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

Monday, June 20, 2016

For Di

We're still in the Finger Lakes hiking to water falls, lounging by a lake, and eating lots of good food.  Too tired to post tonight, but I had to share these pictures for Di.

No stitching has happened the past few days, but we're returning to reality tomorrow.  I don't plan to leave the sewing room on Wednesday!

Happy Stitching....Sunny

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Alphabets and Finger Lakes

It's time for the alphabets again - RSC, GG, FNSI......

I'm using aqua/teal for this month's RSC16 color.  And making my usual blocks.  I never thought I would like making string blocks, but I do!  They're so ugly as you're making them, and then when they're trimmed up, they become beautiful!

I had several blue strips left over from a previous month, so I sewed them together and made DH a dresser scarf.  I don't have a picture of that on my camera, so you'll just have to take my word for it.

FNSI found me sewing some little hexies.  I didn't make all these on Friday night, but I did make a couple of them.  I need 56 for my project, and have about 18 made so far.
My block for GG (Gifted Gorgeousness) was quick and easy this month.  Now that I'm past the halfway point, I'm anxious to finish the stitcheries and put the quilt together.  Stay tuned for further developments.
We've run away from home for a few days, for what has now become an annual trek to the Finger Lakes.  I miss being able to visit Di, since she moved away last year, but still enjoy the beauty of the area.  Here are some of the sights around Keuka Lake today.

On to Ithaca and Cayuga Lake tomorrow.  For now, I need to go do some stitching!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

OPAM and More

May was a fun and productive month.  I jumped on the bandwagon with Kaaren of The Painted Quilt to make "Stopped me in my tracks".  I made a smaller version for a very generous throw/cuddle quilt.

I'd like to turn the A/C down to about 60 degrees so I can snuggle under it, but I don't suppose DH would appreciate that!  I had to go to three fabric stores to find the perfect backing.  I had a vision, and couldn't be swayed.

One of the Guilds that I belong to had a Challenge this year:  Old McDonald's Farm.  Anything farm related.  I immediately knew I wanted a barn with a barn quilt.  Everything else grew from there.

Do you think I need another sunflower and maybe a stem on the right side to break up the rail fence?

This poor UFO has been languishing in the pile for a couple of years.  I had stitched it, but never quite got around to adding the beads.  This was on my UFO list for guild, and now it's a finish.  The beads took all of maybe 30 minutes?  And yes, I need to get a larger pillow form.  I had one that was too big and one that was too small.

My green scraps for RSC16 were transformed a couple of weeks ago, but I just finally took photos tonight after dinner.  If you need some scrappy inspiration, pop over to Angela's blog.  She hosts a linky party every week as well as makes suggestions for rows/blocks.

I'm finally making a quilt from my RSC15 project!  Here's a sneak peak.  I hope to finish putting it together tomorrow and add the first scrappy border.  Then I'll add another white border and be done.  The search is now on for backing fabric.  I'm not sure why I decided to set them on point, since they're essentially circles??  I hand embroidered flowers for each center, in the appropriate color for the block.

I think that sums it up for the month, except to say that Spring did finally arrive!!

Keep on Stitching.....Sunny