Friday, October 17, 2014

FNSI

Let's get ready to SEW!
 
FNSI
 
 
 
Happy FNSI Sewing,
Linda

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sugar's Quilt (A Finish with Strange Circumstances)

YeeHaw!  I have a another FINISH!
 

It's 28 x28 inch square - okay so now I'm thinking you are not so impressed - but wait!
I started this a long time ago - in February 2011.  And after 3 years, I finished it in one weekend. Okay now you can be impressed.
 
It looked like this
 
I really didn't like it!  So in the drawer it sat.

Last week I was thinking I really ought to finish this quilt - I got up from the couch, walked into my sewing room...

And this is strange.. and I'll let you decide -

and the box I had it in had fallen out of the top of my closet & was laying on the floor.
In ten years I have never had a box just fall from the closet.

So I thought - hmmm....Is God trying to tell me something?
If so, I better get busy.

So I ripped it apart and put in back together - added more material.  Quilted it.
 
Put the binding on.
I sewed the binding onto the back and flip it over to the front - then sewed it on with a decorative stitch.  Let me tell you it's SUPER FAST.  How do you like that cute little strip for the binding?  I think it adds so much to the quit.
 
And the proof is in the pudding - here's the owner of her quilt enjoying it.
 
(Yikes! Poor quality picture.) She's gotten old and can't jump up on the couch to cuddle and get warm with us.  Sure I could have given her an old towel, but she's spoiled and loves the quilts. I'm happy she has her own little quilt.
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another Finish WHOOHOO! & Finish Along Quarter 3

Have you ever heard the sayings "Life's grand if you don't weaken"?  I had a boss, Barbara, that would say that - and honestly, it didn't do much for me. 
 
As I'm looking back at my Finish Along Quarter 3 Goals  I keep hearing her voice - saying it.
For this finsih - it's so true! 
 
I had the hardest time adding borders (and thereby changing the design) to this quilt. 
 I'm really happy with the borders, thanks everyone for the advise and help. And then I used spray stuff instead of pinning - no that didn't work for me. So quilting it was frustrating! (I didn't smooth out the quilt for this picture.)
But in the end the binding was so fun to put on.
And I'm happy with my quilt.
And so is Miss Neptune - Look at her hiding!
 
You know she's thinking - "If I lie still - Mama won't see me on the new quilt".  I'm naming this "Where's Neptune?"

So that makes 2 finishes for me for The Littlest Thistle -Finish Along (3rd Qtr):
"Where's Neptune?" and my "Flower Wreath". 

Thanks Katy for hosting!

Happy Stitching,
Linda


 

Friday, September 26, 2014

My County Fair Win! WooHoo!!

You know I didn't enter the fair to win anything - and I didn't expect to - but I DID!
 
Boy am I excited!  There were so many wonderful quilts there and I'm honored to receive a 2nd place ribbon.  Isn't that just the best?
 
We also rode the Ferris Wheel and we had Corn Dogs for the 1st time too.
I can't believe I waited so long - they were great!
I'm telling you, we had the best time.
 
Happy Stitching,
Linda


Friday, September 12, 2014

Bed Head and Label

Hello Fellow Quilters
 
I had the unfunniest thing happen to me. But it sounds a bit funny.
 
I fell out of bed and cracked my head.
(No more Monkeys jumping on the bed!)
 
So I had to have stitches and I have a concussion. 
That concussion thing is not fun.  I'm often nauseous.
And I haven't been able to quilt - but oh do I ever want to.
Nor can I stand to do much of anything, like write, clean (oh darn!), cook (double darn! hahaha) so that's why I haven't posted in a while.
 
Today is the last day to take our quilts down to the County Fair.
So I sewed a little label last night for it and then thought, why not make it a pocket?
A little pocket to hide something in when it's hanging up. How fun is that? 
 
I'm very happy to finally be putting something in the fair.
 
Happy Stitching,
 
Linda

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Home Improvements

Every year for the past 10 years we have made a home improvement on our house.
 
I really wanted to plant some fruit trees - but it's the wrong time of year.
 
One of the problems with our house is from day one the coloring on the bottom of the house is off color.   This is the outside of the house next to the garage door.
The Builder had repainted it 3 times - and each time it ends up being discolored again.
 
So our solution and home improvement for this year is to add

this stone work. 
(you can see where it is being held up by some extra stones until it's dried)

I love the way it looks!

Linda


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stuck - Stuck - Stuck

I love this quilt -
 But....
(you could tell a "but" was coming couldn't you?)
 
But I'm STUCK.  I may love the simplicity of this quilt but I need it to be bigger to be more useful.
  
It has set in my drawer for years waiting for an answer.
 
Borders?  No Borders and live with it being too short?  It's 50 by 60.
 
This morning I was working on it before going to work. 
And yes, that is my foot. :-)
 
Neptune came over and laid on it.  I didn't see her and accidentally stepped on her nose.  Yikes!!  No more quilts the same colors as my doggies!
She wasn't hurt, thank goodness. 

Help!  What are your thoughts?

Hanging by a Thread,
Linda