Thursday, April 24, 2014

Woodland Creature

Have no fear ... this is not a post about live animals in the wild.  About as wild as I get is my backyard, and I definitely do not live anywhere close to the wood (or the jungle).  Sometimes, we get squirrels and the occasional bunny in the yard and even an errant child or 2 but we're not much into animals.

But ...

I am working again on my Woodland Creature quilt.
It's just so darn cute!


It's all fused. Now I have to machine appliqué it all and then do some hand stitching.  That will really make a difference ... make it even cuter.  

The raccoon and squirrel blocks are almost done.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A week? A Month?

Holy Moly!  My "planned" blog break was supposed to be for a week ... that was a month ago.  I've thought about writing, composed lots of posts ... In my head.  I've been sewing and quilting and knitting, just not blogging.

I'm back!

A few catch-up photos 

Crossroads Picnic Quilt - DONE.


With a fun - picnicky - back


Great progress on my "Sock of Kindness" ... Take to hockey sock.  The Capitals did NOT make the playoffs, hockey season is over.


I made a little pin cushion - Bird on a Spool.



And ... There was other sewing/quilting stuff, a retreat, a class, a few new starts ... And no photos.  I will need to be better about this.

KEEP QUILTING!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blog Break

southern Comforters of Bowie quilt show was a great success.  It takes a year to plan, a lot of work by many people, a broad sense of humor and a supportive husband ... we did it!

And ... I took one picture.


This is my car in the parking lot - Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, Sunday morning, Sunday evening.  I started to take a picture each time I arrived and departed the school (where the show was held), when I realized ... it was the same shot every time.  So 1 photo was enough.

Yes, I was "the last quilter standing."

I'm taking a planned blog break for the next week - time to regroup, reenergize, and most importantly - visit with Kid#2, who is coming to visit for a few days.

See you all next week.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Quilt Show Weekend

My Cute Husband says, Rocky is like a teenager - he LOVES sleeping in.


We're up and busy getting ready to head out.  It's quilt show weekend!

I'm the chairperson this year for the Southern Comforters of Bowie annual show.  This year's theme - "Best Little Quilt Show in Maryland". We're setting up today/tonight.  Show hours - Saturday, 3/22, 10-5 and Sunday, 3/23, 11-4. C. Elizabeth Reig Special School off of Mt.Oak Road in Bowie. 

Come on out and join us!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tortoise or Hare

S.L.O.W.L.Y...... making progress on the circles for my "Bird" quilt.

Is this not just very too pretty.


But wait - there's more ...


And even more ...


This is definitely NOT a speedy project.  54 done, 42 left to go. I am past the 1/2 way point!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pin Cushions

2 new cuties!


This one is little. It measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Great little project bag sized pinnie.

The other one is a little bigger 5" square.


Check out the back ...


SELVEDGES!!



Good morning!

just spent 40 minutes providing a little TLC ... to my sewing room.  Believe me, it probably needs 40 days - hmmmm, maybe I should build an ark. I am stitching up some cute critters.

And THAT, my friends, is why I don't think I have good time management skills.  An ark?

Anyway ... I picked some stuff up off the floor, put away some empty Christmas boxes (yes, you read that correctly), and ... made a new ironing board cover!

A very much needed new ironing board cover.  I woke up thinking - today is the day.

I forgot to take a before picture but picture this - I have a "Big Board" and I could not press a pair of pants because there was SEW MUCH STUFF ON THERE.  Not to mention the overall condition of the fabric.  Here's an "before" reannactment shot.


ready for the TA-DAH??!!!


SEW MUCH BETTER!

Ok - full disclosure ... "Made" is a bit of a stretch.  Really all I did was take off the old one, add batting and cut a piece of muslin, layed it on and tucked in the edges.

Now, it's 7:30, the coffee is done, blog post written and I'm ready to sip coffee and stitch some circles.