Dec.1 … a thanksgiving weekend …

It’s hard to believe that it’s Dec. 1 already! Thanksgiving weekend flew by way too fast.

I promised a picture of the kiffles that I make for Holidays only . I did do a post on them on my other site on. Dec. 19… Kiffles 2017..(I’m not sure how to link it though..😏 ) if you care to make them.

Here are a few snap shots of this weekend.
Nap time
Snuggles learning to leave skittles and Bobo alone. She did pretty good until they came to eat out of my hand then she was ready to remove them.
Then there was Elena time, she is such a people person .🥰
She didn’t lack in attention.
My daughter,LouAnn ,gave me these little snowmen ,so we decided to put them up above the dining room window with little lights behind them.
As I visited with the girls, my hands were busy ,as there’s a little one due to arrive this week. I’m hoping to soon have it done …just a few more rows on the lace edge.
Hubby and son were busy making knives for fun. Here’s a picture of hubby’s ,I didn’t get one of Russell’s for he took his home.
Have a blessed week ,friends.❤️

Nov. 22 …hand quilt along update …

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are rolling around again. Our oldest son is coming home for a week ,it will be so fun catching up . He lives up north a good 13 hrs away ..so when he gets time off work to come home it’s always a special time. The youngest son will also be here.👏👏

I haven’t quilted as much again these last three week. I have been picking up pecans. They are bountiful this year.

The last few years a pecan company was picking them up for us ,this year however the company isn’t taking them. So I’m picking up for the the girls, and myself… my freezer is empty of pecans no longer.

Update… here’s where I was last round doing a row then rolling…

Now where the yellow marker mark is ,is what I have finished on the roll. A close up…

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

Nov. 6.. a quick update on Leona

Thank you friends for your prayers and support.❤️

Leona is starting to feel better,wanting to sit in her chair again. It has been a long three weeks with her being very listless and no appetite, then the first of last week complaining of tummy ache.. a few days later running fever.

With the fever I know I needed help! Thank the Lord the problem was easy to diagnose. Low iron count with a stomach bug….

Leona has issues with getting enough nutrients from her food,so she needs a formula,even with the formula that I give her everyday that still didn’t have enough iron for her.

Just a few days on liquid iron ,I can see her coming back to her normal self.👏👏

I’m just so thankful it wasn’t worst.

While sitting close by my girl, I was able to finish this star top.

Nov.1..Hand quilt along update..

A prayer request for Leona .. she’s not been feeling well for about a week.. I can’t seem to put my finger on what is wrong.. so if she’s not feeling better in a few days than to the Docs we go…. which always stresses her out.

Now for the update. I was able to work on the old quilt a little more this week,and to sew on a quilt top.

Here is where I was last time. Working at the right end of the quilt.

I was able to finish the row . I have it rolled and ready to start back,working from left to right .
The finished part is from the bottom of the quilt roll to the top of the white printed blocks.

The top that I’ve been working on is the star quilt using 50 through 70’s fabric scraps .

I’m using all scraps no yardage except for the red paisley border. I’m happy to have them scraps into a quilt top instead of a drawer!

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, Monica and Sherrie

Oct.11…Hand quilt along update

Even though the sewing machine was invented in 1790, hand-quilting was still more popular for the next 100 years.

Weather is very pleasant here,for which I’m thankful for July through the middle of September arent my favorite months.

I didn’t work on my quilt as much as last time .. honestly I always have hopes of doing more than before … often that doesn’t happen. One thing nice about quilting it waits very patiently.

Here’s where I left off last time…

Just a little on the end to finish then ready to roll

It’s rolled and just an bit worked on.

I also did up a stack of papers to work on my many scraps again this fall and winter.
The log cabin block uses up lots of scraps,and in the best way.. at least I think so.😀

I have two boxes full of scraps that I will be working on.

That’s it for me. Happy quilting until next time.

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

Oct.1 …. just a little random post….

It has been awhile since I have done a this and that post.

First some photos from the camp site. We have lovely days with perfect temps.

There was a black duck and a hornets nest that I tried to capture but it was a little rough out there,and the duck wasn’t into having a photo taken.

Hubby made himself some grilling racks that he was very happy with… and I was even happier for he did most of the cooking. …Even made pepper poppers .😋
Then my granddaughters brighten my days with beautiful smiles or a story.
Of course , I’ve been sewing …

There a ten knotted quilts ready to go to CAM this week. It is nice to have that off my list.

Here they are waiting for the binding to be sewn,Which took me three days to do.
Now it’s time to clean up the house.🤓

Sept.20.. Hand quilt along update….

No quote or history tidbit this time . The weather has cooled down to the 70’s this week so we are at the camp site cleaning up fallen limbs ,weeds and whatever else needs attention,also enjoying the lake ,and fire with marshmallows in the evening.

I was able to get more done this time on the old quilt. The old back of mine decided to act up again, that meant ice pack treatments . I quilted while putting ice on the back which kept me from any leaning forward.

Where I was last time…

I was only able to make about an eight inch row from left to right but I almost did the hold length. Just a little more to do at the right end, then I’ll be ready to roll the top again.
Here’s a close up of the white block design.
That’s it for me this round!🙂

Ps… I’m going to try to get to each one’s post.. but it might be a few days…

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, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

Aug 30..Hand quilt along update….

I did a little research on this quilt trying to decide what quilt block this quilter used for this top. The only block pattern that I think was used was the Jacobs ladder pattern,it would have been a variation.

I found only one other quilt that looked like it on Kingman country museum site. They too referred it as a Jacobs ladder variation.

This is a very old pattern dating back to before the Revolutionary War (1775)

For the update…. I did get a little more done on this top than before.

Here’s where I was…

At the beginning of the right side of the quilt. Now I am almost to the other end.
A close up to where I am..
And a close up of how the quilting brings the old look out in a wonderful way.
I also got some of the eight point star blocks put together, after playing around with the blocks…
I rather like the bottom setting with the red paisley print for the border and stars put on point.. the border fabric is from about the same time era as these scraps that I’m using up. Time era… 1950 to 1970.

It will be a very scrappy quilt but I want to use as many as the scraps up in this time era as I can in this top,then these scraps will be pretty much used up… one more thing out of my closet.👏👏

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, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

Aug. 18…. a new arrival….

We are very happy to welcome our little granddaughter Elena . She’s a healthy girl weighing in at 8 lbs and 5 oz.

Of course as soon as we could get away,we made a trip to Kentucky.
Hubby took a 4 wheeler along as he wanted to do some trails into the hills.
Leona was thrilled to be able to hold a little one in her lap again….. her favorite phrase….. she’s so cute.😊
And a proud PopPop
The weekend went by way too fast!!

I took a early morning walk for it was so pleasant in the morning a lovely 66*.

One never knows what they will found when the morning is fresh with the sun not yet peeking over the hill. This little fella was trying hard to reach that perfect leaf.😁

And the wonder of moss.
And the beautiful sound of running water…
We are home again watching
the entertaining little birds.

Aug.9 Hand quilt along update

Stars are probably the most common motif used on quilts. Homesteaders traveling West used the stars for guidance; and they looked upon stars as religious symbols of their faith in God.

There are hundreds of star patterns. Some quilts have just one large radiating star, often called the Star of Bethlehem or Blazing Star, while in other quilts, dozens of smaller stars are used. The simplest and most popular star pattern is an eight-pointed star.

A star pattern is not an easy design to cut or sew. Precision is extremely important as any inaccuracy in cutting or piec-ing is multiplied as pieces are added. If poorly pieced, the quilt will not lie flat when finished. An intricate star pattern was one way for a woman to show her needlework skills. Taken from… National Park service.

I have lots of scraps left of vintage fabric that I want to use up. I came across a photo of this quilt. I really liked the scrappy stars ,but I didn’t have enough plain vintage fabric .

I kept searching ,find this idea from Missouri star ,and fell in love with it.

I probably cheat and do it the easy way though. Like this…
Now to show you the little I quilted on this top..
Not much but more than I thought I was going to get done. Hoping to have more time now that l have helped LouAnn get things together for teaching another year in VA. It was fun though helping her and adding to her ideas.

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, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie