Saturday, July 22, 2017

Done!!

My Way is done!!

Well, except for blocking and binding, of course. It is wool strips (size 5-9) on linen, measuring 30"x 54". It is hooked entirely from my scrap bags....and needless to say, I didn't make a dent in them. 

I believe my next hooking project will be this runner that I started in Anita White's class this Spring....

Homespun Medallions, by Norma Batistini. It is a long runner for Christi's farmhouse table. It will be a fun hook.

Our old folks hospital group had their quarterly lunch on Wednesday.

It is always surprising how much fun we have after all of these years. I am already looking forward to October.

Did a little kid sitting with these two this week...

Gotta love those cute freckles and that gap toothed smile.

Connected....a typical preteen.

It is a hot day in GA, too hot for working outside. Think I might get a little stitching done today.


Take Care,
Jennie

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

One to Go!!

I can hardly believe it....one rectangle to go on this long term project!

Can't tell you how happy I will be to finally get this one off the frame. I am not even going to think about blocking and binding yet...LOL.

Yesterday was clean the house and cut the grass (about 3 acres worth) day. Given my preference, it would definitely be grass cutting, where I get to ride the zero turn and zone out for a couple of hours.

I was excited that this came...

Maybe I'll get a chance to pore through it today between grand kid sitting and our quarterly Old Folks Hospital lunch! Do love Lori's happy designs.


Saw this  display from The Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI. I am in love with that sweet, simple pinwheel quilt...such soft colors.

And, for those of you who ask and so kindly keep up, Rob is home from the hospital.


Mattie says have a good day and stay out of trouble...something she seems incapable of doing.

Take Care,
Jennie

Monday, July 17, 2017

Yet Another BOM

My name is Jennie and I am addicted to Block of the Month programs. There, the truth is out....as if it wasn't already apparent.

I couldn't resist the FQS's Mystery Designer BOM as soon as I saw the adorable American Jane Fabrics they were using. I could have just purchased the fabrics, but no.....

Block One:

Designed by Figtree Quilts.

Block Two:

Designed by My Sister and Me.

Together:

The good news....I am not behind yet...LOL.


Take Care,
Jennie

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

Finished!! Circle One of my Fussy Cut Friday Star quilt.

Will be working on number two today for 
Slow Sunday Stitching. Go on over to Kathy's and see what everyone else is doing on this rainy Sunday in the South.

I am going to take a few hours out of my day to go visit this sweet pair at the hospital.


And checking on this young beauty on the way.


Have a wonderful Sunday!!

And take care,
Jennie

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Less Than Hoped For

My progress is less than hoped for on the stitching front, but the garden and yards have seen considerable progress. As the days get hotter it is likely that I will be spending less time outside. That may mean more time for stitching pursuits....or not.

My plan had been for a block a day on the scrappy rug. That didn't happen, but progress has been made.


Only three blocks left!!! This has been a very long journey. So ready to move on.

A couple of months ago, after completing all of my Lucy Boston blocks, I decided to put away the tub of fabrics that I had pulled for that undertaking. Inside I found three of the required 72 EPP'ed six pointed stars that I had started for 
this project.  (It was a Temecula Quilt Company program back in 2014!! I am just three years in arrears on this UFO). It seemed a shame to stow the fabrics away without cutting the remaining 69 stars, which led to stopping other projects and stitching same. Then I needed 4 yards of fabric for setting....hello stash. I found a good enough choice and am proceeding.

The center large hexagon is the setting fabric. I wish it was a bit quieter fabric, but it was what I had. There will be background triangles joining the stars. The final quilt requires 10 circles of six stars and 4 half circles of three stars. I currently have the first circle partially stitched.

I completed one more section of the First Friday Quilt. 

Now I need only stitch June and July in order to catch up.

I have watched this beautiful native fern, the Bracken fern, grow in the edge of our woods since we moved here ten years ago.

I have tried, unsuccessfully, to move a bit of it, so I will just have to enjoy it in its woodland setting.

These beans from our garden will taste so good this winter!!

Prayers for this guy, who is undergoing yet another surgery for wound infection this morning.

Seen yesterday enjoying a much deserved margarita at their favorite Mexican restaurant before heading to the hospital....again. They are so weary....my heart breaks for them.


Have a blessed weekend and Take Care,
Jennie



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Making an Effort

Seems I have struggled to get through this year thus far. Rob has been hospitalized 8 times since the end of February and then they lost their elderly spaniel 2 weeks ago. Needless to say, all of this impacts the dynamics of our entire family. In addition, my volunteer time with Master Gardeners has been on overload...I have already volunteered 164 hours this year. I think that it has been my form of escape.

I have flitted from one project to another, never getting a real grasp, much less a finish, on anything.  That being said, I have designated July as catch up month.
Let's see how I do, as I get a bit of a head start these last days of June.

I just returned from a week at Caraway Rug School...more on that on another post. This is the first year since starting in 2004 that I haven't finished a rug for the rug show. How sad is that? This is a peek of the rug I started at camp....
 
It is called Rick Rack and my teacher was Nancy Parcels.

But before I allow myself to finish Rick Rack, this rug has been on my frame for far too long and really deserves to be finished....



 
My Way, by Hooked on George. I only lack nine rectangles....if I only hook one a day, it will be done in a little more than a week. I can do that, right??? The good thing...hooked entirely from my worm bags....which haven't gone down at all.

Next up, First Friday Sew Along, sponsored by Temecula Quilt Company. These are April's blocks that I have just finished. 

Now let's see if I can get May and June done before July arrives! These, too, are coming from stash...mostly from the squares in my scrapsaver system. Makes spending hours cutting them up worthwhile.

Robert's graduation..,,

No words needed.

Take Care,
Jennie

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Dear Robert!!

It is almost impossible to believe that Robert turned eighteen today. Later this month he will graduate from Newnan High with honors and then head off to the University of Georgia to start the next chapter of his life. Couldn't be prouder of the young man he has become.
 
       
It was a great evening!! Love you, Robert!

Jackson's team, The Force, won their tournament over the weekend. Jackson is center front. Go Force!!!! They are having a great season.

 
 Robert and Christi awarded Can't Never Could Scholarships at Newnan High.

And some great family photos of  Ashley, Matt, Macy and Jackson....oh, and Bear!
 
    

 
Take Care,
Jennie