Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Dogwood ATHA Rug Show

A couple of weeks ago we had our Dogwood ATHA Hook In with rug show. I never got around to sharing these wonderful rugs, so I thought that today was a good day for it. Enjoy!

This was my favorite.

Take care,

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Cross Stitch/Rug HookingPost

I will start with my hooping projects and plans. As previously posted, the end of January/ first of February, I attended a hooking class in N.C. I took a previous start (in a class with Tricia Travis) that needed a bit of tweaking. The roses were just too bubblegum pink suit me.

Just a small tweak made me much happier......and I made some progress!

Next is the rug I started with Eric. It really isn’t my taste, but was a good lesson in working with monochromatics.

Since it is UGA colors, so I might just finish it for Jackson, whose room is decorated in these colors.

This is a small rug that I took to Happy Hookers and our February Hook In just to have something small to work on. 

I am hooking from my worm bags....and, of course, you can’t tell that I’ve touched them. I tried the puzzle pieces background filling that Lisanne Miller taught. I am not that thrilled with it,won’t use it again....but won’t rip this out. I will probably finish this on Tuesday night. 

Myhooking goal for this month is to finish The Reader. Not that much left.

On to cross stitch. I finished Mary Oakley 1818 by Pineberry Lane. This was a Christmas day start.

I am really pleased with it. This was my first experience with 40 count linen.

Next was a sweet little freebie sampler by Blackbird Designs. The challenge from the BBD FB group was to personalize it with a motif that you like that reminds you of BBDs, and to add a family name that is meaningful.

I added the bird and heart. The date is my grandparents’ wedding date, and their names, Marvin and Pearl.
This is their wedding photo.

He was 22, she was 16. They were married for 75 years before she passed away.

Next up is Ann Roberts, a year long FB SAL. I finished part 2 for February.

Love that orange and white spotted dog with its nose in the flower.

This is my February Prairie Schooler....

Still hoping to complete one a month.

And this is my new sampler start, Martha S. Scott 1878, by Gigi R. Love these colors .

And this is my small start on 40 count Ale with called for overdyed cottons.

And this was my 
Slow Sunday Stitching.

This is a UFO that I found among some quilting...Gardener Goodwitche by Brenda Gervais. I think it was a kit in 2014 from Country Sampler. Another small start. Cute, though.

And I had to start this one a couple of days ago after seeing Vonna’s tutorial on finishing strawberries.

I’ve had the kit for a couple of years, and have wanted to start a strawberry collection since being gifted a pretty paisley one from Lauren of Rugs and Pugs.

Most of the IG and Flosstubers that I follow, cross stitch in a rotation of some sort to avoid boredom. Now that is right up my alley. So my rotation for March will be Mary Scott, Goodwitche, Ann Roberts, Strawberry Thief and Prairie Schooler Santa. Not sure how I will divide the time....guess I will just play it by ear.

So that’s it....February recap, March plans.

And that’s my excuse.

Take care,

Saturday, February 29, 2020

February Roundup

Didn’t do a lot of blogging this month, but I did accomplish quite a bit. I will take a few minutes to catch things up to date as another month will be rolling in shortly.

I completed two more UFOs this month, bringing my goal for 2020 down to 11 from the original 14. 
The first finish was God Bless America by Temecula Quilt Company. It was a 2019 start.

This was my February OMG.

Today I completed Liberty Periodical, a 2019 BOM by Sarah Edgar Pretty Fabrics and Trims in the UK.

I would have been done sooner, but after appliquing the final two blocks(above), I trimmed them too small and had to start all over. Ugghhhh. I plan to hand quilt this one. All of the appliqués are Liberty of London fabrics, and the background is a soft pink linen. Hoping to find a pretty Liberty for the backing.

Next up is Celebrating Mary Brown, my group SAL. I had hoped to complete two blocks for it this month, but after having to redo the other blocks, it just didn’t happen.
Here is the block...

And while I like it, it is nothing like Mary’s block, as you can see from the pattern below.

That would be because I put it together without referring to the instructions. What was my problem this month???

At any rate, I think that it will be just fine with the other blocks, and certainly not like anyone elses!!
Go visit the other girls and see what they are doing.

Karen – Log Cabin Quilter(Lead)

Cathy – Biglakequilter

Julie K –  Juliekquilts

Robin –   solsticestudio

Nanette – Doitrightquilter

Jan – Nanette will show her progress on her blog

I appliquéd thirty more hearts 

and have the final thirty ready to applique for this month.

Then this quilt will be ready to assemble.

Month five of Happy Hexies was completed

And month six is ready to be glue prepped.

I finished up week two of Square Deal, the Leaders and Enders project, giving me 96 blocks completed. 

Sounds like a lot, but there are twelve weeks of blocks with 48 each week. Don’t know how anyone finished in 12 weeks. I’ll be pushing it to finish this year. I have started on week three...

I didn’t touch the Mystery Designer 2018 blocks that I whipped up in January, so I decided that completing this top will be my OMG for March. 

And my PHD goal will be this project from the UFO list...,

The Kathy Schmitz Home sampler, which I need to complete and finish into a wall hanging.

This is a lot for one post, so I will hold off on the cross stitching and rug hooking until the next post....hopefully tomorrow.

Take Care,