Thursday, February 23, 2012

Surprise Company

Knock on door around 3 p.m. My son Shawn and dil Deanne at door, knew they would coming just didn't know when, had tried to phone him to welcome him home but they were not answering calls they needed time to connect after 7 months big adjustments when apart for so long, 
Picture of them when ship docked.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3rd finish for 2012

 Finished the Civil War Anniversary scrappy quilt this morning just did a baptist fan, can't really see it by the pic I don't have a stitch regulator on my Bailey 13 so I need to find my groove when I'm quilting I can live with this, it's no longer a UFO.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shawn home

My son who was deployed in July 2011 to Libya has finally come home to Canadian soil, so proud of him and his crew, hope to see him soon wants to come home and go sledding

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cutting again

Cut all morning wish there was a cutting fairy, for my next project called Swoon went rummaging through my stash for 18 fq's got them cut, and started to cut the background fabric and of course I don't have enough I know I got it at Fabricland in Salmon Arm really need a road trip, this project is coming to retreat but I will make one to see what they will look like, just one. I ordered a layer cake for a new project will be here before retreat, so that will give me 3 projects to bring, guess I can bring my cathedral windows that I haven't worked on in ages

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Iron Caddy

Just couldn't wait till retreat to make the Caddy Pad it turned out real cute so now it's done .One thing I don't have much of is buttons going to have to make a point of getting some next time I get out of town.

Angel Food for Valentine's Day

Monday, February 13, 2012

Putting it away for sure this time???

Yesterday I finished the last 8 blocks and assembled the rows, last night I kept thinking about the top and this morning I did my favorite part of the quilt putting it together. I then cut the 178- 2.5" squares for the border next is to cut the 2.5" strip before the border, it is now put away for the retreat.
I got my pattern for the Iron Caddy, this might come with me to retreat also.
Going to make an angel food cake with whip cream and strawberries for Valentines Day.
Swoon is my next quilt project so need to go through my stash.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Iron Caddy

I order this iron caddy from Connecting Threads should be here this week want to made it in time for retreat

Played some more with the last 8 blocks for the Journals top  might get them done tomorrow if not then Mon.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Just can't leave this alone

If I keep going with this top I'll have it done before retreat. This morning I made 5 more blocks so all I have left are 8 more. There are a lot of seams to match up. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

More cutting for the Journal's top

The last 14 blocks are cut might do 1 block tomorrow and see how it looks. The only other cutting is for the border and they are 2.5" squares a mix of all the fabric collection. I also decided to do the 4 flying geese at once and the 8 half square triangles at once should go together quicker, hard to believe this will make 14 blocks
Went for a nice walk this morning the snow was hard enough to walk on top of the banks so nice to see the sun. The river has opened up a bit now not just a sheet of white.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Playing with the Journal

Yesterday and this morning I got all the pieces assembled and ready to put together I counted 57 pieces per block, I made 1 block to see how it will look I like. I also got the 16 blocks for the top and bottom completed. I want to take this project to the retreat as the girls like to see the next quilt in the series so I am only going to cut the next set of 14 blocks and there are way more pieces per block than this one.