Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Scrappy Wednesday


I managed to get the houses, hearts, and stary moons for the Debbie Mumm Sampler finished before I took a few days away.  I went to house and grandkids sit while my daughter and SIL went to Boston.  My daughter ran in the Boston Marathon in the worse conditions ever!  We had such cold, snow, sleet, rain, cold, rain - well it was like January appeared again.



I took hand work with me and I would have finished the second diamond if I had counted out the right number of papers - geesh.  I even finished up the handquilting on my mini Civil War Sampler and I hope to get the binding, hanger, and label on it as it is entered in a show in 12 days.



An odd week of temperatures for an odd rosette.


39 - 51 -51 -42 -28 -30 - 34


I came across this bag of scraps on the shelf - fallen behind on of my project totes.  I will play with these while I work on that binding.  This should make a cute little piece.

Enjoy a little side project today,

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Friday, April 13, 2018

Feline Friday


The important early morning errand has been completed and I can relax the rest of the 13th.


The errand - taking Moe for his annual trek to the Vet.  I am so happy that their office is  only 1 mile up the road and we only have to do this once a year, as my big 'guard' cat cries like a baby on these trips.  It's funny how he comforted Bella on her day and now she is comforting him on his day.  It's rainy and dreary, so I am sure these two will be here all day.


Yesterday I got two more on-point 4-patches done and I hope to get two more finished up today.  With the 4-patches already made, pressed, trimmed and the background pieces are all cut - these go together very quickly.


I watched Barbara make this Debbi Mumm Anniversary Sampler and fell in love.  I have made all of her 'free' patterns, but not this one.  A great project for helping eat up some of those scraps.


I just love those fish!  Just working mostly from the strip tote as a lot of these blocks use 1" - 1.5" pieces.  Anything larger is coming out of the last two scrap bags yet to be sorted.  I am going to try and get the houses done today.

It might be Friday the 13th, but it is still a Friday - go sew.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Scrappy Wednesday


I have 20 of the 30 'Puss in the Corner' yellow blocks done.  I want to finish the last few blocks up today.  Then I will see what I have on the shelf for some sashing and border and this one will get put aside for finishing next month.


I would like to get at least four more of of these blocks done.  The 4-patches are made and the white pieces are cut in that container, so this is a quick, doable project.


The next temperature rosette ready to stitch to it's background.  Another cold week!

39 - 25 - 32 - 28 - 27 - 30 - 32

Today is a mixed bag of local travel:  Miss Bella has an appointment with the Vet for her annual check up and shots, I have to deliver the donation quilts from our Quilt Guild to the center, the center is right across from my hair dresser - yes, a hair cut this afternoon!

So my easy, scrappy projects fit into today's schedule.  Then I will settle into finishing the handquilting on the Civil War Sampler so the binding can go on this weekend.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon  

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday Making


The RSC18 color for April is yellow and golds.  My yellows are a little bland at the most part, but that tote does need to be tamed.  A blurry photo because I had a furkid rubbing my arm for attention and then ran off when I tried to take her photo.


There were a lot of 'bits' in the tote that I could quickly use for a new pineapple.  The w/w was on the table as left overs from some other block making and the greens came straight out of the string tote.  The dotty print  (folded several times) I am thinking will work for the border, but with a green flange and finish up with a green binding.  This is such a quick project  and the pattern can be found HERE.


I had a good laugh when I realized that the slip I pulled for the block to make this month was 'Puss in the Window' - it should have been 'Puss in the Corner'.  I have a slip in the cup for Bonnie Hunters' 'Moth in the Window' block and must have written one after the other and had a senior moment.  I have 1.5 yrds of a bright w/w that needs using up and will be enough for these blocks.  Where this project goes after that will wait for inspiration - now to chain these babies thru the machine.

The sun is shining today!!  Happy Yellow!!
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon