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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Almost February:)

Hard to believe January is almost over! The weather has been undulating all month and I bet we have the same next month! We are starting off in sweats, then yoga pants, and sometimes even shorts! Surprise!!!

Hubby and I ran away to Ikea in Round Rock yesterday for a new computer desk and chair:) I was using an old wobbly table and a dining chair so I made a big upgrade! Of course it probably took us longer to put it together then it should of but the pictures were not too clear... after we removed 2 pieces from the directions all went together wonderfully! Then we went to Catfish Parlour in Georgetown... hubby's favorite! He usually gets the all you can eat and only had 12 pieces this time... he has made it to 15 before:( I had a nice grilled Mahi Mahi:)

Did get some quilting done:) yea!!!

First up is Jill's Kaffe Fassett quilt. It was a kit she had bought in Houston at Quilt Fest a few years back.

She wanted me to follow the fabric lines and leave all solid fabrics unquilted and the rest was up to me:)

What fun!!! This is the center panel.

And the backing is fabulous!!!

Another Lucy Boston block done with lovely Vanna Bob posing with it:) haha!!!

I finally got this hand dyed coins quilt top finished! Thank goodness for Bee!!!

I did as the directions asked but wanted it wider so had to add a whole row. Now on to making the backing and then in the closet for quilting one day....

I also got another BOM done at Bee:) I am only 3 blocks behind now:) Oh and there are 2 more coming this month:( Oh well I will gt it done!

Am home most of the week so am hoping to get quilt finished that is loaded and about 1/2 way done... it's 100" long. Maybe load another??? Hope Hope!!!

Well ya'll have a wonderful week and SEW!!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

We all have our anchors out so we don't blow away today!!!!

Yes it is windy in Central Texas!!! 20-30 mph with gusts up to 40. But thankfully not cold or raining:) We actually have the sun shining:) Not so over last weekend where we got a bunch of rain... gauge has been murdered by the cats:).... and some got into the studio:( So I was delayed quilting on Monday as the fans make too much noise and it was cold in there!!! I did get restarted that afternoon and worked all day Tuesday so I could deliver it while also attending Guild Mtg:)

Took a few days to get back in the groove but have another one half way finished:)

The grand kids came over yesterday and totally wore us out!!! Today is a recuperation day for sure!!!

Have been working hard on :Lucy Boston Crosses... my goal is to finish that one before I can start my Millifore.... must sate goals publicly so you guys keep me accountable:) yea for you:)

Not been doing much machine sewing though:( Will get back to it soon I hope:) I have an almost finished top on the design wall but decided I needed one more row to make it wider and that was where I stopped:( So a true UFO that stares at me everyday:( I know I will get to it soon !!!

Okay enough rambling... I do have a few pictures:)

This is Erlene's quilt:)

Turned out beautifully even with all the thread changes I imposed on myself:)

I just followed the fabric pattern in the big border:)

Here on the back you can see all my work:)

Yet another Lucy Boston Cross block:)

Just finished this one today:)  Have been also basting all the little 1 in squares that will hook them all together:) All scraps so far:)

My February Wool BOM is all done also:) Now just to wait until the first so I can hang it up:)

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Another week done in the new year:)

Hi all:)

Had a short work week so no customer quilt pictures today:( Hope to get it finished Tuesday or Wednesday. Super custom.

The cedar fever has not affected me as much as usual but I have been hiding from it:) haha!!! The rain this weekend has helped!

Had a nice trip to McKinney with Pat. We visited the Quilt Asylum that is closing after 16 years. The owner is going to online only so they can enjoy life more:) I did get some Kaffe at 30% off for the Millifore stash:) Judy took us and then we ate at Spoons in downtown:) Had a Make a Blanket day in Plano on Saturday and then headed home:) Always a fun trip!

Have a few pictures of my Hexie quilt that is now... I think all finished. All had done!!!

Front all done... might add more hand quilting... not sure yet....

Bob is playing at being a Vanna:) haha!!!

Head shot:)

The back....

New technique where you sew more hexie along the edge and then flip over and stitch done on the back. Really like it!!!

Well home almost everyday next week so there will be some quilting going on!!!!
Have a great week!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year!!! It's 2017:)

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year celebration! We had the family.... my daughter and her hubby from Ohio, my son and wife and 2 daughters and my MIL on Christmas Day. Lot so food, games and happy noise!!! New Years Eve had the same people excluding MIL and it was noisier and had more foods:) Needless to say we over ate and over did.... isn't that what the holidays are all about?

Daughter and hubby had a 2 hour layover in Houston on the way in and another 2 hours on the way back... they have vowed not to fly United again! They were here for 9 days and I was SO happy we had the MIL house for them to stay in!!! They could come and go as they pleased and so could we:)
Hubby had the week off also so lots of quiet time for us both:) There was NO quilting that whole week:)

I did however get back to it last week and got just the one done.... between the Juniper... code name for Cedar... and hurting my back again I was slow moving!

The weather man was finally correct:) We have an undulating winter so we wore shorts one day and sweaters the next? Crazy!!! It has been in the low teens at night and low 30's during the day all weekend... of course will be in the 70's in the middle of the week. Just crazy!!! Have run both the AC and the heater these past few weeks:( UGH!!!

Oh an update on Baby... we did see her go into the cooler that we made a hole in so there was a warm space available:) yea!!!!

Ok onto some pictures:)

First up is one of my favorites... I used all my Pearl Necklace prints in it.

It has been hanging in my closet for a few years:( I did pebbles in the pearl blocks and swirls in the grey.

Used leftovers and Mini Pearl Necklace fabric on the back. Love the binding of all the prints:)

Finished up the last of the ornaments:)

Emb 20 bibs for a customer. Told her I won't emb for the public anymore.

Got 3 Project Linus quilts quilted:) Pat will bind for me:)

And I think this is the oldest UFO in my quilting closet. The selvage on the backing stated 2011. Was a bit windy today:)

Well it is now quilted:) yea!!!! That is hubby holding it for me today in the lovely sun:)
Back inside so you can see the stitching better.

This is the center square. All hand embroidery and very small Dresden plates.

The sides had big feathers quilted in them and the triangles had half a circle of feathers in them:) Some of the outer Dresdens are hand embroidered and some are fabric but all have yoyo's.

The backing:)
This is a Crabapple Hill pattern called Susan's Dresden Garden. Here is the link to hers... she had it all in blue:
I am loving the way it turned out! Will probably put away for a grand daughter when she is married:)

Busy week this week with Lunch Bunch, going to McKinney on Friday and Saturday and also I am back open starting tomorrow the 9th. I have a quilt already loaded to start on tomorrow:)

Hugs to all!!!
Hope we all have a wonderful year!!!

Forgot to add Kitty pics:)




I think they all love this quilt too:)