Saturday, December 31, 2016

Looking forward to 2017

I am so glad to see the end of 2016.  It has not been the best year for me for a lot of reasons; reasons that are too many to go into.  As most people do at this time of year I have been reflecting on the year and looking forward to the year that is about to begin.  I have decided that 2017 is going to  be the most amazing year ever, not  for any one reason just overall.  One thing I want to do in the coming year is get back to blogging.  I think last year I made fewer than 10 posts, and I realized that I missed it.  I have also missed reading other blogs.  Can't wait to get back into it and see what other people are doing.  I have missed the inspiration and excitement of seeing what other quilters and crafters are working on.  HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Spring has Sprung

Actually I think we went from winter to summer, last week it was in the upper 80's.  That is high even for Atlanta.  Our peony's are blooming much earlier than usual.  The pink one was given to us by DH's aunt.  The white one was a cutting that I took from one my dad had planted.  My mom told me that it would never bloom, but it has some beautiful blooms on it this year.

I had another finish this week, I got the binding on Ribbon Candy, this was a kit I bought last year.  I worked on it at the fall retreat at Charlie Elliot.  Leisa quilted it and did a great job.  It is going to be a Christmas present for someone, just not sure who yet.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A finish

 I finally managed to get something finished.  This is a Bonnie Hunter free pattern, Patches and Pinwheels.  I am not even sure when I started this, I know that it was several years ago,it was a fabric swap organized by my dear friend Kristie.  It is  a huge quilt 86 x 86.  My good friend Leisa quilted it and as usual she did a great job.  I finished the binding a couple of days ago, the only thing left to do is a label.  I try to always put a label on my quilts, for several reasons, especially if it is a gift for someone.  I have lots of antique quilts and it would be so nice to know something about the maker and exactly when it was made.  I hope that some day in the future someone will be glad I labeled my quilts.
I spent some more time at the dye pot, this time working on different shades of green.  I have everything from grass green to a great shade of teal.  Love the teal shades.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

December really??

I can't believe that I haven't blogged since December.  I knew it had been a while but 4 months, time flies.  Several reasons for not blogging, school is keeping me very busy, plus just had lots of other stuff going on.  I have been having some health issues, lots of hand problems which has been keeping me from doing very much sewing.  I have also been having some back problems.  Getting old isn't easy, but much better than the alternative.  I have missed blogging, it is an opportunity for me to share what I am doing and hopefully people enjoy reading it.  I am slowly trying to get back in the groove of sewing and doing handwork in the evenings while DH is watching TV.  Today was my first day at the dye pot in a couple of months.  I decided to do my own tribute to Prince with my wool, check it out.
Raspberry Beret

Little Red Corvette

Purple Rain