Thursday, November 28, 2013
Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Psalm 105:1 & 2
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Recently my Father-In-Law and quilting Sister-In-Law came for a visit.
Since we live on opposite coasts we don't get to visit often, but when we do,
we ladies spend some time quilting.
Our styles are different, but we don't let that get in our way,
it just adds to the appreciation and admiration I have for her work.
She specializes in hand quilting and does it both beautifully and fast.
I can hand quilt, but rarely do.
As I'm thinking about it,
I realize I have a quilt half quilted from eight years ago.
Yes, eight years ago!!
My oh my!
Enough of that, I'll just pretend I didn't just realized that and move on.
While she was here she wanted to learn to paper piece.
I am not an expert. In fact I've not done that much and although
I love the results of paper piecing I don't like to do it.
I keep a large three ring notebook of patterns and ideas.
We went through and picked a
from Anna at
Six White Horses
She picked a few fabrics from my stash and we got started.
It was the perfect pattern to learn on.
Not too many pieces and not too few.
The repetition helped to get the concept, because we all know
paper piecing can be confusing.
It didn't take long before we had all the pieces.
I think it turned out great!
This isn't the best photo, but the light ring around the star is a nice mellow yellow.
It's just beautiful in person.
Thanks Anna for a perfectly wonderful and lovely pattern
and thank you Diana for bring dad and visiting with us for awhile.
Have a wonderful week : )
six white horses
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I Must Conquer....
I've always admired nicely knit items. I learned very basic knitting
as a young girl and didn't remember much of it.
For my birthday, a few years ago, my mom retaught me to knit.
When she wasn't near by and I needed help, I turned to the internet.
There is so much great knitting info available!
I'm still learning, but I fell in LOVE with knitting!
I 'm giving socks a try.
Well, I've started them about seven times,
even changed yarn for a mental fresh start.
These are now looking pretty good.
I've gotten past the gusset, the heel turn, the heel and .......really?
One sock is looking a bit large.
Seems I have too many stitched on the needle after the heel.
Oh No! Upon checking the other sock I have too few?
I WILL succeed, I WILL conquer these socks!
I guess I'll start over, but meanwhile, I'll go back to some quilting for awhile.
Here are a few Bee blocks
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Have a great week everyone ; )
do. Good Stitches
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Got One, But Not The Other
It's been a busy month and I just realized that sadly
I forgot to post a September goal for
A Lovely Year of Finishes
I was on a great roll up until then.
I got in a minor car accident on the first of the month and
I guess my mind was preoccupied. I thought I posted something.
Oh well, I'll focus on October's goal and
be ready to post.
Have you been over to
Melissa has done a great job with our Quilt Along and
tomorrow is the parade of finished quilts.
There are so many participants and lovely quilts being finished,
you won't want to miss it.
I got my Quilt Along Star Surround top done,
but not completely finished, so I won't be parading.
Since I rarely purchase anything larger than a quarter of a yard
this top will have to go in my to be
layered and quilted pile until I can get a backing.
This is Hope Valley on dark grey Kona.
64 X 64
I love this 16 inch quilt block.
Now on to other projects.
Happy Stitching. : )
A lovely year of finishes
happy quilting quilt along
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Lovely Finishes Goal Met
It's time for my end of the month post for
A Lovely Year Of Finishes.
I completed my goal for the month.
All 384 inches of binding.
Fingers are a wee bit sore,
but I'm happy to be done!
I took a couple quick photos for this post,
but I will take some proper photos and post them soon.
Hopefully the recipient of this quilt will get a good sneak peek
and love this quilt as much as I do.
Hoping to get some
stitching in this weekend.
A lovely year of finishes
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I'm on target with these little stars.
They are the 8.5 X 8.5 star centers for our Star Surround blocks.
They took a little longer than anticipated,
but all are done by the Sunday night deadline.
Bring on Monday's assignment.
Happily Stitching Along
Star Surround QAL Hope Valley
Sunday, August 11, 2013
A Peek At My Week
I got my flying geese done for the
Star Surround Quilt Along
It was a lot of trimming.
Last week I decided to enlarge the quilt by seven more blocks,
going from nine to sixteen and this week while trimming,
I wondered what I was thinking.
My piles are a bit messy, but overall I don't think they look too bad.
I'm ready for tomorrow's step.
I also finished up a couple of bee blocks.
For me, its a bit early, but making string blocks is so messy,
I wanted to get on it right away.
Two together, don't they look great?
I've only gotten about 15 inches of the binding done on this super large quilt.
Its 91 3/4 X 100, so I've got a long way to go.
I'd bettered get going!
I have to have it done by the end of the month to meet my goal.
Well, that's it for my week peek.
I'm off to put a movie on and work on that binding : )
What have you been up to this week?