Friday, January 29, 2021

I Really Am Still Here

 I know it has been quite a long time since I have posted anything. 
 I have been being kept quite busy with Avery!  

On top of that I contracted Covid.  
My daughter and son-in-law got it and shared the love with me. 
 Luckily we all had pretty mild cases of it and the only thing I have left over now is that I can't smell anything and some congestion that is causing me to cough. 
 We treated the baby as if he was negative so I have been wearing a mask around him. 
 I stayed home from babysitting for the first 4 days of my symptoms 
(they had it a week before I did).
 I'm on day 11 today and except for the pesky cough I feel good.

While I was self isolating in the camper I did a little sewing.  
This will be the third quilt top I have done since January 1.  
The other 2 were mailed back home to my long arm quilter. 
 She has quilted them both and dropped them off at my home,
 so now I just need to trim them and bind them.  
I have binding made for the Neverland one but not the dog one, yet. 
 I hope to make the binding for that this weekend.

The third quilt is one I can't show the whole of (one part in particular) or
 the person it is for will know it is for them!
  It's really a Christmas sort of quilt, maybe could be winter too, 
so I most likely won't even gift it until next Christmas!  

Cole is always helping me when I have sewing to do, LOL.

There are two sets of trees.  
One is light and one is dark.  
I used an ombre fabric so they are multi colored, just like real trees!

The other blocks are snowflakes. 
 I really love these blocks! 
 The centers are sparkly just like real snowflakes.

I now have the whole top put together.
There is one more BIG block 
(that's the one I can't show)
I need to put the borders on tomorrow.
Trying to decide if I want to make it bigger.  
If I end up making it larger I will do a thin green border (tree fabric)
and a bigger white border.  
I want to bind it in the green tree fabric too.

The boys have been good company during my month in NC by myself.
I love that Cole climbed into my lap and laid down like this.

We go in to the vet tomorrow for his 6 week blood work.  
Praying his blood work comes out well. He seems like his old self. 
 Just 6 more weeks after this for a total cure so keep your fingers crossed!

I think Finny has been missing Chris.  
He really is my husband's pal but I am trying to make sure he gets his share of Finny lovin' too.

These two really love each other and I am so thankful for their company at night.

So there you have it.
This is what I have been up to.

What's new with all of you my friends?


Monday, January 11, 2021

Another Baby Quilt Top Finished

 I cut out a baby quilt while I was at my friend, Debbie's house. 
 It is the Dogs In Sweaters pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  
It is so cute! 
 The dogs are weiner sweaters, LOL!  
I decided to work on the individual dogs on Saturday. 
 I used minky for the dogs.  
I love Elizabeth Hartman's patterns, but using 1" square pieces of minky is tricky. 
 I did a LOT of unsewing.  
Here are my 4 dogs all finished:

Oopsie, see the problem in this block?  
I didn't either until I had fully assembled the top.
DANG, that meant unsewing the block and fixing it, which you can see. 

So here is the quilt top all finished! 
 Now I have to send it to my quilter and have it quilted.

Isn't it so cute?  How would you quilt it??


Tuesday, January 05, 2021

First Top Of The New Year

 I have several baby quilts to make heading into the new year. 
 I think I am doing them in reverse order, LOL. 
 I have the one for the last baby complete, the middle one is this one and the first one is all cut out!
I spent the weekend at my friend, Mrs Goodneedle's house. 
 Her sewing room is a DREAM!  
It has a design wall (that I needed a step stool to reach the top of), a HUGE cutting table
 (made by her amazing hubby from trees that fell on their property, how amazing is that???)  
It was PERFECT for cutting out a long border I needed to cut. 
 That design wall was perfect for laying out the Starburst quilt!  
Wanna see? 
Here is the design wall, and you can see the sewing table.  
There are places for 2 people to sew too!

OMGosh you guys , this is the cutting table.  Is it not amazing?!

Here you can see the sewing table, cutting table and the wall of her books, her computer space etc.  

This is where you can sit and relax.

You can see her long arm from here too.  She is a rep for theAPQS long arm she owns too. 
So if you want a long arm, let me know and I can hook you up! 
 I really wish I had had more time there (or just could move in, LOL) and try her long arm.  
Maybe next visit?

All in all, I had the BEST time with her and her hubby. 
 The house was amazing (they built that too), 
the sewing room made me want to move in, and they were the MOST gracious hosts!
  I can't wait to move to NC and be able to spend more time with her and her friends!!!
Oh now I bet you want to see what I was working on, right? 

 I had some left overs from my last Neverland quilt and decided that I wanted to try to use them up and NOT have to cut into my FQB. 
 I was successful!!!  
I finished the top, seamed the back, made the binding and cut out the next baby quilt!

See?  Top, Back and binding!

I did have the stars made before I got to her house.  I LOVE this line.

as well as yardage that I don't need if anyone is interested! 
 I don't want to hassle with the shipping while I am here.  If you are interested please LMK.

I got to babysit for Avery today (my favorite). 
 He is just the CUTEST baby.  (I may be biased). \
 He LOVES to read with Gigi.
  My daughter took this photo of us together yesterday.

Happy New Year friends. 
 I feel so blessed by this year already! 
 I'm hoping that 2021 is a better year for everyone. 

It's funny but an old high school friend said,
 "I wonder what year (roughly) that grandmothers stopped looking like this and started looking like you. Just curious. So much fun! Jealous!" HAHA. 
 It was an OLD lady (like 90, I think), but it made my day!