Monday, January 7, 2019

Finally, Finishes!!

Christmas was wonderful, with family and friends. I got the decorations up before the last minute and down before the new year. I have already broken my NY’s resolutions...which is why I rarely make them. And my word for the year has already been a bust. Perhaps I should choose another or just hit reset. It is only the 7th, after all. I will think on it.

In December I FINALLY bound Homespun Medallion and my daughter was able to put it on her table at the farm. She loves it and I am so pleased.




After the first I finished two quilt tops and am hoping that I can keep the momentum going.

First of all was Flowers by Linda Brannock, which was a BOM with my Prim Yahoo group.

My first needle turn appliqué in a very long time.

And I got the Temecula Secret Santa top finished, so hopefully I will be able to enjoy it this coming Christmas!
Both of these were made entirely from stash!!

Took a class at InTown last month for Wildflower Bouquet...you may recognize it as the traditional Nosegay Block. We are EPPing the block using our own stashes of non traditional fabrics. I am using Moda grunge dots for the holders, mostly Kaffe’s for the flowers and low volumes for the backgrounds. This will definitely be a project that I work on sporadically (because I am already on project overload), but I do love the two blocks that I have completed.


Today I prepped Months 3&4 of Pretty Priscilla. Fell behind at Christmas, but this will catch me up.


Did a little kidsitting last week and Macy decided she wanted to learn to English paper piece. I was thrilled and she did a great job.

She has requested a sewing kit, so I am working on that. And yes, she’s a lefty.

Mattie definitely enjoyed the Christmas tree....


The grands....


SA at her Christmas semi formal..


Celebrating Dave’s birthday and heart transplant anniversary...

Couldn’t agree more!

Take Care,
Jennie










9 comments:

  1. Happy Healthy Anniversary. Must admit I have no idea what the heck English Paper Piecing is. No wonder your daughter was happy with that Medallion hooked runner ~ anyone would be but now it is an heirloom made by her mom.
    Saundra

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  2. Love those nosegay fabrics. Happy b-day and transplant day. That is definitely something to celebrate. You have beautiful grandkids! Glad you are a very involved in their lives. Happy 2019. Just hit reset on those resolutions. :)

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  3. That rug is PERFECT for your daughter's table!!! Lucky her.
    Macy knows more about quilting than I do...lol.
    Sara Ashley is just drop dead gorgeous.
    Happy birthday and transplant day, Dave.
    Hugs😊
    Lauren

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  4. The table rug is gorgeous! I'm not sure I'd have been able to gift it, though an appreciative recipeient would help. A bit of FYI, in case Macy decides she loves needlework and wants to explore embroidery - http://www.vettycreations.com.au/left-handed-book.html Yvette Stanton wrote a great book on embroidery for left handed stitchers. I *think* most of her books now include left hand instructions. I'm in no way affiliated.

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  5. I realized that my Christmas table runner was years old so I am making a new one for next year while waiting for fabric to start a g-g a big girl quilt

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  6. You're off to a fantastic start this New Year! Lovely finishes. It's so much fun when the younger generation becomes interested in our hobbies. You have a beautiful family! Andrea

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  7. You're off to a fantastic start for the New Year!!! Resolutions schmesolutions....just relax and enjoy each day! :-)

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  8. Your homespun Medallion is stunning and so beautiful. I was mildly surprised at reading about celebrating David's heart transplant. My husband of 44 yearrs just received a heart transplant at Tufts this past April 2018. I hope all is going well for you all.

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