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.


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!




Take care 
Blessings

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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FINISHED or NOT FRIDAY
Blessings to everyone




Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 L/E Challenge!


I Love Bonnie's version of the rails quilt...so 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

Purging!

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...






Friday, June 23, 2017

Shawl in a Ball

This pattern is by Kristin Omdahl on You-Tube....
It's one of her many free patterns. Crochet.
It's called the 'Sanibella' shawl.
Pages of directions..nothing simple about this pattern.
 This is just changing colors over to coral.
I incorporate the beads with a steel crochet hook 1.4 MM. It's small enough to go through the bead.
I'm using 5 of Lion Brand's 'Shawl in a ball'..just in case I need them...in the colorway 'Community Coral'
The beads I've had forever. I think they're size 6/0 Toho
I'm using a size J hook.
The yarn is great to work with, just keep it loose and you will not have a problem.

This is a photo of her finished Shawl that is with the pattern.

I'm also Knitting a 'Feather & Fan' pattern Shawl with Lion Brand's 'Amazing' & 'Unforgettable' yarns..The pattern was Free from Ravelry.
Pattern

***UPDATE***
The cable on my circular needles I was knitting this shawl with came unscrewed from the needle & I lost all the stitches...Did my best to get them back on the needle but the lace pattern is probably going to be messed up. Thankfully I'm not too far into it, my hair might hide the boo~boos.



Blessings to you

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Finishing a few WIPS

I just need to hand sew the lace down on the front cover.

 Pockets for basting glue, threads, Scissor pocket, pin keep, spool holder, pen pockets, magnifying glass pocket & a needle book.

Here are 2 more finishes..May & June's Monthly Mini's from Patchabilities.
That makes 6 complete out 12



My progress on my 'Love Blooms Here' quilt by Paula Stoddard published in 6 parts in the Quiltmaker magazine.
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TFL & Blessings to Everyone