Friday, December 14, 2018

Final Finish of 2018

I finished up the Blue Christmas quilt…

It’s now in its new home and will be loved there.

I loved using up my winter blue prints on this quilt. Here is the pieced backing…

That’s the only finish I have, and probably the last one of the year. My sewing room will now become my workroom as I do a bit of assembly work for my husband’s business. I also need to take my sewing machine in for service, so this is as good a time as any for that.

Not to worry though…I have stitching and knitting to work on, including a couple of knitted gifts I would like to get done for Christmas. I also have some Quilt Show 2019 work to do this month. So, I will have plenty to keep me busy.

I will be linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! Please head over for some wonderful projects…and have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Finishing Up

I’m nearing the finish of the blue Christmas quilt…

I have about 6 or 7 feet of binding left to stitch down and then it’s done…

I’ve been working on a lot of different projects, but I finally put this one on the front burner and it will get finished today. I hope to share the finish next time.

So today, I will first stitch down the binding, get some chores done around the house, do some computer work for our quilt guild 2019 Quilt Show, and hopefully get to some knitting. I still have two pairs of socks to finish before Christmas – and that’s only 20 days away!

Winter has come a little early here, so I will be toasty warm inside all day, and I hope you all stay warm and cozy where ever you may be!

Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Social and at Esther’s Blog for WIPs on Wednesday.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Hello Monday!

I haven’t been doing a whole lot around here, but I can share a couple of things.

First, I have been knitting. Primarily I have been knitting myself a pair of Christmas socks, and my daughter a pair of socks for Christmas…

Hopefully they will be done soon. As long as I get my daughter’s done and under the tree, I will be happy.

Second, I have been quilting! Yay! And better yet, I have actually been enjoying it. I had to remove some quilting from the Blue Christmas quilt from the I Wish You a Merry QAL last year. I was having such troubles with the thread, I was ready to toss the whole thing. But I just set it aside, then removed all the stitching, and started again. I now have most of the stitching in the ditch and walking foot quilting done, and then I will do some free-motion quilting in some of the blocks. Here’s proof…

I’ve also gotten excited about a new project (but who wouldn’t?!)

I bought the Delightful Desert pattern from Elizabeth Hartman…

…and I will be making a variation of it for my niece’s new home. I think I may have finally turned a corner and am having fun with the sewing machine again. I can’t wait to get started on this one.

That’s about it. We headed up to the Smokies today for our annual family Thanksgiving week trip up there. We had a nice lunch and did a little shopping. And the weather was perfect for mid-November in Pigeon Forge, TN…

…a beautiful blue sky and temperatures in the 60s!

I probably won’t be back on-line until the weekend, so for those of you in the USA, have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. For everyone else, have a great week!

I will be linking up at Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making. Head over for some wonderful projects.

Friday, November 9, 2018

A Mini Finish

I’ve been working on a variety of things since I last posted a finish, but I only completed one project. Earlier this week I made a Thanksgiving decoration for the house…

This is an adaptation from an embroidery hoop project from Flamingo Toes. I had some wool fabric pieces and scraps, so I went ahead and made a small (8” square) decorative pillow. It was quick and it turned out cute.

As far as the other projects go, I have been working away on knitting projects, and I am ripping out the small amount of quilting I did on the “We Wish You a Merry QAL” quilt. I’m having troubles on both the long arm and my domestic machine with the thread, so I am taking out the quilting and will start over with my trusty Aurifil thread. Here’s the last photo of it before I started quilting it…

I also completed a total of 11 Bingo Blocks for our quilt guild meeting this week…

And I worked on the second step of the Secret Santa Christmas QAL at Temecula Quilt Co.

Step 4 comes out today, so I need to finish up Step 2 and get going on Step 3.

That’s about it from here. The cold weather is hear finally and snow is in the forecast for next week. I hope you all stay warm and safe, and have a great weekend!

I will be linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop!