Saturday, August 31, 2013

I made 24 flying geese last week.  I ran out of the scraps of matching material so I will have to get some more from the shop to get up to the 32 required.
I have been machine quilting the blue quilt and hope to have it done this coming week.  
We started school back with my last student.  Our daughter has been at college for a week and we feel so blessed she picked this small school.  So far everything is going good.  All those activities you seem to curtail during the summer months are working back in our schedule and things are picking up around here.  Maybe that is a good thing though.  Maybe it will get me back in to a routine where more sewing will be accomplished!
Sew Long for Now!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I was behind on my BOM and so I got down to work and caught up.  The July BOM is above.

This churn dash is the August BOM.  Now I have to make 32 flying geese to fit in.  This is a mystery quilt and so we will not know how it all fits together until the end.

I have been wanting to knit one of these ruffle scarves.  I bought this pretty purple and went to YouTube and watched a video on how to knit it.  I got about 1/3 way through and it slipped off the kneedles.  I tried again and it did it again.  When I laid it down for the night and then picked up the next day it was hard to keep it on the needles.  So I went back to YouTube and found a video showing how to crochet it.  Crocheting was so much quicker and I finished it in a couple of hours.  I gave it to my daughter, who loves to wear scarves.  I have another skein of the purple and I will knit another and either keep it for myself or give it away as a present.  It is really fun! Now I am knitting a shawl with a beautiful wool.

Sew Long for Now!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

I couldn't believe how long it has been since I last updated.  It doesn't seem that long.  We are so busy getting our daughter ready to leave for school and getting our home ready for our oldest son, his wife and soon to be two daughters to move in with us.  He is leaving the army and moving back to the east coast.
 I did get the scrappy quilt finished, quilting borders and all.
 I have been knitting new dish clothes, mine all are wearing thin.
During our local shop hop I received a new project.  Its a redwork wall hanging with Virginia landmarks on it.  It was designed by the lady who owns one of our local quilt shops.  It took me and the children two weeks to transfer all the designs on the material.  The woman who designed it had over 100 hours of handwork in hers.  Mine will probably be more because I am not as skilled as she.  So in about 10 years I should have it completed (wink wink.)
It is so hard to believe that we are in our 21st year of homeschooling and we only have one child left.  It is bittersweet seeing them grow up and mature, but missing those sweet childhood moments.  It goes by too fast!

Sew Long for Now!