Monday, November 18, 2013

YAY!! BLOG BACK TO NORMAL AGAIN!!

For the last two days I could not get past the title of this blog...and there the blog was overrun with ads covering up most of the blog....I don't know if that was google doing it or not....I decided to change passwords on a lot of things today and now tried here again and yay everything is ok....I just hope it stays that way....

I worked on my new project all week end after I got my daughters comforter binding put on that she has been working on...I was afraid it was going to give me a lot of trouble because it was a double batt...very fatt....but I went slow and watched for any sign of problems but it went on fine....loosened the tension and longer stitch and it worked fine....I was so happy....

I am ready to quilt the topper (Christmas gift) I think it is going to be machine quilted....I will do that I think this week sometime...

I have an appointment with the heart doctor this week also so not sure just when I will work on anything...

well I am off to bed...I just popped in to see if the blog was ok and I can go to sleep without wondering what went wrong....more later....

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SWAP RUNNERS AND A BINDING CHALLENGE

Today was a good day and I got a lot done, well for me it was a lot lol....been washing fabric according to colors the last couple days and about all I have left is the big yardages....grrrr, someone please come do them lol.....

Tonight my daughter came back with the baby comforter she is making and now its my turn....I get to put the binding on...this could be a challenge!...when she and I was laying it out she wanted the bat doubled which I think make it thicker than a fatt batt....I was looking at it tonight so I think I will have to hand baste it first to get it to lay enough to machine stitch the binding....should be interesting!!!

Early in the fall I joined a fall runner swap and just recently everyone finally got finished so we are posting what we received....this is what I got...really nice size, a nice addition to my table....
this is the one below that I sent to my partner....I had to mess with the brightness button with picture editing to get the colors to come up....
 
don't know why but some of the colors in fabrics lately don't look good photographed...I almost kept it for myself as I was liking it a lot when making it....now I joined the Christmas swap and another table runner with a box of other goodies....
 
I have decided on the fabric for the back and binding for the blue quilt with the log cabin type blocks...going to look at it one for time before I go farther to see if I want to add another border....haha this quilt is mostly borders....I have never done one quite like it lol...maybe never again...but the quicker I get this one done the better...just not too proud of it lol....but it will be a good snuggler...not hand quilting it either going to wind up the machine and quilt it....
 
well I suppose I better make quick run to the kitchen and do up some dishes before I start any sewing and they wont be lurking in the morning....more later....

Friday, November 8, 2013

YESTERDAY, NOT WHAT I PLANNED! AND MORE HEXES?

Yesterday I finally put some effort into accomplishing something and had to have laundry soap so I went to $General to get it...then I thought ok I will pick up a chicken dinner at the store and I wont have to cook my supper....WELL, I got the soap and then on the way to the store I just kept on driving and found myself out in the country looking for fall colors....and ended up in a neighboring city with the idea of going to Walmart but I went by it too and ended up at a little fabric shop...I don't go there very often as they stock mostly primitive type fabric and some country....but I thought I could pick up some small yardages of florals I needed for my 'mini grandmothers flower garden' quilt....which I did!
 
Right about now you are thinking 'another flower garden quilt?'...well I had hexes from the 2 big ones I am making so I needed to do something with them... and I needed some hand sewing to do while sitting around...so I am making a smaller quilt with posies of 2 rows then the white , later I will add I hope applique floral borders...
 
and believe me it is going much faster than the full grandmothers flower garden quilts...only one problem I need a little more variety with this one...calico prints such as these are getting hard to find in favor of the brighter newer style fabric...
 
I did find a few fabrics that will blend ok in this quilt I think...

 
the yellow prints are the hardest to find....maybe I will have to have a swap with the quilt group to see if I can pick up some....
 
My plan yesterday was to wash up the fabric order I got this past week and some I had been putting off till I went on my little excursion...I hadn't done much else all week so I thought maybe that would get me back going again....so now today I will try it instead lol....In my order I got a couple blues for binding I thought would be good with that blue quilt I need to finish.....more later...

 
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 4, 2013

LOSS OF A FRIEND...

The past few days have been very depressing for me....I haven't been able to concentrate on much of anything....

My friend of 62 years has passed from years of health complications....she was getting worse but it is a true shock when it finally happened..

This week is also my death anniversary of my husband...all the memories of my friend and her family along with our memories have come flooding back to haunt me again...at the moment I am not feeling very well and I am sure it is from depression....

The quilt I have been working on is laying on top of the quilt frame ready for me to quilt the borders but I just haven't felt like doing it....hopefully this will pass soon but for now I will just have to deal with it....thank you for understanding....more later....