Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday WIP+

Good Friday morning, I am in the process of sewing down the blades of my Halloween Dresdan Quilt, and listening to "The Cleaner" on Audio Books.  I am also half finished with the binding on my hexie Halloween Quilt!

Once the blades are sewn on, I can move down to the dungeon to do some quilting!  Later Gators!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Hey, It Is Fall, and The Weather is Beautiful!

Have you decorated your house for Halloween?  I have done the bathrooms and the front porch but not much else.  I just fixed myself a nice Mango Italian Soda, yummy.  This summer was the first time that I had one and was immediately addicted!  I have a counter full of syrups and a frig full of club soda.

I first saw this quilt on Pinterest and fell in love with it.  I did not realize that it was a disappearing nine patch but wait until you see it.  I made it smaller, more of a baby quilt size and quilted it with spider webs!

I have also been playing around with Ball Jars.  I made two "pumpkins" and a couple of pin cushions.

Enjoy your afternoon, until later...

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Injury Update!

My knee does feel a lot better, thanks to Advil!  But I am not going to golf next week.   I am going to try to do some quilting tomorrow morning.  I have a few customers wondering where their quilts are!

I spent the morning watching the Seahawks lose and making another Twister Christmas Wreath.  I am going to have to check the first one that I made because I thing that there was another row of white all around.  I know I followed directions but...

I have to tell you that I finally found a short cut for shredding big zucchini for baking.  I peeled them, cut them into chucks, and froze them.  Then, yesterday morning, I pulled a package out of the freezer and used my "panpered chef" chopper to chop into small, small pieces..  I used to spend hours chopping zucchini with my food processor, WHAT A MESS, and IT TOOK FOREVER!

I made two loaves of lemon zucchini bread, one for now and one for the quilt retreat.  Oh, and by the way, I finished my scrappy "French General" quilt yesterday and it is sitting on the quilter!

Until next time...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Golf Injury?!

I played in a golf tournament this last week-end and "tweaked" my knee on the last hole Saturday.  I warmed up Sunday morning without pain, sew I figured that I was good to go.  By the end of the round, I was almost in tears my knee hurt so bad.

I have stayed home this week and spent some time with my sewing machine.  I haven't been able to do any quilting, just sewing.  Yesterday, I used up two partial jelly rolls of some "French General" collections and made a jelly roll race quilt.  BUT, I didn't like it, sew I have been cutting it up into 2.5" strips, making a 25 patch.  I like the look much better!  (It's a good thing because how can I cut the strips smaller?)  This is only four blocks but I like the scrappy look.

I joined a quilt guild last month and we/they are going on a four day retreat the first of November.  Yeah, another vacation.  However, this time I will have to make one meal!  LOL