Saturday, September 16, 2017

I Have Done a Little More!

Once again this month is going far to quickly.
100 days until Christmas is not making me happy.
Too much to do and not enough time to do it.

I did get the second blue bird block prepped for Bleeker Street. I know we will be starting the next block soon.

We are going to be driving to Indiana soon, so hopefully I can get a lot of hand stitching done while we are away.

I also got the last two Patchkats done for quilt number 1.
This one was going to be mine, but I am also running out of time to get the one done for the Humane Society auction, so it may have to be theirs.

There is still about a gazillion little mini hearts for the border to be made, but I will get there.
My piles are sorted nicely so that I can at least whip the middle together. It is going to be a large quilt, can't remember if it is queen or king. I will have to figure that out.

Hope the sun is shining on everyone and lots of sewing is getting done.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Orange Stuff

I have been spending a lot of time watching the Weather Channel this week because Irma is going to be messing with a lot of my friends and my goddaughter in Florida.
Lots of prayers and good wishes are definitely going that way. I am sure that we will get some extra moisture from it here in Virginia as well, but nothing like they are experiencing.

In between watching the storm, I have managed to get some sewing done.
Some orange sewing done.

These just make me smile. They are super bright and cheery.

Over the long weekend, DH and I went to the Norfolk Botanical Garden to get our walking in and I had to take some more orange pictures along the way.

This is part of a giant wildflower field that I just love.

 It is also butterfly time at the garden.
This guy decided to pose for us.

I did some more sewing and some shopping also.
Witt was happy about that last one.
He took over both boxes.

More photos tomorrow.
I hope everyone is somewhere safe and dry.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Old and New

I know--I am not supposed to be starting new things, but I have been good for such a long time.
And I did work on getting my WIP's done first.

I finally decided on colors for the bird blocks for Bleeker Street. Yes, blocks--I totally forgot that there were 2 of them.

These are kind of scary because the stems are so thin, but I will plug along. I really like the fact that this quilt is pushing me out of my comfort zone. Just have to take my time.

And I also cut out my orange block for the rainbow challenge.
I was so happy that it was orange because I had some already picked out.

I have one more combo to cut out and then I will get busy on these.

Now, for the new stuff.
I dug into my pile of Christmas fabrics that I picked out and prepped the first block in the Holly Cottage quilt.

Not sure if you can see the little stitchery, but it is going to be a sweet little birdie that is going right in the center of the stocking. This will be another project that I have to work slowly on. Why you ask??? I already had to redo the applique pieces because they were facing the wrong way and I refused to start the quilt off with a boo boo!!

And new project number 2 is going to be one of the awesome pineapple quilts that everyone is making.
So far, mine looks like this:

This one will go fairly quickly once I get everything cut out.
Need to figure out the background and grab some green scraps and I will be good to go.

So, I have lots to keep me busy. I really needed to get a lot of prep work done ahead of time so that I could get things done on the days that I have to work.

Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend.
Prayers to everyone that has been affected by Hurricane Harvey.