April 14… Hand quilt along….

Tiger woods just won the masters,which is held an hr from where we live. Every year people are fixing up their homes for to rent out to folks attending the big event. That’s a plus for us ,as people and business need their doors whether it’s a garage door or a commercial store front door in good order…..

so what’s that got to do with quilting… Nothing,nothing at all..😁 just good to read that someone who messed up his life for a bit.. didn’t give up a passion of his but tried again!

Sorry to report I didn’t get to the end of the last row,even though I came close. I’m excited about being so close to the end though!! Russell’s are coming home around May 11 for a surprise birthday for hubby! I do hope I can have it ready to give it to them then to take home instead of mailing it.

Here’s what I have left to do,all that you see in the photo.

Until next update take care friends…

Check these out if you have time,and want to see some lovely at Home creativity.

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracy, ConnieSusan,  Nanette EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

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April 9… pencil sketches

I thought that life for me would slow down a bit now that I have only two of the children at home,and though the second daughter is still here at home , she is not dependent on me taking care of her,why I think she helps me out more than I do her.

I thought I was going to have time on my hands after the youngest son got married,so I decided to learn to draw ,something I’ve always wanted to do. Well, that lots of time on my hands is apparently still hiding for I haven’t found it…. I did grab a little time here and there to do a few sketches. A pencil is easy to carry around with a notebook,more so than other drawing material.

The first sketch is of the cabin ,hubby and I stayed in for a few days of get away.

The next two are drawn from photos taken by a very interesting blogger that I follow…

https://blosslynspage.wordpress.com/ Thank you Lynn!

One of these days , I’m hoping to go back to color… when I find that time on hand.😁

March 24… Hand quilt along……

Three weeks just slipped by again! And I have a finish …πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Little Grammy is finished ,I really like it.

Those old fabrics are so lovely!

I also had a baby blanket to crochet for a baby gift. Baby blankets are so fun to do.

I’m back to working on the Fire Island Hosta quilt ,I had to take it out of the frame ,my arms are short and the rolled finished part was getting to high for me to quilt comfortably.

I am working on the last row ,I’m on the corner working towards the right corner,when I get there it will be finishing time!

March 14… the Value of life…..

I want to thank each of you who sent their love and sympathy on my last post, if truly meant a lot!

Papa’s death was a shock to all of us as he was a very active 80 year old . Papa’s death was treated as a crime site being a fire was involved,he was burning some trash in a bin when some tar on the outside of the bin caught fire lighting the grass around it. He was trying to move a small trailer away from the fire,when he went down on his knees,coughed than there was no more respondence. A grandson who was there called 911 right away,but till they got there the fire was pretty much out except for the front of papas shirt where he had put the lighter to light the fire in his pocket. Papa was burnt bad enough on the face that there was no viewing of his body, however the undertaker made it possible for the family to view a hand which gave closure to the lot of us.

The autopsy reported was there was no smoke in the lungs , it was stated as a medical heart disease as the clause of death. That ,my friends ,was a real relief to me to know he was gone before the fire ever hit him!

While parting of a loved one is hard,it was wonderful to be loved and have memories of a wonderful father in law.

Then there is freshness of spring to value….

And then the enjoyment of having a sweet tempered Rottweiler around again. Caroline didn’t want her picture taken.πŸ˜„

The fun of sewing for others….need to finish binding them yet though.

The anticipation of watching this cocoon hatch…

Also valuing the time spent with hubby in a short get away in the blue ridge mountains.

Moments that make precious memories are what make my life full of value.

Feb.28… a sorrowful day

Just a quick post to share with my blogging friends. I wouldn’t be able to post on the Hand Quilt Along with time . My father-in-law just passed away, we are now headed to the eastern shore of Maryland. A shock to us all as he was so lively, we are thinking a heart attack.

I probably won’t be able to keep up with posts or post while there. So if you don’t hear from me that’s why.

Feb.10…Hand quilt along ….

Here are some of the superstitious saying that some of the ladies wrote, I found them interesting ,also did some googling as I wonder how they ever came to be…

1. Never walk under a ladder.

Interesting enough.. the Egyptians started that one,they thought a ladder formed a triangle ,and triangles were sacred to them as it referred to the trinity,so to walk through was to desecrate them.

Then centuries later the Christians ( that was a shockerπŸ™‚) took a little different turn when a ladder was placed against the cross , it then was a symbol of wickedness,betrayal and death.

In England in the 1600 made their prisoners walk under a ladder to the gallons.

2 when you spill salt toss some over your shoulder to avoid bad luck

This was started 3,500 BC by the Sumerians.

3. Never bring a peacocks feather indoors

For the western world it was believed that it there were any single girls in the house ,and there was a feather the girls were doomed to be old maids ,the eastern world brought them in the house especially the ones that looked like there was an eye that meant they had an extra eye to watch over them.

4. Never rock a rocking chair with no one in it,or your invite a ghost or spirits in.

That’s a southern favorite,which wouldn’t surprise me that came over with the Irish as that is where it originated from

5. Step on a crack and break your mothers back

This started when racism become prevalent in the 19,20th century with the saying of step on a crack and you’re Mother’s baby will be black.

Well that will give you readers something to think on.

Now time again for update!

πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ I have Grammy ready for trimming the sides then binding πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

A closeup of the back…

I also worked on the Fire Island Hosta quilt ….here is where I was

Here is where I am now….

You can see that I working on the end where the green stops

I’m tryin hard to get these two projects finished before the outside work hits full swing. I’ve already been out planting potatoes,onions with lettuce ,peas and red beets waiting.

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen

Jan. 20.. Hand quilt along…

There’s not to much to update this time,as I didn’t get a whole lot of quilting in these last few weeks. I was hoping to finish the double wedding ring.. that didn’t happen..why not? Well maybe this picture will explain what I have been doing while the weather is cooler.

We just have to smoke the bacon and hams yet , while I enjoy butchering ,it is a very good feeling when the last kettle is washed and put away until the next time. We did three nice size hogs this round.

While back to the update… I have three more blocks to finish on the double wedding ring.

The Fire Island Hosta really got no attention. Maybe a better progress report next time.

You know when ladies get together to quilt there was always lots of gossip,story telling or sharing a new idea…. well I happen to come across an old superstition about pins.

See a pin and pick it up ,And all the day you’ll have good luck..

See a pin and let it lie,and luck will surely pass you by.

And that set me to thinking.. I wonder if you ladies grew up with an old superstition? Please post a comment if you do I’d love to hear it. If there’s enough I post them on next update for all to enjoy.

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.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracy, ConnieSusan,  Nanette EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen