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

July 26… Hand Quilt along Update

I know, I know .. I’m a week late… I’m also have an emptier pantry shelf.

We had company from Thursday of last week to Monday of this week ,then we had company all day yesterday. Yesterday’s company was easy as it was only two ,my niece and her husband. The weekend company had me feeding up to twenty people for quite a few meals. It was a fun time though visiting with family and friends.

So did I quilt…. very little! I was hoping I could get the top that I worked on the hardest last time almost finished,sad to say that didn’t happen. I did manage three fans,just like the ones in the marked back.

Here’s a peek at a how the children.. big and small enjoyed Bobo and Skittles.

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, Kathi, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

July. 9…. we got it …

And thank the Lord …we kicked it.

Yes, we all got the COVID-19,even Leona but with rest,echinacea tea, pedialyte , Tylenol and prayers of friends and love ones. We are all back to normal… well almost. Leona and I still have to take a nap come noontime. Hubby and LouAnn bounced back after a week with only their taste lost to recover. They say that ,that takes a little more time to recover.

Well, so much for that bit of info..

Here’s some cute news we got two little parrotlet for to entertain Leona. She so enjoys watching the chickens and the ducks but it is getting so hot out these days and it is harder for her to hold her head up when she sits in the wheelchair. So we decide to get something that can be inside the house.

Met Bobo and Skittles

Bobo is the blue and Skittles is the greenish blue.
They are definitely entertaining little birds.. hubby already has Bobo sitting on his finger eating millet.
Have a great weekend folks!

June 28… Hand quilt along update

🌺 A family stitched together with love seldom unravels.🌾

It’s update time! And I did get to take time with my needle and thimble,felt wonderful!

I didnt get much done on this top except for finishing the row and turning it.

What I worked on was this old piece ,is it my quilt that I use as a take along for its in the lap hoop.”
Hubby and boys went to Alabama to a stone quarry to get certified to be a advanced open water diver. I went along just for a little time by myself.
I love taking care of Leona ,but it is nice to get a little break.
I got just four full blocks ,and four half blocks until I’m finished. Here’s some photos.

That’s it’s for me this around.

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, Kathi, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

June 7… new looks…

Kilz, White paint, rollers,paint brushes, tape, old sheets ( that I dug out of the close just for this)and marble contact paper.

Bet one can guess now what I’ve been doing.😄

LouAnn is home from school teaching for the summer. She wanted something different to do before buckling down to bulletin boards and lesson plans.

I jumped at that .. this house needed a facelift in many of the rooms .

First we started on the little hallway that was an off orangish yellow( these were the colors that were here when we bought the place . The painted walls were in good shape so I just lived with these colors until they needed redone.) sorry ,I didn’t take pictures of the hallway or the little bathroom .. they were the same color.

Here are the two rooms done…

The color didn’t show up a blue .. it is a very light blue.
The bathroom was a sea breeze blue.
The towels on the shelf don’t match any more but new towels will come at a later time.
Then we tackled my bathroom …
It was a green with gold border paper
The wallpaper still look good here but over the sinks it was peeling,and off colored from being wiped down with cleaners too often. I still have more contact paper to put around the tub ..need to do a little repair on the backsplash as it is coming unglued.
This is the color before contact paper make over
This is a counter finished..
As you see, knobs are needed.
Here’s how the walls are done. Yes, I like light color walls, I find that it matches my hap hazard way of decorating better.😁
LouAnn and I have two more rooms to work on,then we decided to start going through stuff that has sat in the closets for way toooo long.
It has been so good to work with a daughter again!!
And Lynn ,our first daughter is going to have another baby in Dec. ,so I’m going to be MomMom twice this year!!
Take care ,friends.

June 7… Hand quilt along update..

In the crazy quilt of life, I’m glad you’re in my block of friends!


Sorry folks there’s no progress here , not even a stitch.
How ever, I will do a post that tells what I have been doing with my time .
Enjoy the other updates here.
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, Kathi, Bella, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

May 31… flower and birds…and…

Whatever else I happen to photo..🤓

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted some of the flowers that are happily blooming …so here goes.

Gladiolus ,these I planted fresh this spring after a vole eat a large amount last year.. anybody know how to keep voles away other than getting a cat… Caroline ( the Rottie) isn’t cat friendly.
Hydrangea
Poppy
Lilies
More lilies
Blooming cedar?
Nope it’s honeysuckle growing in amongst the limbs.
Ruen drake looking pretty
And the arrival of more ducklings to replace the ones a skunk got in one night.
The first day of arrival they were ready for food and water…
Now they are lively and growing like weeds..
Yes, I know dirty water.. I just changed an hour before taking this photo.🤷🏻‍♀️
There are 4 magpie ducklings and 4 ruens
Here are some little birds that I seen while kayaking,here’s a video of them dancing.😄
A rag rug I finished up. Feels good to have that pile of rags out of the way.
And a new rug on the floor.
After a thunderstorm one evening last week,the sky was beautiful!

Have a lovely week friends.

April,17 Hand quilt along update

A picture that Leona colored with her nose on her iPad. 😍
I didn’t get much done on the quilt this round again, and no, it has nothing to do with a burned thumb. That has healed nicely,it’s just that there’s lots of summer work . I’m enjoying the outdoors work as the days have been really nice.
Here’s where I was last round….
And here’s where I’m today.
Closer to the end of this row… one more white block and little blocks surrounding it.

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

April,26…. Hand quilt along update.

My quilting came to an abrupt holt the first part of this week ,when the hot strawberry jam I was making missed the canning jar,running down over my thumb. The top part of my thumb now has a nice sore on top.😏 I probably could quilt if I put a bandage on it ,but the thought of removing it after quilting just puts that thought on hold. So I did sewing into stead… however I will quickly show what I did get done on the old girl.
Even with the extra gathers,it still looks very nice… cozy is written all over this quilt.
I’m half way down the length of the quilt,working from left to right.

Now for the sewing.. I have one more row to put on this quilt top then it will be ready to knot….

And some scrappy blocks .. about thirty … are ready to be put together.
A big Welcome to Monica! Looking forward to getting to know you and seeing your creative side!😊

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, Kathi, Bella, Daisy, Connie and Monica

April 24…. update on my world…🙂

My daughter is very good at keeping me informed on how the grand children are doing,and little sneak peeks into their lives!

Candice is a chip off the old block here, she loves her chicks as much as I do!

While her younger sister is the story teller..
Reagan is a good listener.🥰
My daughter in law has made masks for the business that we own,and the two boys (her and mikes boys) who thought that they were cool.

Here’s Mike and Hubby at work wearing them… quite the outfit.

The business has been steady,as we were essential to commercial business. Here they are working at a commercial warehouse, fixing a loading dock door.
We have had lots of rain lately making things so green,and fresh.
Here’s a few photos of nature
Dogwood
Last camellia bloom
Turkey tracks
Viburnum blooming
Good old hot dog roast!
Any one in need of fresh farm eggs? It’s amazing how quickly 11 eggs a day add up. I can’t use them all , so I share with family and friends.
Praying for all my blogging friend’s good health.