Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Back in Time and another CoVid casualty

So the date is somewhere in 2014.
I have proudly turned Pennies from Heaven into a flimsy.

Forward to 2020,
and the flimsy is quilted, bound and on the guest bed 
until the magnetic quilt hanger I have ordered arrives.
Nothing like a pandemic to help your finish up your UFOs.

Next on my list is Le Jardin.
It will be perfect for my granddaughter, Evelyn.

As far as casualties go,
the latest is my LQS, The Olde World Quilt Shoppe.
The new owner announced last week that she will be going on-line only mid June.
I dyed wool for her, but alas, no more.
She hopes to open a physical location in the future,
but I am not hopeful.
Lots of time to finish all those UFOs!

I continue to stitch circles for my Sue Spargo toned down (as in not 90!!)
sampler project. Here are a few of my latest.

After the quilt for my granddaughter is a flimsy,
I hope to work on my daughter's wedding quilt. 
Don't judge me.....her 8 year anniversary is soon.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Mother Nature

She never fails to entertain.
A hummingbird built a nest outside my laundry room window.
First there were 2 eggs, which I understand is always the case.
The twins started to get bigger.
As the nest got more and more crowded, 
one flew away.
Now there is just one fellow left.
Tried to show a video of him trying out his wings, but could not get it to download.
So here is a link to my Instagram video.
Hopefully, that will work.

A few new circles done on my Sue Spargo Toned Down Sampler.

Hope you enjoyed the hummers!
A little smile perhaps during this time of uncertainty.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Eat, Stitch, Sleep, Repeat!

Oh, this whole stay at home business is getting old!
And yet, as businesses start to open up,
I am concerned about what will happen in the next few months. 
I consider myself lucky in that both my children can either work from home 
or have been furloughed.
My daughter works at the Mayo Clinic 
and has been told she will return to work no earlier than August.
She has found, however, that the economic impact is rather negligible. 
No childcare to pay for, 
no after school activities like gymnastics and swimming lessons, 
no fast food lunches for her husband since he now works from home.
The moral of this story is that since we are all so isolated,
we feel perfectly safe gathering as a family on a regular basis.
I cherish those gatherings!

But those don't happen everyday,
sew I stitch!
 This is my first block of Sue Spargo's quilt,
Fresh Cut.
I am doing mine on a taupe background
 and dyeing all my own wool for it.
This is my second block in progress.
Boy, am I going out of my box on this one.
I continue to do the Instastitch with Sue sampler.

My attempt to design a circle on my own.
Two of my favorites designed by Sue Spargo.

Although most of my work has been with wool,
I did manage to bind a panel quilt for my son and his wife.
Simple, but she loves it.

Back to my stitching!

Fell Off the Wagon

 It was bound to happen. I had stuck to my guns until I saw Laundry Basket Quilts' pattern, Alaska Magic. I told myself,  "It is te...