Sunday, 20 June 2021
Sunday, 13 June 2021
|poppies done, peonies coming|
|knitting in public group|
I am working on the 3rd of quilts that are a secret for now. It seems with each new one I start I like it better. I just have the tops done so far. I will have to get to quilting them and finishing them soon.
After working outside all morning and most of the afternoon, I am settling in to sew and realized it was Sunday. I kept thinking all day it was Monday!? So I was excited to find out what everyone was up to for slow stitching Sunday. Seems like it is pretty quiet at Kathy's house while others are busy!My slow stitching will be later tonight as I watch a NASCAR race, for now I will sew up blocks.
Enjoy your day and the week ahead! As things open, I get to see some of my friends and actually get together for a visit. I hope you get to visit with some of your friends too.
Sunday, 30 May 2021
|sweater done but needs blocking|
|pretty Spring coloured yarn for socks|
Today I will be looking in to see what
Kathy and all the others are slow stitching on. My slow stitching will happen after supper...too many other things to work on during the bright light of daytime.
Have a good week, mine will include a vaccine shot!
Sunday, 16 May 2021
Yes our stay at home/lockdown order got extended again. So what does that mean to me...not much has changed. I am at home and getting some projects checked off my to-do list. Not all things are sewing related though. Yesterday I spent the day outside working in the yard and some painting on the rims of my winter tires. Some of these jobs were things my hubby did but they have become my tasks to complete now. I do know my limits and when I reach them...I head for the sewing room to relax.
|2 done 8 to go|
Of course every quilter has UFO and I am no stranger to that. But which one should I work on. Most of my UFO are finished tops so that means they need basting and machine or hand quilting. These days I like to do a little of both on a quilt. The machine quilting acts as basting for the hand quilting and the quilt gets finished a bit quicker than if I hand quilted the whole thing.
When it is break/tea time...I will be seeing what Kathy is up to this week. She is in the same lockdown as I am and I know the time is getting long. It is always interesting to see what everyone is working on and to see how there seems to be a resurgence in cross stitch over the last year or so. Maybe I will have to get out my cross stitch project that isn't finished, from 12 years ago! yikes
I have to share what I received this week. The members of the band that my hubby was part of , gifted this chair to me in his memory. Seeing the chair was one thing but reading the plaque brought instant tears. I hope he has found a comfy bench to sit on to wait, because I am hoping he will be waiting for a long while.
Sunday, 9 May 2021
Three months have passed since the day that changed my world. How can that be? We ended April with a day full of a freak snowstorm, family and lots of tears as we said our final good bye to a husband, father, brother and uncle. We of course blamed my hubby for the bad weather...he knew I loved the snow in all forms!
So now May has arrived with its promise of new life with all the growing plants.. Yesterday was an unusually nice day and I spent it outside doing yard work. The gardens are ready to be planted and the greenhouse is also ready. I could put plants in there now but the gardens will have to wait a bit till it warms up more.
On the sewing/quilting front, it has been a slow process for me. I finally started working on a project and have got the top done. In the photo the set in triangles look brown but are more green with orange and purple dots. I had to take the photo in the driveway for a big enough spot to spread it out. But now what, it is too large for me to machine quilt.
I have been knitting on my sweater and had it almost done, then I tried it on and oops!! It wasn't long enough and the arm holes were too small. So I ripped part of it out and am trying to get it finished. I have another new project to work on...a friend's mom knitted lots and I mean lots of dishcloths. She was wondering if there was something else they could be used for. I suggested an afghan. So I am making them into baby blankets and a couple larger afghans. That should keep me busy for a bit. But I want to finish my sweater first or I may never get back to it!!
Today I would like to wish all the mothers a Happy Mother's Day. We deserve more than just one day although my hubby use to say that mother's day was every day! I will be checking in with Kathy and looking to see what everyone is up to on this slow stitching Sunday. I haven't linked up in a few weeks so I have some catching up to do!
Enjoy your day!
Monday, 26 April 2021
|not ironed baby quilt backing|
|quilting is coming along|
Sunday, 18 April 2021
|Spring quilt along|
|blocks ready for more sewing|
I thank everyone for their kind thoughts and comments. Life does go on and I know hubby would want me to be sewing and doing what I love. It isn't always easy and there will be good days and not so good ones, but I will keep trying and moving along.
With that in mind, I am checking in with my buddy Kathy and seeing what everyone is slow stitching on today. I will be doing some hand quilting later after all my pressing is finished. I love that there are quilters out there sharing their lives and hobbies, so I have something to keep me going. I also love watching and listening to videos and you tube of quilting things, they inspire me and help me to sew!
Come and visit again and see what other things I get moving on!
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