Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lost Week????

I feel like I lost the week last week -- or at least a couple of days. I turned around and it has already been over a week since I posted.

So, I little  catch up.

I finished the Elf Wall hanging I was working on. I was able to have it hanging for the family Christmas Eve gathering.

And . . . I was able to finish 12 of these for family Christmas gifts. I love the smell of freshly cut wood. I'm not sure why I quit working with it, but I think I need to start again. It has an easel on the back of it so it sits on a counter top.

I started on Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt. Grand Illusion.  I am using the color pallet that Bonnie used. I don't have anything in this color range so I thought it would be something new for me.

The first Bonnie Hunter Mystery I made was the Orange Crush. If you look back at hers, you will see that I used a very different color scheme and I love how it came out. I get compliments on it a lot.

The next Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt I made was Orca Bay. I used the red, white, blue color scheme that she suggested. This quilt pattern is available in her String Fling book.

So, I have been busy and it's no wonder the week flew by.

I enjoyed a wonderful relaxing Christmas with family. I count my blessings each day.

So, until next time . . .

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday almost gone!

Goodness, I thought yesterday went by fast. Today flew by even faster.

I got an early start to do a little cleaning and then start sewing. My goal was to get this wall hanging quilted. It is 9:30 p.m. and I am only a little over half way through it. But I do like how it is turning out.

I haven't been working on it all day. I had to make a quick run to town and I did some laundry. We left at about 2:15 to go to Fort Smith (an hour away) to get a few things. We attended Mass and dropped by Craig and Becca's and spent too much money for nothing. Isn't it amazing how stuff adds up these days.

So, I plan to stay up this evening tonight until I get this wall hanging finished. Tomorrow I hope to get the two pillow cases completed, make 2 stockings (Zak and Aiden), and make gifts for my brother and sisters. Every year I wait until the last week to make something . . .  and every year I say I won't do that again next year.  This is my project for this year  . . .

I am adjusting it a little to make it a little more simple because I don't have much time.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

Where did Saturday go?

Saturday . . .

I planned to clean to house for a couple of hours and then get back to work on the applique for the 2nd snowflake pillow. But, it took me a lot longer to clean my sewing room than I thought it would. After all, it was quite a mess.

I finally got to turn on Christmas movies (on You Tube) and sew around 5 p.m. After an hour, I have only made it about half way around the block.

I forgot to get some red backing fabric when I went to Wal-mart today. So I'll have to do that tomorrow so I can finish them and put them on the couch.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!

Friday, December 19, 2014


That was the text I sent Larry around 1 p.m. today. In other words, school is out for 2 weeks. And a much needed break it is. Teaching 6th grade is much more tiring than 3rd or 4th grade. It's the age thing I guess -- and hormones.

I quickly built a fire in the wood stove and sat up a work area in the den. It make the room look a mess, but that is ok. I love being warmed by wood heat.

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a couple of large red snowflakes on clearance at Pier 1. When I first saw them, I thought they would be great on a white pillow.

So tonight, I am machine appliqueing them on a pillow top. It is taking quite awhile.  Of course, I am watching Netflix as I sew.

Maybe I'll have a finished pillow to show tomorrow.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.


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