Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Update

A day full of errands and appointments in addition to processing and freezing nine quarts of peas resulted in no stitching time. 

I do have four more of the sweet little Farm Girl Vintage blocks that I haven't shared.
These are cute and the fabrics are fun. I do admit that the tiny pieces make stitching them a challenge.  I love them anyway.



Take Care,
Jennie

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vintage

Last week I made a test block for this pattern....
Vintage, by Camille Roskelley, from this book....

Though not really a "modern " quilter, I love Bonnie & Camille and their translation of modern.  The instructions in this book are simple, the blocks are mostly large, but they evolve from traditional quilts. A win win for a quilter like me.

Here are my first two blocks, which are 20 1/4" unfinished (12 blocks make the quilt)...


And together...
Camille's quilt is red and grey, but I have little grey in my stash, and this will be a stash quilt....so, red and tan it will be.
It is all cut and ready to go. And there are no seams to match!!!!

Last night I double seamed 47 pet beds closed and have them ready to donate.
But then Sandy brought six or seven more bags of scrap that needs to be sorted and cut up, so I will wait to get that made up into beds before I donate them. Hopefully that will happen by the end of the week.

Wise words and oh so true.
Take Care,
Jennie

Monday, August 31, 2015

Good Bye August


It is hard to believe that summer has pretty much come and gone. I have to admit, the promise of Fall is lovely. The leaves are starting to fall, the shadows are getting longer, there is a sweet breeze  and the days are shorter and cooler.

I have gotten two more UFO finishes in to complete the month.  
This Thangles sampler from about six years ago.
And the Dresden Pkate that I started in January when the RSC color was blue.

This is what I have accomplished this month....
*Brickroad mini quilt 
*65 mini Bow Tie blocks (my Leaders and Enders project) for a grand total of 178.
*3 Wonky Star blocks
*6 Postage Stamp Star blocks
*2 Lucy Boston blocks - fell behind on my goal of one per week 
*Giant 4-Patch QOV
*Hooked Spring Basket rug-lack finishing edges
*18 Dog beds
*5 Farm Girl Vintage blocks
*7 RSC Sampler blocks 
*Buttermilk Basin Small August Matt
*Donder and Blitzen wall hanging (UFO)
*Dresden Plate quilt (UFO)
*Thangles Sampler quilt (UFO)
*block
*1 Vintage Block

When I put it all down, it looks pretty significant, whereas, if I just think about it, I feel as if I didn't do much.

This month I would like to....
*Stitch closed the 45 dog beds we stuffed at See Crazies
*Stitch RSC Sampler blocks, Wonky Star and Postage Stamp Stars for September (the color is orange 
*Start the setting blocks for the RSC Sampler
*Knit something 
*Bind 2014 Country Threads BOM
*Make Vintage top
*Finish floral hooked runner
*Finish Spring Basket rug
*Make more Farm Girl Vintage blocks
*Start Jen Kingwell SAL....click on the button on the sidebar if you think you might like to join in.....no stress, no deadlines.

I know that this is an ambitious list and it is not written in stone. But it gives me some goals and a starting point. 

Hope you guys are ready for September, too!

Our dear Buddy was found with a deformed leg that had been broken and never set, chained at an abandoned house.  This has always been my philosophy....even more so now.

Take Care,
Jennie

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Another Slow Stitching Sunday

Managed to get two bindings on and ready to hand stitch today. I am linking up to Slow Stitcing Sunday. 
Tonight I am working on the blue Dresden Plate that I started as a part of the RSC back in January.
Follow the link on the sidebar to see what everyone else is doing.

These two quilts will knock two more off of my UFO list. Nice feeling.

A friend had this book at Sew Crazy this week......
I ordered it from Amazon at a reasonable price. It has some great ideas for using up small scraps.

I was fortunate enough to win this sweet little cross stitch on my primitive stitcher's group on Facebook. 
It is beautifully stitched and framed by Dixie Sampler.
And I had the perfect place to hang it.


Take Care,
Jennie

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Week in Review

This has been one of those weeks that was gone in the blink of an eye.

On Monday eleven rug hookers convened at our house for a great finishing class by the most talented Kathie Meyers.
A fun time and a great potluck dinner was enjoyed by all.

On Tuesday we enjoyed beautiful weather for Jackson's last football game of the season.'
Here with Coach Matt ( better known as Dad).
And with his greatest fan.

On Wednesday I finally finished binding this UFO Christmas wall hanging, a Jan Patek design.

Framed the wonderful antique quilt template gifted to me by Diane onto a block from an old cutter quilt shared by Vicki. I fastened it in through a hole in the template with an antique and worn Mother of Pearl button.


On Thursday Carvin, Blake and I spent the day doing yard work. When Carvin requested a quilt because it is going to be cold soon, I had just the one for him.
Love gifting someone who loves and needs a quilt......knowing it will be well used. That is what it is all about.

Today the Sew Crazies met and stuffed 45 dog and cat beds.
Now to stitch them closed and deliver them.

I also made a few blocks that I will share in another post.

I need to remember this.....

Take Care,
Jennie

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Slow Stitching to a Finish

My slow stitching today started with this cute wool appliqué, By Thy Hands by Buttermilk Basin. 

It is the August piece in the series. Last year I stitched January and February. My goal is to eventually stitch each month. They are fast and easy....and by the end of the day I had this.....
A finish!!

I am linking up with Slow Sitchin' Sunday. Click on the button in the sidebar and see what everyone else is doing.

Hahaha!

Take Care,
Jennie

Saturday, August 22, 2015

RSC Saturday

Woohoo!!! My RSC2015 (click on the button on the sidebar to see what others are doing) blocks are all done. I am caught up and now ready to get started on the setting blocks so that I can begin setting it together.  My photos aren't great, but here goes...,
June

July

August

I have one project to finish that has an absolute deadline. After that I am going to try my best to avoid deadlines and just have some fun with my stitching.  I don't consider the RSC as a project with a deadline, because there is no pressure from anyone aside from myself. I just like to keep up, as I am afraid if I fall too far behind I won't catch up and it will be another UFO.

Lots of yard work yesterday, but last night I did start a little project that I hope to finish over the weekend.

Hope you all have some stitching time, too.

In case you haven't figured it out, we love our doggies here.

Take Care,
Jennie