Saturday, August 27, 2016

Trip to the Threashing Bee in Toledo

Today I woke to find Patrick on the couch. Guess I kept him up. Oh, well. He went back to bed, and I played for awhile.

Phil was coming over, but then that fell through. We decided to go to "Threashing Bee" in Toledo WA. It was a lot of fun seeing the different kind of machines that were out there. One even reminded me of the time we were in ND with dad's family. I got a ride on the tractor they had at the time.


And of course I found a couple quilts there too. This one was hanging to help keep the heat off the people at the station. It was machine appliqued.


They were sawing this log in pieces to go in the machine that was pulling the wheat.


This fire truck was great! It's in awesome shape.


Patrick waiting on me to take a photo! lol - This was a long row of tractors.


Really liked this one.


One end of the threasher machine.


This was awesome to see! They were working pretty hard.


We had a good time. I even clocked our walk and we did a little over 1 mile. 

We came home for about a half hour, and I worked on my cross stitch. Then we went to the movies. We saw "Florence Foster Jenkins." It was pretty good. I did enjoy it. 

Came home and worked on my cross stitch again. So far I've gotten 200-300 stitches. I am getting into the lacy area of the dress. I haven't taken a photo yet, so it will be posted tomorrow with a lot of progress done. 

Enjoying a fun Saturday is awesome! We had a good day and I'm still getting stuff done. Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 26, 2016

This Month is Going Fast!

Today I was up and over to Ruth's by 7 am. I ended up helping her with her Safeway page on the internet. I am always keeping up with the computer, when I end up helping family! We did get our 2.5 mile walk in today as well. Patrick was sleeping when I left, and gone when I got back. I worked on my Hay Day game and went downstairs to work on my quilt.


I worked on the quilt while Patrick was gone. He had a meeting today, otherwise he would have been home all day. He was home by 10 am and went to work out in the yard. While he was out there, I was downstairs getting my quilt done! I was able to roll it again.


One can see how much was rolled. I'm going to have to roll one more time but I'm thrilled this is so CLOSE to being done!! I will only have to quilt the borders and then bind it! I may actually get a quilt done this year! I love the way it's coming out.


I love the flowers on the deck. The fusha looks great.


Instagram friends where asking where we all work on our stitching. I took a photo of the mess! I have the coffee table full of my tools! I clean it up off and on, like the table downstairs - so everyone can figure out how that works.


I have the trash handy and a light that I love. It's bright and is not an ott light. I like this one better than the ott light. Again - a mess.


I've been getting quite a bit done on the cross stitch. It's not anywhere near 3/4 of the way done. I d like the work. I've been working on the upper dark area, and that has been getting me confused from time to time because of how close each of the red colors are! But it's working so far.

Patrick took me out for the afternoon and then we went out to eat. It was nice to get home and work on my cross stitch.

We are looking forward to seeing more done on the quilt and cross stitch! Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Enjoying a Day of Quilting

Today we walked 2.8 miles. Came home and couldn't believe how exhausted I was, so laid down on the couch and fell asleep pretty fast. Mom called around 9:15 am. So, figure I got about 45 mins of sleep in. She said dad was having poker guests at the house and she wanted to get away. She asked if I'd take her to our Thursday quilt meeting. I told her I would and would be there in about a half hour. She sounded like that wasn't quick enough!

I went and picked her up. It was funny to see that she was ready to go. I packed up what she wanted to take with her. We got the walker in the van. Decided to take her car and not mine. Mine is too small for her to get in and out. I was impressed at her way of getting into the van. She used the handle and pulled her body up to swing herself around. She looks like she lost some weight - which is a good thing. Mom was hungry for breakfast, even after I told her we'd stop and get lunch. So, we went to McDonald's and got ice tea with her breakfast of a Egg McMuffin. They asked if she wanted 2 for $5 and she said "YES." Then we went to subway and I bought us a 6" sandwich with 2 cookies. (Changed my mind later and brought a cookie home to Patrick).

We arrived around 11 am at the meeting. I usually like to get there around 10:30 am but that's okay. It was nice to have mom join us. Everyone was enjoying seeing her again. She loved the attention.

We stayed till around 2:30 pm when everyone else was getting ready to leave. We had a good meeting.


As for me, I was able to get the leaves and petal of the flowers done. I then spend a while chatting with Rita at the shop. I took a break for lunch, then walked around the shop. Checked to see if Rita was going to be getting Ed-Mar floss. We were looking at the samples that where there for her to pick from. Told her what we use and she'll order some after her inventory is over. It should bring more people to her shop with that floss since it's hard to find sometimes.

Today we hit 90 degrees again! Not one of my favorite degrees. UGH.


I'm still working on my cross stitch. I love the way it's coming along. I'll be getting into the "confetti" here pretty soon. I'm not crazy about that part, but that's okay too. I'm starting to get the lacy work done on the apron (white part). I love the way it looks. I'm going to try and add more tonight.

Tomorrow is my day home....so is it for Patrick. He does have a meeting to go to, so I might be able to get some quilting in. He has to do his meeting around 8:30 am. Not sure how long it will take. Me, I'm going to try and get some quilting done. I also need to mop the floor tomorrow.

In the meantime let's all be Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Getting Caught Up Today....

This morning we walked for 2.7 miles. Closer to the end of our walk a BIG dog came up to us. She was very friendly and all over the place. She followed us home, so we put her in Ruth's yard and called the number on her collar. Apparently, the dog came from over 2 miles up the road. I was so worried about the dog when she kept crossing Jackson Hwy. Ruth said they came and got her, so I fell better that we did the right thing.

Came home and worked on laundry. Then headed downstairs to quilt.


I did get this area done. I've been getting a little at a time done. I need to get more, but today I didn't seem to be in the mood to quilt.


I took the quilt outside to see if I could get a good photo.


This is the quilt that we finished for QOV.


It only got a blue ribbon at the fair. I really don't care. I made it for the QOV quilts. The eagles are the ones I made, Donna put the blocks that were donated. I like the way it came out.


After taking pictures, I worked on the applique pieces for the next block. These are ready for me to work on at our meeting tomorrow. I wanted to be ready with something to work on.

Between laundry, I was watching the shows I have on the DVR. I've been watching the "VERA" show that's on public channels. It's pretty good. I do like it. I started to watch a movie that I taped but it was time for Patrick to get home so I wasn't able to see rest of it. Will try and watch the second half of it tomorrow when I get home.


I started the cross stitch at this point,


and ended at this point. I will be working on it here in a few again. We had to leave to the bowling alley to attend our meeting. We start bowling soon. I don't care for this group, but I'm only bowling because of our partners wanting to bowl.

Today was a busy day, a good day, and I was getting caught up on a few things! Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Day at the Casino....Cross Stitching next....

This morning wasn't a day of walking...which would have been better! I was up and at my folks dropping off apples by 7:30 am. Next stop was at Art's to go to the Red Wing Casino in Yelm. I drove, because of his eye sight, I always drive.

We arrived around 9 am. He went to the keno area and I went to the non smoking area. I went to the games I like and do pretty good at....till today....but I can't complain, I did win $20 right off the bat. Shame that didn't keep going. I played my favorite games and didn't get very far. Then I went to try another game...not any better. My money was dropping fast, and I had about 2 more hours to go! Ruth hauled at me, as she was there too! We played at my favorite game. Neither one of us did any good. Then we went to the Wolf Run game. We were doing good with 40 cents a shot! I was bouncing up and down like a ball while Ruth was staying steady at her machine. I moved around, but she did great at her machine. She had 6 bonuses while I was working on my second. Then I look over and she's got another bonus. She won $18 first, then next spin she won $20. Then next thing she won was $74!! We both were in shock! We laughed at how she kept winning and I was lucky to be moving at all. Then I looked at her bid! She hit "max bet!" She was in shock, she didn't know she did and we both burst out laughing. By the time her bonus was over, she won $157! So, she did great. Me, well, I was down to $27 by lunchtime. We met Art at the Deli and he won over $200!! I couldn't believe I was the one that was behind! I only won $2 on keno....but I did come home with a little more than the $27 I had before lunch. UGH! Should have stayed home!

Stopped in to see the folks when I got back. They were busy in the kitchen. They got a lot of apples from us, plums, and pears from someone else. They were cooking the plums and trying to give me some. Nope, didn't want to do any more cooking.

Stopped and visited with Patrick. Then came home. It was about 4 pm before I finally made it home.


I was able to get this much done last night. It's coming along. I'm surprised at how much fun it has been working on this. I quit the top area because I had the same color for two different spots. I asked Christine Haus (Stitching Shop) if she could send me the one I don't have. Then today I noticed I have another duplicate for two colors. I went downstairs and pulled out my DMC colors for the two I needed. Decided I'm not going to worry about 2 colors. All my stitches are the Madeira floss. It's like someone said the other day...."Who's going to know what floss we use - other than us?" Good point.

Tomorrow I'm home. I'm going to enjoy being able to go downstairs tomorrow and quilt. I can also get caught up on laundry and then watch a few shows I've been dying to watch! In the meantime, I'm going to get caught up on my mess (put a few things away and clean up a mess I made looking for something!)

So, I'm really, really looking forward to tomorrow. Not that I'm not looking forward to working on my cross stitch when I'm done here.....Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Life..Gets in the Way....

Today was the usual walk. A rush back to the house to get going for my dental appointment. About a half mile down the road my phone informed me I walked 3 miles in 24 minutes...blah, blah. So, pulled over and shut the program off.

Arrived at the dental office and played a few games. One of the gals there asked me where my project bag was. Told her I didn't bring it today. The look on the gals face that was doing my teeth was priceless! She didn't know what I was asked and I had to tell her. I always bring something I'm working on, like applique, embroidery or whatever I could take along.

After the dentist, I headed over to Rite Aid to see if I could get my toothbrush heads. They had them for $10....nope, didn't like that price, so headed to Kmart.....again $10....nope didn't like that even more....went to Walmart (and trust me, that was HARD for me to do!), sure enough they were there for $7.88. Since I was there, I decided to TRY to look around, nope!, couldn't find anything else other than the powder. Okay, time to go home.

Got home at 11:30 am and did laundry. Played Hay Day for a while. Then I went to the computer to get some information.....BIG MISTAKE! The computer is not starting like it's supposed to, so it was time to back up all my stuff from the computer in the computer room......UGH. I worked on balancing both checkbooks, backed up the two accounts. Then I went into the photos and went through them, grouping them and deleting what I didn't want. Once that was done, I put them all on the thumb drive that I bought for the photos. May fill that up yet!! Then I went into my genealogy program and backed that up....actually the first family took me 2 1/2 hours, now I'm backing up the other family files. (Still backing up). Next I have to get my secretary stuff of the computer onto a thumb drive, so I won't have to worry about it if the computer quiets. My nightmare is that I won't be able to get into the computer for my stuff.

Fixed supper and now I'm feeling like I didn't do a thing! I wanted to quilt and cross stitch today, but it didn't happen. No photos today....sorry. I did get my floss in today and that made my day!!

Tomorrow is casino and I'm looking forward to it. Hope to be back to Happy Quilting!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time Flies, Still Quilting.......

This morning I was able to sleep in, felt good.

I was able to quilt on the quilt downstairs for a couple hours. It was nice to see the process. It's coming along great. I'm having to figure out the trails from the bottom of the quilt. No photo today.

Came up and enjoyed a good day with Patrick. We watched a couple disney movies.


I got a lot of time in working on my cross stitch today. It's getting to the skirt and background.

Tomorrow's my dental appointment, ugh! Will try and get more quilting in when I get back.

Went to the fair and got Donna's quilts, and Pat and mine embroidery. The mumms one got a red. They docked me for the pencil marks on the project. (My mistake, used the wrong pencil). My flowers (first one) got a blue ribbon. The quilts of valor quilt got a blue ribbon. Was docked for a few things. I need to take aphoto of it before I give it to Donna.

Life is good, may we all be Happy Quilting!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rolled the Quilt Again Today.........

Well, I didn't walk.....I did get woke up about 4 times last night! Three of those were from Patrick's work. No clue why, but used to it. Wish his employees knew a little more about how to do things. Oh, well....Patrick knows his plant from the back of his hand, so it's better if they call anyway.

So, we both were up at 7:30 am this morning. I know Patrick wanted to sleep as much as I did. So, I played for a little while and then did some cross stitch before we went to the movies. It was another cartoon. I love cartoons!

Came home and went downstairs and quilted.


This side of the quilt was done. I started what I could.....


working my way down the quilt. I was able to get a butterfly done. That leaves me three pieced butterflies.


Then I rolled the quilt. I'm getting closer to having this done and ready to come off the frame. I'm actually looking forward to it. I need to roll it one more time, and then it will be ready to come off the frame. I need to decide what I'm going to put on the frame next.


After 2 hours of quilting, I came back upstairs to watch TV with Patrick. The heat was bad up here, but I did okay. I was able to get this much done. I'm getting ready to add some green for the flower background area.

I've been able to get a lot done today and am thrilled. I couldn't ask for more! Tomorrow we have a meeting for bowling. After the meeting, we will stop and pick up the stuff I took to the fair. Don't know how we did with the embroidery, but looking forward to getting it back.

In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy being Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Another HOT Day Here in Chehalis!

I started out as usual, another 2.7 mile walk. We had a good visit and enjoyed the weather this morning - a LOT cooler then it is now!

Came back home and worked on getting my stuff ready for the quilt meeting at moms. I took my "box" of "Plant Your Own Garden" by Rebecca Campbell. That is the blocks that everyone is making for me. Hieldi finished her block - which means all of the blocks I gave out are done. I didn't get a photo of it, because I left the blocks at moms. She's going to help me by doing another block. I have 7 blocks done now. Which means I have more blocks to applique yet to go.


So, while I was at mom's I worked on starting the next block.


I cut out all the freezer paper and ironed them on the fabrics. I will work on this one later. I need to cut the pieces and set them up to work on. I will do the same method that I used on the other block I did. I think it will work great, and the more I do the more comfortable I get.

Patrick took the day off and got all the apples ready. I took a box of apples to moms and my brother was there. He and his wife took them all. They were on their way back to Las Vegas. So, I need to get some more apples for mom since he took the box. It helps, because we had plenty of apples.


I haven't done much on my cross stitch over the past two days. I seem to be doing other stuff lately. I didn't get to quilt today - again, Patrick took the day off....! We went down to Kelso for supper. w got back about an hour ago.

So, I'm now in my shorts and a tank top (I'm home and not in public!) to cool down. It's too dang HOT here! We reached 95 degrees if not more. I'm melting....melting....melting. I can't seem to take the heat like this any more. When we lived in Turkey and came back to the states, I haven't been able to take any heat over 80 degrees. I've been taking a quick COLD shower at night before getting in bed. It helps with the fan on and it cools me down. Love it that way! Otherwise, I'd be downstairs in Katt's bed!

Enjoying working on what I can. Heildi gave me her patterns of cats. I'll try and remember to take a photo of it. It's really cute! I love it, and can't wait to get that one started! I KNOW, I have to WAIT! I need to finish a couple more things before I start another project....and I'm hoping.....I really am hoping....to get a couple more done!! At this rate, I may be lucky enough to start another one in about 3 months! UGH UGH UGH....wish it was sooner! Control, Control, Control.

Best wishes and Happy Quilting!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Not What Was Planned....Oh, Well.

Today I started out with our usual walk - tired of hearing that lately? - well Ruth will be leaving next week, so I'll back my record when she leaves for a couple weeks. In the meantime, I got 2.8 miles in today. I know - how do I know? - I have it going on my phone while I walk. It's neat! I see the trail I walk and it tells me how long it takes to get around. It varies because we walk funny!

Came back home and went downstairs a lot earlier than I did yesterday. I worked on the left side of the frame. I was able to get about a 3rd of it quilted.


Working it so it will end at the bottom. I'm liking the way it's coming out. I was down there for about 2 - 3 hours. Dad called and said he was going to be away from the house and asked if I would go visit mom. I told him I'd ask Patrick since he has my car. Decided I would take the truck (not my favorite to drive!) and go see mom about 2:30 pm.

I headed back upstairs and from lunch till I went to moms, I worked on my genealogy. I found some newspaper clippings on my gr grandfather, James M. Hodge. It was weird because there was a death notice of a James M. Hodge as well. Anyway, there was an awesome clipping of him being promoted to Lieutenant in the Civil War. I also found that he was a Republican and voted for Blaine! lol

Headed over to moms. She was looking awesome and doing a great job getting around. We visited for about an hour. I then headed over to Michael's to get some magnetic snaps, of course they didn't have them. So, I asked Patrick for a magnet. Didn't do what I wanted. But I've got something that will work.


The bolts (or screws) I'm using to hold the extra floss that is "parked." I order the magnets today, so when they come in I can get them to be on their own. Patrick was asking me how many needleminder's I needed....well....I have 4 needles going at once, so at least 2....he just shuck his head. I laughed...I tend to be different. I like to have things easier to work with.

I got a photo of my new great niece! Dalia Taylor was born last night! She's a cutie! She won't be shown on Facebook, and I told them, I'm okay with that! I don't do fb that much anymore either.


Okay, now I'm checking to see who actually reads this. lol - If anyone is interested in this pattern, I will send it to them. I will pick from all the names that are interested between here and Instagram. Send me an email saying your interested, and on Sept 1st I will pick the person who gets the pattern. It's not the kit, just the pattern.

Tomorrow is quilting with the group at moms. It will be fun and we'll all be Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Another Good Day!

Had our walk in today. Helped Ruth get her fitbit back on track. Then came home to get moving on my game before heading downstairs.

I was able to get downstairs early enough today.


Worked on getting this area done.


Was able to get it done and ready to roll.


And then rolled it! I've got at least one more roll to do then can take it off the frame. Maybe, I'll have two more rolls. I need to get to the border and then I can pull it off the frame. It's coming along nicely and quicker then it was when I was trying to do the center. I have 4 more butterflies to do, then it will be done. I also have to figure out the quilting coming and going off the borders. I'm looking forward to going down there tomorrow to get some more stuff done.

I worked on it for 2 hours then came upstairs and worked on genealogy for another 3 hours. Once that was done, I got back to my laundry....folding all those wonderful clothes! After that, I was hoping to get some cross stitch in. I did, but not near as much as I was hoping. So, I'll do it later tonight. Added the family "Dugger" name to our tree. I'm getting there!

Instead, I baked a Rum Cake. I just put the frosting on it. Not sure how it will taste, but looking forward to finding out. It's for tomorrow, so no worries....had ice cream instead today! Had to have my ice cream on a warm day like today!


It's almost 7:30 pm and this is what we have outside - a Gorgeous day! Couldn't ask for anything better. Those are the steps Patrick worked on this last weekend. Love they way they turned out.

Life is good, and still Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Love Having A Day to Myself!

This morning is the same as it's been for a long time. Walked 3 miles today. I'm okay with that! lol

Helped Ruth cut her net. She makes "scrubbies" and  always help with the cutting. We cut up 3 different colors - 9-10 yards each. She has plenty to roll for the next few days. I love her scribbies because they are easy to clean and work great on dishes!

Came home and enjoyed some time downstairs.


Was able to get some stitches in on the quilt. I'm getting that much closer.


Finished this butterfly the other day, but did add some stitches around it.


I was able to figure out what to do in the middle of this one. Next will be the other butterflies when I roll it. I'm getting to the part where I can roll it again. I may have to roll it two more times, but will wait and see if that is the case.

I enjoyed my time downstairs. Chatted with Donna via text today. Asked if she was ready to go on her cruise this Friday. We had a good chat going. She was done with the bolts of fabrics, but since I'm not going anywhere till Friday, told it it could wait till she gets back.

Next, I came upstairs. I didn't move very fast. I was going to work on the cross stitch but only got in about 20 minutes before Patrick got home.


This is my chart I'm working on. I'm doing the center 100 stitches right now, then will move done.


Loving the way this is coming along! I'm really having fun with my cross stitch. I will probably keep going with this till it done at this rate! I'm even thinking of do Santa next! It's hard to believe but I am really enjoying how relaxing it is and I am able to sleep at night lately. Except for last night when my snoring was driving me crazy! I had to get up and take an allergy pill to get me through the night! Couldn't believe it - and I really was tired!

Ordered my floss today. I'm waiting to see how much and getting it in the mail! I can't wait! Who knows, I may even look for another needleminder! lol

Life is good when I can get more than one project moving in one day! Always makes the day fun and easy....and keep me Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Enjoying Friends with Brazilian Embroidery

This morning was a first in a long time! I wanted to sleep in! I did get up and do the usual 2.5 mile walk. We had a good walk. I enjoyed a good visit with Ruth as we walked.

Came home and got ready for our meeting today. It was an enjoyable day with friends at our Brazilian embroidery meeting. I did have to come back home to pick up the embroidery piece I borrowed from Pat. I also had to bring Georgie her "Crazy Quilt" pattern that she ordered and I've had since the Seminar.


I worked on my next bird. I had to get some orange from Pat. I'm going to have to order some floss again. I need a couple colors from the "Ed-Mar" line and then I'm also in need of a couple more Madeira line.  I forgot one color and I'm thinking I need another set of floss for at least two colors.

I came home and cleaned up a bit. I had to vacuum, the floor was a bit dirty. Driving me crazy. It'snot like I don't vacuum, it's more like the weekend brought a ton of dirt in the house.

I then started fixing supper. It took about 15 mins, but it had to go in the oven. Yea, I know - crazy me! It's close to 85 degrees outside and I'm baking! Guess I'll never learn. Good thing I have a fan in the house! The breeze from the deck is nice. After supper, I made a small dish of apple crumble. It's in the oven - yep! I didn't learn a thing with the first time the oven was on! At least we're eating apples! (smiling)

I'm now working on my cross stitch. Tomorrow I'm hoping to work on the quilt downstairs. Till then I'm cross stitching.


This is a learning process for me.


I'm doing the block of 10's, giving it a jagged look. I like the diagonal direction and keeping that. I'm going to change how I did the 10's though. I'm going to work from the bottom to the top. Since I'm left handed and work from the left to the right, I'm still coming up at the point where there are 3 stitches already in the hole. So, I'm going to work from the bottom to the top of the group of 10's. I'm going to continue with the diagonal direct because it's awesome! I'm working a lot faster and I'm filling in every hole, so I won't have to go back and fill in. I like how the "parking" works, and have been parking when I can. As soon as that lower part is done, I will get started on the bottom to the top. It's going to order more floss here in a sec. I was surprised the pattern didn't have (2) on some of the colors. As I'm working it, I realize I will need more floss. I'm learning a LOT and enjoying every minute of it. I do see a lot of other stitches using other floss - other than DMC or ANCHOR. I would love to figure out what they order and may start going in that direction as well.

Some people on Instagram have gifts for those who have helped them get to 200, 500, 1000 followers. I'm almost thinking I may do that as well. I have plenty of DMC and some patterns I may not use but would love to give to someone who will appreciate it. It's on my mind. I may figure it out by the time I get to 500 followers. Right now I'm about 189 followers. It surprises me actually. I do my "in progress" stuff here and put my photos on. But then I have been posting daily on my cross stitch.

All's good, and I'm enjoying the days I get to set with friends and enjoy their company. Life is good with good friends. May we all be Happy - Quilting!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Applique and Cross Stitch - Nice Sunday!

This morning was one of those days, I was up early but Patrick wasn't. So, I enjoyed playing games.

After he got up and went outside, I started laundry (wanted the sheets outside to get fresh air), made applesauce with the apples Patrick brought in, and then pulled out my light box.


He brought in a box of apples and I had to take some down the road to Ruth. There is a lot more out there too. Guess I'm going to baking a lot of apples! I'm hoping Patrick will dehydrate them too.


I pulled out the light box and worked on the blocks for dad's QOV quilt. It took awhile.


I wasn't sure how I wanted to do the letters. I did work on them. Then I copied the "Security Service" patch that I had a photo of. I'm going to do that with embroidery, even though I really didn't want to do it that way. I'll work on it tomorrow at our group meeting.

I appliqued the USAF on the eagle block. I also got the face on.


I like the way it came out. I wanted the USAF to go in a circle so it worked out good. I just need to cut the "A" part out of the top.


I found myself getting a little confused on the diagonal, even though I was doing it right! So, I decided to try doing it on the diagonal by using it in the 10 x 10 frames. It will look like a jagged edge, but I think it will keep me on track better. I love using the "parking" so I'm going to see how this goes. I like it so far.

It's going so much faster then I expected. I like both techniques! I'm going to see which works better for me. I'm thinking the 10 x 10 squares on the diagonal will work. I'm not going to do them side by side, so that will make it just a little easier for me to keep track of what I'm doing.  I HOPE! lol

I'm getting a lot done lately and I'm thrilled things are working out! Things are going great - Happy Quilting!