Saturday, February 29, 2020

February Roundup

Didn’t do a lot of blogging this month, but I did accomplish quite a bit. I will take a few minutes to catch things up to date as another month will be rolling in shortly.

I completed two more UFOs this month, bringing my goal for 2020 down to 11 from the original 14. 
The first finish was God Bless America by Temecula Quilt Company. It was a 2019 start.

This was my February OMG.

Today I completed Liberty Periodical, a 2019 BOM by Sarah Edgar Pretty Fabrics and Trims in the UK.

I would have been done sooner, but after appliquing the final two blocks(above), I trimmed them too small and had to start all over. Ugghhhh. I plan to hand quilt this one. All of the appliqués are Liberty of London fabrics, and the background is a soft pink linen. Hoping to find a pretty Liberty for the backing.

Next up is Celebrating Mary Brown, my group SAL. I had hoped to complete two blocks for it this month, but after having to redo the other blocks, it just didn’t happen.
Here is the block...

And while I like it, it is nothing like Mary’s block, as you can see from the pattern below.

That would be because I put it together without referring to the instructions. What was my problem this month???

At any rate, I think that it will be just fine with the other blocks, and certainly not like anyone elses!!
Go visit the other girls and see what they are doing.

Karen – Log Cabin Quilter(Lead)

Cathy – Biglakequilter

Julie K –  Juliekquilts

Robin –   solsticestudio

Nanette – Doitrightquilter

Jan – Nanette will show her progress on her blog

I appliquéd thirty more hearts 

and have the final thirty ready to applique for this month.

Then this quilt will be ready to assemble.

Month five of Happy Hexies was completed

And month six is ready to be glue prepped.

I finished up week two of Square Deal, the Leaders and Enders project, giving me 96 blocks completed. 

Sounds like a lot, but there are twelve weeks of blocks with 48 each week. Don’t know how anyone finished in 12 weeks. I’ll be pushing it to finish this year. I have started on week three...

I didn’t touch the Mystery Designer 2018 blocks that I whipped up in January, so I decided that completing this top will be my OMG for March. 

And my PHD goal will be this project from the UFO list...,

The Kathy Schmitz Home sampler, which I need to complete and finish into a wall hanging.

This is a lot for one post, so I will hold off on the cross stitching and rug hooking until the next post....hopefully tomorrow.

Take Care,

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,