Friday, February 21, 2020

A Brief What I’m Up To

Behind on posting, so thought I would do a quick one.

Month Five of Happy Hexies is a wrap...

Which is good, because Month Six has arrived. They are cut out and ready to glue baste. I really love these cuties.

Mary Clayton 1818 by Pineberry Lane is now finished, too.
I started this one, a gift from the Hornes, on Christmas night. It was a joy to stitch.

On the FB group, Fans of Blackbird Designs, they are stitching this freebie, Les Petite Rouge, as a stitch along. The challenge is to add a motif or motifs that represent BBDs, as well as personalizing the name. 

I wanted to do another small red sampler, and this was perfect. This is a 36ct mystery linen. You can find the free pattern 

It is almost time again for our March Grey Matters fundraiser. I am really looking forward to this speaker.

Macy and BFF Dani, both upcoming freshman at Newnan High next year, made Varsity Cheer. They were the only freshmen to move up from JV. Their hard work paid off and I am so proud of them.

Jackson’s youth basketball team, the Blazers, won first in their final tournament. Coach Dad was pretty pleased, too.

This is a familiar route;-)

Take care,

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Slow XStitching & OMG

Because I was at a hooking retreat the first of the month, I fell behind on blogging my goals and progress. I know that link up for OMG is closed, but I did have a goal for February. 
My February OMG was to complete the God Bless America quilt top, which is also on my UFO list for 2020. I started this week with the half square triangle segments in four pieces.

And finished the top today!

Feels really good to have this one to flimsy stage. And that means that I can strike off two of the fourteen quilting UFOs that I chose to work on in 2020. 

I had set a goal of finishing one Prairie Schooler Santa per month this year. These guys are my stitches for January and February.
I will make them into tag ornaments like 
Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher.

These are the five that I’ve stitched thus far.

I am stitching Ann Roberts 1824 by Hands Across the Seas as a SAL with a group on FB (Our Sampler Years - Yesterday’s Needlework for Today).

Each month’s work has been plotted out.

I finished January on time...

And have made a good start on February.

Linking up with Kathy Slow Sunday Stitching.

SA went to University of Colorado Boulder to visit last weekend. Her first solo plane trip, Uber ride and visit with a friend she only knew from social media ( but the mom is a friend of Christi’s). She had a great time, but realized how far she was from home and how culturally different it was from the South. 

On her way home, she got a text from her mom that this had come in the mail!! Perfect timing, me thinks.

Take Care,

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Rug Show

Last Wednesday through Sunday Laura, Kathie and I joined a group at Caraway Conference Center in N.C. to take part in Eric Sandberg’s Master Class. A group of hookers from The Hornet’s Nest in Charlotte were also there hooking. These photos are a few of the rugs from the combined rug show...

I’ve yet to make pics of what I worked on, but will post soon. 

It’s a gloomy day here in GA, so think that I will take it easy and do a little stitching. 

Take Care,

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Mary Brown Check In

I am in N.C. at a rug hooking class, and I almost forgot about checking in with my Mary Brown progress. 

I met my goal of two more blocks this month....yay! This was my OMG, so I am doubly glad to have achieved this.
Here are my blocks.....

And the completed blocks added to the upper left section....

Looks like I need to add some blues and purples in the next blocks. I will be shooting for the next two blocks in February, as I work myself across the top section of this quilt.

Please be sure to visit my partners in this journey to see their progress.

Karen – Log Cabin Quilter(Lead)
Cathy – Biglakequilter
Julie K –  Juliekquilts
Robin –   solsticestudio
Nanette – Doitrightquilter
Jan – Nanette will show her progress on her blog

Not much of a choice

Take Care,

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Slow Hooking Sunday

Today my slow stitching was actually a little hooking time spent with The Reader.

In reality, there was as much reverse hooking as there was hooking, but I did make a bit of progress. Linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

Significant progress was made on the 2018 FQS Designer BOM. 

The final two blocks are cut out and ready to assemble . Then it will be on to the setting. I haven’t peeked at the pattern yet, but they always have unique settings.

More progress has happened on Mary Oakley.

Such a sweet sampler. It is a pure pleasure to stitch.

Attended the Inspired Garden Symposium yesterday at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens with a group of gardening buddies. Despite a very gray and gloomy day, the garden still held beauty.

Above the outdoor fireplace in the garden....

Take Care,