Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Retreat

Last weekend was the first Anytime Stitching Sewing retreat of the year.  Leisa and Nancy do a great job organizing this twice a year.  It was a great time.  Got to spend time with  friends that I don't see very often (since I still work) and met some new ones.  There are some extremely talented ladies in our group.  Here a just a few of the great quilts people were working on.

Lynn's colorful quilt.

Marti's Civil War Chronicles.

Candy's squares

Quilt make for Charlie Elliot Center

Becky's Cats

Matri's Jen Kingwell

Jane's Shashiko stitchery  quilt.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

March OMG

 My mom taught me how to embroidery when I was about 8 or 9.  I remember begging her to teach me and she finally gave in.  It is the one needlecraft that I always return to.  I might knit, crochet, do applique, but I always come back to embroidery.  This pattern is Twas the Night Before Christmas from Crabapple Hill.  I started it several years ago, and for some reason got to the last panel and just put it aside.  Finishing this panel is my goal for the month of March. 
I hope to get the pinwheel blocks completed this month also, but that would be a bonus.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

February OMG finished

 I decided to do  my Monthly Goals in baby steps, my goal for February was to put the border on this table  topper that has been in the UFO stack so long I don't even remember starting it.  I had put off putting the outside border on because it was scalloped and it was appliqued on.  After getting it out and starting it, I realized it wasn't that hard to do  just time consuming in getting the  border curved and pinned just right to the background border. 
The border is on now and it will be off to my friend Leisa to be quilted, the binding will be a goal for another month. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

82 in February

 I like Spring, but not in February.  It was 82 today and has been in the upper 70's for the  last two weeks.  My jonquils, and crocus are blooming their little heads off.  All of the trees are budding out.  Winter is not over, Atlanta always cold weather in March, but this year could be different.  What's the weather like where you are?

Sunday, February 4, 2018

February OMG

I found the One Monthly Goad over at Elm Street Quilts, and decided this was what I needed to finish up some of my small UFO's.  Today I decided to look through my two boxes of smaller UFO's to see what I wanted to finish this month.  I knew it the minute I saw it, this table topper has been a UFO for so long I don't even remember when I started it.  All it needs is the border, but the border is a scalloped one that has to be appliqued onto the background border.  It probably won't take long, the prep work will take longer than the actual work.
Table topper from Mrs. Rosie's Schnibbles

I am using the blue snowflake fabric for the border background and the white will be the scalloped border.  I should be able to finish this by the end of the month.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Too many different kinds of UFO's

I know that most of us probably have several ufo's in our sewing rooms. I know that I do.  Not only do I have quilt ufo's I have knitting ufo's, stitchery ufo's and wool applique ufo's.  Over the holidays I did some cleaning in my sewing room and was really amazed at the number of ufo's I had and the different kinds.  My goal this year is to get them finished, at least some of them.  One month into the new year and I have finished one quilt, this quilt has been in my finished but not quilted stack for at least 10 years.  I had just never gotten around to getting it quilted.  Leisa did a great job quilting it, but I hope my piecing skills have improved some since I made it.  Some mistakes just don't quilt out.  It is a pattern from Pat Wys at Silver Thimble.

This stitchery project was started two, maybe three years ago, it is a table runner from Pat Wys's Christmas book.  I finally finished the embroidery this week, now just to get the backing on it and put it away until Christmas. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Valentine's Day will be here soon

Just realized that Valentine's Day will soon be here.  Finished these wool bowl fillers earlier this week,pattern is from Cheri Payne.  Added some extra stitches and keys to a couple of them.  Instead of filling with stuffing, I used a combination of cedar shavings (left over from some of my DH's woodworking projects) and lavender.  I plan on using them after the holiday in my closets to help keep moths at bay.  Now need to get out all of my red and white quilts.