Sunday, March 17, 2019

Spring is in the Air

We have had three pretty days in a row--sunny and warm.
One day it was almost 80 degrees.
Hubby has been out in the yard moving and weeding and washing cars.
I have been in the sewing room.
Spring means bunnies and yes, bunny has a tail now.



I still have a little bit of blanket stitching to do around the flowers, but I am getting there. I should be able to finish him by Easter right????
I was working on a scrappy border for this as well. Hopefully I have enough bits to go around.


The best news of all was that I found all the bits after hiding away for a year. Things are looking positive!!!

I also finished the last two red blocks from the Squared Away Rainbow Challenge BOM from last year. 



They really are red. The light is not all that awesome in the sewing room. I only have one small window.
I thought I was going to be done with the blocks after these, but after playing with them; I am going to do three more in orange.


Those may wait awhile. At least until I finish the bunny.
Hope everyone had a fun St. Patty's Day and National Quilting Day.
Another work week is upon us, but I am going to try for that 10 minutes a day thing.
Fingers crossed!!!!
L,A-

Saturday, March 16, 2019

I'm Back!!!


Where, oh where have I been?
Life got kind of busy shortly after my last post.
Good stuff happened. 
Joy came to visit and we tried to get a lot of sewing done.
We even kidnapped Lola to play with us.


 Guess what I was working on today? Yep, my poor bunny finally has a tail after a year. I do believe Lola is the only one that has finished so far.
We had a great time and I really, really hope she can come visit again soon.

This sweetie is also new to our family since last I blogged. 


 Her name is Bunny and she is 6 years old. I was trying to get her adopted during one of our Humane Society events and sadly there were no takers.
She was in pretty bad shape: Skin problems, heartworms and unbeknownst to us at the time--she has seizures. I couldn't stop thinking about her, so I went and adopted her the following Friday.
We are working on all of her issues and she is a very happy puppy. A happy, overweight puppy.
Unfortunately, her favorite sewing room spot is under the ironing board. I have to be careful.



 Her bud, Witt, decided that he wanted a photo as well.

 
 In the midst of all that, my 91 year old mom, fell and shattered her elbow. She messed it up too badly to heal, so they had to replace it. She stayed with us for awhile and then back home for rehab. It is hard because she lives 2 hours away. Fortunately, she is back at it. Doing everything she used to do. Not that the doctors want her too. I hope to be just like her when (???) I grow up.

Things have chilled out a little and I plan to get some serious sewing done. And some serious organizing.
I need to figure out where to put all of the goodies that I just bought at the quilt show at the beginning of the month.
Told you some good stuff happened.
Lola and I didn't leave much for anyone else to buy.




I really need to hide most of this and get busy on my UFO's. They really are out of control and I have a few goals to start with, so hopefully I can stick with it. I get distracted far to easily.

Progress reports coming soon!
L,A-

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Green is happening!!

It certainly is in my yard. I know a lot of people are still getting snow, but I personally feel cheated. Winter just seemed to fly by. There were even a few days in there that I had to turn the air conditioner on.
OK, I will stop whining! 

I finally got my first green block done.


I spent most of Saturday sorting through a million green scraps. It was a little overwhelming.
Then, I made a few boo boos when putting this together.
There were a few--what is wrong with this picture--moments.

There are a bunch more in the works. Some are partially put together and other are in piles.

Witt was playing Vanna for me.


Unlike Vanna, he hates looking at the camera. There are lots of little piles of block sitting around. Fortunately, I had not laid out the next block pieces before he came to visit.
I also spent a little while hunting for my phone.



 I got the bright green cover because it would be easy to find.
Ha ha ha ha ha!!


It was just one of those days. Hopefully my next chance for sewing will be a little less spaz!!!
I have a really good imagination!!
L,A-


Monday, February 19, 2018

Purple and NASCAR weekend

Two of my most favorite things.
None of my driver's made it to Victory Lane, but I made it to the finish line with my purple blocks.

Finished my last two Squared Away blocks.








And I finished my purple Smitten Kitten.




It's only the 19th. Woo Hoo!!




No time for shutting down, but I feel better getting all of these done early because it is going to be a busy week.
Getting the van inspected, Quilt Show (woo hoo) and oh yeah--work!!! Lots of work.
I still have at least two things to get finished before the end of the month, so my fingers are crossed for me!!
Coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
L,A-
 


 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Fruit of the Spirit Free Block of the Month

I am joining with Joy at Days Filled With Joy to host a free block of the month. It is a pattern we designed many years ago.


A new pattern will be available on the 10th of each month. If you sign up for Joy's newsletter, you will get your pattern sent to your inbox monthly.
It will be free until the next block comes out and then it will be available on her Craftsy page.

Go check out Joy's finished quilt. It is gorgeous!
More details can be found there as well.
I hope you will join us. 
 
 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hello Purple!!!


My favorite!!
I know I am late. I rarely get to sew on Saturdays and if I do, I don't have time to do a post.
So, my progress so far is:

 
 Two more mini blocks.

Lots of cutting.

Those piles are going to turn into these guys:





It is the February Squared Away block. It looks better on the table. It was so dreary outside I couldn't get a really good picture. It also doesn't look quite like the original because I boo booed and didn't figure it out until I finished.
It will stay and I suppose I need to do the other 2 the same way.


The kitty block is also cut out, so hopefully I will get some more constructing done before the weekend.
Saturday is a work day, so come on Sunday!!!
And come on sunny day! These clouds need to go away!
L,A-

 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Adieu Blue!!

Still have a bunch of stuff that I want to get done before the end of the month, but for once I am lucky and have Sunday and Tuesday off. 
And high hopes.
My blue blocks are done though and I am happy!


 And drum roll please!!
Wasn't sure if I was going to get this one finished on time or not but I did.


It is my first Smitten Kitten from Sew Fresh Quilts. Haven't decided exactly how many blocks I will do in this one. These will be 12" blocks.

Now, I need to spend the rest of my time finishing the pie!
It is layered and basted and it will be quilted very simply, so hopefully I will have a real live finish this month.

You can tell that I did lots of pressing seams today. Witt decided to sit right under my feet.


I always have this fear that one day I will drop the iron on his head or a can of spray starch. Obviously, he does not seem to be worried about that. He doesn't even look up when I spray the starch any more.

Oh Yeah!
It is National Cake Day today.
I think that should be on my list of things to do today!
 I have been trying to get back to behaving with my eating.
Not a good thing to think about!!! 
 Don't think about cake!!!!!
 L,A-