Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Started 1/14/19

 This quilt has been almost 3 1/2 years in the making.  Finally completed.

I originally saw it in a LQS during the per Christmas season 2018.  My friend and I ordered the pattern Merry Meets Modern by Lavender Lime and then I ordered another copy for another friend.  We were going to do a BOM together starting January 2019.  The friend that was with me at the LQS did some of the pieced blocks.  She doesn't like applique.  The other friend didn't even start.  I'm not sure when I completed the top but it has been in the to be quilted cue for quite some time.

It is one of my PHDs reported each month on Quilting Gail's site.  I'm a little behind but I have confidence (because of Gail) that I will complete many more quilts this year.

Wishing you more stitchin time than I will have.


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Monday, May 23, 2022

So Far Behind

 With blogging, with stitching, with decluttering, with..........it goes on and on.

I don't know why I put off posting so long.  Maybe because I'm not really a writer?

Let's get on to quilty things.

I made a quilt out of my MIL's pajamas for the caregiver/neighbor.  She absolutely loved it.

My PHD's have not progressed at all.  But I'm almost finished quilting the Christmas quilt.

My friend and I went to Quilt Week in Paducah, KY.  It was our first but not our last.  We had a blast!!! We detoured several times on the way there to see quilt barns.  That was fun too.  We stayed in Metropolis, IL home of superman.

We spent several hours in Hancock's of Paducah.  I purchased five quilt kits 😬.  And two sets of coordinating layer cakes.  The question is, can I complete them before next year?

Now let's get on to the squirrels.

DH and I purchased a motorhome and have been spending time (and money) trying to outfit it.  

We took our maiden voyage May 13-15. We traveled 3 whole miles to camp.  We forgot sunscreen, bug spray, and the eggs for breakfast.  We got locked in and the neighbor had to remove the latch from the door so we could get out.  I ran over the wheel chocks and ended up leaving them at the campsite and gonna have to buy some more.  But other than that we had a great time.

May 20th was our anniversary and we did a little semi boondocking on the 21st. We had a water connection but used the generator for the power.  That was also fun.

Maybe now that we have tested it out, I can get some quilting done.

Wishing you more stitching time than I will have until December 31 (retirement day).


Sunday, March 27, 2022

March is....

 Almost over?

A lot happening in our neck of the woods.

A former coworker that I made quilts for her and her sister out of their dad's clothing, called and asked if I could make her granddaughter a quilt for graduation.  She is a softball player and her number is 9.  When she finally contacted me to make it in January and asked if I could get it completed by Senior Night.  One of the fabrics needed to be prepped for the teammates and coaches to autograph blocks and then the autographs needed to be gotten and returned.  I told her I didn't think I could.  I told her my grandson is playing baseball for a junior college and that was going to take up my weekends and with a full time job I only have the evenings.  And then DD and SIL were planning a trip and I would be spending a week with the grands commuting to and from work.  She still wanted me to make it.  

Well, I made it!!! I completed it and Senior Night isn't until April 14th.

All washed and crinkled.  It finished at 72 x 72. 

Basic meander with softball stitches and number 9 outlined.

I'm still working on the pajama quilt for my MILs caregiver/neighbor and the Easter Bunny door hangers.

No PHDs finished but making progress.

My friend an I joined the local quilt guild.  They meet during the day on Thursday but I've decided I have enough vacation days that I can use between now and January.

I also found a motorhome that we plan to investigate further.

Wishing you more stitchin time than I will have