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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tomorrow is February

Hello all:)

The weather here has been absolutely amazing! Upper 70's during the day and 50's at night. And yes you guessed it... it will change yet again. Tomorrow evening a cold front is coming through and our highs will be maybe lower 60's and down to 28 + for the nights:( UGH!!! Just stay one thing!!!

Hubby was home for 2 days this week with what we think was Cedar Fever. I was out 1 day. This stuff just kicks our behinds! We are both feeling better and had someone tell us of some Texas Cedar Fever drops that work in the organic/healthy aisle of HEB. Will definitely be checking that out!

Since I was housebound one day I discovered the house needed a real deep cleaning. You know that Spring cleaning habit people have? Me either:) I used to do Fall and Spring cleaning and now it's hit or miss with  mostly misses:) Well I started by cleaning the entertainment center and fireplace during the week. Yesterday I cleaned the windows... inside only as there is still rain coming.. hopefully... and washed the curtains. They are really white instead of that gray color:) Well this morning hubby and I finished the living room. Yup moved furniture, cleaned baseboards, the whole thing:) Now we can just sit back and enjoy it:) Of course the rest of the house looks pretty bad.... next weekend we are hoping to clean the kitchen/living room. I can do the buffet and china cabinet during the week. Hard to believe I used to do all this twice a year by myself over 4 days.

Did get some quilting done:)

This is my newest Lucy Boston Cross all done. I have 2 more prepared to sew together:)

Cam made this very modern star quilt.

I just love negative space:)

Backing...I did ruler work and freehand.

love it!!!!

Kathy J made this quilt for her granddaughter.

Love the scrappy fabrics and the beautiful Dresden in the corners!

Check out the fussy cutting:)

Lots of feathers and swirls:)

Backing was a pale pink fabric... just lovely!

Busy week on the road this week. 
Hope to get one quilt loaded and started but that is probably all. 
Better get Bianca loaded up... we have class tomorrow. There will be actual sewing done:) yea!

Have an awesome week!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

January is almost gone.....

I hope if you were in the path of the snowstorms this past week that you are warm and safe!
We had a bit colder weather but all was dry. Suppose to get to mid 60's today and possibly 70's by next weekend:)

The first class with Bianca was a learning experience... ha ha!!!! No really I learned a lot! Now if I remember what I learned will be the thing! I go back in another week for more sewing... like zippers, blind hem, and so forth. This past class was lots of lecturing and getting to know all the buttons:) All in all an exhausting day! I think the allergy meds are really tiring me out! The classes are an hour away and 3 hours long so was pretty wore out by the time I got home!

We had Guild Tuesday night and it was our 25th anniversary:) Was a very nice presentation! An I was in charge of cutting up the beautiful cake:)

Then I quilted the rest of the week:)

This is Cam's bedspread.

I did a panto graph all over it.

She wants to use it as a reversible quilt.

I thought it turned out rather nicely!

It is a king sized monster:) ha ha!!!

Elaine hand appliqued these fuzzy numbers to make a baby quilt.

Just outlined numbers and then looped.

Flannel backing.

My Tula Petals top is a  step closer. The hexies are just pinned in rows so I can baste them down and then hand stitch them down. I have 8 little ones left and need to figure out how to incorporate them.... just kinda floating off the ends....

Week is pretty empty... yea! All I have planned is quilt, quilt, and get our passports done. We are planning a trip to Canada this summer and need to update ours. Our last ones were dated 1987-1997. Yup pretty old... shows we are definitely not world travelers:) We did however go to Hong Kong and China on that trip.
Enjoy your week and be Sew Happy!!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Still January:)

Hi All:)
Seems like this is a long month already! So many things going on!
I got some quilting in this week and also some Cedar Fever:( Changed up the meds and so much better:)

First up in Gayle's Wildlife quilt.

She just wanted stippling:)

Love the backing fabric!!!!

Rosanne's Rose quilt.

She wanted the open squares with something pretty and plain quilting on the flower blocks.
I did my circle feathers and then outlined the flowers and added swirls in the floral squares. I also outlined the flowers in the border.
You can see some of it on the back:)

Another from Gayle.

Love blue and yellow together! She just wanted loops:)


Rail fence from Gayle.

I just stippled it all over.

Great lap quilt!

February Bertie all done:)

My Tula Pink Petals quilt blocks ready to be sewed together:)

This is my first Lucy Boston cross. Am using my civil war reproductions up.

Here is the back... you can see my papers and the basting stitches. Took me all day to sew the pieces together! Only 19 more:) ha ha!!!

Have my first call for Bianca tomorrow in Austin so that will be the day! I took her to Bee Friday.... way too heavy for that again! Think after she is done with her classes she will be like the fur babies... only going to the Dr once a year:)

Have a great week!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

First week of being back open....

Hello all:)
We had such lovely weather the last few days and then the cold front came again:( 29 and felt like 20 this morning:( ugh!!! My daughter in Ohio got her Bday wish... snow:) She was happy:)

I am finally kinda back open:) I got one customer quilt done and another loaded and then Cedar Fever hit so no more for the rest for the week:( Am feeling better so am hoping to really start back again tomorrow:)
Did attend the Waco Shop hop on Friday with friends. All the shops go to the convention center and we visit them there instead of driving all over the state of Texas:)  There was a small quilt show on one floor and and the hop upstairs. Had lots of vendors and found a few items that were must have:) Was just good to get out with friends even if I was all drugged up:)

On with the show:

Sue made this adorable 30's quilt.

The flowers will rag when washed and she is adding yoyo's to the centers.

The backing.

This one is mine that was still on the frame Monday:)

It is a BOM from Sew Kind of Wonderful... prob 3 years ago? I wanted to custom quilt it and she made quilting rulers so had to get them so was finally ready:)

Love love how it turned out!!!! The back has some of the leftovers on it:)

Should be home a bit more this week:) That means... hopefully more quilting done!!!

Have a sew terrific week!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy Sew Year 2016!!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Ours was VERY quiet and lovely! Had MIL with us most of Christmas Day:) The 3 of us had a wonderful meal and visit! New Year's was also quiet with just the 2 of us:) We have decided to keep with the no gifts tradition from now on:) There was NO stress of trying to figure out what to make or buy for everyone!

I did take the 2 weeks off and quilted quite a bit for me:) Os course I still have a few... um 13... of mine to quilt:( Maybe if I do one a month and don't make too many I might catch up???

So this is what I have been up to:

Finished this little Elephantz pattern the 24th:) Had the perfect place to hang it!

Small hexie wall hanging I made with leftovers from a bigger project.

Just straight line quilting:)

My A-Z Snowman quilt from Crabapple Hill.

So love doing her patterns! Just snowflakes all over.

Just love the fabrics!!!!

Had a family picture I wanted down so made this by Elephantz and like it SO much better!!!

The Gravity BOM is all done!!!! So big!!!!

My Sunflower is all quilted:)

Those are 1 in squares.....

Love the backing!!!!
My helper... aka KoKo... helping me with the binding.

This is usually how they are sewn on:)

Lanterns quilt all done:)

Just did a panto on it in gray.

Ran out of gray so had to order a yard of Barcelona for the back:)

Gemma has given her appurrrval for this one's comfiness:)

This has been renamed to Citrus explosion by Jill:)

It is a fragmental quilt that was paper pieced.


Mary, Mary by Crabapple Hill.

This hung in the closet for a few years because I couldn't do circle feathers.... can now:)

This is double batted with cotton and wool:)

Scrappy binding!!!
My wall of little wall hanging:)

What's on the frame now. Should finish it tomorrow and then will get to work on customer quilts again:)

This is the size of hexies I am working with right now:) They are scraps from the petals quilt I am working on using Tula Pink fabrics:) FUN!!!!

This is the Petal quilt on my design wall so far:)

Enjoy your week!!!!!
Happy Sew Year!