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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Swoon quilt with Flea Market fancy fabric!

I finally found a good quilt to show off this fabric!  A group of us went to a quilt retreat a few weeks back and I got it mostly done.  Today I put it all together.  I love it!
The blocks are 24 1/2 inches which means you only need 9 for. Big quilt.  Don't you just love the fabric?
Out poor Penny had cancer again so she had another surgery this week.  Now she's a conehead for a while.
Lily doesn't care for it at all!  Well, that's all for now.  Be back soon I hope!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stitchers garden blocks almost done! And a good book!

Well I have been busy doing a lot of nothing this summer.  Playing with the dogs, sewing and reading have been my days for the most part, but that's been good.  Went away for a few days here and there, but nothing like I usually do all summer!  It was good staying put most days.  Here is the second to last block for Stitchers garden.
I didn't do the bobbin work on this one.  I feel that this quilt will be busy and quirky enough so let it go.  Right now this book is taking my days!  I love Fannie Flagg's writing and was thrilled to see a new one by her!  Totally enjoyable and fun once again!  Almost hate to finish it.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rustic plate chargers and trivets

So I got an email from Michael's the other day and there was a pretty picnic setting with log slices used on the table! Of course I had to have some!  I told Kenny and he just happened to be taking a few trees down for a client so log slices would be in my hands the next day. Yay! Funny how things come together sometimes.  Kenny showed me how to use the planer to make them smooth.
Here he is instructing me properly!

Here he is taking over!  It didn't bother me that he finished the planing.  I need more practice at "feeling" how it works so that I don't leave ruts.  I am going to have to sand them on my own and do the finishing as well.  It's fun when Kenny gets involved in my ideas.
I drilled the holes in the center where they had started cracking (in one night!) to help slow that down.

I hope that the holes will keep the cracks from growing too fast.  Now I will let them dry out for a week or so before I sand them and put a varnish of some kind on them.  Won't they look pretty with fall flowers and pumpkins on the table?  I was thinking about some plaid fabric for napkins and ribbons for the fall holidays.  I'll let you know how they look in a few days.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mason jars in green!

I love mason jars and I love green so I had to have a 6 pack of them.  We have company coming for dinner so I set the table with them for water and then I put flowers in the rest.  So easy and pretty!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Stitchers garden block 4

I have chosen a different color scheme for each block so I did this one purple and green.  It's cool because you use a twin needle for several stitches and to make the center of the bigger flower.  That is pin tucked fabric which I made with the twin needle.  It was easy and fun to do.  I think I only have two flowers left to do, then I can put it all together!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Another Stitchers garden block.

It's been hot and humid so after I clean for a few hours I take my dogs swimming in the river.  I read while they play around.  Right now I am reading Killing Jesus which is very good.  At night I sew for a while.  This block was cool because I used Rick rack and I used my fringe foot.  

Friday, July 4, 2014

Another Stitchers garden block done

I'm on a roll now with this quilt!  I cleaned my kitchen all afternoon and then got into this block.  It's a rainy Fourth of July, so it was perfect for cleaning and sewing.  I enjoyed this block very much.