Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hello--it's me!!!

I have been a bad, bad blogger.
I will do better. I will start by posting pictures of the Verandah View stitcheries I did while visiting Joy .

Now I just have The Buffet to get caught up. I have started it.

Here is a picture of something else I learned how to do from Joy:

Yummy pavlova. The next one will look prettier. Practice, practice, practice!!!

I have a few more of my BOM blocks done and I will put them up soon. Very soon!! And I have almost finished my sister's quilt, which will remain a mystery for now.

So bye for now!!! A

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back in the West

I am home again after a wonderful, but far too short visit to Joy's. I had a great time just sitting and stitching. I caught up on most of my Verandah View stitcheries. I only have a little left to do on the 3rd one and The Buffet is already traced and ready to begin. I will get pictures up soon.

We also spent a day making chocolates. There were lots of happy faces and quite a few helpers.
Joy even gave me a beginning course in crocheting so I will have even more things to amuse myself with. Hopefully I don't forget everything she taught me before I have a chance to get back to it.

My first priority when I got home was to finish the embroidery parts for my class. They are finished and all the pieces are cut out so hopefully this project will be in the complete pile after this weekend's class.

I also started to catch up on some of my BOMs. I have almost finished the April Debbie Mumm Natural Wonders block. I just have to blanket stitch around the leaf and I will be done. Hopefully I can finish that later.
Oh and speaking of Hope. I have completed my Gail Pan block for April. How could I forget it is one of my favorites.

Ok, that is all for now. I must get back to all the projects.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Finished it!!

Finished the March block and of course now the April one is posted. Along with most of my other BOM projects. I must ignore them for the moment. I must finish packing. I have a whole suitcase filled with sewing stuff. Maybe a few more bits of fabric will fit so that I can cut them out? Hopefully all of our clothes will fit in the other one. We are only allowed two. Wish me luck! A-

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Catch Up Time and Getting Ready for Visiting!!!

Let me see. What have I done since last I wrote. I have a few more things accomplished. My sewing room is back to some kind of neatness. I needed the floor so that I could pin my sister's quilt. It is now quilted and I just need to do the binding and a few other details. Yay! The hard part is done. Can't show pictures yet--she might be looking.

Also l have completed two of my Sundrop Critters blocks. I still have to finish the last March one before leaving for Joy's so that I can finish the handsewing while I am there. Can't wait! We are going to have a sew-a-thon.

I would have been finished but I was busy spinning around cleaning for rental inspection and packing and all the other things that go on in a day and trying to sew at the same time. So as is to be expected I made a boo boo and had to take part of it apart. So now I will finish a few things and set out a bit of time for me and my machine alone. We shall see.

I have also almost finished my calendar blocks. All of my strips are put together--I just need to do the stitching on them. Hmm?? One more thing to throw into the suitcase. Maybe I will have a chance to stitch the words on them. That would be nice.

My picture is upside down. January is on the bottom and March is on the top, but they are together. It is going to be a very colorful quilt.

And on that note I need to get back to work. Only two more sleeps until our plane ride. Woo Hoo!!! Well, actually it will be closer to one sleep since our plane takes off at 6:10 am. Counting back for the hour or so early we need to be at the airport and the time it takes to drive there and the leaving the house somewhat ready for inspection (no running out the door with unmade beds) it hardly seems worth sleeping. I will nap on the plane. NOT!!! Too excited.

Must finish my block!!