Sunday, July 24, 2016

Relief from the heat.    Cooler day with lower humidity.   Makes me want to quilt.   grin.
Sewing on an UFO.    Have a top from a class that needs to have stitching on the pieces. 
So spent time today sewing.   
 This one is from a kit that I won at the convention last year.     a fun piece to do.    Leaves are applique.    Stitched around with buttonhole stitch.
Kit baby quilt.    I bought this kit at a garage sale.    The blocks were mostly embroidered, but I had to finish most of the french knots and two of the blocks.     Someone was selling their excess fabric and kits that were started and not completed.    Still have a couple to go.    Ended up being a fun project.  I probably would not have purchased the kit but when most of the stitching was already finished could not resist.    

Friday, July 22, 2016

Another hot and humid day with not a breeze blowing.    Mosquito's are out in full force but DS came over and sprayed the foliage with some mosquito stuff.     Now I can at least go out on the porch and not be in fear of being carried away.     
     Had to do a trip to store in all the heat.     But ice in the cooler kept perishables from cooking on the way home.
     
 This is the picture DS brought me from Hawaii.     Had to really chuckle as he said he was looking at Hawaiian wall quilts, but decided not to get one as the stitching would not have been good.    Evidently the quilting was pretty large stitches and he thought I could make one nicer.    Bless his heart he does pay attention to the quilting.    grin
A wall quilt with appliques.    Trying to use up some fabric and thought this would be bright and
good for a spring wall quilt.    
Hopefully tonight will not bring a storm as there are warnings in the area.    We do need rain but do not need storm.     Last storm we had tree on our garage.    Stay cool everyone.   

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Oh my goodness another HOT HOT day.    Walked outdoors this morning and it felt like opening an oven.     So guess I will stay in and sew.     Will share a couple more of my projects and hope they are enjoyed.  
 This technique was "interesting"    you sew small tucks across to make the picture look like its rippled.   Probably will not do this again.
This is my attempt at a deer in the moonlight.    Its ok but was a learning exercise.    enjoy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Another hot hot day here.     Here is a little owl using hexagons.    Saw a picture of this and sat down to figure out how to make it.    Its ok.   makes me want to play with hexagons again. 
The second is a small zentangle using lots of color pens to decorate the drawings.    What fun this is.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Surprise its cooler today.   Cloudy but oh my how humid.    Mosquito's are loving it!!  Walk outdoors and they try to save a person for lunch.   
The first quilt is my P.I.G.S. project.   Our club has a challenge each year.   Take a project that you have started and have in a box or bag.    Show it and present a fat quarter to enter.   Then complete the project before the next July meeting and get a chance to win the fat quarters.   BUT  if you do not complete the project you are fined 3 fat quarters.     This year I was the lucky person and won 20 fat quarters.    Oh what fun.     Usually I would be donating 3 fat quarters.  grin.   
    The second quilt is a butterfly I painted in a class in Des Moinse  a couple years ago.   It was last
years P.I.G.S. project.   Cost me 3 fat quarters as I didn't finish it on time.    Oh well.    
    Hope to keep up with the blog a bit more this year.   Have quite a few pieces to share and miss
showing them.   

Monday, July 18, 2016


A mini and 2 giraffe's    hope this goes through.    

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I'm back (I think)   Haven't had time the last few years to post.   Hubby has had some issues so its 24/7 caring for him.    Get a bit of sewing done but just now getting back to the blog.  
the butterfly is a small quilt made from a class I took last summer.   Its stitched then colored with
permanent markers, then background filled with permanent markers.  

size practice piece.     Very fun to do.   Hope to add more projects as time permits.