Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

It has been a quiet day here. Hubby and I both had the day off, but we both ended up doing work around the house.
I did take some time to get into the sewing room and work on Christine's Kitchen.
I cut out 92 colored 2" x 2" squares and 92 white 2" x 2" squares and turned them into this pile.

And I am working on the flowers slowly. I had decided to do the applique by machine, but ended up unpicking, so a lot of it will be done by hand.

And I did get my snowmen done for the Have a Jolly Little Christmas sew along.

The next block is out of course, and I have to do the next part for Bleeker Street and more cats and a birthday present.
And on and on and on...

Friday, May 19, 2017


Yes, ADHD is a real thing in my family!

 Poor child never had a chance.
My plan was to catch up completely on teapots, but I kept making boo boos, so I have the stems finally on.

Would have gotten a lot farther, but I couldn't remember where I had (oh so nicely) tucked the bias tape makers.
I had already messed up once before on the stems just trying to cut them out--ugh!!
All of these petals are going to get cut out while I am watching NASCAR in a little while.

And I did manage to finish the second green block and I got another kitty done--so there is so method to my madness. At least I think there is. When I start making too many boo boos, I need to do something else for awhile.

It's going to be another long weekend of work and family events, but hopefully I can get a seam or two snuck in somewhere. 
Stay cool everyone!! It was 90 something here today!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

I wish May would slow down!!!

Time is flying far too quickly.
I think I am getting caught up and the whoosh, more stuff is due and there is no time left.
I did finally get some green finished.

I also worked on another green one and a whole bunch of pinwheels. Next I have to pick out flower colors and make some cats.

No more whole days of sewing until Wednesday, but hopefully I can get some stuff done in between all of the other insanity!
Thinking positive!!!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

All Caught Up!

At least on Christine's Kitchen.
The next part will be harder because I am not the best at applique. Practice, practice, practice!!!
So, these are the latest finishes:

And here is all of it up to this point:

I cut out green blocks for the rainbow quilt challenge and a bunch of pinwheels for Bleeker Street, so I am trying to be organized. It will be a busy few days, so any little bit I can get done will be a win for me.
Time to work on birthday dinner for DS.
He is the big 22 today.
I feel old!!!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Final Finishes for April

Wasn't sure if I would finish with all of the unpicking that has been going on around here, but I did get two more blocks done for the month.
I finished Santa!

And I finished the vase for Christine's Kitchen.
The two tiny corners threatened to do me in, so DH helped me chill and figure it out.

So, caught up on the Christmas sew along and getting closer on the kitchen.
Here it is so far.

Maybe the creamer and sugar bowl will get started tomorrow.
We  shall see.
Will get a pic of all the Christmas blocks together too.
 Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Finished!! Again!!!

Have you ever finished something, done a little happy dance, took a picture, got ready to do a post and boom--you finally notice that it is wrong????

So, here is the right one.

And what it looked like before:

I think he was trying to grow a beard. Can't believe how long it took me to see that it was wrong!
Working on Santa now--Hopefully he doesn't decide he wants to shave his beard off.
Happy sewing everyone!!!


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tea Party Anyone?

I am getting closer to getting caught up on Christine's Kitchen.
One more to go before I am caught up. I still have to do the vase, but I am using fussy fabric that is going to involve matching up lines so I need to do it when I have lots of time and no distractions and maybe help from my engineer hubby.
I finished these two:

So, things are starting to fall into place.

I also got some cutting out done on the cardinal Christmas block before my little helper came to visit.

He was having far too much fun, so I eventually had to give up and play with him.

Hope you all had a purr-fect day!!!