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

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I have kept myself very busy this week.  Oh how I love being unemployed!  It is time to start getting serious about finding a job, though, because the medical bills are starting to roll in.  ugh,  On a brighter note, however, I've spent some time cooking because DH is eating again!!!!  Tonight was a gourmet dinner of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  Soft food, but real food.  He's finally found the right combination of pain meds, and he's a totally different person than he was one week ago. 

My garden continues to bloom this week.  I made  flowers for myself, and flowers for a swap.  Can you guess which is which?  If you'd like to see more pretty flowers, check out Karen's blog for links.  Karen graciously organizes us each week, and we'd love to have you join us.  It really is One Flower Wednesday, so don't feel you have to spend a lot of time, but they are addicting!

Today I went shopping for the border fabric for this.  I have a very bad habit of doing most of my shopping in the fat quarter section, and then I have to go back for the final touches.  But that's okay, because I didn't choose anything close to what I thought I wanted for the borders.  I hope to finish this flimsy tomorrow.

These colors aren't quite true, so next time I'll photograph it outside. 

I've also been making blocks for bees:

I"ve been itching to start a new cross stitch project, but I decided I had to finish a few UFO's first.  I didn't realize how many I had started.
Not sure what I'll do with them, but I'm thinking of making cushions, or adding some borders and making quilted wall hangings.  I've started a Christmas design now, and I have another one in mind.

Shortly after I started quilting, an older friend gave me a huge stack of quilting books and magazines.  I also found a bag that contained a stack of siggy blocks, made in the late 80's, and this block.  It's a basket pattern with a cat.  If you know me at all, you know I love basket blocks, and I love cats.  I think I'll make this into a small cushion!

Sorry, you'll have to turn sideways to see this.  Blogger is giving me fits tonight, and I am not going to try to reload this pic.
Di had a giveaway for these scissors on her blog a couple of weeks ago.  I didn't win, but today I found some at my LQS!

Don't forget that this week is Friday Night Sew In.  You're all invited to join us, so just click on the link to sign up.  You know you want to.....

Counting my blessings... Sunny


  1. Pleased to hear DH is feeling better and getting his appetite.
    The toastie looks nice, yum!!

    Boy. You sure have been busy Sunny.Love all your blocks and hexies.
    The cross stitches are really lovely.

  2. Soo happy to hear that your husband is feeling better and able to eat! I love all of your flowers.. haven't tried hexies yet. Have a wonderful Thursday!

  3. Good news about the hubby, and I bet you are eating better now too, now you don't have to worry about him. Love your cross stitch, I have a cross stitch sampler (my first ever cross stitch) and I love it. Hugs Linda

  4. I'm glad your husband is recovering well, and you must be feelling
    better too.I love your flowers and your cross stitch.
    I have to confess that after seeing the post about Aunt Sarah's quilt I didn't spot thinking about it...So I searched and ordered the quiltmania magazine. Please forgive me but I couldn't resist.

  5. love the pictures, especially your hexie bouquet! Sometimes there is nothing better than tom soup and a cheese sandwich, isn't the fancy version of cheese sandwich called croque m'suier or something like that? Glad DH is eating again, things will only get better!

  6. You've been a busy girl. I'm glad your hubby is feeling better.

  7. You are getting so much done on your imposed vacation.......... Soon you will be back at work but you will have so many things finished to smile about.

    Glad that DH is on the mend......... Pain medication is tricky.. It took me months to find one that I could tolerate.........

    I have finally decided on my center square for the Round Robin.......... Maybe I can even get it started this weekend.

  8. So glad your hubby can eat again and that he has his meds figured out. That would put a smile on anyone's face :)
    You certainly have been busy in all of your crafty projects. Love the fussy cut flowers for the swap and all of the flowers you made for yourself too.
    Your cross stitch projects are beautiful - makes me want to start back into that but I have to finish some of what I have going first. Oh to have more time in the day!!

  9. Tomato soup and grilled cheese...YUM! Sick or not they make life just seem better.

    What a lot of sewing you have going on! I look forward to seeing your FNSI project.

  10. You've been busy with some great projects. Love your flowers! I do a lot of fat quarter shopping too, but just recently have started making purchases of the charm packs and layer cakes. It's all good :)

    So glad your husband has found some meds that are working for him. That in itself is a blessing.

    Enjoy your week and I hope you can find a job soon. It's tough to do here in Michigan :(

  11. I'm ecstatic to hear that your hubby has regained his appetite - woohoo!!

    Unemployment is grand until others decide they want money. ugh!

    You have been very busy with so many lovelies!

  12. So many beautiful projects! Glad your husband is eating and the meds are evened out for him.

  13. Oh Sunny - I just love the fussy cut burgundy & green floral hexi's - gorgeous !!!

  14. Great to hear your hubby is doing better and able to eat solid foods now , that must be a big help . Great hexies , blocks and cross stitch you are one busy lady , are you sure you have time to work ;-)

  15. So good to hear your DH is eating~ cheese sandwiches sound good! ;-) Did you ever find the purse quilt pattern you were looking for? Your projects all are wonderful! Have a happy weekend!

  16. What a lot of interesting bits and pieces in your post! Love your hexies and your spools (and everything else of course!)...the new scissors are especially cute.. a real must have!! What a shame about not being able to stay unemployed for ever! Glad to hear your DH is feeling better.

  17. Good news for DH. Lots of lovely flowers and two beautifully fussy cut. Very nice cross-stitch projects and I love the cat scissors.

  18. Love your hexagons!! I'm glad I'm not the only one with lots of works in progress! Best wishes to your husband for a speedy recovery!

  19. I am so very happy that dh found the right combo of meds - that's wonderful news!! Your projects are just beautiful, love those cross-stitch pieces. I shop in the fq section too, lol - your spools are really darling. Great scissors!

  20. I'll be at the FNSI, thanks for the reminder:) I like to hang out by the fqs too! It has a magnetic pull:)


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