Friday, June 3, 2016

Catching up on a few things...

Look what I got for Mother's Day!
It was a nice day and I felt very spoiled. My two grown sons even called. It was so good to hear from them. I've been a mom for over 33 years. I love my kids.

We recently went camping for the first time ever. We've owned an RV for many years but always used it for going to events. We stayed in parking lots and fairgrounds. Going to a local state park was all brand new to us. Here are a few photos from Petit Jean State Park in central Arkansas:
My teenage son took lots of photos. I took this photo of him taking his photos.

Dex and I enjoyed a challenging hike on the trails. This is a little rest stop we took.
He's such a handsome fella!

Dex took The Mister for a walk. That white blob in the background is our RV. All in all it was a nice experience! I think we will try it again this summer. We might even take it for a long vacation. 

I do believe the last Creative Prompt Project word has been posted. The word is "End". Here is my response:
Many, many thank yous to Jaye of Artquiltmaker fame, for doing this, all these years!

I have an odd vulture living in my house:
Here's a closeup view:
I think he thinks he's part cat sometimes. He is the goofiest dog!

Finally, here is the little bit of sewing that I have finished:
I forget which block this one is. Number ten, perhaps? I am almost done with the next one too. I think there are 14 blocks in total to do and I have a smidgen over three left. Sometimes just getting a little sewing done is alright too.

Until next time, happy sewing y'all!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Quarter #2 for FAL: Seven Projects!

Dexter, the wonder pup, is helping me organize my FAL projects for the second quarter.
"Hurry and finish these up so you have more time to play with me!"
For FAL Quarter #2 Projects:
 I have to quilt this quilt:
"My Favorite Things"
And quilt this one:
"My Tweets"
And hand quilt this one:
"Hexagon Quilt"
I need to finish this autumnal themed donation quilt:
 I need to finish this Cathedral Windows Quilt:
I need to work on the blocks for the Folk Art Quilt. I have finished block number eight and am well on my way with block number nine. Perhaps I will finish the rest of the blocks this quarter! I only have six more to go.
There is also that pesky label to make for the U is for Unicorn quilt that I need to get done!

So that makes seven projects on the list for this second quarter. This week, I also found a few more UFO's that I had forgotten about! There is an owl quilt for my oldest son, and the Charlie Brown Christmas quilt. I will save those for another quarter though. 

To be clear, I have these seven projects entered for Quarter #2:
Folk Art Quilt
Cathedral Windows Quilt
My Tweets Quilt
Hexagon Quilt
My Favorite Things Quilt
Label for U is for Unicorn Quilt
Autumnal Donation Quilt

Let the fun begin for FAL's Quarter #2!!!

Happy Sewing Y'all!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Progress Report and another FAL!

I worked on another donation quilt this week. All the fabric was on the "Free Table" at my quilt guild. This one will have an autumnal theme to it and will be a lap quilt size.

I am working on the My Favorite Things quilt. I am embroidering the words onto the top before I sandwich and quilt it.
Last, but not least, I finished another FAL project! I finally got the black renfaire dress re-sized. I had to add a panel in the back. This dress has a lining inside too, so it was rather tricky for me to make it look decent. The fabric is a twill, like the main part of the dress, but of course you can have fifty shades of black and never match a shade!
 Here is a closeup of the back panel I put in:
 Again, it certainly doesn't look like much, but I am not a dressmaker by trade OR hobby! It was difficult for me. Though not perfect, I am pretty happy with how it turned out and will now be able to wear it again.

That is is for this weekend. Happy sewing y'all!

PS: The list of the FAL projects is on my sidebar to the right of my  blog here. There is also the list of finishes there. Finally there is also a link to the FAL information. Here is my first posting about FAL LINK

Friday, February 19, 2016

First FAL of the year!

I finished the first FAL project of the year! This is a pink-a-licious donation quilt done in hot pink, pastel pink and white fabrics. I used a hot pink thread to quilt it too. There are hearts around the outside border and the rest is quilted in a meandering pattern. I hope it brings a smile to someone someday.
I've made progress on other FAL projects too. I am embroidering the lettering on the My Favorite Things quilt right now. Next up will be a BUNCH of machine quilting on My Tweets and My Favorite Things.

I hope the rest of you are happily sewing along too! Bye for now.

PS: The list of the FAL projects is on my sidebar to the right of my  blog here. There is also the list of finishes there. Finally there is also a link to the FAL information. Here is my first posting about FAL LINK

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Cabin in the woods, and more!

I finished the last block for the "My Favorite Things" quilt:

I then proceeded to assemble the whole top:

To finish this top, I will need to fill in some blank spaces. My 'Design Consultant' suggested that I put the title of the quilt in those spaces. I first rolled my eyes as I envisioned cutting out letters and doing needle turn appliqué with a blanket stitch! Oh that would be so very hard to do!!!
Next I thought about using the quilting process to quilt in the words. That would be doable, but it might look odd on the back side of the quilt.
I then thought that perhaps, embroidering the words would work best! I have some other embroidery work on this quilt, so that would actually compliment it quite nicely. I have used Photoshop to show what it might look like:
What do you think?
The other progress I made was with the Folk Art quilt. This is block number eight:
I have not finished anything else that would qualify for the FAL project, but I AM getting closer! Until next time, Happy Sewing Y'all!