April 10… Hand quilt along update

Sorry folks.. not much to show here.

The house here is turned upside down… boxes and boxes….and packing paper.. stuff in piles that I need to decide what to do with..🙈. not enjoying my topsy turvy life.😵‍💫😁

I can show you ,a little of the inside of the camper where we will be living for the next year.

Small but cheerful

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

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 above.

March 20… To the hills …

Life for us is going to take on a new adventure. We sold the garage door business to a younger couple,and they are also buying the farm with it. The office and shop are on the farm so we were glad that they were taking the whole farm.

Why did we sell? Well, we started the business when the boys were all home needing something to do. They are all grown ,going their separate ways. Hubby isn’t in to hiring,just don’t need that headache,he says.

We purchased a parcel of land in the mountains of Tennessee awhile back,now we are looking at restoring the little house on the hill that has been sitting empty for a good 15 years.

Built in the early 1900’s..

The side walls were done like this.

Beautiful sturdy framing.

I started with removing the old drywall, it’s a messy job!

We will be living in our camper for a year ,first to give some assistance to the new owner in running the business,and then it will let us work on the old house at a more leisurely timeline.

Some views of the place…

I took this picture last fall, the old barn has the old logs …
Steven wants to repurpose the good logs to put a little rustic log cabin up on the hill where we found an old chimney.

There’s much work to do with clean up,but it will be worth it as it is a beautiful place of wild country.

A view from one of the mountain ridges,that’s on our land.

I have a feeling that my old quilts and the old house are going to be happy to be together.

March 20…Hand quilt along update…

Spring has arrived here,but before it did winter had to give us a freeze like we haven’t had all winter! I lost a lot of young plants in my raised bed because of the freeze with wind. Oh well… I’ll just move on to summer things. No sense in crying over spilled milk right!😀

One of the last Camilla flowers hanging on.

Time now for update! I wasn’t as lazy this round,and took a picture of the quilt. I don’t know exactly how much I have done in the last three weeks but it does show how much was done in six … the grid work a good half way around center piece.

The circle is where my hoop was ,(and back on again) the another blue area is what needs to be finished then it’s border time. I’m hoping that I can have most of the blue area done by the next update .. if I get stressed over this moving business it just might happen as quilting is my stress reliever. I will do a post on the move.

Happy stitching ,my friends until next update!

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 Theresa

February 27….hand quilt along update….

It’s that time again… and three more weeks just went poof.

I decided to do something a little different for I’m too lazy to undo the hoop and lay it out to see the grid work being done.😁 I will show you a little of the grid work that’s done after a bit though.

I need extra light when working in the evenings on this quilt for our family room table lamps aren’t super bright. I tried those head lights that has a head band … didn’t like them.. they messed up my hair!😤 and I had to hold my head a certain way that put a kink in my neck. So then I tried the neck reading lamp… well that wasn’t much better for it was hard to focus the light right where I wanted it.( it would often be more of a nonsense for hubby shining on him instead.🤷🏻‍♀️)

So I had this 💡 moment… it’s works out great.

Direct light where I need it!
A C clamp holds it well, and the readers lamp is recharged by a Charger cord rather than batteries.

Now the grid work…

A rather boring part of the quilt .😄

Now on the see what everyone else is 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, Margaret, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Daisy and Theresa

Feb.6 ….Hand quilt along update….

First I have some exciting news of a new little arrival to join our Bear family.

Alina Altagracia 7 lbs 8 oz arrived the third of February . She’s is the eleventh grand child,and the
Fifth granddaughter.❤️

A hearty welcome to Therea! Glad you joined us,my friend!🤗

Now for the update.

The black was what was done before… the new update is done in blue.

The inner circle with its lace loops are almost finished, then I will be working to finish all the grid work that leads up to the border work. A few more photos of quilting…

Seven more loops to finish
Some of the grid work being quilted.

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 Theresa

Jan.16… Hand quilt along update…

Half way through January, and it’s a windy,chilly day here in Ga.

This kind of weather makes quilting a real delight, curling up with the quilt your quilting on is sooo toasty warm.🙂

Sorry I didn’t get a post up and running last update. I was too weary after all the Christmas crew . I totally enjoyed all the grands and the children home,however we are adding up to be quite a crew with 22 mouths to feed for several days.

Update time! Last round I was here…

Now I’m here…

The braid and the lines are done with scallops being worked on and the grid work.

A closer look.

I need to add a Camilla to this post, my bushes are blooming their hearts out.

Then there were some that were in a bouquet ,and just about done gone. They still dressed up an old planter.

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

Dec.5…. Hand quilt along update

Happy Holidays, Friends!

Time for an update on my quilt. Here’s where I was

I was not quite done with the 3rd and 4th rows. I was able to finish those rows ,working on the stripe and braided rows… 5,6 and the stripe row on the other side of the braid.(7)
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, and Daisy

Nov.15 …Hand quilt along update…

Yep, late again. 😀 at times though it’s better to be late .

I’m just back this afternoon from Md . I was there helping Mom,who has bacterial pneumonia. Mom is starting to feel better ,but she still has a little ways to go until she’ll be back to her normal self.

So here’s the update… where I was last update…

Center done with a few of the spikes and in between designs.

And here’s where I am now….

With cooler weather ,it is fun the curl up under this quilt to work on it!
Love how the sky and trees add a lovely touch to the old barn.

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

Oct.24….Hand quilt along update…

I’m doing a finish dance!💃💃👏👏💃💃🥵… getting to old for all that!

Here’s the old girl all finished ,washed with that soft bubble quilting that old quilts get.

Sure wish the one who put the top together could see it….

Here’s a little of the back quilting..

Now for the next quilt in the hoop ,is one that I’ve been pushing back into the unfinished pile. Kathy has got me excited to do it though with hers showing off so beautiful.

I’ll not take a whole picture of it , I’ll just let you see it as it’s being quilted. It’s queen size so it will be perfect to curl up under though the cool winter days.

I’m working on the little star like arms, there are three done along with the centerpiece

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, and Daisy

Oct.3 … Hand quilt along update….

I was hoping to finish this quilt by this update … oh well hopefully next update.😁 here is how much I need to do yet along with the binding.

I’m anxious to see it finished .. washed and dried . I have a feeling she’s going to be a beautiful old piece of art…. Wish the maker that put the top together could see her.

I have several projects in line that need to be finished….not sure which one I will do yet.…

I finished the painting for my wall. LouAnn helped me with the side frames. She has lovely hand writing.

A quick update on little Felix.. there’s a good chance he will be able to go home in two weeks!

Isn’t he a cutie!❤️

A heartfelt thank you for all your prayers and thoughts for him!!

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, and Daisy