Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas quilts

Leigh's Xmas paper chain for her mantel

Leigh was delighted with her quilt

Ashleigh liked her quilt too

They got to clowning

Oh yea this is comfy!

My new electric Go Cutter is sick

Yep, set it up and nothing happened. John thought maybe it was the outlet not being grounded.  He got up and went to Lowe's and got what he needed, still no luck.   I called the company this morning. She asked if I had a blue light on the power box and nope no light. A new power cord is on the way.
     I couldn't stand it , so I cut some 30's fabric for Cracker blocks. Another way to use my scrapes. Also in trimming some scrapes I found when I straightened a basket of fabric I haven't been using.  They ended up being ready to cut in 7 in. And set them up for Asterisk blocks. So, two more quilts started I guess.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Through the year- Some memories

Visit with Edward and family
Alex got a new bike for Christmas and they all had to get out their bikes.  We had a day at the Raleigh Children's Museum.

Edward and Cassie waiting for the boys to play

Airport the day I left

 I got new flooring put down and started setting up my sewing room.

Once my room got set up I did lots of sewing parts that eventually turned or will turn into quilts.

Most days  John and I spent time together with our spoiled puppy Buddy.
A visit to Dallas and snow

Visits in July and at Thanksgiving

Both families here in July

A retreat in Palestine

Cold day on the pier

Friends and retreats good combinations

Retreating with Ashleigh while Mom and Dad went to Denver

Home of Throwed Rolls
My view from my sewing station
 Retreat in Alabama

Houston Quilt show
Handwork Through the year

Yarn from Ashleigh at Christmas
My knitting
My English paper piecing
More applique

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Catching up with photos

These are pictures from the Happy Scrappy Christmas, which I couldn't attend.  The Beaumont Christmas party I did attend. The quiltI've been working on for my dear GD.
Mug rugs I received from the party

Pin cushion from Guild Christmas party

Ashleigh's Christmas quilt

Back of Ashleigh's quilt

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A brief stint at home

I got home from MS and hurriedly got a backing and binding ready for Ashleigh's Christmas . My friend Joan quilted it for me, and I got it ready just before John and I came to Dallas.  I convinced John I needed to give the Kaffe quilt to Leigh, so I worked on getting the binding done.  Also. worked until I finished knitting the scarf for Ashleigh.  Lots of pictures to take after present opening.  During all of this I wrapped presents and so forth.  I started Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery and all I could manage was One of each step.  And you know there is nothing wrong with that!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Return from Mississippi

Del, my brother went into renal failure and got put into the hospital.  I rushed to MS to see him.  I must say I got very scared.  Anyway, he's better, but still in the hospital.  He'll be having a kidney biopsey today.  Hopefully they will determine what is wrong and get those kidneys working again.  Hell be there until.  Leigh and family had just left on Monday when I took off on Friday   Got back last night.  So far all I've done is stay on the computer.  My sister's internet wasn't  working for the most part of my trip.  So I'm very behind.  Christmas shopping isn't done and so on.  Oh well, family first.

Now is a good time to try to organize myself, make some list and actually get on with it. 

In my sewing room, I finished the mug rugs, but didn't get a picture.  The news about Del came up on sew day and Joan took the last snowman block to finish for me for the swap in Happy Scrappers and deliver the mug rugs.  Thank goodness for friends.

Next order of business in sewing room is to get Ashleigh's quilt top together. and CLEAN that room!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Catching Up

It's been a while since I posted.  A lot has been going on.  I went to Dallas and went with DD to a scrap booking retreat.  This time they let me bring my machine.  I brought my Featherweight.  I finished making all the blocks for the "lollipop" quilt.  I will be getting that together. It' snowed one night while I was there.

It's early for snow it seems to me.

On the wall I have been putting together on of the Bonnie Hunter quilts I have been making blocks for.

DD and DGD came for Thanksgiving.  They originally were leaving Thursday/  However, Son in law, David's, dad died.  So, they are here probably until Sun.  It's a sad time for them.  Leigh did get a few pictures of them walking the dog.
Ashleigh's usual activity while visiting

Looked up to smile

Leigh and her usual activity while visiting

Buddy after one of his walks

Ashleigh walking Buddy

12 is not too old to swing

 I haven't been able to do a lot of sewing, but I've knitted, I've been binding, I've been working on my Hexies  and a rug mug.  All in all not bad for getting a little sewing done.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Progress on the A.d.d bout

I reported how I had come to a stand still with my quilting, so I got busy.  First what all I had going in the sewing room.

New applique or small cats, 

Love these small cats
Happy Scrappy signature so far

My little baskets

Basket ready for  machine appliqué

After focusing on just working on the signature quilt, I got the top done.  I will be making the back soon so I can get it quilted.  I think it will be an awesome retreat quilt.
Finished top Signature quilt
My next top to work is the X scrappy quilt, which I'm really anxious to finish.  I'm liking that a lot and want to work on it.  I need to make a list of the next obligations I have.

I did take off and go to the 40 yr. annual Houston Quilt Show.  I enjoyed it and saw some wonderful red and white quilt, remakes of those from the exhibit in New York.

Here's a taste of what I saw, it was wonderful!