Monday, August 21, 2017

Here, but not Well yet.

I've been to the hospital for a Upper Endoscopy...this was after my CT scan & Ex-rays..
It seems I have a Hiatal Hernia...Hmmmm.
Well, I can only think that this will take surgery to fix, because my stomach is way up there in my Diaphragm.
And it hurts like hell.
Oh & I'm very anemic.

Soo, I've been trying to stay busy....I have been making some Christmas Ornies for my big green Pine bough garland that goes above the double archway.

Here's my latest

Almost done with another one..The big one is a design by 'Waxing Moon', the 2 on the left are by "Little House" & the candles are all by Jane Greenoff..

I'm organizing my Autumn/Halloween patterns & fabrics for more Ornies..Oh how I Love that time of year!

P.S. I re-organized all my Flosses by color instead of numbers....Wow, soo much easier for me. I often use my own colors in a pattern. So it's not essential for me to find the called for color....It takes up so much LESS space in my Bushel basket I keep my threads in.
 So now, I can throw in my Olde Willow threads, Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Arts Sampler threads, Victorian Motto 20 yd. skein threads. Plus my Wispers, Kreiniks, Ribbon thread & Light effects threads...all in 1 basket! Yippee!

Take care 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Out of Service!

I'll be out of the Loop for awhile I'm afraid...medical reasons..
Will post updates if able.

Blessings Everyone

Monday, August 7, 2017

Paper Piecing

This is a slow progress block to make...Fun, but tedious. I doubt I'll be making the 74.5" X 83.5" size like Bonnie's..That would take me forever to finish. But I'll do the best I can & make it as big as I can. I certainly have enough uncut scraps to pick from.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Love Blooms Here

This was a 6 part series from Quiltmaker magazine....I started with hand appliqueing it, then had to switch over to machine for medical reasons...I used their border fabric at the ends of my Flying Geese borders. I didn't want a solid plain border...I'm a Bonniac!
It measures 69" X 57"
Made with Wool, flannels & some cottons sprinkled in.
I'm linked to Home Making Monday
Hanging in my future Consew mid Arm & 12 ft. Frame side.
I plug the vacuum hose in the basement's connection & vacuum away. 
(central Vac is one of the best things I did to this house).

Blessings to Everyone

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Solution!

I really needed 2 big stock pots or soup pots, so I got a couple about a month ago...too big for where I store pots & lids so I hung them on the wall to the left of the stove where the calendar always hung. So now I needed a solution for our calendar..So I found this free pattern @ Connecting Threads for the calendar.
Now, the calendar that's in it is one that I made awhile ago, so it's not the right size but you get the idea.

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                 Oh Scrap!  

It hangs with a sleeve on the back.

Blackbird fabric & edging just added..

Blessings to everyone

Friday, July 21, 2017

Love in Bloom

I'm working on my Wool/Flannel quilt...from Quiltmaker magazine...Love in Bloom
I have 1 more block to make then I can sew the rows together.
I had to machine applique most of it because of my Neuropathy in my hands.
Such a shame as I love to do handwork.
If it looks funny it's because the rows are over lapped.
Disregard the mess as we are cleaning out the other half of the basement so all of my yarns had to come in here. Among other things.
I made extra FG to put in the borders....I cut & pressed the inner border

This is me in 2005

Oh .. the frilling iron got me..

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Blessings to everyone

Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 L/E Challenge!

I Love Bonnie's version of the rails that's what I decided to use as my L/E for the remaining sashings for En Provence..
I will love seeing all the different versions of this challenge, I'm sure it will be very interesting.
Here's what I have so far...not much, but it's a start.
These are all scraps from other projects & the last of my whites (Thank you).
 stitch length is set @ 2.0 because of the small squares...I did have it set at 1.5, but that was impossible to seam rip apart! Ha.

I used my Accuquilt 1.5" strip cutter & then turned the strips 45* to cut the squares...
I wish Accuquilt would make a 1.5" square die. Wouldn't that be wonderful...I use them all the time...Even in my borders.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Well, I found my yo~yo stash of flowers I made...I really didn't like any of them. So...yep, I ditched them all. A whole big basket of them.

In fact I decided I'm not making yo~yo flowers after all...I'm doing blocks of 16 framed by Moda solid Peach yo~yo's..But I need to get more of the Peach fabric...I hope I can find some.

The yo~yo's I'm making now are slightly bigger...cut them with my fabulous Accuquilt Go. 5" circles. Beautiful size yo~yo's...