We’ve seen flowers:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
We’ve seen flowers:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Retreat is in a couple of weeks, and I've also been kitting, cutting, and prepping projects for that. I'm going to plan on working on several smaller projects this time, so I can cross off more from my very long list. I always take too many projects, but want to have something extra to work on in case I get bored. or forgot some crucial item.
RSC16 is off to a good start, and Blue is the color for January. I'm going to attempt three different projects this year, as I barely made a dent in my scraps last year.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
I'm writing this in Blogger, and I'm not sure if I remember how! I keep thinking that maybe I should just stop blogging since I've become so lax about it, but I just can't quite seem to pull the plug. Although I'm now retired and have all the time in the world, it seems that I have less time than ever before. I belong to two Guilds, two small sewing groups, and I sew at a friend's house on Mondays. Three other sewing dates are set up for this month also. Life is GOOD!
RSC15 has come to a close, and I decided (with the help of many sewing buddies) that I needed another bright color for my final Dresden.
I had to raid the scrap stash of two friends to make this, because as much as I like pink, my scraps tends to be lighter. Thanks girls! I've finished all my centers, and will start assembling the quilt very soon. Then it's on to RSC16. If you haven't played along before, Angela announces a new color each month, and we get creative with our scraps of that color. She'll even provide inspiration for your blocks, or you can choose your own projects. Each Saturday she had a linky so you can get even more inspiration seeing what others are doing. Anyone can play along!
Christmas gifts have been sent and received. Di was quite clever when she designed her gifts this year. I can hang the little "P", or make it into a pin cushion, or use it as a needle book. She also sent a lovely stitched Christmas ornament. And Maria sent the cutest bunting! I forgot to take a photo while it was hanging, so use your imagination. Now I'll always have a little Aussie flair to my holidays.
And...I received my first ever hand knitted socks! It's finally turned cold here, so I just may be wearing them tomorrow.
Other December projects included two identical wall hangings, a cross stitched pillow, and three small quilts from the To-be-quilted pile.
The snowman doesn't show up very well, but he's melting in the Florida sunshine!
Two of the three small quilts were made from scraps, in an effort to reduce the stash! They will be donated for our Guild's service project.
The third small is one that I made with a small fat quarter bundle that had been collecting dust. It's meant to be a table topper, and have a button sewed on each prairie point. I might use it for a baby gift, though, so haven't added the buttons.
We made a quick trip to the shore for a couple of days before Christmas when the weather was unseasonably warm and just too perfect to ignore.
We spent Christmas with family, and I got to finally meet my new great niece. She's a cutie! We had a pretty laid back couple of days, but good times with family that we don't see often enough. There was plenty of food, and all our stockings were filled by Santa. My loot included thread, rotary blades, and a JoAnn's coupon. Santa knows me well.
January got off to a good start, with my first finish completed on January first. The fabric was a gift for Christmas 2010, the top was pieced at least 2-3 years ago, and now it's all put together. As I was pinning it in preparation for quilting, it occurred to me that it was my last gift from my father, and I'll treasure it forever.
No New Year's resolutions for me this year. Instead, I'm going to try some weekly goals. I've made a list of possibilities, and I'm happy to say that Week One was a success, as will Week Two be. One of the goals is to blog every day for the week. Think I'll be successful at that one? LOL!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
It’s hard to do a post when most of the stitching I’ve done lately is secret. I’ve done some baking, but nothing photo worthy. I belong to two Guilds and have attended parties at each of them in the past week. Tons of good food, little gifts, and lots of fun and laughter. Tomorrow our small sewing group is having our last meeting of the year, and we’re incorporating a cookie exchange.
I forgot to mention that at our Retreat last month, one of the quilters surprised us and brought pin cushions for all the attendees!
I named mine “Little Bee Peep”. At one of the Guilds last week, our favors were slightly larger chicken pin cushions. And at the other Guild last night, we had a pin cushion exchange! A girl can never have too many pin cushions!
Although RSC15 is finished, I still need more Dresden plates, so I made an aqua one earlier this week. Now I need to lay them all out to decide on one last color, as I need 12 for the layout I chose.
Many of the ladies are starting to put together their rainbow scrappy quilts, so pop over to Angela’s blog to see what everyone has been up to all year. She’s also making plans for RSC16 if you’re interested in joining the fun in the new year.
When I woke up Sunday morning it was very foggy and frosty, and I wanted to grab my camera and go looking for some frosty pictures, but I was meeting a friend for church, so I wasn’t able to go. Imagine my excitement when I woke up to fog again on Monday morning!!
Tomorrow might be foggy again!!
I’ve never received a postcard with binding before. It’s awesome!! Thank you so much Debbie. And thanks to Sheila as well for organizing the swaps.
I must go prepare for tomorrow’s sewing group. I’m sure loving the retired life!
Keep on stitching…….Sunny