Showing posts from June, 2013

Keeping on Track

I've been keeping on track. I have been getting a lot of quilting done as well.

I just had to take a photo of my African Violets! They are so pretty this time of year.

It's fun to see how close I can get get to the flower.

Had Patrick take a photo of me with my helper as I quilted. Charlie seems to enjoy sitting in my lap while I quilt. There are times I can't get the hoop around so I can actually get it done.

Patrick didn't get a very good photo with the light coming in the window but you get the idea. Charlie loves her attention.

I've been getting around the flowers and this corner is going a lot easier than I thought. It's also going pretty fast, which is getting me excited about getting it done.

Hopefully I can get the corner done this weekend and start working on the 4th corner.

Yesterday I went with my mother to Ocean Shores to help her out with judging quilts at the WA State Grange Convention. I was surprised to see some quilts that actually made it to S…

Actually Quilting

This week has really been busy and interesting at the same time.

Between moving cupboards around to actually quilting. When all was said and done, the dinning room turned out awesome. Thanks to my wonderful husband, who knows how to decorate. Me, not so much.

Now that this part is done and looks great, the other cupboards look a little bare and are slowly getting more stuff in them. I keep looking at half a shelf and wonder what in the world was I thinking when I bought the dishes that started this whole thing off. 

After playing all day on Sunday, I realized I was not getting anything done. I could sit there and wish or hope I was getting stuff done, but nope, nothing was getting done. So, after the last two days, I have decided that I would spend more time with my quilting then I would on the computer playing games. I realize I have made a lot of friends and love playing with them, but there just isn't enough time in the day for me to play and quilt! 
I started with this flower …

Beautiful Day

Today is one of those beautiful days, where you just want to be out in the sun. The best part, it's not that sunny that you'd be uncomfortable in.

Flowers are blooming and the yard looks great!

Remember when I told you I bought some Japanese dishes?? Well, we later bought a dinning room table and cabinet from the same people......Do you realize how much work that is?? Seriously - I washed all the dishes, and then I had to make room for them. After clearing out the cabinet they were to go in (overstock went downstairs), I thought that was good enough - OH NO, it wasn't.

Patrick got the table and china cabinet put in there places, having to move furniture to fit them in, of course. So, the bookcase was dismantled and taken out to the garage. OH, forgot the first part, the "old" table and chairs went downstairs. Had to move the bed that was in the room down there, as well as the huch (sp). Okay, so far so good, then moved the bookcase. All the stuff from the bookcas…

Two Days Later

It's funny how I sit here, thinking I should update my blog, wondering what I need to say. Then two days go by and I still haven't worked on my blog.

Now I'm going to backtrack and see what I need to add.

Last week, I figured I needed to get moving on Dian's binding on the baby quilt I told her I would bind. I cut the binding and I also cut some scraps for binding as well.

I hadn't done a binding in awhile, so I cut the strips at 3 1/2". When I put the binding on I realized that was too big, so the front of the quilt has a small binding while the back has a "frame" look to it. I will pay more attention next time. My husband said he like the look of both sides, and thought it added character. He is usually the one that tells me I need to take it out. lol

Like I said, sewing is never one of my top priorities. Here I'm sewing the binding pieces together. 

I sewed the front part on, then I hand stitched the back side on. I'm not comfortable enoug…

Time sure does fly when one is busy!

Life at my house has been busy, yet again. I didn't realilze this year would bring so much stuff to do and so much to work on. I'm getting there, but not very fast. Part of that is my fault, I tend to like to play more than work.

Since I last posted, my son and fiance' have been looking for a house, my daughter hasn't talked to me since my Birthday, which is understandable, but I do miss not hearing from her. My parents are busy with church and friends, so we see little of them lately, and that is okay too. At least they are close. A very dear friend of the family has got cancer, and while he deals with that, I'm sitting for his grandmother. So, at times I am sitting for her and playing games. I'm starting to take work with me to work on, so hopefully I can get some stuff done.

Today, I had lunch with the mother of the girl who received this afghan (that I did finish). We haven't talked for awhile and it was great to see her. Gave her the gift and she was s…