Thursday, August 18, 2011
I was able to stitch up 70 hexies and two flowers in the surgical waiting room on Monday while my friend had a double mastectomy and re-build. I finished another flower on Tuesday while she napped in her room and was able to get 3 petals on a fourth flower yesterday while she napped. Hopefully she comes home from the hospital on Saturday and I am packing up my handsewing projects and moving out to the trailer to be there for the first week, so I should be making some real progress on flowers and my Raggedy quilt!
Sadly, her surgery will slow down our quilt shop hopping but we're so glad to still have her! And its not like we don't have enough fabric to keep us sewing for years now as it is!!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
There is Chef Pierre practicing his lines, as I get a picture of him while he is not paying attention. Once he noticed me, he scooted back stage to get out of the pictures.... silly Chef!
While I didn't have time to work on my flowers for One Flower Wednesdays during the daytime this past week, I did have two hours between sets at VBS to get some flowers put together!
I need to remember to update my tally on the sidebar, it's been a while... now I will have to sit down and count hexies....
I finished one of my sewing pouches for a friend, lets see if I can put it into a How-To.
----OK, no How-To at this point. Blogger keeps automatically turning my pictures and half of them are upside-down or sideways... so I will need to figure this out before I can write this. It may be because I am uploading them from my computer rather than using picasa. Whatever the reason, I will figure it out after VBS is finished.... sorry!!!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I was only able to finish two flowers this week, and both were done last night while I was watching NCIS!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
We started out at Fabric 'n Friends in Castroville. I started this trek knowing that all I really need is several different train prints for a quilt for my nephew. Well, our first stop was a bust on the trains.... but I found a kit for a flamingo wall hanging that I fell in love with and decided I couldn't live without! LOL Of course, I don't want to make just the small wall hanging...so bought extra coordinating fabric to make it into a lap quilt, or possibly a twin quilt.
Here's my cool flamingo... I plan on finding some summery letters to embroider "HANGIN' POOLSIDE" down the side that has the checkerboard strip. It will also have some palm fronds hanging in the upper right corner. Then I am adding two large borders in these fabrics -
I have a darker blue/green fabric that I may use as a thin border between these two. We will see after I get them cut and laid out.
Our second stop was Gone Quiltin' in Bandera. I actually didn't purchase anything here because there were no train fabrics AND it is on my list to return to soon. I saw a few things I like, but was determined not to buy them until I finish my nephews quilts! While getting back into my car to head to the next stop, I noticed my back tire was pretty low and thought "I better remember to tell hubby about that when I get home!".
Our last quilt shop stop was in Kerrville, Creations. There is SO much to see in this store!! I walked and touched and ooh-ed and aaaah-ed. There was alot of self-talk in this store...."No, you cannot buy a kit to start working with wool until you finish the boys quilts." "No, you cannot make yourself a minkie blanket." "No...", "No...", "Ummm, ok! Cindy WOULD really like a little coffee wall hanging. Just get enough for a small one though." That was the last conversation with myself...I had to give in for SOMETHING! :-) So I purchased a couple fat quarters to go into my Raggedy quilt -
and a couple fat quarters to border a little "borg-like" coffee cup & saying that I am going to embroider for a friends kitchen.
We finished out the day by having High Tea at Queen B's in Ingram. Yummy!!! I also found a few things there that I haven't had since we moved away from Enland. I will be having Treacle Pudding and custard tonight for dessert!!
I forgot to tell hubby about the back tire, I was so excited about my flamingo that it totally went out of my head! Thankfully a neighbor noticed it and left a note on my windshield, where I found it this morning (as I was getting in to drive to church...I would have totally drove on that flat this morning!). Apparently the tire went flat somewhere between Kerrville and home and I never noticed, the feel of the car never changed! Add a new tire to my list of quilting expenses... oops!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Our annual trip to Michigan enabled me to work on my poor, neglected hexagons! Here are just a few of the flowers I was able to stitch together during the four days of travel time.
My little bin, that I thought I was never going to fill, is starting to get crowded. I think I will need to get two more bins... one for fabric squares, one for hexagons and then just fill this current bin with flowers. I already have most of the hexagons in this box pinned together into flower groups. There are some random hexies that are still homeless and waiting for me to get some more hexies in their color finished.
Here is my hexagon carry-case. I keep it stocked with everything I need to make hexies and flowers. It is just four zippered pencil pouches stitched together onto batting and pretty fabric.
I have started a cowboy quilt for my nephew. I saw the quilt somewhere (I don't remember where!) and took a picture of it. I am making a few changes to what I saw and adding his name, hopefully will have pictures to post soon.
Tomorrow I will be hitting some area Quilt shops with some friends and looking for train fabrics to make a train quilt for his older brother. I THINK I know what I want to do for the quilt... fabrics I find tomorrow may change my mind! :-)
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I don't know how life gets so busy that the things you really enjoy doing get set aside. It's not that I haven't done ANY sewing over the last few months, but I haven't done much besides patching & altering & "must dos"....
So yesterday I broke the cycle! Pulled out some fabric to make myself a bag for my role as Super-Sleuth extraordinaire, Heidi Claire.
The bag turned out a bit smaller than I thought it would be, but it will do its job. I made it reversable, so after VBS (if I really like it) I can put Heidi to the inside and still use the bag! :-)
My middle son graduated High School the beginning of June. I can't believe time went so quickly! Thankfully I finished his quilt before graduation and so only had to re-decorate his room! It is now bright and shows his personality!
My sister got to come down and stay with us for a while. She was such a huge help getting things ready for graduation!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
One Thousand Gifts beckons you to leave the parched ground of pride, fear, and white-knuckle control and abandon yourself to the God who overflows your cup. It invites you to wake up to God's everyday blessings, and discover, as Ann did, that in giving thanks for the life you already ha...
One of my One Thousand Gifts!
Ann Voskamp is a poet with a heart for God. Don't be satisfied to read thru this book only once, for each time you go back and read - another layer is revealed and another message is there that your heart wasn't ready for the first time through.
I love this book! I would encourage everyone to get their hands on a copy, find a friend to read it with and discuss each chapter as you go. This has been a true blessing to me!