Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Our Soon....

To be new home....

We made an offer on a house and it was accepted. 
The yard is amazing and has so many flowering bushes.
The landscaping is a wonderful delight.
Filled with the most glorious blooms.
Of all colors and sizes.
These are but a few. There are pear trees, apple trees, plum trees, a fig tree, several red crab apple trees, cherry trees to name a few. And roses, which I dearly love. All this sits on three acres of beautiful property for us. The house is just as wonderful. Three beds, two full baths, large kitchen which is a must for me. It has double ovens that I love. A really nice dining room. And last but not least a big wood burning fireplace, not gas logs in the living room. I am so excited about our house. We should close in the next few weeks, until then I will be up to my eyes in packing boxes. Another lovely feature to the house is that it is just a short distance from my parents home. Off now to a cuppa and then back to filling those boxes.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Now We Know

This is a wonderful illustration of a quilters brain.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A New....


Knife has been made for me by the Mr. The Mr. has taken to making knives over the past year and this is the second one for me. It is light weight and thin and is very sturdy. I am in love with it. I now will need to make a sheath for it and this one will be done. The blade is very sharp and hard even though it is lightweight and thin. The Mr. has done a really awesome job on this one and I am looking forward to having new ones to add to my collection. Although I do collect knives, they can all be used and are used when needed.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Catching Up

This month has truly flown by and I have not posted anything on the blog. I do apologize for that, but I have been really busy more on that at a later date. I have started a new slow cloth that I will be stitching on over the next few months. No deadlines. No pressure. Just something to stitch when I have a few spare moments. I am using white fabric along with some of the batik fabric that my son had gotten me. I really like the pop of color amongst all the white.

A large spool of para cord my dh bought...I cannot wait until he empties out the spool, so I can have it.
I have also been doing a bit of fussy cutting this month for two projects. One for me and one for a swap that I am in. More on both of these later, but I did want to post a sneak peek.
I also have three quilts ready to be quilted. I am thinking about hand quilting them, so will be a while before they are finished. I have also picked up my Natures Journey quilt again and am in the process of appliqueing those blocks as well. Hope to have pics of that soon. I was hoping to be able to share pics over the weekend, but have not had the time to take them yet. Will be back soon with updates and more about my secret project. Keep those needles stitching in the meantime.
Wendy

Monday, January 18, 2016

Working From My Stash






I did enjoy my blog break and am ready for the new year of stitching and quilting. 2016 is the year to work from my stash. I am going to try and use some of my favorite fabrics in quilts for my home. Most will be simple in order to keep as much of the fabric as possible. Hey, they are some of my favs and that is why they have not been cut into. I have started with this simple quilt using two different lines by Kate Spain. The first layer cake has been cut, sewn and trimmed and is now waiting upon the second cake to be put to use. That will happen later today. All is ready, I just need to sit down at the machine and sew the blocks. Then I can put all the blocks together to make my first quilt of the year. Even the backing will come from my stash, hopefully...wish me luck. I will be back soon with the finished flimsy to show. I am thinking of hand quilting this one and maybe adding a bit of stitch to the centers as well. We shall see, decisions, decisions...Have a great day.

Monday, December 28, 2015

SSCS 2015 Sent...

This is what I sent out to my partner in the SSCS 2015...this is hosted by Chooky here every year for her readers and it is always a very fun swap...Thank you again Chooky for another great swap year. I will be taking a bit of a blog break until after the first of the year...stay safe and see you in January....

Saturday, December 26, 2015

SSCS 2015 The Gift.....

This is the gift that my partner Helen made for me. Now I will have a dedicated stitching set for my applique projects. Thank you Helen, I love them. Thank you Chookyblue for another awesome year of making a new friend at Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

SSSS 2015 Reveal....

photo is sideways, blogger is not playing nice tonight...
I participated again this year in the Secret Santa Sack Swap that Cheryl hosts every year...it is always a fun swap and this year was great as well. My partner was Chiska and she really spoiled me with her lovely parcel of gifts for me. Thank you Cheryl for hosting again this year and thank you Chiska for making this swap so much fun. I love everything you sent out to me. The snow will be fun to play with. And the neck pillow will come in handy on the long road trips to TX. The wall hanging will find a home on my mini quilt wall very soon. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

SSCS 2015


My second swap package has arrived as well...this is the SSCS swap that Chooky hosts every year...I have enjoyed participating in all but two of these as well. We make our partner an ornament and a gift...this is the ornament that I received this year...thank you so much Helen, he is so lovely and is hanging on my tree already...now to be patient on opening the main gift at Christmas....

Santa Sack....

My Santa Sack gifts have arrived safely from my partner Chiska...now to wait patiently for opening day. This swap is hosted by Cheryl from over here and I have participated in all but one of the years. I love this swap and always enjoy meeting new people through the swap.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Turkey Day...



Has come and gone. The food was wonderful. Our big family get together will be next week as we had three with the flu and one with pneumonia. Yay, more turkey to come. Although, I will be making my signature pumpkin stew made inside the pumpkin. So yummy!

Pottering about....

I finished and mailed out two secret sewing parcels this week. This little ornament went along with one of them.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Finds

Coverlet One



Quilt Flimsy
Coverlet Two

I found these beauties while out celebrating my birthday on last Friday. Two twin coverlets made with feed sack fabric centers and one vintage fabric quilt flimsy. All washed and ready for use. Well
the flimsy is waiting and ready to be quilted. I am going to be hand quilting this one. Undecided whether to use big stitch or just regular stitching on this one. Decisions, decisions....

Thursday, October 15, 2015

In Progress


I have thought long and hard before posting about this project. As anyone who reads my blog knows that I have a love/hate relationship with knitting. I wanted to try one more time for a sweater. I don't know what happened, but it seemed to have clicked this time. This is the first of four pieces for the sweater and it is coming along nicely. I am now at the decreasing stage for the sleeves on the back of the sweater. I hope in a few days to start on the front and then move on to the sleeves. I am so stoked about this project and hopefully it will be the first of many sweaters to come. I am using Lion Brand Wool Ease in Wheat for this one. Off for a cuppa now.

Sampling



A new design sheet and a few fabric samples to begin stitch on. I am finally enjoying the process, now that I went back to my original ideas for fabric and such. These samples will be the inspiration for my wall hanging in the future.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

New Design Sheets....



(don't know why the red is reading orange here)

I decided to start all over with my class design sheets. I had tried to use a different type of collage and there is nothing wrong with the first one I put together. It just was not what I really wanted to work with. Before class had started I wanted to use some of my gingham in my stash as I have loads of it sitting on the shelves. I have five yds of pink, three yellow and three or four yds of the red. As my project from the samples will be a wall hanging, I thought the gingham would suit really well and I would not have to go out and buy anything. I am now a very happy camper with this project and can proceed without a creative block. Sometimes our first ideas are truly the best ideas. Off to stitch a bit now on a wip of the applique variety. I am way behind.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Stars Update

I have added five more stars for my quilt, bringing the total up to 26 so far. I really need to buckle down and work on this in the evenings if I want to finish this sometime in the next year. To my credit though, this has been a slow work in progress quilt. I only work on the stars when I take my parents to dr. appointments or have to go to the hospital to sit. I am thinking I want to work on it more now so I can get this one on the bed. Off for a cuppa and some domestic chores that needs to be taken care of. Have a great day and may your needles always have thread.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Small Collage


Just a small design sheet collage...I am hoping to have more to show on tomorrow.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Working on.....

Natures Journey...

Natures Journey is being worked on today. Now that dd is at uni again, my mom recovered from her minor surgery and unexpected stay in the hospital and the oldest dd recovered from her surgery, I should be able to get these blocks knocked out soon. Prep work is done for two sets of blocks. Now off for a cuppa and some stitching time.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Only Two......


More little hexagons to go for this seam to be finished, then I can move on to another area to embellish. Still thinking on what else I will be doing for this. I also have a new book that I have wanted for ages and finally decided to buy it. It came today so I will be sitting with this wonderful book this evening for a closer look see. I browsed through early this morning, but I am looking forward to sitting and quietly looking through this book of techniques. I have been up for ages as my mom had a bit of surgery this morning and I am a bit tired. Now off for a cuppa and some quiet time.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Liberty Pouch


A bit more done on the Liberty pouch. Slowly this pouch is coming together. I plan to secure the hexagons in place this evening while taking a rest from all the hectic activity from yesterday. Spent the day at the hospital with oldest daughter while she had exploratory surgery. I also worked on my diamond stars quilt a bit yesterday while waiting as well. More on that soon. Now for a cuppa and a sit down with a good book.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Doodling Again....



Another doodle for the ledger...I really like how this one turned out. I actually lost track of time doing this and it is now after 1:00 am, time for some sleep.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Liberty Pocket Update...









Made some progress on the Liberty cloth pouch...a sneak peek at the doodle cloth pocket as well. Off to do the domestic chores, then have a cuppa with some stitchalong blocks to work on this afternoon.

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