Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dogwood ATHA Rug Show Part 2

Below are the remaining rugs that I got pics of.
 
 

 
 
 
 
My favorite rug in the show. The colors just glow!

 Don't know who hooked this one, but the pattern is by Trisha Travis.

 

 
Hooked by Sandy Gillam.

 

Rob had his third brain surgery a couple of weeks ago for recurrence of his Glioblastoma. 
 
He is doing well and starts a new treatment regimen on Wednesday. Continued prayers appreciated.
 
He and Christi celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary yesterday.

GRATITUDES:
  • Much needed hugs from sweet friends.
  • An unexpected text from an old friend
  • Playing in the dirt.
 

Take Care,
Jennie

Friday, February 24, 2017

Dogwood ATHA Rug Show Part 1

I know, I have been gone a long while. February has been a challenging month. But here I am.

Last Saturday was our Winter Dogwood ATHA Guild Hook In. There were lots of wonderful rugs, old and new, on display. I captured the labels of those who had them. The rest I will try to credit if I know.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlabeled , but I love the simplicity of this guy.

 

 

 K
More on my next post.

 
A boy and his dog...or maybe I should say pony...LOL!!

GRATITUDES:
  • Spring like weather.
  • Compassionate pharmaceutical companies.
  • The respite of days spent with friends, hooking and stitching.

 

Take Care,
Jennie 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy February

Happy birthday dear hubby!!
 
What better way to start February than with the birthday of this special guy?? Blake rarely smiles in a photo, so I consider this one a treasure!

The first of the month also means that it is goal setting day.  Judy over at 
Patchwork Times chose #9 on our UFO list for this month. Honestly, it has been so long since I looked at this Basket quilt start that it is going to be a mystery blast from the past!! I remember that the baskets were pink & brown repro prints set on point...and that all of the blocks weren't finished. Yikes!! No time to pull it out today, but tomorrow for sure.

My other February goals...
  • Temecula Postcard mini

  • Finish final Lucy Boston block and work on setting 
 
  • Turn these Postage Stamp Star blocks from RSC 2015 into a top. I am choosing this one as my One Monthly Goal and linking up at Elm Street Quilts.
  • Finish two blocks a week on this rug
 
  • Keep up with my ongoing projects 
That should keep me busy enough...LOL!

GRATITUDES:
  • A very special man to share my life with
  • A clean house
  • Fresh sheets to snuggle beneath.
 
Take Care,
Jennie
 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Goodbye January

Yes, you are going in just a few hours. So hard to believe!!!

I am happy with myself because I accomplished the goals chosen at the beginning of the month. Trust me, goal setting is a slippery slope for me, so I am as pleased as punch.

The little charity quilt, which was my UFO Goal for the month over at
Patchwork Times  was bound and finished early in the month.

 

I vowed to knit up all of that dish & washcloth yarn by the end of the month. Twenty three wash/dishcloths later, I am done!!
 
And this is all that is left...
 
Note that those are tiny amounts...see the one inch squares on the cutting mat.

Then there was Cozy Christmas, which started the month as 4 finished blocks and some components. I have to tell you that I was down to the wire on this one. The borders went on this evening...LOL.
 
I still need to make the backing before it can head off to be quilted for next Christmas. I am linking up with 
One Monthly Goal with this one.

My last goal was to get all of the Lucy Boston blocks finished. I guess you could say that I sort of finished this one. I needed only two more blocks, and here they are...
 
But when I auditioned all of my blocks together, it was pretty evident that one of them was just too bright for the rest....
 
So, tonight I am working on a replacement.

I have tried several new recipes this month as I have been doing some purging of recipe books and the mounds of recipes that I tear out of magazines. Honestly, sometimes when I go back through them I wonder what on earth I was thinking! Out of the three that I tried this week, this Sourdough bread was the only keeper....and it was excellent!
 
Recipe can be found 
here.

Those who follow my blog know that my DSIL has a form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. He has been in remission for several months while being treated with a clinical trial drug. Unfortunately his last MRI showed a suspicious area and he will be undergoing a biopsy soon. Prayers appreciated. You can read about their cancer journey at their Caring Bridge.
 
The good news is that Rob feels great. Here he is getting ready to make a Lularoe delivery for Christi.

Miss Mattie had another busy day. This seems to be her normal activity every night.
 
Hard life, huh?

 
Take Care,
Jennie 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Can it be????

I can hardly believe it is almost the end of January!!!! Where does the time go?

I have made a little progress here and there and am pressing to meet my January goals....we'll see.

I actually hooked a little bit last week. I can only manage about thirty minutes at a go, but I was able to complete five rectangles.
 
It is hard to appreciate progress on such a large rug, but moving forward slowly is better than not at all.  I really have to do something about that bright white.

Cozy Christmas has seen significant progress, too.
 
Only two borders to go. It could happen before Wednesday.

I am participating in 
Temecula's Wild Goose Wednesday.  It only requires 8 Flying Geese a week.
 
I am going with reds and creams/tans. My favorites.
 
Temecula is using a technique that turns out 2 1/2" x 5" Geese. I prefer to use the Easy Angle and Companion angle rulers, resulting in 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" Geese. Since it will be set in rows, I don't anticipate it mattering.  And I can cut all of the components from the 2 1/2" strips that I've been garnering from my scraps. I am fine if this scrappy antique reproduction quilt turns out a bit smaller. Or I can always add an additional row.

And my amazing, fearless Macy!!!
 
Performing as a flyer on the Senior Team.
 With her Mom after her Junior Team won First Place!

GRATITUDES:
  • Winter sunlight breaking through the trees.
  • Church sermon based on the construction of a quilt.
  • A whole row filled with my family at church.
 

Take Care,
Jennie