Sunday, August 30, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

I’m packing my school bag!  I’m scheduled to work this week. I’ll be taking my Linen & Threads SAL with me. 

I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

 The other half of a leaf was added this week.  I was a little distracted during bowling.  I can see my work is not 100 percent symetrical.  Oh well.  Nobody is going to notice but me when it's hanging in the big frame in my quilt room. ...someday...

I am going to go back and fill in the X that is missing on the handle.  I stitched this at the bowling alley.  The lighting there isn't that great.  

I'm linking up today at Kathy's Quilts.

Slow Sunday Stitching

I do have to admit I remember being annoyed while stitching.  You see, my son and I arrived at bowling about five minutes before bowling began.  I sat down under the light directly behind the lane where our son was bowling.  This LADY brought her three bowling kids, some extra kids, and a grandparent to watch them bowl.  She had the little 3ish-year old come stand RIGHT NEXT TO ME -- so much for social distancing, huh?  There wasn't even a chair there.  Then she sat in the chair that was about five feet from me.  There were plenty of other tables and chairs to sit.  Every time I pulled my needle I would almost hit the 3-year-old in the head...  Nice, huh?  You know my thread is about 24" long.  It doesn't seem like six feet to me.  The lady was too busy visiting with the grandparent person to watch the extra kids she brought.  Interesting that when I finally moved over so that I could sew she moved over a smidge so that the 3ish-year-old could pull up a chair.  I have a feeling when I look at this piece on the wall that I would remember it.  I didn't cause a scene.  I gave up my spot under the the light in good grace.  I have been given grace in my life.  Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

RSC Wish List 2021

 Have you seen the quilt that Nancy made at Grace and Peace Quilting?  She made it as a charity quilt for Jack's Basket (a charity near and dear to my heart.)  She used pink, purple, and neutral scraps.  I hate to be a copy cat, but I'm going to have to remember this when the PURPLE and PINK months come around for the 2021 RSC.  

Who's looking forward to 2021?  Raise your hand.

I'm trying to be positive.  I'm not a drinking person so please don't be offended by the drinking reference.  I'm just hoping that 2021 doesn't tell 2020 to "Hold my beer..."

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

On the Frame -- CM's Christmas Name Quilt

 I have loaded a friend's quilt onto the frame.  Each block has someone in her family's name and birthday on it.

It's VERY stretchy.  The sparkly red and green fabrics have a serious stretch to them.  The white squares used on the corner of each square is a repurposed sheet.  It DO NOT stretch.  The back is only two inches bigger than the quilt all the way around.  I'm very nervous how this quilt will end.  I'm not sure if I should tear it all off the frame and re-load it with a different fabric used to add length to the bottom or not.  I know this quilt is quite sentimental to my friend.  I know it will end up on display at her house.  Here I go... proceeding slowly with caution...  I'm pretty sure the other lady that longarms for her turned this challenge down.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Camera Roll

 I haven't been posting a weekly camera roll lately.  Know that I am still taking a picture a day for 2020.  What a year it has been.  But remember, along with the bad things that there's still a lot of fun stuff happening around us in the world.

Blondie and two of her chicks saying good morning as I let them out for the day.

    Cooper and Little Stripe also waiting to see the chicks.  They haven't messed with them yet.  Whew.
All six chicks are growing and thriving.  What a great hatch!
Owen made sure I sat really still as he drew this picture of me.
We braved our situations and went to Chuck E Cheese to spend a gift card.  There was only ONE other family of four people there when we were there plus the three employees we could see.
He got to cash in his tickets from this visit and a few past visits.
We LOVE our visits with Aunt Jo!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

More SLOW Sunday Stitches

 I got just a few more stitches into my Linen & Threads SAL this week--just a few...

Kathy's Quilts is the place where the Slow Sunday Stitching group meets each week.  I wish I had more fun hand work to show, but this is it...  Most of my hand is a green thumb.  :)

Slow Sunday Stitching

Friday, August 7, 2020

RSC -- Purple Project

I did a quick PURPLE project because Owen took the mug rug from my desk for himself.  I made a nice, long one that fits on my desk next to my computer stuff.   

I'm linking up at Angela's Blog, SoScrappy, for the RSC20.  Check out all the fun!


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

August OMG -- #SpiderwebSewalong

My OMG for August is to finish my #SpiderwebSewalong quilt.  It was going great and on the longarm frame and everything when I noticed that I didn't like the way the starting and stopping of the unregulated stitches were making little knots.  I totally ripped it off of the longarm frame so that I could take out the knots and decide what to do for the quilting of it.

The #SpiderwebSewalong was designed by Lindsey at Pen + Paper Patterns .  She has another popular pattern out there right now called Apple Orchard Quilt.  Don't kick me for adding it to my project list, but I already ordered it from her Etsy shop while it was on sale.  You can see her Etsy shop and fun patterns here.

Normally I would have left it on the frame, but I did decided to quilt it in a different direction and need to load it differently.  I also have an important quit for a friend to longarm that takes priority.

I'm linking up at Elm Street Quilts for the August OMG goal setting party.
It is my goal for April to finish the #SpiderwebSewalong quilt.

August link-up is open!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

I was able to finish the vase part of the April clue for the Linen & Threads Mystery SAL during bowling practice.  Yes, I'm a little behind.  We have decided to keep our son home the first nine weeks of school.  He will participate in digital learning.  Maybe I will decide to stitch at the table to keep him on task with his work.  A few more stitches is a few more stitches.

Kathy's Quilts is the place where the Slow Sunday Stitching group meets each week.  I wish I had more fun hand work to show, but this is it...  Most of my hand is a green thumb.  :)

Slow Sunday Stitching