Sunday, April 19, 2015

Someone gave me two large leaf bags full of acrylic yarn.  It was all new Red Heart Super Saver, mostly in greens.  I am making afghans for donation from the yarn.  This one was made this week from that yarn.



Friday, April 17, 2015

What I am Working....

Here is the quilt that is currently in my quilting frame, I am past the half way point, I hope to have it complete in a couple weeks.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Grandmother!




Today is my grandmother's birthday.  Some years it's hard to go through this day, since she and I were very close.  She passed away over 10 years ago, but the wound is still fresh some years.  She is the one that taught me to quilt, to crochet, to embroider, to cook, to bake, and for the love of a simple but frugal life. And her love of butterflies.  I miss her every day and I still find myself picking up the phone and calling her number, only to realize what I am doing.

For this I want to tell her thank you for all the wonderful things she taught me, but the greatest thing that she gave me was unconditional love.  For that I am truly thankful!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Design Wall Monday on Tuesday

I have been working on a group of Ohio Stars from my scraps, nice easy project to use 5 inch scraps.  I now have all of them made, I just need to decide on a setting.



Monday, April 13, 2015

Another Finish

I can tell that I don't like binding, here is a twin size nine patch quilt that I just bound.  It too is all hand quilted. I used a wool batting and it worked great!



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Star Quilt

This quilt was finished a while ago, but I just got around to binding it.  I really do like it, and its a true scrap quilt.  It is all hand pieced, but machine quilted in a stipple.  It's a great quilt to use to cuddle up with on the couch.



Since I Went Away

It has been a long time since I have posted anything.  I had been sick again, but so far, I am feeling better.  Quilting really helps me to keep myself sane when every thing is going down. 

I made this nine patch quilt out of vintage fabric from the 1960's and 1970's.  Its nice and bright and cheerful and really made me happy.  It has been quilted for a while, by hand, but I just finished the binding on it.  I really like it because it makes me happy.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I am feeling much better, been busy with lots of canning with my friend Maureen.  Quilting and knitting will be back at it soon.

Monday, August 12, 2013

What I am piecing...


Working on making these stars out of scraps.  Kind of fun, easy sewing.  We will see how far I get.  This one was a test block.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Changed my mind

on what quilt to hand quilt next.  I didn't have a piece of backing that would accommodate the Glorified Nine Patch from the last post, so I am working on quilting my Postage Stamp quilt that I was working on before I go sick.

I really was feeling much better until I was told in July that I have Lymphoma in the neck.  So I have been quilting when I feel like, sleeping when I feel like it and taking Chemotherapy and Radiation twice a week.  Such is life.