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Busy Morning

I have been working on a charity quilt for my guild. One of the Troy's elementary schools decided for an art project to make squares using the crayola method. They ended up making over 250 squares and seriously had no idea how many quilt that would make.

As of today there are a total of 9 quilts that are a good 50 by 60 inches. Great lap size. These will be going to a home here in our town to be loved on. I really enjoy making charity quilts. I think about the enjoyment that I get from mine and know that another will receive that same enjoyment for years to come. Linking up with slow stitching for the hand sewn binding.

The Finish Line

A flimsy! Tomorrow I am headed the Hannibal to visit Bits and Pieces. Hopefully I will be a proud winner of a gift certificate  from her
store. Very excited!

It's a Flimsy - Almost

This is placed for considerations. Hopefully tomorrow it will be together!
Sorry for the really bad picture....

Still Coasting Down 36

I finished another four blocks! I am down to the wire with one left for tomorrow.

Headed Down the Highway

Quilt trail that is. I managed to get 3 more blocks completed while quilt cam with Bonnie Hunter was on. I only have 4 blocks left to do now.

Feeling excited. ...

A Flimsy Finish

She is all put together.  I have been thinking about how I want to quilt it. I am really considering a line like a paperclip  through the lozenges.  I think that would have a neat effect.

Cool looking .

Peicng along with Bonnie

I caught up with Bonnie Hunter 's quiltcam last night. I love being able to sew right along with her. Even though the sewing is for her personal creative time, I still learn a ton.

I am about halfway through the highway 36 blocks, and nearing the end of the lozenges leader and ender challenge.

Unloading the Bobbins

Tour de Fleece (France ) has officially started! I love watching the tour. I missed the first two days, but the jig is up. Today there was one HUGE crash that involved many riders. Tonight will make or break some of them. My hope is that they all heal as quickly as they can. I do know that one of the riders had a dislocated shoulder that was put back in place, and he started riding again. The race is very dangerous and mind grueling. It is a true test of commitment.

My commitment is to spin every day. So, here's the low down:
Rainbow yarn bulky weight 168 yes
Blues/Browns DK weight 228
3 1/2 oz. of singles

Happy 4th of July

A very American kind of day for me. The fireworks ended sometime around 1 A.M. here. I am sure tonight will be the same. I was up by 7 because hey, the dogs wanted breakfast. I had a cup of coffee and some cereal, cor worst a friend into going to a gun show with me. I find guns to be interesting. I grew up with loaded guns around the house, and I just knew my backside would not be happy if I ever decided to touch one. Not sure why we have such problems with kids now a days touching them Of course things have changed in the world of discipline.Anyway, no soapbox rants! I did find a compact gun for conceal and carry and home defense. No, I am not one of those doomsday people; I just like guns. Anyway, I got a great deal on it and had a good time hanging with my co-conspirator.

Then onto brats, hot dogs, and hamburgers for dinner. I told you it was all-american! Fireworks tonight were amazing! I hung out with the central spur as we have dubbed our section of the subdivision watching the …

Highway 36 Quilt Trail day 3

Last day for picking all my squares. I made it to Shelbina and Hannibal. all three quilt stores were wonderful. Now I just need to get to work on putting it together!

Highway 36 Quilt Trail - Now in session

I have successfully piece 2 3/4 blocks. Odd amount? Yeppers, cuz one of my blocks is missing a 5 inch square from the kit. Plans for tomorrow.... Call the shop and see what can be done about it. It's all the way up near St. Joe's, and I am not traveling back for a square. My plan is to try to find it near here, or maybe they will send a piece. No telling, so the block is in limbo.

More tomorrow!

16 patches on the treadle

This is my gorgeous 1914 White treadle.  I decided since it was a lovely day I would play outside. I got 17 blocks made today. Plus a big old square that I will work in as I'm going. I'll cut some white blocks to make  it bigger. Hoping for a baby size.

Lozenges Leader and Ender 2015

Well this is the Bonnie Hunter leader and Ender for 2015, but I never got it started. I did really have the big strips in my stash and well, life gets in the way. Recently I picked up a bundle of fat quarters with a pretty large scale prints. Then, I thought oh this would be great for the project, so I immediately  went back and got another bundle plus some gold and navy for the bow ties.

I cut this up last week during my let's cut everything I can day. Next, I started sewing yesterday. Carefully making lines to make sure I have side half square triangles on the sides. Never went back to check to pattern - you see where this is going right? Um, yeah... No bow ties were going to come out of this. As I put the blocks side by side, to my surprise I had hidden hourglasses instead! Works for me! I have about a third of this done and would really like to be nearly done piecing before the next leader and Ender is decided. Heck, I still have the spools leader and Ender going here, too.

Slow Stitching Sunday

My stitching is coming along on this. I finally was able to track down the last two colors that I needed. Thanks to Pam, a Facebook friend, I was able to get a coffee stain out of this. I thought all was lost, but Pam said to try peroxide and baking soda mixed together and scrubbing it out using a toothbrush. Wow! It is all gone.

Two New Pretties

First up, I finished quilting the Spider Web quilt. It's going to be lovely to nap under. The colors look great, and I am very happy with how the red thread shows up in the quilting.

Next up it a little panel I got in April. Can't wait to hang this in the craft room!

Running with Scissors

That's been my day. I was in a cutting mood, so I did! I got a lot done. A start on three different quilts. The one with the sewing goodies will be a wall hanging for the craft room. I just love it.

I, also, got a great start on Bonnie Hunter's lozenges quilt. I'm doing this one using fabrics from Downton Abby- the Eygptian line. The print have lots of larger scale designs, so the big blocks will do it justice I think.

Lastly, when I was in Hannibal awhile back, I picked up a 3 yard quilt kit. Fabulous colors, and it should be a quick sewing job.

I have one more quilt I want to get prepped, but I need to make pit stop before I can get that one cut out. More one that later.

Highway 36 Quilt Trail day 2

Wow! Today was a lot of driving. As I drove for long stretches in search of the next shop, I thought About the endless amount of time the riders put in each day to send a precious  note to someone along the trail.

The trip was very fun. I got to see a lot of the country side of Missouri.  I forget how beautiful the scenery is. I got lucky,I only hit rain coming back around Hannibal.

Here's the loot.

Buster was so happy to have me back home.
Lacey wants to know where her goodies are. Sorry pup! I heard you was not great this trip. I still have two more shops to hit. Hopefully, I can get there next week.

Missouri Highway 36 Quilt Trail day 1

I started out in the middle. Rosies's was a sweet little shop at her home. I have great idea for how to set the blocks  now.
Huffemeier's, wow what a place. Huge store and very nice people.
Missouri Star is just flat out overwhelming.
All in all I manage to get to 5 stores. Hopefully I can hit the rest.

So This is My Day

Roofers are here hammering and dogs are a whining. ..

Hands2Hands Reveal

I am so excited to have made three quilts this year for Hands2Hands. This is my second year of participating and surely will not be the last. The first two are made from the fat quarter bundle that I received as a prize last year during H2H. I couldn't think of a better way to use this gift other than gifting it forward.

 I made two of this design. It's called Flower Garden from Missouri Star Co. What a cute pattern and so colorful.
 This one I just echoed around the petals to make the flowers have a little pizzazz.

This one here, is by far my favorite. The only difference from it's twin is the spirals. I love spirals and it is probably my most consistent free motion design.

Last but not the least is this little guy. Spiderweb by Bonnie Hunter. This one is a also a free design in her tabs at 

All of these are going to Layer of Hope. I hope they can spread some love to ever receives them.
Quilty Hugs.....

Scrappy Rags Reversible Quilt

Oh is this fun! I started the last week at quilt club. I only got one jelly roll just wanted to be sure  I liked it. Oh yes I do. Each side looks so different. Can't wait to go get the other roll and finish it up. 

Slow Stitching

I got all the binding completed on the charity quilt, so I got to spend some time on this sweater. I am almost finished with the body. I have a few inches of ribbing to do. Then it's off to the races for the sleeves.

The Last One

I'm so glad to be on the Down side of these. I have truly enjoyed making them for someone's day the be a little brighter. Tomorrow will be binding day, and Monday mailing day.

Bundles of Binding for H2H

Nearing the home stretch!

A Wondering We Go

I didn't get as far as I hoped on this tonight. I have it half way. So far so good.

Stitch Me a Top or Two

Getting my quilt top all in sync. I made three for Hands2Hands this year. I am so happy to put my uses to goods for others. I made a Spider web from Bonnie Hunter's blog, and I made a block that looks like a flower that I got off of Missouri Star quilt.

This one I started at quilt retreat and continued at home. Well low and behold, the top was 60 by 120. What the heck, I wasn't making it for any giants out there, so snip, snip, snip! A two for one. Score one extra for H2H.

So without further a due here they are. I only took a shot of the flower one since they are the same.

Weekend Review

What a gorgeous weekend. I cannot believe the tempetures around here. 60's and 70's in Febuary. Have to love that! I really had a very busy crafty weekend. Let's start....

First a knitting finish..... I love this.  The pattern is free; it's called The Honey Cowl. It's so squishy and beautiful.

Next another finish.... A flimsy! I blogged about about this one recently because for something so simply. It has been the bane of my existence. All boo boos fixed. It turn out great. I wanted to leave a couple of big open squares for the parents to be able to add in feet and hand prints. I thought it was a cool idea.
Harry Potter, the project of doom.... Finally... Almost caught up this one. So far so good. Not easy, but I am learning a lot. Mainly how to be more generous with my pieces. Otherwise, rip it out and start again.

Harry's glasses were a little rough, but turned out well.last up... Slow stitching Sunday... Another flower! Only 5 to go... 

In Stillness

In Stillness is a wonderful little sweater. Very simple design features just gives a little interest before miles and miles of stockinette the. I' about a third of the way down the front now. Spent some quality time with it during the Super Bowl. Ugh. I can only say what the h... Who was he throwing to anyway?