Sister sue that is a lovely quilt. That being said I wish I could sew. Just when I think I can get to finish the baby quilt something else happens. I twisted my foot and tore a ligament now I also have a cracked pelvic bone. That poor baby will be grown before I get her quilt done the way I am going LOL. Oh well all in a days fun NOT LOL.
I've been working on #1 of 7 Christmas quilts and finally finished all 3 sections just a few min. ago. The sections still need to be stitched together, and there will be a black border to "stop that movement". This is made from scraps of other quilts. The b/w HSTs are cut-aways of DD's 2010 Christmas quilt that had 6x12" flying geese. The colors are TOTs that I've collected over the years, but I did use them also in 2010 for youngest son's Chevron quilt.
Lumpy, sending healing thoughts your way. Judy TX that is a very striking quilt. It looks like a lot of work. You have 7 to make before Christmas??? Wishing you good luck. All the other projects look great. Love that big Mondo bag. I've been doing some sewing, maybe I'll have something finished to post tomorrow.
Sister Sue, I love that pattern and the rose fabric is gorgeous!
Too much yard work to get any sewing done, but I did get two embroidery blocks done for a quilt for my GS. By the end of May, it will be too hot to work outside, so hopefully I'll get some sewing things done. Mammogram next week (don't forget, ladies!)
Lumpy, hope you heal fast...take it easy for a little while!
Kim, beautiful bag...love those colors.
Judy, very colorful quilt. You have been busy!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Downsouth,
Kim, love the bag.Those colors are my favorites for now, used to be blue.
I have been traveling with my husband since last Thursday, we are in Ca. now and spent the day in SF today, would really need a good reason to move there (I live in the country with my closest neighbor 1/4th mile away) and this was WAY too many people for me.
Here is what I have been working on this week. I help my neighbor out once a week by watching his wife so he can go golfing. She is confused and needs someone to check on her often. I saw that she had this awful looking apron that is so stained and such an ugly color that I decided she needed something nice to keep her tidy at meals. I made this one from the one my grandma made me years ago. I love it and how it covers everything up. It has a criss/cross back. I even used my machine to make button holes and sew the buttons on. I made the pocket out of the binding material so she could see where it was.
Patty, what a great neighbor you are! My father would get up before sunrise so he could quickly get some golf holes before Mom woke up. It kept him sane until he came home and found Mom had fallen and broke her hip. Laid on cold concrete for a couple of hours. Would of been wonderful if they'd had you Asa neighbor. You're making the world a better place.
Great show again! Love the vibrant colors this week.
PattiJ - how sweet of you to not only give your neighbor some much needed time off, but also for making the pretty apron for his wife.
My announcement: DS got a job as security at a local electrical plant!!! I hemmed his uniform slacks so he can show up spiffy for work Monday. (Almost made them high-waders. I marked the hem with a sliver of soap, moved the ruler 1 1/2" and marked that line. ABOVE the hem line! I had the scissors in my hand and stopped. Son was watching and looked at me funny. I asked if he wanted high-waders...his eyes bulged a little bit. Remeasured and drew the cut line on the correct side of the hem line. WHEW!)This message has been edited. Last edited by: KeepYouInStitches,
I told DS that it would be horrible to have to ask his brand new employer how much it would cost to purchase a replacement pair of slacks because the - ahem - "woman" he took them to in order to be hemmed to fit cut them too short.
I told him that if it had happened and he told the truth - I'd cut him out of my will!
When my son became an officer and had to have a quick uniform fix I almost did the same thing! Afterwards I pulled out some eyelet lace and pretended to put it on the hems. Frightened him almost as much as my first almost mistake. I MUCH prefer him to get alterations and insignia sewn on-base. They charge an arm and a leg but know exactly where it is sewn and have perfect threads and machines. In 39 years of being married to a policeman the only sewing I did on his uniform was fixing a seam and pockets that leaked coins.
Congrats on the job! I think we're happier when our kids get a good job than when we did!
I finished a photo memory quilt for a friend at work. Her father died a year ago this weekend, so she wanted it for her Mom for Mother's Day. Her father was a farmer, so she asked for John Deere colors. The green is actual John Deere bandana print fabric that was in a tote bag kit that I found at WalMart. I bought 2 kits & they each had a yard & a half. The backing is a similar fabric in yellow.
She wanted simple, so I used a variation of the Warm Wishes pattern (my rail blocks are a little different)This message has been edited. Last edited by: AngelaC,
(I texted a BFF and asked her to come help with the pants. She quickly declined - as I knew she would. Her DH was in law enforcement now in security. She takes his slacks to the cleaners to be hemmed. LOL )
A friend's granddaughter is expecting her first baby and wants her nursery in pink and brown bears. I lucked out that I had the squares from another project so I'm adding the top with appliqued bears. Need to get some eyelet lace to put on the edge between the pillow and quilt. It's fun to use up some scraps.
Cute bear quilt, I think i have a similar pattern someplace in the sewing room, but I'll never find it. Don't really know anyone having a baby right now. My neighbor liked the apron I made his wife and she was happy to have something pretty. She liked the flowers, so I was glad. I had forgotten that the cofused get attached to things and don't adapt so easily. I'll remember that from now on, Kim. Thanks for the reminder. Pat
Originally posted by patty j: My neighbor liked the apron I made his wife and she was happy to have something pretty. She liked the flowers, so I was glad. I had forgotten that the cofused get attached to things and don't adapt so easily. I'll remember that from now on, Kim. Thanks for the reminder. Pat
Patty, my DMIL had dementia and we would buy her new clothes to replace her old, stained ones but they would hang in her closet and she would refuse to wear them. She said they belonged to someone else. You are sweet to have made the apron. I like those crossover ones.
Everyone has such great projects this week. I haven't been able to get to my sewing machine this week yet. Hopefully tomorrow I will get to the Wish you were here mugrug and then on to the teddybear quilt I have been working on for six months. The baby is growing quickly.
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