July 11…. Hand quilt along update…

I got a little to show this time .👏😀 I was able to put some stitches in while the family was here for the 4th….It’s fun to chat and quilt .

Here’s where I was last time.

I finished the row and have started back the other way to the right.

My daughter has fell in love with this quilt. She keeps saying it would look SO nice on the back of her couch… Christmas gift?🤫 I think she would be right happy with that.🙂

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret,Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, and Daisy

Just a quick update on little Felix.. the doctors are very pleased with his health right now. Mom and Dad can hold him as well as his grandparents. That was very exciting for them as his momma wasn’t able to hold little Felix for two weeks. Here’s a photo of him,his is still living with his Berlin heart waiting for a transplant.

Prays for him are sure appreciated.🥰

June 27… about time update…

The first update is on little Felix, they have put a Berlin heart on him until there’s a little heart for him. He does open his eyes and recognizes his momma ❤️

Felix’s folks are handling this very good given the circumstance. They feel the love and prayers of many caring people.

Next update… the little raised garden bed is really doing good this year. I have put squash in the freezer .. shredded,and fried. I would like to make some zucchini bread yet to add to the freezer list.

Hubby came home with around 15 lbs of sweet cherries,nice to have those to put in the freezer.

Of course there has been camping , Leona’s best therapy for boredom.

Leona has a new little friend. …The rabbits have been after my garden and flowerbeds awful! my poor lilies are barely surviving,the sweet potatoes are gone ,now they are working on my echinacea plants.😖

Hubby decided that it was time to get a terrier . So Sparky has join our family.

Rabbit damage

The next project that I have been learning about ,is how to do my own essential oils. I use oils, especially in the winter in a diffuser for Leona. They are also great to have when her muscles get to tight. The problem good oils are pricy!! So I am learning to do the ones that I use the most .

Here’s the distillery.😄

Peppermint plants will be growing around here…. In pots , pans ,tubs … anything that will hold dirt.😄

Next thing that got done that feels so good to have done is a…..

Scrubbed up porch!
The last project that I’ve been working on is this painting. It is a paint by number that I’m just doing my way . I want this to hang on my dining room wall as it is bare right now.

Here’s how far I am… the original way to paint it

My way
And that’s what I’ve been doing along with normal every day chores, and Leona’s care.

June 21, Hand quilt along update…

Sorry folks …no sewing has been done here except for mending a few pants for hubby in these last few weeks!

I’ll do a post on what has kept me silent ,and busy in a day or two!

This photo might give you an idea.

My squash bed

A prayer is requested for my little great nephew , who is in Atlanta Childrens hospital not doing well. Waiting for a heart transplant. The little fella is 4 months old.😢

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piercers to share and motivate one another.  We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.  

Kathy, Margaret, Sharon, Sherrie, Karrin, Daisey, Connie,

June 2… late update…

When I was young,I thought when you got older ,one didn’t have as much to do… wow, was that thought off!

Life has been busy,but good. LouAnn is home for a few weeks until she needs to go back to get ready for school again.

LouAnn and I have been going though closets reorganizing them,also getting rid of things that I’m not sure why it was there in the first place.

We went camping over Memorial Day weekend… it was a perfect weekend with perfect weather. It was a special blessing for Leona to be able to be outside with all of us instead of having to be inside in an air conditioned camper.

My quilting has come to a stand still, I won’t even try to set a goal for next update for my work load still doesn’t look like there’s time for quilting. I do hope though I can do a few stitches….

I would like to share some blocks, that an Aunt on hubby side,gave to me. They are from hubby’s great grandmother Alice.

Early 1900’s fabric

I was delighted to receive these special blocks. Some of the blocks need a little help in resizing as they are not all the same size ,and few will need to be fixed .. but on the whole I’m going to leave them as they are.

Little help needed here.
And my quilt that is a very slow work in progress is stuffed in a corner.
It brights the corner though while waiting to be finished.

I’m sure by now y’all have check out the others lovely quilts in progress but just in case someone hasn’t …here’s the list .🙂

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Daisy, Connie, and Sherrie

May 8… Hand quilt along update…

The only post I have been able to keep up with lately… is this update . My online time often takes back seat, but no guilt felt for life is too good to be caught up in a computer world.😀

Hand quilting has also taken a back seat, however I did get a little done with which I’m happy with.

Here’s where I was last time around..

Just starting this row working from right to left.
Now I’m working in the middle of this row. Little by little I’ll get there.

I did get a pile of blocks done for some scrappy quilts… the scrap pile though is still a pile. These come from the sewing circle that make charity quilts or quilt kits ( the quilt kits are for widows or single moms needing to support themselves. They put these quilt together to sale . It seems to be a big help to they.) The quilt kits allow only blocks that are 4” or larger,so that means lots of scraps to be used up.

60 some blocks on the left and 25 of the log cabin blocks
A delightful scrappy mess is what I make when working with scraps.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piercers to share and motivate one another.  We pot every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.  

Kathy, Margaret, Sharon, Sherrie, Gretchen, Karin, Daisey, Connie, Sherrie

April 19 … Hand quilt along update…

Life here on the farm is in full swing..weed pulling , mulching, weed whacking,and mowing. Need to butcher some drakes yet,as I have too many ,they will hurt my little hen ducks if I don’t get at it soon. …. having said all that … just to tell you that I didn’t get much done on my old quilt. 😃 The poor old dear has sat in the corner for two weeks without even been picked up once.

Here’s where I was last round …

I finished what was in the hoop ,and maybe a little more. Didn’t come close to getting to the other end.🤷🏻‍♀️
That’s it for me this round. Hopefully I can work on quilting again in the evenings some. Time will tell.😀

Here’s a peek at the big flowerbed almost finished..

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, and Sherrie

March 28…Hand quilt along update….

I have a new kind of daffodil this spring, isn’t she a beauty!🥰

My youngest daughter Skylie.

Time for the update,now that I got that MomMom bragging done.😁

Last time I was taking the quilt out of the frame for lap quilting. I was able to work on it more often this time around in the evenings ,and keeping Leona company at the same time. The green star is where I was and the hoop of course is where I am now.

If I do a row every three weeks.. In nine weeks I could finish. A very nice goal that I will try for but no promises for spring ,summer work have begun in full swing!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, and Sherrie

March 7….Hand quilt along update

Spring is starting to arrive here in the south..

It is good to see the spring flowers starting to bloom.

I didn’t get very far on hand quilting this time. Leona’s health issues have taken a step backward making her care more time consuming. Her voice is very soft making it hard for me to hear her when she is in need when I am back in the sewing room. So I took the quilt that I was working on out of the frame, and prepared it for the lap hoop. I finished the end part …

This brings me to the half way mark.

Here are some photos of the quilt that are finished.

And back
That’s it for me this round,please take a look at what the others have accomplished .

If you wish to join this hand quilt along contact Kathy.

Kathy, Margaret, Deb, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, and Sherrie

Feb. 14 … Hand quilt along update

On July 17, 2018 ,I posted about a dirty box of scraps that I bought off of eBay. Here’s a photo of the scraps….

The back
It is a very soft quilt that takes me back to the many years ago when I visited Grandma ,staying over night . If was so exciting to crawl under her quilts .

I was going to mark another little top but decided not too ,for this summer is going to be very busy. I will just work on the one in the frame for it will soon be warm enough in that room to work again.

So until next update … happy stitching… keep warm or dry.❤️

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

Jan.25… Hand quilt along update

I’m a day late on the update,but I’m not feeling to guilty.🤓 I had company…oh it was wonderful! My brother and his wife,nephew and his wife stopped in to visit. I haven’t seen my brother for a year. It was so good to give them all a hug again!! We have been in contact with each other throughout this virus mess but nothing is like sitting down in a chair and visiting in my living room.

Now for the update…

It has been chilly here these last few weeks ,leaving my sewing room tooooo cold to work in. That room is the coldest in winter and the coolest in summer which is nice for summer time.

So I pulled out this top to work on some more in the warm … family room where the wood stove is.😃

The top red mark shows where I started again, the bottom where I am right now. Close to a finish..👏👏

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monicaand Sherrie