Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Quilting Resolutions?!

I have been home for 4 days and have yet to start a new quilt project.  Yesterday, I tried some paper piecing and was successful with one pattern and not successful with another.  I WILL try again today. 
Paper Pieced Success #1 Great tutorial:  Ellison Lane

I also made a shopping tote to take with me when I take care of Carly.  They charge for using their paper bags!  I will be going back in for morning.  Mommy should be out of the hospital Friday or Saturday!
Tutorial Found Moda Bake Shop

My quilt resolutions!
  • Have a project in mind.  
  • Take out a UFO.
  • Try something new.
  • Enjoy the process.
  • Use up my stash.
  • Organize my fabric
  • Learn new quilting designs
Will keep you informed on my progress.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

It was a sad morning for me. After 12 days of taking care of my granddaughter, Carly, I headed home for a few days of rest and the holidays.  It was a six hour drive, including going over Snoqualmie Pass, but thank the Lord, I made it home safely.

I took several quilt projects with me, but made only six blocks.  I had forgotten how much time a baby takes.  We usually took a nap from 7-9 am and one in the afternoon.  I would feed her and then laid her on my chest, covered us with a blanket, and off to la la land.

I will be going back for a few days next week and then I will be very, very sad because it will be at least a month before I see her again 😢😢

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas 🎅🎅🎅


Monday, December 12, 2016


While at the doctor last week, I asked her if there was a good way to deal with my obsessiveness over quilting/sewing.  I generally sit down at my sewing machine about 6 am and quit about 3 pm. Bottom line, she thinks that I am fine.  But I need to take some breaks and do a little walking.

Well, yesterday things changed BIG time.  My daughter in law had to be hospitalized and I am over on the coast helping to take care of my granddaughter.   When I got here yesterday, I took the baby from my worn out son, she settled down and barely cried the rest of the day, until bedtime that is!

When I went to bed, I forgot to take my glasses off before I put my cpap on and couldn't figure out why it was soooooo uncomfortable.  I thought it must be because I was in a strange bed.  LOL

I have had my shower and coffee, and am waiting for her to finish waking up.  Now what?!  I brought my sewing machine and a large tote full of fabric, but don't really feel the urge to do any sewing!  Actually, I feel a little restless, but it is snowing, so I am not going any where!

Will keep you informed on how my week is going!