Thursday, July 20, 2017

What I Did Today

I woke up and hit the sewing room hard.
Can't believe the end of July is coming up soon.
So, I made two cats, a reindeer, a rainbow block and 3 complete pinwheels.
There is a pile of cut out pinwheels that will hopefully get worked on this week.

One more long week at work and then maybe I will get more done. We shall see.
Witt got a new kitty TV, so he shares time between the sewing room and his window in the bedroom now.
It was really hot out today--I think even the birdies were hiding.

Hope everyone is staying cool and if you are somewhere that is cool--could you send some my way please?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Slow Blue Sunday!

Can't believe it is the 9th already.
I lost June altogether and now July is running away too.
I did manage to get two blue rainbow blocks done today.

And I finished the rest of the blocks I was working on for Bleeker Street.

I have a lot of stitching to do before this month's progress report for Bleeker Street, so I need to keep it handy at all times.
Also worked on some of my kitties and I have more rainbow blocks and my reindeer cut out for Holly Jolly Christmas.
Hoping that with everything prepped, I can get some things done with all of my extra work hours.

My helper was not very helpful today.
He ended up moving everything out of his way and taking a nap right where there used to be a neat pile of fabric.

No one told him that I didn't need help making messes. I can do that all by myself.
And usually do!!!

 Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


...being confident is not a good thing.
I figured my next Christmas block would go much more smoothly than the ornaments. I had already done the more difficult version before--another boo boo--but not one that had to be redone.
So, I am flowing right along and boom:

Did the diagonal backwards. I cut out all new pieces and redid it the right way!

And then, I finally turned it into a bow.

I also worked on Bleeker Street for awhile.

I may be working on it forever. I do really like it, but I am doing a lot of things that I am out of practice on, so I am going slowly. No over confidence here!!!!

For now--I must go to work. Hopefully I can sneak so ME time in between work hours for the next four days!!??
Hope everyone is having a great week!!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Seriously Slow Sunday Sewing!!

Not sure if I was sleeping when I cut out the pieces to my ornament block or what, but boy did I do a lot of unpicking.
A lot of pulling, tugging and re-cutting out of pieces too.
So, my to do list did not shrink much.

Hopefully today will go smoother and I get more done, because it is back to work tomorrow.
At least my supervisor wasn't too hard on me.
He kept an I on me for awhile.

Then I think he got tired of the not so lady like words coming out of my mouth and fell asleep.

Today will be a better day!!!!
The sun is shining and the birds are singing!!!
Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, June 18, 2017


I really did finish it on Scrappy Saturday.
So, I will make it Post It Sunday.

And here are all of the finished ones. There are also quite a few piles of cut out and partially put together blocks in all colors waiting to be added to this.

I seemed to be on a roll with aqua and yes, I do have several more purple ones cut out! 

And I finally finished cutting out my next Christmas block.
You can see why it took awhile.

My supervisor was being seriously critical today.
He is napping now, so I should probably try to get some more done!!
Hope you are all enjoying a fun weekend with family, friends and/or your sewing machine!!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Moving Slowly

But still moving.
Feel like I am trying to fight off something, but I am trying to ignore it. Good thing it is my day off.
I worked on the bunny block for Bleeker Street today.
It has been awhile since I have done any significant amount of embroidery and boy could I tell.
After I got back into it, I found it to be relaxing. 

 Lots more to go, but I had to quit because my eyes were going cross-eyed.
I did get one yellow block cut out and the rest of the bits that I needed to do the next cat.

Oh and I played with my new spiralizer using zucchini and beets from our garden.
Hope everyone had an awesome day!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Christmas in June!!

Now, if only we could have some Christmas weather.
I am hot already.
Now that I have finished Christine's Kitchen that was going on at Little Bunny Quilts, I need to buzz along with Have A Jolly Little Christmas from Sew Fresh Quilts.
And Spring on Bleeker Street from Ivory Spring.
Not to mention yellow blocks and birthday presents and the serious need to tidy up the sewing room, so that I can stop having to hunt for things everyday.

Here is my holly block that I finished yesterday:

And here are all of the blocks done so far:

Ornaments up next.
Next on my list is working on the bunny block for Bleeker Street. It is in pieces and pencil marks at the moment.
I will get there right?????
For now--time to get ready to go to work.
Everyone have a happy Wednesday.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Doing a Little "I Finished" Happy Dance

My Christine's Kitchen top is finished.
It's finished on time!!!

It is not a great picture. I was hoping to be done while the sun was still shining, but I had a bit of a speed bump.
Of course the white sashing on the top and bottom was not wide enough.  I took it all apart and started over.
I will get a better one tomorrow after I quit dancing.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Hello June!!!

The sun is shining!! Woo Hoo!!!
 We have had so much rain the last couple of weeks, so it is definitely a happy sight!!
I have been forging ahead on Christine's Kitchen. 
I really want to have the top done by reveal day on the 6th.

I still have some sashing to finish and more work to do on the flowers, but I am getting there.

It really isn't all that crooked--REALLY!!
I just haven't figured out how to iron my design wall--AKA:felt backed plastic table cloth--without melting it.
It is time for a laundry/NASCAR truck race break and then back to sewing.
Hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday!!


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!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Christmas in April

I am trying to be caught up on all of my sew alongs by the end of next week.
That is the plan anyway.
Don't want to start May behind.
So, I have finished my Partridge block this afternoon.

And here are all of them together.

And I will try to get the cardinal cut out in the next day or two. I know the next one will be out far too quickly.
I think that was my New Year's resolution.
 Hope the sun is shining where you are!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Progress Report

Today is Day 18 of the 100 Day Creative Challenge.
100 days seems very far away.
The good thing is that if I make it, I might actually get some stuff accomplished.

I did complete 3 blocks on Sunday.
I did another RSC block.
It started off as one of my multi-colored blocks, but I really think that it fits into the aqua column now that it is done.

That's OK, because I have plenty more multi-colored scraps to play with.
Then I was a good girl and finished another kitty for my Patchkats quilts.

And then I finished another block for Christine's Kitchen.
I finished it after taking it all apart--never get to confident.
I sewed the sides on upside down.
After resewing:

Today, Christmas blocks! Hopefully no unpicking involved!!!
Let's call it Trouble Free Tuesday!!!
May your day be the same!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spring has Sprung

And I bet you can figure out my favorite color.

 There was some actual sewing done today, but I will show those pictures tomorrow.
 Hope everyone had a beautiful day with friends and family!!