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.
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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? 

Have fun sewing on your projects. 


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.  


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.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Friday Night with Friends

Friday is just around the corner!!

Of course I'll be stitching with Cheryll of Gone Sitchin' and FNwF
I'll be working on Frolic. I've been doing so well.  I've worked on it every night, and each night I complete one block.  

I'm a little disappointed to be spending so much time on this quilt. (I had other plans for other projects.) BUT, really what did I expect?  I can look at past Bonnie Hunter quilts and SEE that there's a lot of pieces.  And a lot of pieces means a lot of sewing. And I noticed on past mysteries quite a few people took forever to finish them up.  Now I understand why.  LOL

In other news - hubby wants to reorganize and paint the garage. UGH!!  
But when we are done it will be sooo nice!

And I joined Cross-Stitch+Hand Embroidery Group on Facebook for their February stitch 30 minutes a day challenge.  #IlovetoStitch.  

Each day we post before and after photos. 
After about 45 mins.

I hope to get a mess of green leaves on this.

And on this cross-stitch I've actually put the flowers into a jar.
After about 45 mins.

It's been a long time since I've worked on this and the challenge really helps.
I'm sure it is still open if you would like to join.

Happy Stitching,