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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Staying at Home

I love staying at home.  I go in to work once a week.
My boss asked if I wanted to come in twice a week.  Really???  Would anyone want to do that?  Honestly, I want to stay home so that I don't get sick or get Bruce sick.  

In the meanwhile, I have been super busy doing all kinds of projects.
A little bit on Frolic.  She's coming along so nicely.  

And we painted the garage.  Okay, not a project I wanted to do, BUT it sure is nice.  And worth the effort!

Before

And after

It was so much work!

The next day Bruce put up shelves.

Of course I don't have a picture of the shelves - just one of Bruce working on them.

And I painted my pantry shelves a very light yellow.  Looks so much better.  They really needed to be painted.

So that's it for me.
I'll be working on Frolic again tonight.

Enjoy your stay at home time.
 Happy Sewing,
Linda

Friday, March 20, 2020

FNSI update

I've just been Frolicking along. 
You know I have a love/hate relationship with Frolic.
And right now I'm in the LOVE part.

I love sewing on this quilt. I've been putting the blocks together in rows and adding the thin sashing between the rows.
I did figure out that I measured some of the blocks in the sashing wrong. Yikes! So now I have quiet a few that I'll be ripping out, cutting and restitching. But at least I know what's wrong and why the blocks are not fitting together nicely.
I'll continue on for the rest of the evening then tomorrow I'll be helping Bruce re-organize and paint the garage.  What a job!  But I love him, so I'll willingly help him.  It's a good stay at home project. 


Have a blessed evening,
Linda

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Friday Night Sew in - YAY!

I need a Friday Night Sew in.

I'm looking forward to sewing on Frolic - no surprise there. Right?
It's about all I post about lately.

Please join us and Sugarlane Designs 
this Friday.



Have a blessed day,
Linda

Friday, March 13, 2020

Finished the Pincushion

It's been a rough two weeks. 
I'm finally feeling better. 

I haven't done any sewing until today. Actually I haven't done anything, except laze around trying to get well. 

I had made this little pincushion on Feb 29th.  But then I got the flu and I finally was able to stuff and finished him today.
I have Frolic to work on which requires so much pinning! I needed a rather flat pincushion to stick pins in without worrying about hitting buttons or what-nots. I don't think his ears will trouble me much.  I do think his ears turned out so cute.  I sewed him up at work by hand. I'm not into that hand stitching much - I would rather machine stitch. 

At any rate, I finally felt good enough to sew ONE - yes just ONE sashing and now I have two blocks sewn together.  
I need to work on my taxes - and I'm hoping that I can get some more Frolic blocks sewn together this weekend. 

Stay well quilty friends
and Happy Stitching,
Linda


Friday, February 28, 2020

Little Mouse Pincushion & Frolic

 I think I've gotten to the place where I can start laying out the blocks.
I'm so glad Bonnie explained how to lay these out. It was confusing just looking at the picture. But she said start with 4 rows across and 4 rows down.
 Then start filling in the rest.  When I'm looking at these in person I can't see if any need to be moved around.  I like taking a snap shot and then it is easier to let my eyes relax and just see the colors and values.

After that I have more blocks and strips to add.
I promised myself I would work on this every single day. And I have.
This last week I sewed up the sashing strips. Now I know for me, a Bonnie Hunter Mystery is gonna take much longer than the January reveal date.

 I have realized that I need a pincushion!  (Lots of pinning needed still for Frolic.) I always just take them in a out of the little plastic box.  I used to have a Granny pin cushion, but I had to be so careful to stick pins in only certain places. Looking online I found  this little Mouse on Pinterest.
Created by Prima.co.uk

I thought this would be perfect - nice and flat to stick pins in anywhere. I figured it would only take about an hour to stitch up.  

Well...I have my supplies gathered and it's already taken 1/2 hour to decide on fabrics!

I'll be back later - I'm off to hand stitch this little guy.

What?  You want to see the fabric? 

Okay...
Have fun sewing on your projects. 

Linda

Friday, February 21, 2020

Frolic Update (Working on Clue 9)

It's time for me to start the next segment of the Frolic Clue #9. (Clue 9 consists of quite a few different parts).  
We are to use some of the already sewn pieces from clue 2. Some pieces cut during Clue 9 - and now we will combine them into ???  Well, I'll don't rightly know - but I'm about to find out. I think they will be going on the the main blocks.

I sewed my little heart out last weekend - I actually sewed from 7 am to 7:30 pm with a some breaks thrown in and I have finished this part of Clue 9. 
These are the triangle settings and corner squares. 
 All done and looking pretty. 
 Oh on further inspection...What happened here?
What's that silly red triangle doing sewn on wrong?
Marzipan do you do that?

It should look like this - back to the sewing machine it goes!
Have a good time sewing this weekend.  

Linda

Friday, February 7, 2020

FNwF Update

I'm so excited to sew that I woke up at 4:30!

First I had to go for a walk.  Marzipan is used to going and I knew she wouldn't stop bugging me if I didn't.  Crying and barking would ensue until I relented. Beside I need the exercise. 
This picture was taken at Estes Park, Colorado.  It was WAY TOO DARK this morning to take one.

So I hurried up my walk and getting ready for work.
And then I started on my love, Frolic.
Turns out I have quite a few blocks done.
It really is quite fun.
I laid out the blocks I've finished.
Come to find out - I only have 5 more blocks to do. Then I'll start on the triangle settings.

I can't wait for to start sewing again tonight.

Have fun working on your projects!
It's so fun to sew with all of you.

Thanks Cheryll of Gone Stitchin' for getting us all together.

Linda