Monday, August 15, 2011

Lazy, rainy Monday

It has been raining all morning...a nice gentle rain with some thunder in the background.  Doesn't that make you want to curl up with a good book or do some stitching?   The rain is much needed and the temperature is in the low 70's, so much better than 2 weeks ago!  Saturday, I was able to work in my flower beds, but today is sewing room time!

Many of you have heard of Quilts for Kids,  if not check out their website.  This is my finished quilt that is washed and ready to send out.  I love the kit they sent me...the black and white striped border is something I would not have thought of.  Right now they are in need for quilts for boys, so I have another one cut out from some of my own has motorcycles on it.  The little quilts work up very quickly, and I do a simple meandering all over. 

The Farmers Wife Sampler blocks and the Civil War blocks are keeping me busy!  I like sewing on different blocks.  Some of the blocks are easy peasy, and some are a bit of a challenge.  I know I am going to like the finished quilt, samplers have always been a favorite of mine.

Farmers Wife Sampler blocks

It's still summer, but I am in the mood for fall.  I have dug out a little wool kit that I bought last is so cute! It's a Pumpkin table mat by Lisa Bongean.  This afternoon I am tracing off the pattern, and will have it ready to sit and stitch while we sit on the deck this evening.  There are a some wool projects in the Primitive Quilts magazine that are inticing me as well, so I have been pulling out wool to make a few of these as well.  I feel like I always need to have something to do while watching TV, or I think I am wasting my time...what about you?  

Hope you have a pieceful week!


Saturday, August 06, 2011

Absent from blogland

Time....sometimes there just isn't enough of it.  The hours when I am off of work seem to fly, I pack them so full...I'm sure most of you do the same.  It has been awhile since I have had time to visit blogland, and I have a lot of catching up to do!  My computer is running in slow mode, hope it is not on it's last breath...I have little patience for waiting for a page to load. 

Not getting much finished, so I thought I would at least post a picture of a quilt I made about 10 years ago.  A group of us traded 6-inch 9-patch blocks, and this is how I put mine together.  I love this quilt, as it reminds me of times shared with good friends. 

Look what I won!  A few weeks ago, Marlene had a give away on her was like Christmas in July for me.  And she added some fat quarters to sweeten the package!  The little candle mat is beautiful,  I know I will be using it when the holidays are here.  Thanks to Marlene, and if you have not visited her blog, you won't be sorry!

It's hard to believe that 1971 was 40 years ago...
last Saturday, we attended a 40th wedding anniversary party.  The guests could dress up in 70's fun!   Did you know that if you go to a "vintage" clothing shop...a lot of it will be the clothing of the 60's and 70's...when did I go from being a hippy chick to being vintage?