Sunday, February 23, 2014

Keeping Busy

Just thinking of the last few weeks brings a yawn of tiredness.

There have been bee blocks

DGS - cheer group (January Blocks)

February do Good Stitches done.

A Science Fair, a quilt show, some wedding prep and shopping for The Dress. My daughter has had her heart set on wearing my dress since she was a little girl, but we went looking anyway. I've been updating and altering her dress.

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We've celebrated three birthdays.

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This is my favorite six year old  : )


There was time spent together with family on day trips and visits.

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It was wonderful to see our sweet Aunt R, visiting from Oregon. This is with my three daughters

There was a little sewing.

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A weekend with these two,
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and a little one growing quickly, right before our eyes.

Sweet little Q is 2 months old!
Sweet Q at two months

This post needs more quilts, so I'll leave you with this one from the quilt show.

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I have long been in love with this pattern and its on my bucket list of quilts.

May your week be full of HaPPy StitCHes.  :)




Thursday, January 9, 2014

Slow To The Party



Here's my 2013 mosaic showing a small sampling of completed projects. 
There were so many projects that I just didn't get a photo of. 
 Looking at my little mosaic, I'm still pretty pleased! 




My 2014 goal is to document better and more. At least one photo of each project.  

2014 is already off to a busy, busy start. 
First up is a little doll quilt for DQS14 that I'm working on now. 

Here's to a productive 2014 : )

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013 - Checking In

I hope you all had wonderful holidays!  
We sure did. All of our daughters and their families and my mom were here for Christmas and all but one for Thanksgiving. It's always wonderful to get together and just "be."

The festivities are over and believe it or not, I'm still trying to catch up on the dishes, laundry and such. Seems once I get behind, it takes a bit of effort to catch up. 
The Christmas season is always busy, but our family had a bit of extra busyness.  

The beginning of  December these two got engaged 

Congratulations you two!!!

Doesn't our youngest daughter look happy?




Then if that wasn't exciting enough, we were blessed with our 
fourth grandchild, our third granddaughter. 


Meet sweet Quinn and her mommy, our daughter, Emili.

Big sister is very happy. 
She sang to her as soon as she saw her, it was so sweet.



We topped the month off with a Christmas day filled with love and family. 


This year, 2013 has been one of blessing for our family. 
Difficulties and struggles have all been a part of this year, 
but in the end we see blessing.
We ALL feel so very blessed.

See you in 2014






Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful

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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

Paper Piecing

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!  
I'm embarrassed! 
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 Lone Starburst from Anna at Six White Horses.
She picked a few fabrics from my stash and we got started.  

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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.

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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  : ) 

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. 


I will conquer them.......socks!


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?  
UGH!  
How did that happen?!  

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



October DGS bee blocks


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Have a great week everyone ; )