Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

Thanks to all the many service men and women who do what they do! My hub is a veteran of the Navy so I know what military life can be like. We are lucky to have these men and women protecting us! I finished up another ufo yesterday. It is a wallhanging that just needed the applique to be stitched down and the binding put on. I cheated with this one and added the backing BEFORE I machine appliqued it, so that did the quilting for me! Here it is..waiting for me to handstitch the binding down tonight:
I also weeded the vegie garden and got more carrots, green beans and cukes planted. Then it was back to the sewing room and I got the fabric cut up for a graduation gift for Hannah's best friend and also started piecing a backing for a quilt for my niece's 3 weeks! Then it was time to hang with the kiddos while hub was at a golf tournament. Nice day! Today I am not sure what is in store. I need to get to the store to buy a birthday gift for my best friend and we have a picnic at 3. What happens in between there is anyone's guess! Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Finally a Finish!!

Yay! I finished quilting my Chunky Churndash quilt today. The pattern is a Bonnie Hunter one. I had to overcome a few obstacles completing this one. First was myself. I just couldn't get motivated. When I finally did, problem #2 were my helpers:
I usually have to deal with one of the cats checking out my new quilts, but this time TWO of them claimed it..and I mean claimed it! They just would not leave this one alone. Finally, I was able to get them to move long enough for me to finish the quilt up and here it is:
And because my girls get jealous when we use their coop for pics and don't include them IN the pics, here we go:
And the prima donna who didn't want to just be one of the crowd:
Tonight I will handstitch the binding down and I can finally give this to my son, Tom....who has waited since Nov 2010 for this quilt!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Make them go away!!

I don't know what is up with me. Right now, I have soooooo many ideas for quilts running through my head, that I am paralyzed and end up doing nothing! Does that happen to any of you?? I need a break from new ideas so I can just focus and do SOMETHING. While I can't wait to start these, I am so overwhelmed right now with things to do, that I know starting something new will only make it worse. So, to try to hold those ideas back a bit, I threw my Chunky Churndash under my machine and have started quilting it:
I am going with the idea that a finish will get me back on track. I have to say, it seems to be working. I have about 1/3 of it done and I can FEEL my mojo coming back! Yay! Now, off to do more before I slide back into the land of "do nothing"!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

quiltalong update #1

Here are the units from March:
Here are the hourglass units I made today for last month:
I will bring these outside and take better pictures later....the colors aren't showing very true. Now off to see what everyone else is up to and I will report back later with more progress!

Christmas quiltalong

Yay! I sooo need this day! I missed last month due to a trip to visit my dad down in Kentucky. So, the plan for today is to catch up on last month's part for the mystery quilt and do today's,also. It is a stunningly gorgeous day here, so the rest of the day will be spent getting the vegie garden ready for the rest of the planting. I cannot believe it has been two months since I posted last. I really didn't do anything during that time, but the few odds and ends I did accomplish I will share with you later today. So, please join us in the quiltalong today. Sharon is hosting today and we are going to have a great time! Just click on the Christmas quiltalong button on my sidebar. Hope to see you there!