Thursday, April 5, 2018

MARCH

Ok--now what did I get done in March--

Started off with a trip to my brother Jims and meeting his '3' kids--
Daphne, Hazel and Miss Kitty!!
we went to a quilt shop--


and an antique shop--one day--
got me a new roses cup and saucer and a teal and blue bird--

Next day-
we visited a huge shop near Clearwater--20,000 bolts of fabric--
and it happened to be 35% off day of fabric--



and we went here to eat--
Had some delicious food --
But I had to come home on Sunday--
their oak trees were in full bloom and I was hoarse the whole time I was there--
then I started having trouble breathing
(I went cause they were repaving the parking lots here!!)


I ended up taking last months quilt like this one all apart and redoing it--
then decided to take those blocks and made the top quilt!!!????

And Dawn and I went on a short road trip down to Sebastian Inlet


and on the way home she stopped to help a turtle get across the street!!!

And I was sooo excited to get this counted cross stitch totally done--
at least as far as the stitching goes!!

And now I have started the Stitchers one

And I got this top done with the fabrics I got at Jim and Vals--
dont like it--personally--too much green for me--so will send it to Anne to finish and to give away or sell--

And this months color is green--

this is the 10" block--
the 9 patches--
And a green kite--
I found this paper pieced kite--
and just had to give it a try--
and I love it --soooo
I did a purple one--
and a blue one--

and this months from Joy and Alice--

and I got the letters all in on this cross stitch--
and now the spring one is out!!
and just in time--
at 4pm on March 31--I got this months hand quilting done--
on this quilt-
this one was stitched in 2012 and was designed by Shell at the Raspberry Rabbit site--
I just love looking at it hanging on my living room wall--

FEBRUARY

Oh my--I am really late getting this one done--
we are into April already!!
Ok--lets back up and see what I did in Feb--

does putting this 1,000 pc round puzzle together count??
and it was a brand new puzzle with one piece missing--grrr!!

started knitting this simple scarf with the cotton yarn I bought in NY before moving down here--
gave 3-4 away this month too--

and continued to cross this Winter sampler--


And got this one all hand quilted--

this is where the civil war mystery quilt top is so far--
and the one from her book-


Am hand quilting all 4 seasons rows--
as individual hangings--





This months color is purple--
these are a few orphans that needed to be finished up--
they will be pin cushions for gifts--
and some purple 9 patches--
And the 10" block they are giving us to do --

Joy and Alice are redoing their embroidery mystery series that they started a few years ago--


and I am using these threads to do mine--
and one more hand quilted project for this month--



Sunday, February 11, 2018

2018--JANUARY

Oh dear-it is Feb 10th and I just realized I haven't done Januray's report--
so lets see what did I do in January???
Picked this to do the hand quilting on for January--
my goal is to hand quilt at least 30 minutes each day this year--
and I joined this one--
So at the end of Januray--
I had --hand quilted every day=31 days
and did a total of 22.75 hours--
and I did get this one finished--
for this challenge--
Had 19 hours of hand quilting on this one--
binding and buttons are done--
so this quilt from Bunny Hill 2009 is done and done!!!

got the last winter block done for the wool row by row--

still working on baby sweaters--but have slowed down--

this is the first color for
and is blue and they are also giving us a 10" block to make each month in the color of the month, plus what we make in that color each month--
I found 4 small items done in blues that needed to be finished--
these will be pincushions and gifts--
Made a little mat or doll blanket with some precut scraps from another project--
and made some 9 patches in blue--

I am also working on this --
and right now the project is this--
ABC one in counted cross stitch--
will need new 'eyes' by the time I get this done--
being done on 28ct linen--

And I got all 4 rows of the wool row by row sewn together into rows--
I am doing each of these separately for displaying--

and I am doing on bom so far this year--
by
she is doing a mystery quilt--
and January's work was this center panel of applique--
and she is picking out one small quilt in the above book for us to do each month--
Jan was the Crow's foot--
and that is mine on the bottom and my snowman on top--
both of these got basted for hand quilting--

Yep--I only am doing the color of month blocks and then the civil war club so far this year--
so maybe I will get caught up on other sewing--