If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fun Night

Tuesday night was our 30’s Club meeting at Sager Creek Quilt Shop and Pam asked if I would do the program this time. Lately I haven’t had to, so this was a nice change. My past program would be on events or people but that stuff is packed away in the garage and really didn’t have time yesterday to prepare a new one. So I thought about what I could do. I have been so out of the loop on new things that I figure I needed to come up with something. 
Had an idea I could show the portable design wall I made last year.

Here is the link to the original post with all the instructions and supplies needed.

Turned out to be a good choice and some said that they planned on making one for their room and other for retreats. 

We always have a show and tell and there were a few who brought something. 

These are the ones

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Slow Sunday

I would have to say that it was a slow day which part of it was dealing with doing our taxes.....fun....fun
we're not done but getting there.

This afternoon was time to relax and work on a new crochet project seeing how I finish the Ripple Blanket.

It turned out very nice and not a bad size 65 x 70, not quite a twin size but it is big enough to lay on the couch and be covered.

This is the first of this months goals to be completed. I knew I was close when I decided on a list.

This next project is something I had seen a while back and have been wanting to do just because it would be a great way to use up all these small balls of yarn I have.

This basket is only about a 1/3 of the the ball stash.

Very easy pattern,  using two yarns at a time with a large hook and doing a half double stitch.

By the time I got around to writing this I have this much done, going very quickly because of the large hook I'm using.

Linking up at Kathys

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Goals

Last month for some reason I did not post my goals but I'm ready this month.

Most of my projects are almost completed so it seems like a lot but it shouldn't take long on each one.

1. Dreamy Hexagon
needs 3 border still. 

2. Machine Quilt  this baby quilt.

3. Finish crocheting the Ripple Blanket
Getting pretty low on yarn, when I run out that's it.

4. Put the binding on this Embroidered Baskets.

5. Finish quilting on this Baby quilt

Linking up at Elm Street Quilts

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Oh February,

Here it is the end of the month and I have more finishes than I thought.

The latest two finishes are totally done.

Scandinavian Christmas is quilted and binding on.
Here are a group of pictures.

I just think this backing is perfect.

The other finish is what I called my travel project.
This knitted shawl stayed in a bag out in the car.
And has for about 3 years, but now it's done... YEAH

Finish size is 26" x 66"

RSC for February

Plans are to machine quilt it in March.

Then I finally finish the last of the RSC from 2015.

Call this one Splash of Color, even thou I believe the pattern does have a name, just can't remember.

Did finish a crochet baby blanket made from yarn in my stash

Feels very good to have finishes. I hope you too had a productive month.

Ready for March?

Sunset this evening, lovely colors

Monday, February 26, 2018

What's Up 2-26-18

Just now as I was writing the title it's hard to believe it's 2018,  I realize that it is 2018 but I still feel sometimes like it shouldn't.
Oh well that's life.
Friday after I finished Splash of Color, needed to figure out whats next so went to the stack of UFOs
Decided on Dreamy Hexagon.

this is where I left off. Had the center finished and was going to start on the borders. First one easy peasy as you can see

 Next border is square in a square.

Well I couldn't start on these until Sunday. I spent Saturday morning helping the "Man of the Place" and then another couple of hours trying to find the "square 2" ruler. Couldn't find it anywhere so I ended up driving to Sager Creek and purchasing a new and bigger one. The one I have goes up to 6" square but the larger one will go up to a 12" block.

These are 4' finished blocks and needed 36 of them.

Cut and started chain piecing yesterday.

And today I was able to get them completed and next to sew them on.

Seeing how there was a time there I figured I would have to wait to get the ruler because Saturday it poured down rain half the day.

Figured then I could quilt on last month RSC.
Being a donation baby quilt, great one to practice on the machine quilting skills, which are very poor because I just don't do enough yet.

Sprayed basted the layers together

Have an hour in so far and really not much improvement but I'll plug along.
I really do enjoy the process.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Splash of Color Done

Well the border is on.

It looks like I imagined. Like it

Ended up being 65" x 72"

Now that is more twin size

Outside my window I can see out in the pasture where there is a carcass of a feral pig. We left it there seeing how we have no cattle in that pasture and we know that there are Bald Eagles around.
I've been seeing up to 3, a mature eagle and 2 juveniles, But today the were 5 eagles. That's the most at one time.
There were 2 adults and 3 juveniles.

Sorry about the poor quality but it is about 200 yards from the house and taken with my IPad.

They are such big magnificent birds.
A true pleasure to watch and feel so lucky to be able to observe them. 

Really need to charge the digital camera, maybe could get a better shot.

Splash of Color

Yesterday was the first day this week so far that I haven't had to go somewhere, thank goodness because we had bad weather that gave us a light covering of ice.

Good day to be inside and today will be another.

Besides cleaning and prepping more scraps.
I decided to work on the last RSC from 2015.

Needed to just make another half block and arrange them to my liking.

Easy sewing.......

Like the look but just not big enough, before border 53" x 60".

First thing a separating strip of the background fabric of 2 1/2"

Then came what to do next.
Thought about a piano strip or a brick stacked border.
But I just felt it would be too much for this pattern, so much color I think would draw my eye that way.

But I also thought just a plain border was not the way to either.
Played around and this is what I decided on.

Have mainly a plain border with sprinkle of the leftover color units.

Today I will assemble all this.

Now I plan to show the finished top later today if nothing changes.

Till then

Linking up with quilting room with mel

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