Monday, January 28, 2019

Red and White Blocks

Last week was chopped up by numerous appointments, most of which were out of town.  Consequently, I had very limited machine stitching time.  I did manage to add five new blocks to my red quilt, though, and that made me happy. 

We had a perfectly lovely day today, but a front has already blown in this evening.  We won’t experience anything like the frigid weather expected to the north.  Stay warm, everyone!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Looking toward the next project

What a week it was.  Hubby has been hospitalized three times in the last 40 days in three different cities.  The most recent admission was in the wee hours Sunday morning for monitoring.  He is on the road to recovery, thankfully, and will be released today.  In a few hours, our daughter and two grandsons will be here to celebrate a delayed Christmas. So, as they say, it’s all good.

The only sewing I managed to do last week was completing the 15 anti-ouch pouches I had started and then delivering them to Guild meeting Wednesday. 

I also pulled out these red and white blocks and put them on the design wall.  This is the project I would like to focus on next.  However, as we have follow-up medical appointments to deal with this week, there may not be a lot of sewing.

Meanwhile, seen on a recent walk:   some of our winter Texans waiting for a handout from a kind neighbor.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Another Finish

I finished quilting and binding this wall quilt from Kim Diehl’s 2018 Simple Whatnots Club.  I took it, along with my recently finished hexagon quilt, for “show and share” at a gathering yesterday.   

This was my contribution to the dessert table, shortbread made from a recipe I gleaned from
Wanda's blog a few years ago.  It tastes really good with hot coffee or tea.

This week I am trying to finish up the anti-ouch pouch kits I have on hand so they can go with me to the Guild’s meeting Wednesday.  Once done, I can indulge in some more play time!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

A Finish

Like so many quilt bloggers I follow, my resolutions/goals/hopes for 2019 are pretty much the same:  lose weight, walk more, use my stash, etc.  Because I want to keep things as simple as possible in the quilting realm, I’ve decided to just focus on finishing more quilt projects than I start.  

I’m off to a good start.  Here is my first finish of 2019.  It is English paper pieced hexagons using a design by Edyta Sitar from her book, Handfuls of Scraps.  I elected not to do the applique border and my hexies are slightly smaller than those called for in the pattern.  It measures approximately 55 X 59 inches.  I started it in July 2016, so it took me 2 ½ years to complete.

Finishes 1, starts 0!  (Also, I’m working on the binding for a small wall quilt.)