Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Mary Brown and OMG

Finished the first four blocks on Mary Brown and am pleased with how they turned out.

Now, on to the next two. 
Be sure to go by and see what the other members of the group have accomplished:
Julie K -   
Nanette Chopin Cook - 
Jan DeGan - no blog

Also fully finished my September OMG, the Leaf Mat:

It is even bound and labeled, which is always an accomplishment. Linking up at 
Elm Street Quilts. Take a look and see what everyone else has done.

This rug got a first place ribbon at our county fair...

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated our Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Class reunion, celebrating 50 years since we graduated. We had 33 of the remaining 46 members of our class in attendance. It was amazing to reunite with these women that we grew from girls to women with. 

Me with three members of our group. We had all of our classes and clinical together. 

SA went to Honecoming with her new beau....

And Macy wore this cute cheer uniform for “Go Pink” night.

Her mom is a cheerleading support mom and loves it. 

Take Care,

Friday, October 25, 2019

Hexies, Hearts, Etc.

I received a new month of Happy Hexies from Pretty Fabrics and Trims and got them prepped.

Now to glue baste and stitch these pretties.

These are last month’s Hexies on the design wall.

I have been working on my hearts here and there. These are the forty that I’ve completed.

All from stash.

Haven’t decided if I will trim them to 5” finished or leave them at 6”. Also haven’t decided on the size of the quilt. Just enjoying choosing fabrics and stitching them for now.!

 And this is the central medallion for the English Frame quilt, another BOM that is just starting up, by Pretty Fabrics and Trims.

Mattie and Buddy playing tug of war as the youngsters look on.


Take Care,

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A New Distraction

I have added a lot of cross stitchers to my IG feed since working on my sampler. They are doing some really great things...beautiful reproduction samplers, cute seasonal goodies. And then I discovered Flosstubes. Flosstubes are hugely enabling You Tubes by cross stitchers covering countless subjects and sharing what they have finished as well as what they are working on and what they plan to work on. What an amazing rabbit hole to fall into. A little retail therapy has been one of the consequences. 

I already had Harvest’s Bounty by Scattered Seed Samplers kitted up. I used a lovely 36ct linen and the two colors of Weeks Dye Works called for. Looked like an easy weekend of stitching....and it was until I realized that the alphabet is one strand over one thread of the linen. 

With the help of my magnifier/lamp, it is coming along. Think I can be done by tonight. And then I will have to decide whether to frame it or stitch it up as a small pillow to go in my dough bowl.

The leaf rug was seeing good progress until I started the cross stitch, and I still see a finish by the end of the month.

October has proven to be an incredibly busy month with the MG Fall Plant Sale last weekend, my nursing school class reunion this weekend, ER Quarterly lunch yesterday and Fall Hook In the 25th. Not to mention the usual doctor, dentist, hair, etc. appointments. How did I ever find time to work...LOL. 

NHS celebrated homecoming last weekend. The current cheerleaders wore uniforms from the past. And cheerleaders from the past were invited to come down and cheer with them. That meant that Ashley and Macy got to cheer together....they said that it was so much fun! Memories being made.

Jackson got to walk in the parade for his school carrying a sign with Macy’s name on it because she was a cheerleader and had attended that school (an alumni of sorts;-). 

Christi and Sara Ashley visited University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State last weekend. 
Colorado is way too far away for her to go in my opinion. But she did love UC in Boulder. She is busy getting her application sent out to her top four choices.

Take care,

Friday, October 4, 2019

October One Monthly Goal

How cute is the OMG button this month??? Click here
to check in and see what everyone’s planning. 

Because October is a crazy busy month here, I decided to keep the OMG simple. After finishing Ric Rac, I went to the UFO bin for rug hooking and pulled out this little mat.

Started in one of Eric Sandberg’s home classes eons ago. He designed it as a study in mock shading. Well, you can see how much interest that held for Yep, one leaf. The wool (swatches mind you) was neatly packed in a baggie. And it’s Fall, after all, so out it came. It is small...maybe 14 x 14. Surely I can get this done by the end of the month. And that will be yet another hooking UFO off my plate.

Here it is today....

Well on my way.

Tomorrow morning we are going to the Annual 4H Chicken Club Sale at Tractor Supply in search of 4-5 new hens. Most of our girls have aged out and are enjoying the luxury of retirement. That means only an egg or two per day. The middle aged girls just can’t keep up. I will try to get pics of the new girls.

Take Care,

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Liberty Periodical

I had fallen sadly behind on this sweet BOM by Sara Edgar at Pretty Fabrics and Trims. I am enamored of everything she does. Just plain pretty with liberal use of Liberty of London Tana lawns. For this BOM, we supply our own background fabrics. I chose a soft pink linen. I’ve never used a linen in a quilt; the combination of linen and Liberty is wonderful. I had only completed 3 of the 8 months of Liberty Periodical at the first of September. Knowing I would be embarking on the labor intensive Mary Brown, I figured I’d better play catch up.

I am quite happy with the results.  And ready for month 9.

Love these guys.

So true...

Take Care,