Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Some embroidery WIPs and a finish...

I finished my ALYoF goal for September...
with not much time to spare.
Here are a few pictures....taken on a cloudy day.
 on the park bench...
 a close up of the snowflake stitching with the swirling wind...
 I cut a dark blue binding...
but just didn't like it so I decided to make a two fabric binding.
You would have thought I had never bound a quilt before.
The second attempt, I cut the fabric for the back to narrow...
...the third attempt worked perfect!!
 The fabric is Moda's Snowman Gatherings II by Primitive Gatherings
The quilt is 48" x 56"

I'm loving my WIP projects...just wish I had more time
to get them made into clothes pin bags...maybe this month.
 From left to right...it's
Bird Brain Designs pattern # 701 Every Birdie Blackwork
  Blueberry Backroads pattern # 054 Oh Yellow Bird
Blueberry Backroads pattern #047 Autumn in Grandma's Backyard
  Blueberry Backroads pattern #033 Grandma's Backyard

That's it for today...

I'm linking to
alyof2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

A couple of finishes...

...a few more tea towels
Fresh Picked Tea Towels
...some fresh picked juicy cherries
and yummy apples.
I consider myself a beginner when it comes to crocheting
...it has to be easy.
I did a Google search...tea towel crocheted edgings.
There are lots of free edgings...some pretty easy ones...
and still I had to rip many stitches...I know how to do the basic stitches
just have trouble counting to 4.

I'm linking to 
I'm linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
and to Stitchery Link Party # 24 at Super Mom - No Cape


Have a wonderful weekend!!
Happy stitching!!



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WIP Wednesday...

I've stitched the blocks this week and now have a quilt flimsy...
The fabric for the backing has arrived.
I should have it quilted and bound by the end of September...
it's my September goal for ALYoF!!
I did piece the backing this afternoon and it is loaded on the longarm.

I would like to take a road trip to Canada...we have not been back since May!!
I'm not sure why the summer went soooo fast..
I'm also working on some more embroidery projects...
and preserving pasta sauce to use during the winter.

DH has been painting the basement...it is a big job...the basement is 1200 sq ft.
 He is painting the ceiling too.
It sure has a fresh clean look.
I love my basement and when it is all finished I know I will love it even more.
It is another big job that will hopefully be finished soon
then it is finding a real estate agent and getting it listed.

 I've started packing up some of my sewing room...it is...'overwhelming'!!

We are making progress to make the big move back to Canada.
It is an on going WIP!!!!!

 I'm linking up to

A Wednesday Linky Party


Happy stitching!!


Friday, September 4, 2015

More Embroidery and Crocheted edgings...

The embroidery was completed on some tea towels a long time ago.
They were tucked away in a box just waiting for the crocheted edgings.
Crocheting the edgings really don't take long to...not sure why I procrastinate.
Love all three!!
The apple pie is a free design from Kaaren at The Painted Quilt.
It was one of her First Friday Freebie patterns back in 2010.

The cute rabbit tea towels are Aunt Martha's iron transfers, pattern #3828.
They are available at Colonial Patterns, Inc.


I'm linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
and to Stitchery Link Party # 21 at Super Mom - No Cape

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Happy stitching!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WIP Wednesday and ALYoF September Goal...

...a layer cake and a charm pack
had been stitched into square-in-a-square blocks,
placed in a pizza box and pretty much forgotten about.

Today I opened up the pizza box and started sewing my blocks together...
This will be my September goal for ALYoF...to have it quilted and bound.
This is what it looks like today...
 
I'm using Moda's Snowman Gatherings II by Primitive Gatherings.
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August was busy with family visiting...
mid August my sister, niece and great niece
arrived on Monday and headed back to Canada on Thursday, about 7 pm.
  We shopped till we dropped but still had time to put 
a few quilt tops on the long arm!
For the past 10 years or so we had a week in August...
it was the 'girls' week, it always included sewing and shopping.
DH is such a good sport!!!

This past weekend our son, DIL and grandones 
came to visit before they head back to school.
Yes, there was more shopping but no sewing. 
Our flower beds were wanting some attention...
they needed mulch...5 yards of mulch ordered...delivered and spread...
everyone helped...from start to finish it was about four hours...
...thanks for all your help!!!!
It seemed like such a big job for DH and myself, we just kept putting it off.
Another job finished as we slowly get the house ready to sell!!