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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sept 28, 2014

The last weekend in September and Fall is here:) It has been nice and cool in the morning  lower 60's with the highs only in the upper 80's. Just lovely!!!! Of course our leaves are turning... they usually do because of the heat and drought but not this year:) We have had rain almost every Summer month and that is VERY unheard of in Central Texas for sure!!!

On the home front... FIL is still in rehab and MIL has yet another UTI. They gave her Amoxicillin last time and with it still in her system the test showed another infection or still the same one? Got a different med and she is doing so much better. Have an appt Tues to see the kidney Dr and find out the results of the ultrasound they did a few weeks ago. Thinking it will all come back to her hygiene practices. She has days when her Dementia is really bad and she forgets a lot:( SIL should be taking over either Tues or wed... I am hoping for Tues!!!!

I got one quilt quilted and a few more Project Linus w scraps tops made. Also my daughter Kayla got her Crazy Steampunk wall hanging last week so I can post the pictures now:)

This is a Project Linus made with the disappearing Pinwheel pattern from Missouri Star. So love this pattern...may have to make another one soon:)

This is made using the Disappearing 9 patch pattern from Missouri Star. Great way to use up those scraps!

Here are pictures of Kayla's Crazy Steampunk Wall hanging.

Lot's of detail and hand stitching..

I painted the clocks with a stencil and then added the clock hands:)

Lots of lace, ribbon and specialty threads were used.

Great way to use up all those bits and pieces of leftovers or an excuse to go buy some! The pocket watch in the upper right that is open can also be closed.

This is a Steampunk spider and web:) We did find both in the Halloween section of Micheal's and then glued the gears on both.

These were the reject embroidery blocks... mostly because I messed up on color placement. Kayla wanted a table runner made with them.

They have lace, ribbon, and some fake leather and brads on them.

No gears and other goodies so she can actually place something on it.
 
It was definitely outside of my comfort zone but I can truly tell you I had a blast making it!!!!
 
This is a first time quilter:) She did an awesome job on her grand daughters quilt!

I did loops and hearts in pink:)

The backing...
My Snowman A-Z is all finished!!! Yea!!!!!

This pattern is by Crabapple Hill. Love her designs!!!! Now in the closet to be quilted... one day
 
Ok I have been cutting and going through my scraps for this project. Those are 1.5 in squares. Yes really!!!! I know it's insane!!!! Can't wait to start sewing them all together. Wonder what it will be???? You will have to wait and see:)

This is my view when I walk into the studio:) Bob the guard cat:) haha!!!
 
Well enjoy your week and I should have some quilting to show you next week:) Well I hope so!
 
 
 
 


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sept 20, 2014

Well summer has come back with a vengeance... where oh where is our cool weather???? Oh we had a bunch of rain... more than an inch and now the humidity is really thick!!!!!!!

I did get quite a bit done this week even though I was on duty) MIL had another UTI?? I know!!!! I caught it VERY early... the Dr didn't think that was what she had... well duh! You would think he would just give me a prescription over the phone.... oh well......she is feeling better but while she slept I sewed:)

First is Karen's quilt. She started quilting it and then had tension problems....
I got it done before I went on duty.

I got to finish it anyway I wanted:) I love big swirls!

Neat backing fabric!

TA DA!!!!! My Park Bench BOM is all done:)
Finished it last Sunday:)
 

I love that the background fabrics are not the same.....

Nicely draped over a bench:) Now it is in the closet waiting to be quilted..... there are many friends in there with her:)
 

Disappearing hourglass blocks.... this will become a Project Linus quilt.
 

Crabapple Hill pattern.. love them SO much! Haven't decided what to make yet.....any ideas?

This is a pinwheel quilt that was a kit Pat bought many years ago. Everything was cut so it was pretty easy to assemble.

Love the 3D effect!

Comma leftovers... Project Linus.

More scraps for a Project Linus.

Still more..... These are Botanics.

LOVE the Disappearing Pinwheel WAY more than the Disappearing Hourglass. It is becoming another Project Linus quit
 

I had this finished but someone...Delyte .... hadn't received it yet because Pat was doing the binding for her.

She got it Wednesday at Lunch Bunch... I couldn't go:(Someone had given her the flimsy and  quilted it for her.

Red backing...perfect!
 
Well only 10 more days and I will be free again to get into trouble:) ha ha!!!!
Delyte has my bail $....
Have a great week!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sept 14, 2014

Hey ya'll!!!

I think we got our winter already and I am thinking Spring is around the corner?? Haha!!! We had a lovely cold front come through on Friday. The temp dropped 20 degrees and it was a frisky 56 Saturday morning)We got a bit of rain and this morning it was 63. Still overcast and of course all windows are open and the cats are loving live tv:) Suppose to get to 82 today....nice!!!!!

Well I got an extra week off after some campaigning. Mostly the SIL wanted to leave the 10th and not come back until the 1st....NOT!!! I had way too many quilts that needed to get out so we settled on the 16th-30th.
SIL is going out of state so needed the extra time. She did say she could stay a lot in Oct and Nov and I am holding her to it!!! Her other is a hunter so not home anyway. She usually flew to FL and stayed with the inlaws those months anyway. And of course this is the busy season for us quilters... even though is has been pretty busy all year:)

This is what I got finished this week:

First up is my last BOM of Park Bench... as I type I have all but one row sewn together:) I think Bob approves?

Megan's Texas Panel. Love the way the borders are all on one side!

I got to play:)

Cute backing!

2 wallhangings also from Megan.

She will have these for sale at the Officer's Wives Bazaar next month.

A black Christmas boot runner. Yes Megan:)
                                          
 I also did the tan ones last post.

Hope she sells them!
 
I think this is a Flirty panel? Love the applique in the corners.

Had fun quilting this!

Yes Megan's:)

This is Carolla's little fall topper. Her mom wants to take it back to Germany and give it to a friend:)

I squeezed it in:)

This is the bazaar raffle quilt. They each made a block and then made the quilt.

I had fun quilting it anyway I wished:)

Here are the first 6 blocks.

And then the second 6 blocks.

And the backing. Sorry about all the shadows I took the pictures outside under the trees.

This is Cam's quilt for her son that wants to attend the University of Texas:)
Once again shadows:(

I emb his name on it....

And also this design. I found it on Etsy if anyone is interested.

And the back.
 
I have one more to finish today or tomorrow and then I will be back on duty so not expecting to get anything done unless hubby takes one of the weekend days so I can quilt. He often offers and yes I do accept. I have 11 in the closet and 2 have thread ordered.
 
Enjoy your week and get sewing!!!!!