Tuesday, May 26, 2020

More cute little blocks

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).

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Cute new block

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".

Half way through

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.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

My goal

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...

Sunday, May 17, 2020


sad collapse GIF
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!!

Top is fini

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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Next up..borders

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.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Still here

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!