Putting Down the Pedal

Hey, it's only been a year! Seems like life just goes and I never seem to catch up. I have been fighting a bug a month since the school year started. This time, steroids plus another antibiotic. I swear if this doesn't do it I can imagine what's next. Anyhoo, sleeping is a chore with the drugs. So far, it's better today. My heart isn't racing at least. Will see how I sleep.

Besides moaning about sickness, yesterday and today I have spent a great amount of time in the craft room sewing. Yeah!! I finished one flimsy that was a club challenge that will turn into a nice size lap quilt.

The other has been in a holding pattern for almost a year. I finally covered some corners that didn'y line up with flowers and added the borders. I have about 4 inches of the last border to add when I ran out of fabric. Crossing fingers that I can find a bit more if not there will probably be a surprise block on the corner. Maybe make it the quilt tag, hmm,, there might be an idea in…

A Flimsy!

En Provence is about to make its debut! Well, at least as a flimsy. I am so happy with how this turned out. Lots of he' and haw over some of the blocks, but very pleased with the outcome. My piecing just gets better and better. I dislike pinning, but this one was a must. Way too many pieces to keep in order. Plus, once I started pinning is really just become a habit. Maybe something in my future.

I love the borders. They are a little light, but might add a little bit of green around the edges. I know the binding is going to be in green, so that may be the pop it needs. I think I might play with the big flowery border and make pillow cases to try it together a little more. Good thing the hubby doesn't mind flowers.

I also got a chance to try out the 301 I just got. I had a pack of 2 1/2 squares. I collect them when I visit different quilt shops. Eventually I will be making them into a throw with the 4-patches done up in a square in a square unit. I have 50 now. This pack here, …

Weekend Jam

It has been a fun weekend considering the cloud of allergies that I seem to be under. Lots of kids and teachers are getting sick at work. I had four students out a day or two in the last week in one class alone. Then there is this breezy warm weather and then cold that continues to swirl around. Mind you Saturday was just too nice. I spent the morning getting the house in order, opening windows and letting the fresh air in. The cats were so happy just longing in the window sills all day. Later in the day, hubster and I went to the gun range. We thought it would be less crowded at the end of the day - yeah right! We waited about a half-hour before we got a lane. It's amazing how fast you can go through 120 + bullets. Mind you I do have two clips, so I did shoot more. I am pretty out of practice and the gun is really new. I think hubby made a decision on which gun he prefers. It's not mine. It's way too small for his hand. Poor guy got off to shots before he handed it back t…

Digging into February

Can you believe we have a month of 2017 under our belt already! I am really starting to hit the age where time flies. Gosh, if I could give a penny for every time I thought the day would never end as a kid. Anybody hear the choir a'preachin? It's one of the amazement that I see daily for kids. I realize that they can't see the importance of cherishing what you have at the moment and live for the moment. I sure do now though. Of course being in charge of myself does have its bonuses!!

Anyhoo, I have quite the month. I have two friends that I need to make some baby items for. One is a girl to be named Violet. Doesn't that just scream for something in the pinky - violet tones? The other is a boy, and the baby room's theme is Dr. Suess. I know I want to make at least one quilt, but really should do two. I might even just do a fleece back since fleece is super cheap now. Hmmmm. ideas... ideas.

Next, I want to get a one of my flimsies made into a quilt. I participated in…

All Day Sew

It's nice to be able to take a Sunday and just sew a little of this and that. I started the morning off with Ernestine. She is the first in a line of Bag Ladies Quilt club. She is just adorable and I am having a ball working on her. I am guessing I have slightly less than half to go. Right now I am working on her coat. I have a left side and bottom to finish. I loved doing the shoes. I did fine some very tiny buttons in my stash. If they are small enough I am going to use those. Here's to hoping it works out.

Next up I finished webbing and sewing the body of En Provence. This was my OMG for the month of January. Woot! It is really coming together. I can't wait to get the border rows on. I have the 2 4 patch sections and then I'm adding another 2 borders so it will fit my king size bed. I need to press this puppy with some starch before I add the borders. But so far, I think it is the best one of her designs I have done.

Hooking up with Kathy for Slow stitch Sunday and E…

Slow Sunday Stitching

What a great day for football and hand stitching. The Packers are in!! Great game. Watch some of the Chiefs game, sadly it was not a fun game to watch. So more football next week.

While watching the games I worked on the sashings for En Provence. Sashings are sewn together and I think I am close to assembling. There are so many pieces to these blocks it will require a lot of pinning and taking my time. That's okay, its not a race.

Speaking of taking my time.... The Bag Ladies Club is in full swing. I have part of Ernestine stitched. This requires a patience and exactness on my part. I love her clunky shoes. I have the hat done, the shoes, the box, and her sock. SO cute.

Hooking up with Kathy for slow stitching..... here

How are you filling your day?

Ice Day = Sew Day

Only a year in the making!! Finally, a flimsy. I decided that I want to try big stitching on this. I want to do a  cross hatch pattern on the white sections and add a little detail through the embroidery for holding it together.
Since we are having an ice storm here over the next four days, I got a snow day!! Whoop! Better known as a sew-day. En Provence is getting some webbing done. I have 10 blocks finished and should be able to get them done tonight. 

 Chester hanging out in case a block decides to leap off the table and run for its life!

Hooking up today with Confessions of a Fabric Addict here