Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A moment with Nancy

Hello everyone!  What a week!  Graduations, Spring market and rain with cool weather. Nothing like going to a graduation in pouring down rain only to realize you forgot your umbrella!  Not so fun.
Teresa and Patti are back from Market and I'm anxious to see what news they brought back with them.  That's always fun.

Well....I finished my black and white quilt and the backing. (yay!)  That's all ready to quilt.  I was feeling a little lost today so I got into my PHD's. (projects half done).  I had started a New York Beauty 10 years ago as a block of the month.  I had the squares completed, they just needed to be sewn together.  And then of course the border.  The border is something else and will probably take me the rest of my life to complete.  The trouble with unfinished projects is when you eventually get back to them it seems like it takes forever to figure out where you were when you put it away.  I have at least a couple of those in my closet. 

Luckily I just needed to sew rows together for this New York Beauty.  But honestly there are seven borders.  I'll be sure and show you the finished quilt when I get those done. 
I was in the shop today to quilt my black and white quilt.  Yay!!! I have it quilted and now just need to sew on the binding.  My daughter is going to be so surprised. :)
Tomorrow I'm at the shop for the day.  We have a lot of classes coming up and they are filling.  So much I want to do and so little time.....the story of a quilter.  :-)
With that I shall wish you all the best, until next time....
Happy quilting,

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Moment on Monday May 11

Hello again!  Can you believe it's been a week already since I last ranted here?    Time is passing way too quickly.  Sometimes I wish we could slow things down a bit to be able to enjoy where we are in life a little bit longer.  (or speed things up)  Anyway....I've been busy this week just like y'all.

What a mess I had last week and I am happy to say I am passed that and on to something else.  That something else should really be cleaning up the mess I've made in my sewing room but who has time for that?  I'll just work around it.  :)  I do have my quilt ready to take in to quilt.  Now to find the time to quilt it in time for our June 3 reunion. I love the backing I found and it was wide enough that I didn't need to piece it! yay!!!
And....I have all the wallets finished.  That was so much fun.  I was in the shop the other day and learned that the class is almost full.  The class size limit is 12 and it was already 9 on Friday.  If you have a chance to take the class it is so much fun and the wallets are adorable.  See......

I told you they are cute!  I can't wait to give these to the girls at the reunion this summer. They are going to be so surprised I made them.

Now on to something else....I really had better get my sewing room organized.  I truly thought I could work around it, but I just took a second look and it's not going to happen.  Wish me luck!

Until next time, my very best to you all.

Happy Quilting,

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Moment on Monday May 4

Hello friends!  I hope this finds everyone well and busy doing what you like to do best. I'm looking out my window at the apple trees. The blossoms on all the trees are amazing this spring.  They are loaded, which makes me think we just may be having a record crop of apples.  We could only be so lucky....right?

Well, have I been busy this week.  Last Monday Teresa had us out to the cottage for a workshop.  We made the cutest billfolds with the help of Betty.  They are so cool I just had to make some for my girls and of course when I get something in my head.....everything could be falling down around me and I'm busy with my newest project.  Then on top of all of that, I am cleaning up one of the biggest messes on that black and white quilt.  You know, I always clean my seams as I go so there won't be such a mess at the end.  However, this time I didn't and am I ever sorry.  It's going to take me forever to get this mess cleaned up before I can get it quilted.

 See what a mess I have?  My wallets are in various states and the quilt.....ugh!!!  But aren't those wallets just the cutest?  There is going to be a class coming up this summer.  They are so much fun to make and they give you such an opportunity to use some of those cute fat quarters you've been collecting all these years but don't have anything to do with them.
Other than that, Bob and I have been playing as much golf as we can.  Unfortunately today was a little rainy.  You would think I could get a lot done in the sewing room, wouldn't you.........but like I said, Bob and I.......
So with that, I shall sign off, until next time.  My very best to you all.
Happy quilting,