  HA  She was also a trend setter in the silk turban department.  Odd.

And apparently Wed. is school day at the presidential library...UGH!  LOTS of kids but most were very well behaved.  Just a few photos from today...








Saturday, March 31, 2018

Went chasing wildflowers

My niece was the chauffeur for my sister and I and drove us down to Ennis, TX to see some gorgeous wildflowers.  Our state flower is the bluebonnet and the red beauties are Indian paintbrush.  SO gorgeous en masse


I'm still working on the bunnies but also got a few of these done for other WIPs/UFOs

The string blocks are 11" so I'm thinking 4X4 would be a good size for H2H "Little Lambs" (I think) kids charity.  They want smaller quilts that can fit in a backpack and suggested using flannel instead of batting.  Will check with the longarm quilter about flannel.

And finally
He is risen indeed.  Happy Easter!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Honest opinion needed

You've seen them sans tails; whaddaya think of tails added?  The jury's out here but just wondering what others think.  I thought it might be cute so I just whipped this one out and laid it on (it's not permanent 😀).  So what do YOU think?

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Doing what they do...

bunnies, that is!  They're multiplying.  I see I need a more varied assortment of colors (can you tell I like purple?).

Probably more yellow, blue and orange would be good.  Think another one needs different colored ears.  I think cute little tails would be a nice touch (though that's not in the pattern).  We'll see since it will be a donation quilts; the tails might just be more work!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Beginning of bunnies

AH!  So cute!  Can't wait to make more but I'm going to the movies.  More later....