"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Monday, May 18, 2015

FNSI, RSC, GG

Or should I just say “Alphabet Soup”? 
I’ve been on a quilting binge lately, and Friday night (FNSI) found me burying thread ends into 3 small quilts.  I’m saving the bindings for my sewing day later this week.  I’m lazy, and don’t like to carry my sewing machine if I can make an alternative plan.  

I’ve also been doing some embroidery this month, and it’s almost ready to share.
Cross stitching has also been taking some time, and I feverishly tried to finish a design for Gifted Gorgeousness for the month.  While there are no requirements as to what has to be accomplished, my goal is to finish one Santa House each month.  After all, it was a BOM.  (2 years ago)  Block 5 was finished on the 15th, but not posted until now.

I’m not stitching them in the order they were released, but I am stitching one per month!!
I’ve been so busy, that I haven’t accomplished much for RSC2015 this month.  Green is our color for month, and I have managed to make my Dresden plate.  Click on the link to see what all the other talented ladies are working on.

I cut out another small quilt pattern yesterday, so I should have more green to share later. 
Speaking of green, Spring has definitely sprung here.
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There is nothing to search for in this photo, I just LOVE Spring green!  DH and I have been hiking several time, and have loads of wildflower pictures, as well as a few other things.  I’ll share just a few of my favorites. 
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We’ve also been to several Garden Centers, where DH has bought a ton of flowers and herbs, and he actually has everything planted already!  We’ve been to markets and a bakery. And we’ve have several meals cooked outdoors on the grill.  Spring is so much nicer than Winter!!!!
Back to stitching now…….Sunny
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

First May Finish!! FNWF

I spent my FNWF sewing down the binding of my first May  finish!    Be sure to visit Cheryl's blog to see who linked up and what they worked on this month.

Green is the color for the RSC2015 for May.  As soon as I heard the color announcement, I headed down to the sewing room and made my monthly doll quilt.  I have a lot of green scraps so I’m trying to decide what to do next.  If you click on the link above, you can see what others are doing in green.

Happy May……..Sunny

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Wrapping up a Purple April

Purple has been the April color for RSC15.  I don’t use a lot of purple, so the scrap pile wasn’t very big.  And now it’s practically nonexistent.
First up is a baby quilt that I needed for a special group.
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Then I needed a Dresden plate for my rainbow collection.

I think I’ve decided what I’m going to do with the Dresdens.  More to follow soon about my plans.
I was also able to make a purple doll quilt before I ran our of scraps.
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My stitcheries for the Val Laird BOM and for Jenny’s BOM were stitched earlier this week.  Needless to say, I’m not spending a lot of time with my iron at this point!

I received a very unexpected surprise birthday gift last week from my friend Di .The package included a beautiful table topper, a giant pin cushion, and a pair of scissors. 
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We’ve taken time out for hiking and walking and photographing more wildflowers this week.  Another walk is on tap tomorrow with a friend.  And then more stitching.  I spent much of today turning more scraps into placemats.  I’ll have several  of them to share soon.
We’ve been watching the news all night tonight with great sadness as protesters have been destroying parts of Baltimore with fires, looting, and violence.  I’ll never understand how thugs think this will solve any problems.  Please keep the First responders and good citizens of Baltimore in your prayers.
~~~Sunny~~~

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weekend Getaway

No stitching here today, so feel free to click on to the next blog if you’re not interested in nature photos.
We spent the day in Great Smoky Mountain National Park yesterday, hiking and looking for wildflowers.  BIL and SIL, who live near here and are quite familiar with the area and the flora were our awesome tour guides. 
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I won’t even tell you how many pictures I took.  I just love that pixels are free! 
Today was a drive along the Cherohala Skyway in NC and TN.  We started off with a beautiful waterfall and some more wild flowers, followed by some pretty vistas before DH got sick and we had to call it a day.
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We will be returning home tomorrow if DH is well enough to travel.  Spring comes to our area a little later, so we can hopefully do some hiking near home and find more wildflowers in the next couple of weeks.  Despite his getting sick, this has been a wonderful trip, and we will be back.  Thanks B&J!!
Our regularly scheduled programming will return in the next post.   Until then….
Happy Spring!     Sunny
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Tax Day!

I used to always file my taxes in early February, as soon as I received my W-2.  The last couple of years have seen me racing to the Post Office on the 14th or 15th.  If I had done it earlier, I could already have my refunds, and have them spent!

I’ve still been stitching like crazy.  I spent a lovely day last week with my SIL and a friend, and whipped up this little cutie.  I got the inspiration from another blog, but I can’t remember where I saw it.

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I also worked on my giant hexies that day, and now have a finished baby quilt.

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A couple of people have asked how giant the hexies are, that they’re about 1 3/4 inches on a side.  I’ve compared one here to a standard 1 inch and a 3/4 inch that I’m working on for another project.

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Does anyone remember the Stay at Home Robin from a couple of years ago?  Well I finally (almost) finished mine for our UFO Challenge at Guild this month.

It’s only ‘almost’ finished, because I didn’t have enough binding!!  I probably made the binding a couple of years ago, and there’s no more fabric.   Sad smile   Does anyone have a small piece of this, or knows the name of a website where I might find it?  Unfortunately, I don’t have any of the selvedge, so I have no idea what it is. 

I’m still keeping up with my goals for Gifted Gorgeousness.  I’ve even started on my May piece, but had to do some ripping.  Here’s April:

I can’t spend ALL my time sewing, so DH and I went in search of some wildflowers last weekend. 

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I just love that Spring is finally here!!!!!

What’s up with you?   Sunny