Sunday, June 30, 2013

Connected to bloglovin

Hello all.

It has been a long time since I have posted anything myself but I do enjoy seeing what all my favorite bloggers are up to. That said, I have gone ahead and signed up for bloglovin so I can continue to read what you are up to. One of these days I will catch everyone up as to what has been going on but for now this post will have to suffice. I miss blogging and the camaraderie of  fellow bloggers, as well as the friendships I have made. I do hope to return to blogging in the future.

As a quick update for those of you who don't know, I have gone back to work and we are currently getting our house ready to go on the market. Wish us luck!   :0)

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Surprise package delivery! :0)

This beautiful "Log Cabin" ornament was in a surprise package delivery! I wasn't expecting any packages to arrive and yet there was one on my doorstep. As soon as I saw who it was from I had a great big grin from ear to ear. It was for me! And it was from someone I recognized right away as a special blog buddy! I think this ornament is wonderful! I've never seen ornaments shaped in a quilting block design before. I just love it!! As you can see it was the first ornament I put onto the tree this year! :0)
Here is the box I found on my doorstep. There were lots of other goodies inside besides the beautiful ornament.
These were also inside the box. A snowman statue, a wooden plate, a sign which reads "Love. Where there is love there is life" a special very delicate Christmas card as well as a candy cane!
Look where I put them! I think they look so perfect all together here on a shelf in my "Keeping Room"! I love everything! Thank-you Sue!! I was very surprised and I'm very thankful you are my friend.
Merry Christmas, to all my special friends!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

One Thing Leads To Another

These scrappy triangles were something that I picked up that someone else was discarding. They have been on my design wall since summer. I finally decided it was time to do something with them or put them away. Since I already had them up on the board, I went ahead and did something with them. Besides, I needed the room on my design board for the Barbara Brackman Civil war block of the week that I have been trying to catch up on.
This is what I have been doing with the triangles. I got the idea from a book by Tara Lynn Darr.
The book is called Simply Charming...Small Scrap Quilts of Yesteryear.
Naughty blogger, that's 2 pictures in a row that are turned. Sorry. The pattern in the book is called Stars Over The Mountain.
Here is my version. As you can see I have done something different with the borders, and I'm not finished yet. I have something else in mind. This little quick project that was supposed to free up my design wall is growing on me! :0) In more ways then one! :o) The leftover fabric from the triangle project is going into a scrappy leader ender box that I started in order to start moving some of my scraps into wonderful cozy warm cuddle quilts. Since I forgot to take a picture of the blocks I've started I will have to show you next time.
Here are the Civil War blocks that I have been hand piecing. I think I have about 14 or 15 more to go in order to catch up to the current week.
This my friends is what I am working on when the little girl I am watching is napping. I finally started hand quilting "Michael's Victory"!!!! I just love how this one is turning out! This might be my next all time favorite quilt. I want to hurry up and finish it. But hand quilting a project almost always takes me about a year to finish for some reason.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Something Different

Hi everyone! I just finished putting the last stitch in the binding of this table runner. It is a more primitive type project then I normally do. So, "Something Different!" This is a pattern by Primitive Pieces by Lynda called Primitive Sketches. I hand quilted this one. I wanted to try out some new thread I bought called Aurifil. I love it! It works beautifully in the machine as well as by hand! Finally an everything thread! :0)
Well, on the home front, I have recently gone back to work. I started in May actually. I was asked by a nice local family to be a "Nanny" to there daughter. She is 8 months old now. The Mom wanted to go back to work, but did not want her daughter in a daycare. I am enjoying it but I also really miss sewing and sharing with my blogging friends. It has been some what of an adjustment for me. I've been a stay-at-home Mom for 21 years. I am still trying to balance my time to get housework, shopping and some sewing in. I feel that I am finally starting to get better at this juggle act! I hope to be able to fit in visits to my blogging friends to! :0)