Did I say inspiring????
Friday, April 29, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The events of life since the first of the year have thrown me far behind on my stitching and hooking goals. That being said, I wouldn't change a thing, but now it is time to attempt to play catch up.
In between gardening and family events, I had been able to squeeze a little prep work in. Allietaire is cut and ready to finish. I have cut quite a few Quilty 365 circles, though I am behind on stitching them.
Last night I decided to take advantage of what I had prepped and work on the Sarah Fielke BOM. First, though, I had to make the second month's 12" block. This required me making templates for some of the pieces.....something I hadn't done in many years. It was a bit time consuming, but the block was done before I went to bed last night. Not perfect, but pretty good, and measured out perfectly.
Today I decided to make the 22 remaining six inch stars. Sarah said that you could spread the construction of these out over several months, but I had them all cut and just decided to go for it.
I have the applique setting blocks prepped and ready to stitch, so will try to work on them this week, too. Month 3 consists of two fairly simple 12" applique blocks, so maybe I will catch up before Month 4 arrives at the end of this month.
On Thursday I started working towards my 50 Intern hours for Master Gardener by helping prepare for the annual plant sale.
We moved 6000 plants from the greenhouse to the sale site and set them up. It was fun, and I learned a lot, but have to admit, these old bones were weary at the end of the day.
I have been meaning to post this photo of the kids with Denise Jackson at the Can't Never Could Grey Matters Fundraiser.
The way I am greeted when I come home smelling like someone else's dog.
Today was our first Sew Crazy day in quite awhile. Life seems to get in the way at times.
It is always fun to have show and tell. Debi never disappoints with her amazing finishes.
Sandra shared her first quilt, made many years ago for her son who recently passed away.
I am still not getting a lot done on the stitching front. I did finish all of the Quilty 365 March blocks and have prepped most of the April blocks....even stitched four. Trying really hard not to get too far behind.
Got the stems appliqued onto the 8 1/2 Sarah Fielke connector blocks....
Rob took Robert and three friends to the G Day game on Saturday. Each of these young men are HS Juniors and are considering GA in their college prospects. No one better to show them around than Rob, who loves his alma mater.
A message from your dog...
Monday, April 4, 2016
Another great Tennessee Rug Retreat has come and gone. It was such fun and everyone accomplished so much. There is just something about being with a group of hooking friends that is not only fun, but so inspiring. Great camaraderie.
Without further ado, here is our throwdown...
Nancy came close to completing her pineapple. She used some gorgeous Sari ribbon in this.
Nancy only lacks a few more berries completing this beautiful rug. I love how each border is different.
Happy 17th birthday to dear Roxie!!! She is loving her new birthday bed.