Wednesday, August 15, 2018

I Have Composed....

At least a million blog posts in my mind over the past month. Unfortunately, none of them have made it to my blog. So, here I am, mid August...but at least I am here.

I failed to meet my one monthly goal last month, as I have been totally distracted by Glorious Gardens...

I had promised myself that I would finish this very large (90”x90”),  English paper pieced quilt that I started in January of 2017 ...by the end of August.
Let me tell you that it has been a challenge, and I am not quite there yet, but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. My friends, Laura and Mary Lou, have also accepted the challenge, and we plan to have show and tell at our monthly meeting on September 1st. I am HOPING to get finished by tonight. Wish me luck.

My rug camp rug has seen very little work....a bit of border and background...

I really like this big rug....why is everything that I make large????...and look forward to getting back to it soon.

Another thing that has kept me busy is putting up veggies and peaches.

Lots of work, but so worth it when we have fresh things from our freezer come winter.

Debi sent me a pic the other day of one of my quilts that she was working on all loaded on the longarm.  

Can’t wait to see this one all done. The binding is made and waiting.

We’ve had lots of visitors to this Little Lime hydrangea.


The old hospital folks had their quarterly meeting the end of July.

Always lots of fun.

Hoping to get back into the swing of blogging. So many folks have left their blogs behind for Instagram. I love Instagram, but I still love blogs. 


Take Care,
Jennie 






Wednesday, July 4, 2018

God Bless America


What a blessing to live in this great land!!!

My One Monthly Goal goes right along with the theme for this day. Visit 
OMG by clicking on the link.


This is my oldest UFO, started about 1991!! I cannot explain why I have never completed it. The reality is, that I still love it after all those years. 

Hoping I can make some sense of these yellowed directions and get her done. Everything is cut out and the strip sets are partially made. I even worked on it briefly a few years ago. Wish me luck!

These two beauties are growing up way too fast....




Off to prepare for a little celebration with extended family at Ebenezer Stone Farm. Happy and safe fourth to you all.

Got to love this one...

Take Care,
Jennie 






Saturday, June 30, 2018

OMG Finish and EPP

Last week I was away at Caraway Rug School having a grand old time. This week it has been catch up time. 

You saw my Snowball Quilt that I made with FQS....

But I will show the pic again since it was also my One Monthly Goal  finish.....and it is quilt top finish six for the year. That makes me right on goal for finishing one quilt top per month.....woohoo!!

I am a bit behind on the Linda Brannock Flowers quilt...like two appliqu├ęs blocks, soon to be three. I have one in progress now. And I have set the first blocks together.


Row nine of Glorious Gardens is finished. Two more full rows to go.

I have lots of pics from Caraway and will share them over the next few days. I am loving my rug and looking forward to sharing it.


Take Care,
Jennie 






Friday, June 22, 2018

Fat Quarter Shop Snowball Quiltalong

Today is the unveiling date for the FQS Snowball Quiltalong. You saw where I was working on it on my Instagram and here.
This is my quilt top.....


I love the way these quick and easy Snowball blocks allow for showcasing these adorable Christmas fabrics...







Thanks, FQS, for allowing me to be a part of this Quiltalong!!!

Take Care,
Jennie 


Saturday, June 16, 2018

RSC

Today is  Scrappy Saturday.for the RSC 2018. I failed to post the pink nine patches from last month...


And here are this month’s teal blocks...


I couldn’t stop myself from using some of my tana lawns to start this.....

They are mostly Libertys with a few others thrown in.
I needed another project like I need a hole in my head, but this one is so much fun.

I haven’t abandoned Glorious Gardens....I have eight rows joined....three more then the edges to go. My goal is by the end of the summer.

Tomorrow Laura, Kathie and I leave for rug camp and I can hardly wait!! A whole week of no responsibilities, friends and rug hooking. Visit 
Caraway Rug School to see what will be going on.

Christi and the kids will return from Hawaii on Monday. They have had a wonderful time, laced with some bittersweet moments. Tomorrow will be hard....Father’s Day and the six month anniversary of Rob’s passing. 


I had an incredibly fun day on Thursday. I got together with several of my Grady Memorial Hospital Nursing School friends....most of whom I hadn’t seen since graduation in 1969!

We chatted nonstop...as though we had just seen one another the day before. We are doing it again soon.

Our get together reminds me of this......

Take Care,
Jennie 



Thursday, June 7, 2018

One Monthly Goal

This month’s OMG   will be to finish the Shortcut Snowball quilt that I am making as a QAL through the FQS.
These are my fabrics....

A 1/2 yard bundle of these Christmas cuties 

And this as the background. Just seemed right to do a Snowball quilt in Christmas fabrics.

This is where I am now...

On my design wall and ready to assemble and add the borders. My deadline on this is 6/22, but my personal deadline is 6/15, as I will be leaving for Caraway Rug School in the 17th (can I say that I can hardly wait??).

One of the few things I am not behind on now is the Kaffe Mystery quilt....

Three months’ worth of snowballs that showcase his beautiful fabrics.  Hmmmmm....seems to be a trend with the snowballs here.

This is the rug I will be hooking at Caraway...

Wilton Rose Heroic by Lib Callaway. My teacher will, once again, be Jeanne Benjamin. Love Jeanne and have never done a rug with her that I didn’t like.

The Force came in 2nd (out of 32 teams)in their big tournament at Pigeon Forge.


And these guys are taking a well deserved vacation in Hawaii (despite the volcano; they’ve been assured it won’t affect them).




Take care,
Jennie 


Sunday, May 27, 2018

A Little Slow Stitching

A little CQ heart soon to be sent away to join many other lovingly stitched blocks. They will become a Comfort Quilt for an online group member who tragically lost her child.

I love the way Quilters always come together to shore friends and strangers up with their talents and kindness.  Linking up for 
Sunday Slow Stitching.

These are on the design wall. 53 little baskets. I think that if I add some 9 patches and some more plain blocks strategically it could be a lap sized quilt.

I think that it will take awhile to shave them down to size. And looks like I will need to pay attention to balancing the ones with the little cut outs.

This handsome young man had a birthday.


He’s the youngest of our grands and is growing up way too fast!!


 Take Care,
Jennie