Thursday, April 28, 2016

Some current projects

I have been having some fun working on a couple of different projects. 

Got all the stitching done. Just to trim the darker green to a consistent size. I will be ready next year!

Pattern from Bonnie Hunter. It is called wacky stars. Lots of scraps used. 

I have long loved these stars. These are made from half square triangles. Not sure where these are going but now I know how to make them. 

Dieuwke gave me this Tree of Life panel. Using silk thread I have outlined each element (flowers, leaves, etc). I am now working on the quarter squares to surround the panel. Fitting is a major challenge. Since I dont have a pattern I am not sure exactly what comes next. I am remembering (sort of) the lovely Di Ford quilt from Quiltmania - at least as an inspiration.

Keeps me "off the streets". <smile>

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

the Weeks go tripping by

Well, yes, it has been almost "forever" since last writing.  So much happening.  Caroline was here and we were mighty, mighty busy.  And then the huge church rummage sale to attend to - we work in the Books Department.  And despite the growth of Kindle reading - we managed to sell more than $3800 worth of books.  That's a lot of books!

My on-going grandchildren duties and visits, another RV outing and then preparing for a visit to dear friends.

So to back-track:

I led a small workshop with my CTA group on the Bonnie Hunter Scrap Users system.  All about using Leaders and Enders and how to make small pieces work together to create some fun things.  These two quilts are mysteries from Bonnie.

We had a birthday party for a three year old.

Enjoyed some great springtime weather.

April Fool's Day brought some tom-foolery at the gym.  The look on the instructor's face was priceless.

Sew-a-thon for Days for Girls

Trip to the park

An RV Outing to Port Townsend, WA.  Again, fabulous weather was enjoyed.

I realize I haven't actually shown you much of anything I have sewn.  And that HAS been happening, but it will wait for another blog post.  I say I will try to do better - and I will.