August 14, Hand quilt along update….

What a beautiful weekend this has turned out to be! Weather heat has been much reduced to 80’s with nights in the low sixties.

I am happy with the progress I had on Aunties quilt. I was able to finish a quarter of the quilt , I’m hoping to do another quarter or at least close too it.

Where I start from last update …

Two stars done and gray borders

Today four stars and borders finished.

Total of six stars done and working on the seventh.

That’s it for me . Happy stitching !

A hearty welcome to Cathy !so glad you’ve joined us.👏

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, Daisy, Cathie and Tracy

July 27 ….Christmas in July …4

Hopefully this post goes through…. The Internet has been rather temperamental lately.

Didn’t get as much painted with week. It’s a start.

The photo that comes on the box…

It’s called Indian Summer

Here’s a photo of a little girl getting into icing..😁

Have a great day!

Thank you , Kathy for this fun filled month of Christmas in July!

July,24….Hand quilt along update

Today was a warm one with temps at 98* with a feel of 111* … as of right now there’s a thunderstorm going through that is slinging down rain,and a thunder clap that made me jump out of my skin and back in again.😁

I’m happy with what I got done this round. I’ve started in the middle doing it in quarters , two blocks finished along with sides working on the third block.

In this quarter there will be two blocks across and three down,making six blocks in this quarter while the other quarter will only have 4 blocks.

Close up of quilting design.

That’s it for me this time, so off to see visit the others!

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, Daisy and Tracy

July 13.. Christmas in July….week 2

I didn’t get much done …. As you can see..

Little photo was where I started, the larger, what I painted this week.

We went to Tennessee for the weekend ,the place needed mowing up,the weeds were as tall as I am.😮

What it looks like now…

We have a camera up on the ridge,look who we saw…. My son also happened to see one while hiking.

This is what I saw while hiking.😊

It was a lovely cool weekend with days in the upper 70* and one morning it was 60* out….. it was wonderful!

The lane that leads to our little clearing.

That’s it for me.

July 6 …. Christmas in July Challenge (1)

Kathy@Sewing Etc. is doing a challenge to get some Christmas projects going.

I have several painting I would like to have done ,so I took up her challenge.🙂

Here is the painting that I’m working on. These are paint by number kits that I buy ,then paint to my liking. I love to mix paints,and paint,and the paint by number gives me a design that is right in proportion…(when I draw I have problems getting things in right proportion 😏 so I cheat by using Paint by number.)

Paint by numbers painting
My painting in the works…. As you can see I favor bright colors.

When I finish this painting then hubby wanted this one . Would love to surprise him with it at Christmas.

It is a beautiful one!

Will be interesting to see how much I can get done by the end of this month!

Thanks, Kathy for the kick in the pants.😂

July 3 …. Hand quilt along update…..

I switched projects for a bit here. My whole cloth is put on hold until I get the quilt done for Auntie. I told hubby that I feel I’m racing auntie’s time clock,for she is 84. I would love to have it done for her before she passes on.

Here is where I left off on my whole cloth quilt.

I have folded this patient quilt up .

I was able to do all the appliqué for 20 blocks.

Don’t look to closely at the appliqué stitching… nothing like Kathy’s,or Nanette’s lovely appliqué. However the blocks were wonky so it all fits in.😀
It’s a big one … queen size

I have a good half of it marked. I’m doing mostly grid work with little flowers between the star points .Here’s a photo of the grid work.

Regular grid work on the borders … diamond in the strips between blocks. Then do each star point a quarter inch in from the seam,and outside edge.

A view of the sunset last week from the camper window.

And a photo of my new hybrid of sunflowers.😁

They were make from left over garage door parts… I didn’t make them though,they came from the door company that we deal with as a gift.

That’s it for me this round.

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, Daisy and Tracy

June 14….. settling in…..

I’m sure glad we were able to beat the heat wave with getting all the heavy moving done! We sweated enough in 95* weather. Here is what we have been up too the last few months.

The old block house

Remember we had purchased this old home a few years back. We had problems with getting a clear title because of the sellers family issues. Finally after a year it was cleared up.

Then we relaxed on working on it for the business was consuming our time. Covid brought on at lot of service work with people calling for our services as far as four hours from home.

When Mike’s decided to serve the church in PR, we decided to get serious with remodeling the old house.

LouAnn (our daughter)is living in the old house as she will be staying on after we move on . We will be living in the RV for a bit until the new owner of the business feels he is comfortable in running the business.

Then we will be going to Tennessee to work on the old home there.

Here’s the before and after photos of the old block house.

Kitchen area

We still have a few things to do like a new entry door in the kitchen.

Living room
Bedroom
Bathroom

Here’s where we are …

Home for now

A fuller view..

There is yard work to do yet,and shed in back needs a new door,then the old place will look in much better shape.

Now it’s time to catch up on some quilting.😀

June 12… hand quilt along update….

Summer heat has hit us with sizzling temps,all this week we will see 95 to 102, perfect time to catch up on my quilting!

We are moved,so I’m looking forward to some crafting time.👏😀

I do a post on that tomorrow.

Now the update…. I was able to do a little quilting but not as much as I thought. I had two teeth pulled last week and I thought that I would be quilting during recovery…well that didn’t happen as soon as I got home from the dentist ,I reclined in the chair and promptly fell asleep.🫣😊

I think it was the pain killer ,for the next day I backed off of them,and felt much better.

This is close to what I can quilt in my hoop size.

I finished this hoop and did another hoop size just like this one.

I have a new project that my Auntie (on hubbys side) ask me to do as she can’t do it due to losing her eye sight.

There are 20 blocks that will finish out to 15 1/2 inches. I was going to inset the cream pieces to finish the blocks but the blocks are a bit wonky.

I’m going to leave them that way ,so that means appliqué is how it needs to be done. I not very good with appliqué so this is a bit of stretch for me. I did get a half of a block done to see if I could stick it out. I think I can ,but I will need y’all to keep me going.😀

Some of the old scrappy blocks hand sewn by great aunt of hubby’s given to Auntie. I would say these are 1940’s fabrics in very good condition.

Aren’t they just lovely!

That is it for me this round. Happy quilting ,friends!

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, Daisy and Tracy

May 24 …. Hand quilt along update….

A few days late? Yes indeed it is.😄

The whole family was here to enjoy a gathering before Mikes left for their new home in PR.

We had a wonderful long weekend. It all went by waayyy to fast. Here’s a photo of the two little girls who are only a three months apart.

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Now time for update! I’m excited to say that I was able to squeeze in quilting time in the evenings. It was wonderful to quilt again!

I have the blue area finished!👏👏

I’m starting on the red part with just a little bit done.

That’s it for me. Happy stitching until next update!

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 and Tracy