Sunday, September 25, 2016

Slow Sunday Punching

DFinished punching Santa.(Linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching). Think that I will attach him to a band of red and white ticking to go around my pretty letter basket.
Am thinking he needs a bit of antiquing.

Then I prepped two Halloween Pillows. The kit for these guys was purchased last year, but I never got around to making them. I needed something simple to work on tomorrow when Kathie, Laura and I get together, and this fit the ticket. The pattern is by Maggie B.

I also did a bit more organizing in my sewing room, sorting through the patriotic, novelty, Easter and Fall fabrics as well as the homespuns. The scrappy pieces are being set aside to cut up a bit at a time. No more marathon cutting for this poor wrist!
Now, on to the 30s and Modas....then the yardage. The end is in sight.

Jackson is playing baseball in a tournament team this fall, in addition to his regular team. This weekend was their first tournament, and they came in second!
Their prize....a ring...just like the Super Bowl players receive!!!

LOL!!!!!
Take Care,
Jennie



Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Hookers Update


Tuesday was Happy Hookers night at Kathie's. Fellowship and yummy food enjoyed by all. Vicky made  banana split dessert that was to die for. Yum!!!

Theda was the queen of finishes!
This cute Cupboard pattern is by Anita White.
This is Dottie the hen's hubby.
And I believe this one is by Potted Pear.
It is my favorite.

Jan is down to the borders on this Bea Brock beauty.

Vicky is working on her houses.

And Ann has drawn herself a cute sunflower to hook.

Mary has learned to punch. This circle of flowers is surrounded by the cutest sheep.
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And Laura is punching Holloween cuties .

Kathie is assembling her Lucy Boston blocks. They are gorgeous.

And she has nearly completed her Jonah rug to go along with her current Bible study. Pattern is by myWinterCottage on etsy.

And Cindy is starting this beautiful pattern of Dyeanne's.

Sorry for the poor quality photos, but the night time lighting is a challenge.

Macy, fifth grade now, started Cotillion. She'd rather be at the gym doing cheer....but doesn't she look pretty? And like her cousin, Sara Ashley, before her, she is wearing my gloves. Now how sweet is that???

Take care,
Jennie

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

If I Only

Had a brain. Honestly,  sometimes I worry. On Saturday Christi, Sara Ashley and I took in some shops on the Court Square, ate lunch at Redneck Gourmet and then headed out to a local craft fair. After we had finished and were waiting in line for a funnel cake, Christi discovered this......
All day, two different  Birkenstocks....do you think anyone else noticed??? I have to tell you, we laughed till we cried.

And then there is this.....Block 3 of The Magic of Christmas.
City Version
Blocks 1-3
Country Version
Blocks 1-3

Just saying here, that the cute little 2" finished star in the center of the 6" block has SEVENTEEN pieces in it!!!! If I had known these blocks were going to be so challenging, I might not have bitten. Oh well, I am in it now, and I do like them. I'll just have to look at it as an opportunity to work on accuracy.

The old hand is not cooperating with hooking right now. Even alternating hooks allows me only about 20 minutes of hooking time.
But I have made a little progress on the big scrappy rug...

Rob and Robert went to the GA game on Saturday....Go Dawgs!!!!
And we had our family birthday dinner for Rob here last night....a big Southern meal with roast beef and veggies.

Off to get ready for Happy Hookers

Take Care,
Jennie

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A Theme Going on Here?

It was not intentional, but as I started to gather the pics for this post, I noticed there seemed to be a theme going on here.

The Magic of Christmas (Primitive Gatherings) Block 2, City Version.

Country version

First two blocks together.
I am definitely liking them.

Block 1 of Lori Holt's (Bee in My Bonnet) Cozy Christmas SAL. Her colors are so darned cute that I just couldn't resist this one. Block 3 is already out, with another coming Monday, so I have to do some catching up here.

And this UFO Punchneedle was on my list of 10 items that I want to work on.
Started it years ago and only had the beard done. I like to punch, but do it rarely. The different movement gives my aching hand and wrist a break. Note to self....no more days on end of marathon cutting.

So, might I say, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...LOL!!

Celebrated Rob's 3 year "Cancerversary". Maybe an odd celebration, but three years with GBM Grade 4 and a clear scan (yay clinical trial drug) says celebration to this grateful family.
On Monday we will celebrate his 45th birthday here.  This horrible disease has given our family many gifts...increased faith, compassion, gratefulness and a closeness of our blended families that we had never imagined possible.  Thank you God.

Miss Roxie, our seventeen year old schnauzer, gave us quite the scare this week. She has the expected stiffness in her back and hind legs, but this week she practically became unable to stand or get up from a sitting position. Needless to say, we were distraught. A trip to the vet and some new meds has made a difference in the past 24 hours, so we are hopeful that in a few days she will once again be a feisty senior!

Another good one from Bonnie Hunter...
And I love the quilt!

Happy Labor Day weekend!!

Take Care,
Jennie


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Crazies Day

August 16th was Sew Crazies. I wrote this post then and just now realized it never published, so here it is now....better late than never. 

We didn't have a project planned, but discussed our group project starting in September. Several of us are going to be making a row quilt from Lori Holt's book, Quilty Fun.
I bought this book when it first came out....even purchased the 6 1/2 yards of fabric needed for the background....a cute white with red pin dots from Riley Blake. So it will be fun to have friends to stitch with and encourage one another on this Quilty journey.

Show and Tell is always a highlight of the day. Sandy finished her Oklahoma Backroads top from Bonnie Hunter's class.
All of this from the gal who can't make half square triangles. She said that Bonnie's class freed her from expecting perfection. Yay!!!!

She had also finished up this cute charity quilt top from a kit Kathleen had cut. Can't remember the name of it, but cute, bright colors.

And, of course, our most talented Debi had a few things to show, although she "she didn't get much done" because she was organizing her scraps LOL.
Our swap blocks made into cute barns from the Lori Holt book Farm Girl Vintage.
An adorable patch of pumpkins.
Christmas stockings from the cutest fabrics.
And my favorite....I think that this was a kit from Connecting Threads.

I finished up all of the Cathedral Stars blocks, and last night I was able to spend a bit of time assembling them.
I have to admit, just adding those setting triangles makes a world of difference.

Off to put dinner in the crockpot and get ready to work my afternoon shift at the County Extension Office as a part of the Master Gardener program.

In the reality of today's world, these words call out as a reminder....
Our mindset can make a difference in our everyday lives.

Take care,
Jennie

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Quick One

I have accomplished a good bit the past week, but haven't taken the time for photos.....which is my excuse for not blogging.

This afternoon I made the first block for the Magic of Christmas QAL from Lisa Bonjean's blog (Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop). The idea was to choose between the two versions, Country vs. City.  I liked them both, but decided to order the solid Modas in the City version from PG and to shop my stash for the Country version. 

City version. Blocks finish at 6", and Lisa plans to have them all out there in plenty of time to finish before Christmas. The patterns are free on the blog for now.

My Country version.  I decided to flip the colors here, and I like the way it turned out. The lights will be scrappy and the red consistent.

Ready for the next one. These were quick to make and I hope to keep up.

Now, back to Cathedral Stars. Plan to get all of the rows put together this week.
I am really tired of this quilt, but I will plod on to a finish.

Will show a couple of other things I have done as soon as I get a chance to photograph them, but here is a hint....
This came from the FQS this week....
And these were inside ;-).

My sweet Buddy soaking up some rays.

Take care,
Jennie