Thursday, September 25, 2014

I finally finished this quilt, binded and labeled for my sweet one year old granddaughter Leia.

Isn't she just adorable!
And look at the curls on her two year old sister!  
Life does not always go as we plan and mine has left little time for sewing lately.  It really hit home how much I miss it recently and so I am trying to make a conscious effort to get more sewing back into my life.  Two of my nieces are getting married in 2015, my daughter is graduating college and my youngest will be 18 so I have lots of quilt projects in my mind.  
Now to get them out and put together with fabric!
Sew Long for Now!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I took the above picture the beginning of July with the best of intentions to blog about the baby quilt I was working on for my 2nd granddaughter.  I never got to it.  I started doing Yoga with my daughter and I started walking every other day on the Greenway near my house.  Last night when I took the picture below of the pieced quilt after I pinned it for quilting I thought I had better get myself organized and post this...before she graduated from college and I still hadn't updated my blog!!!!

I had no pattern for this quilt.  I just like the material and wanted to do something to be able to really see the cute patterns so I came up with this block configuration.  I was going to outline the yellow blocks in red and the frog blocks in the green, but I ran out of both and couldn't find anymore to match so I went looking for other material to coordinate.  It is very bright and cheerful for a very cheerful 10 month old girl.

Sew Long for Now!  

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It took almost a year, but I finished the Yellowstone wall hanging.  While in Yellowstone last June I found these four prints on fabric of an artist rendering of some of the famous sights.  I brought them home and went to one of my local quilt stores and purchased material to coordinate.  It feels good to accomplish some sewing.

Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

My dear Momma went to be with the Lord on April 22.  When she and Daddy first started seeing each other he gave her yellow roses and he continued to through the years.  These are yellow roses he put with her when we buried her.

Sew Long for Now!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A picture of my dear sweet Momma as she battles cancer.  She no longer can get out of the bed and I spend several days a week staying with them helping out.  My sewing is pretty non existent right now. I know this is a season and I am doing what I am suppose to be doing but sometimes it is overwhelming.  I feel so grateful that I can help what little bit I do.

Sew Long for Now!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

I have slowly been working on the 2013 BOM.  I am working on the one block with hand embroidery now and when it is complete I will put the top together.

In other happenings, we met with hospice and they are now coming once a week to see my parents.  Last week was very busy with me traveling to my parents house twice.  Once to go with my Dad to a stress test.  He has been having chest pain and has had blockages before and then the second time was to go with him to see his cancer doctor.  Both his visits had good reports.

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

I didn't meet my goal of sewing everyday this past week, but I did sew more than I have in ages.  I worked on some blocks for the 2013 BOM that I am very far behind on.  I already know I will not be able to sew everyday this week.  Momma has an MRI tomorrow morning and an appointment with the radiation oncologist in the afternoon so tomorrow will be spent with her and Dad all day.  I will try to keep my goal and check back soon!

Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

A new year, a clean slate.  2013 had some rough bumps in the road for my family with my husband's accident and my Mom's illness.  I lost my sewing motivation at the end.  I want to get it back.  My New Year's resolution is to organize my sewing room so that I can sew for at least 10 minutes every day, even if all I get done is some cutting.  Are you making any sewing related resolutions?

Sew Long for Now!