Sept.8 … Hand quilt along update…

Dorian was big on the news around here last weekend as we wondered how it was going to made land fall but here in the little town of Midville there was only storm clouds that were unique,wind was pleasant to work in a warm day,with only a few rain drops. Made a lovely mowing day.

So where am I on the log cabin quilt? Same place..🙈 I only quilted a little row not even big enough to photo.

So what have I been doing… relief quilts. There’s a real need for them ,so I step up to the plate…I was able to get three almost finished ,only binding left to do,with four more tops ready to knot. Here’s the three ready for binding. The scrappy log cabin ..the blocks I had on hand just needed to be sewn together.

Until next time…happy sewing.😊

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, MargaretEmmaTracy, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

 

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Aug. 18 …..Hand quilt along update….

Patchwork Quilt

Our family’s like a patchwork quilt,
With kindness gently sewn;
Each piece is an original,
With beauty of its own.
With threads of warmth and happiness,
It’s tightly stitched together
To last in love throughout the years,
Our family is forever.

It is time to do a little show and tell again,can you believe it!

Here’s where I was last update… working on the last block of the first row.

Finished this block ,rolled the quilt continued …quilting on the two blocks above this one ….

Now I’m working on the middle two blocks of this row.

Until next update ,stay cool.

And peek in on what the others are doing!

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, MargaretEmmaTracySusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

 

July 28….Hand Quilt Along Update…

So true!

Even though I’m doing a turtle pace on this quilt …however it will slowly get there. The pace will pick up after a bit when there aren’t so many other demands.

Here’s were I was last time..

Here’s where I am right now…

I finished the above block and almost finished the last one of this row. It is stitch in the ditch stitch in this block.

I would of had more done other than the fact that when putting up chicken wire around the biddies house to keep the snakes out,as I had 10 of them eaten,8 in one night!😡… any way I put a small cut on my finger ,and it’s amazing how just a small cut will keep one from quilting..😏 so instead of listening to me woes …go check what the others are up too!🤓

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, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

 

July 24.. a camping site project…

As y’all know this family so enjoys going camping especially Leona. We liked using the State Parks getting a years membership pass,if we had a free weekend we quick pack up and go ,always able to find a nice spot where it was easy for Leona to see, or be carried down to the water,or a nice spot for her just to enjoy her surroundings. Sad to say that all changed when the State Parks started doing reservations ahead of time. It’s hard to say we can go camping a month ahead of time with Stevens work ..if emergency call comes in …well that rather messes up a camping trip plan.

So Steven decided to start looking for a small plot that we could purchase. After much searching,looking… finding prices to large for our liking, Steven met an elderly man selling a lot in a wooded area with nothing done. His price was reasonable, so off the lawyers office we went.

The place is full of nature, and a wonderful lake ,and lovely large trees for shade. It just needed some hard work to set it up for camping. We rolled up our sleeves , put on bug spray,and threw some sweat rags around our necks and got down to work.

Here’s the progress….

We parked our camper in the graveled lane as there are no neighbors close by, using generators ,and bottled water from home the first few times we went to work.

Getting the lane cleared ,and camping site.

Building the camp site…

All the trees that we took down ,we cut up for camping firewood.

Then came the gravel..

I had plenty of clean up work to do as hubby did the tractor work.

LouAnn made our fire ring.

Finished stone ring

Water line being put in

I didn’t get a photo of the electric line going in but was done the same as the water line.

Camper now tucked in among the trees

Where the chair is ,we were cleaning up so a tent could be set up there if one of the children want to join us in camping.

Views of the lake..

There are several ospreys nest there much to my delight,even saw an otter,also it will be good fishing.

Other things that capture my attention…

It’s not been all work 😁

Leona loves that tube,puts her in a humming mood! Which is what she was doing.😄

Now we can once again pack up and go camping when ever it works out,no reservations here.

July 7…. Hand quilt along update….

“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern–it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that…one stitch at a time, taken patiently.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

I didn’t get very far at all on the old log cabin, was having too much fun with grandchildren ,and with their parents as well! The last two weeks went by way tooooo…fast!

Children and summertime warm this Mom mom’s heart!

I must say my recliner feels good tonight though, my but little people have lots of energy!😍

I only got a little over half a block done.

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, just send me an email!

KathyMargaretEmmaTracy, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

June 16 …Hand quilt along update…..

Happy Father’s Day……It is hard to believe that it has been 13 years since my dad has passed away, and 3 months since Papa Bear has passed ! They both are truly missed.

Now time for the update. 😊

There are six blocks across the quilt with six rows from top to bottom giving a total of 36 blocks to do along with the border. I have finished four of the blocks ,working on number 5. Here I was last time…..

Here is where I am now…

I’m working where the thread is. Here is a crude drawing of how it is to be quilted.

The backing is a piece that I have had for awhile ,it is from Moda fabric .

Happy quilting folks until next time!

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, MargaretEmmaTracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchen and Kathi

 

June 4…. a peek into my world lately

Summer time heat has hit us hard ,and earlier then usual,over Memorial Day week end ,it set a new record in Augusta with temperatures at 101*. We decided to go camping to enjoy the water!

I did a little hiking and come across a lonely grave. It was hard to read but with some finger tracing ,I finally figured out what was in graved in the head stone. It read… Willis Craft born July 1809 died March 21 1874 . After doing some google search ,I learned that he was very active in the community of Elberton,Ga. It was his dying wish to be buried out on his farm,which is now a lovely wooded area. His family was buried in Elberton.

Caroline enjoying a little water herself on a hot day!

The lilies haven’t minded the heat.

My guava tree is blooming for the first year.

And we will have Kiwi this fall!

And all the hard work of mowing,weed whacking,and weed pulling pay off!

How old this century plant is ,I don’t know but I do believe it’s getting some age to it . I’m looking forward to it blooming!

And of course there’s time to notice a little toad!

Hope you are enjoying your soon to be summertime!