Sunday, February 26, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching 2/26/17


The last Sunday of February already!  We had a horrific day of weather yesterday.  Within half an hour it dropped 35 degrees and it went from sunny/warm to extreem winds with tornado watches, the most terrible lightening and thunder (furkids and I shivered on the couch together), and then hail/sleet/snow.  A neighboring town had a very iconic church's steeple hit by lightening and several fire companies came in to assist in that horrible weather.


It is still very cold and windy today, so a good day to relax with some hand stitching.  I thought I had only one more flower block to go, but wrong.  These don't take long to stitch, so I hope to get both finished up so the piecing can begin in March.  This pattern is called 'Grandmother's Flowerpots' and designed by Marianne Fons - Fons & Porter's 'Love of Quilting' March/April 2006 issue.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Friday, February 24, 2017

Feline Friday 2/24/17


This seems to be the dumping ground lately.  My very tall quilt stand that usually has a few throws on it for the feline master of the house to use this as his 'high ground' napping spot.  But other things do get dumped there before getting put away.  And Moe doesn't seem to mind - he'll lay on it and keep it safe until it moves on.


I did dump this on the cutting mat though - a found baggy of rough scraps of Sofia with a few solids.  Our weather has gotten very warm and the sun is shining - yes, the sun is shining!!  So I will see what I can get from this sweet pile, but more importantly I am going to get myself outside to enjoy the sunshine as I can - I know it will be short lived.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Play Date


Remember I had that table full of scraps, well there was a large amount of 2.5" strips in blues, greens, and purples.  Rather than pack them away, I played with an easy block to use them up.

 

I am usually pretty good at gestimating what block will get the most out of that pile of scraps.  I had figured I would get 100 of these.  Close - 95 - not bad for a day of play.


There was this little baggy with strips and pieces that looked interesting and I will play with these today.  A lot of an old Marcus 'Collection for a Cause' line - Comfort.  But they are all pre-cut 2" strips - maybe left from a kit??   The red/white/blue will be tucked away for a project as our guild will be participating in a Wounded Warriors quilt gifting later this year.  The smaller bits look to be cut-offs from a project and I will probably chopped them down into my barrel system.


Wednesday is Temecula's 'GEESE' day, so I hope to add another 20 of these.  And I would like to add another 10 or 20 more of my plaid blocks to the pile.

The next Solistic block will be out, but my 'main' play date if going to be with my Grands today.  I am spending the afternoon (babysitting) and have some crafty stuff to take along for some play time with them.

Enjoy Your Day,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Monday Making 2/20/17

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I've missed my sewing machine because I have been busy doing handwork.  Today I will be joining Beth for some 'making' time - I really need it!



I don't have permission to show this commission piece, but I can give a little peek.  Those elephants are about an inch tall.  Yes, I work tiny cross stitch along with my tiny quilting.  This will be blocked out today so it is ready for pick up.

Bleeker Street w/Wendy

My making will be to get to Part One of the Bleeker Street QAL with Wendy.  I don't plan on doing the big quilt, but making different sections into minis, table runners, and/or pillows.


  The white has a swirl in it - left over from one of last year's projects and needs using up.  And a tote with some left over layer cakes, FQs and pieces.  They need to find a purpose and I think this project will fit the bill.  Now to go wind some bobbins.

To our quilty friends on the West Coast - hope all are safe,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon