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!