I dug around a little in the stash and found a few cute prints to use in the wonky blocks. I KNOW I have more..just requires more digging. But I had more 'pressing' issues today. My iron quit last night (ARGH) and then this morning my phone was apparently toast. It was an iphone 7 after all and it had served me well. First place I ran this morning was the Verizon store. I was the first one in fortunately as I got their last phone--HAHA!! It's an 11 with 128 gb so not one of the thousand dollar phones, thank heavens! Only after I had procured my phone did I head for Walmart to get my new iron. PLEASE don't let anything break for a month (knock on wood).
I've been meaning to try this since Kyle posted it on her site. A quick and easy way to get cute blocks made two at a time!! This would be a great way to get some donation quilts done!! Here are my first two....
I'll be excited to get some more made and hopefully some will be wonkier than others!! Mine squared up to 8".
This is #6 for the year so takes me through June (which is nearly here). I’m not that fast, these blocks had already been stitched. Just needed to sew the rows together.
I really wish the colors would show truer in my photos. The light is the cutest gray plaid and the pink doesn't look so dark in contrast with the others. Oh well, you get the idea maybe. Cute for a little girl.
Of making one rag quilt a month was derailed by an uncooperative machine. I'd been having issues with getting the flannel through the machine and had to lengthen the stitch and then the machine finally quit. I took it in, got it fixed (he so nicely saved the baggy of fuzz crap he'd pulled from the machine--how embarrassing) and now she's just humming along.
I THINK prior to this slowdown, I had finished 4 which would have brought me through April so I think this is May's quilt. I'll start June's soon so hopefully I can keep on track (though there's always several other projects new and old calling 😟). I think most of you feel my pain...
This was how I felt yesterday. EVERYTHING was beginning to cave in on me after the past two months and I felt I was in SERIOUS melt-down mode!! Friday I received a weird voicemail from a guy with Edward Jones saying he had some information about the office I do business with. When I tried calling him back, I just got a recorded message. I logged into my local office's website and this new guy's face was up there, not MY guy!!! I had NO CLUE what was going on. And it was raining cats and dogs!
It rained and rained and showed no signs of stopping. And it DIDN'T!! Then it rained more and everytime I looked out the window, it was still raining! We got 4 1/4" here in less than 24 hours. I did finally talk to my guy and he left Edward Jones and moved to a different company but rules wouldn't let him advise his clients until a certain period of time happened and things were in place. GOOD GRIEF, I didn't care which company he was with, I just wanted to stay with him. We started with him before Frank died and he's taken really good care of my finances so there was no way I was letting him get away! But before I talked to him and while it was still torrentially raining, I was just DONE! Quarantining is hard but it's even harder when doing it alone. SO alone.
So I think my guy has all the info he needs in order to transfer my funds into his care so that has helped. And it QUIT RAINING! HOORAY!! Hopefully things will begin to look up and we can begin an even steadier return to normal!!
Finally got the last two borders (top and bottom, not ironed as evidenced in the picture 😒) sewn on. Now a good pressing is in order and a back will need to be made. This will be a donation quilt for a yet to be determined recipient.
A couple of days ago, I was stitching along on my most recent baby rag quilt when my machine froze! The needle went down and then started making a never heard before humming/buzzing noise. I turned the machine off, waited a minute before turning back on and stepped on the presser foot--same ugly noise. Now it's at the hospital getting fixed. Initially it was thought a belt was the problem. That was fixed but then there were issues with the various decorative stitches and stuff so it remains a patient. I hope it gets better soon so the rag quilts can continue.
Now that I have all the multi-colored plus blocks sewn together, it's border time!! I'm thinking rather than one solid, same border all the way around, I'll do different fabric on two opposing corners. Not sure if it'll be different colors or just same color family but different prints. Gonna have to play with that.
And today is an EXCITING DAY!! I'm finally going to get my hair cut and colored..YAY! I was scheduled for a day back in March (it was a Tuesday) and they shut it all down the Saturday before my appt. ACK! So it's been just about 2 months and now it's finally getting done. Can't WAIT! I've been out to eat several times since things began re-opening and need to go get a pedicure today or tomorrow.
I’m very slowly continuing to work on the piano key border for Jamestown and making masks (at a slower pace). But I’ve also been working on 2 tops that will become donation quilts. One is still in small enough parts that I haven’t taken any pictures. But the second is coming together nicely.
I’ve got the first 2 and second 2 rows together and three more left to assemble. These are 10” blocks so it will wind up 60 by 70 before border. I like it though that one “neutral “ gray is too dark but I’m not taking it out! The other is scrappy as well. Bonnie is really making me wanna do a snail’s trail..wish she’d quit that! Ha!
My friend and I took a short trip down to Austin and San Antonio then did a drive by of Chip and Joanna’s place in Waco. Was nice to get away and we pretty much had all places ALL to ourselves!! The river walk in SA was so beautiful with only a very few other people!
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Books I've Read
1 Widows by Lynda La Plante
2 Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant
3 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
4 Splintered Silence by Susan Furlong
5 The Buried by Kathryn Casey
6 The Thief of all Light by Bernard Schaffer
7 Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin
8 The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens
9 City of Bones by Michael Connelly
10 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
11 The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
12 Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
13 The Baker's Secret by Stephen Kiernan
14 Educated by Tara Westover
15 Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
16 The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
17 Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
18 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
19 Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
20 Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
21 The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni
22 Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
23 Between the Lies by Michelle Adams
24 The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
25 Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
26 Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
27 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
28 The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff
29 Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf
30 Home Front by Kristin Hannah
31 Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin
32 Cardiac Event by Richard L. Mabry, MD
33 These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
34 Burnt River by Karin Salvalaggio
35 A Life Intercepted by Charles Martin
36 The Gone Dead by Chanelle Benz
37 All The Light There Was by Nancy Kricorian
38 As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
39 The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
40 Dead of Winter by Annelise Ryan
41 A Lethal Legacy by Heather Graham
42 The Body in the Wake by Katherine Hall Page
43 One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase
44 Cold Woods by Karen Katchur
45 night road by Kristin Hannah
46 American Predator by Maureen Callahan
47 The Territory by Tricia Fields
48 This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
49 Into the Savage Country by Shannon Burke
50 Wolf Pack by C.J. Box
51 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
52 The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
53 All Rivers to the Sea by Bodie Thoene
54 Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera
55 Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
56 The Bitterroots by C.J. Box
57 Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger
58 Heaven's Keep by William Kent Krueger
59 An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock by Terry Shames
60 Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger
61 Savage Country by Robert Olmstead
62 Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
63 Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf
64 Copper River by William Kent Krueger
65 Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt
66 Damaged by Lisa Scottoline
67 Below Zero by C.J. Box
68 Cold Shot by Mark Henshaw
1. Assassin's Revenge by Ward Larsen
2. In Too Deep by Lynn H Blackburn
3. See that My Grave is Kept Clean by Bart Paul
4. Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger
5. A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais
6. Manitou Canyon by William Kent Krueger
7. Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger
8. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
9. Clawback by J.A. Jance
10. Crooked River by Preston & Child
11. Home by Harlan Coben
12. Find Her by Lisa Gardner
13. One Minute Out by Mark Greaney
14. The Disappeared by C.J. Box
15. The Reckoning by John Grisham
16. Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming
17. The Guardians by John Grisham
18. Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason
19. Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger
20. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
21. Agent in Place by Mark Greaney
22. This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf
23. Masked Prey by John Sandford
24. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
25. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by KM Richardson
26. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes