I am having fun at my local Guild Retreat with 17 ladies. A lot of chatting and laughing is going on which is all part of the retreat fun. And oh, did I mention a lot of food snacks being eaten. We all worked on the "Fold'n Stitch Wreath" today. Then there will be tomorrow with more fun and more pictures.
Monday, October 24, 2016
I finally got a baby quilt done and will be sending it in the mail next week. I have a guild quilt retreat this week. Now I am going to start another baby quilt. It's been a "baby kind of year" for my quilt making. This one gets me closer to my goal of 7 quilts for this year as this is the 6th one. I think setting a goal has been good for me as I have accomplished more this past year.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
This spinning table topper is a challenge and it had to be done by Aug 1. My small group has a retreat then. About every six months we do a fabric challenge and one member is chosen to bring the challenge fabric from their stash. We have six members in our small group. I brought the really dark fabric this past March. We usually bring fat quarters to one half yard. It is so much fun seeing what the gals come up with to make with the challenge fabric. The fabric can be pretty or ugly. In August a designated lady will bring fabric for all of us. We put $5 each in the pot and outsiders during the retreat time will vote on the one they like. Winner takes the whole pot. It's just a bunch of fun.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Tonight I finished a crocheted baby blanket for my 2nd Granddaughter Abigail Leeann. She is due in 1 week and I am happy to get this done. I know her big sister Gracie is excited to have a little sister. They will be almost 3 years apart. She calls me GG and I am excited for Abigail to arrive. I am also working on a quilt for her.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Yes, a New Year has come-2016-and 2015 is gone with good memories. The year 2016 will bring me a new Greatddaughter in February and a new Granddaughter in May which means my Granddaughter Gracie will have a little sister. I am a very proud Grandma/Great Grandma. So with this in mind my word for 2016 is "Future". I am looking forward and the future to playing with my two new little girls and Gracie. I am also looking into this"Future 2016 Year" to have seven completed quilts quilted and completely done. (last year I completed 5 quilts) I plan this "Future" year to have more UFO quilt tops finished. And in this "Future Year" I plan to continue using my scrap stash. Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com continues to inspire me and I am looking forward to her "Future" Mystery Quilt next fall. In the "Future" 2016 months I plan to go on a Retreat in March, going to Paducah with four friends in April and my Guild Retreat in the fall. This future year I want to use my embroidery machine more and to use my EQ7/EQ Stitch. I wish every one Happy New Year for our "Future" year of 2016.
I have one star block done. I know the picture is blurred, but my essential tremor is acting up today. But the picture should give an idea of my colors and fabrics I have chosen. I still have to do steps five and six. But, I got excited that I could do 1 block for show and tell. Except for the neutrals I stayed with the same fabric throughout. Thank you Bonnie giving this MQ to everyone.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Well, I don't have any of the steps so far completed. However, I am working on it. As Bonnie has said, if you get steps completed to do enough of them to be able to start putting it together at result time, So I can always go back and finish each step. I am not a fast sewer and not in a race. So today I am posting some of the 4 patches. Shown here are 40 of them. I do have more to complete 120, but have to put each half together.