Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A little bit of everything

I missed my Sunday posting due to Easter. My mom and I had my neighbor over for lunch and the day just flew by. It was a bit somber at my house with my mom recuperating from her procedure and my neighbor recuperating from her mom's death the week before.

I managed to get a "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" block made every day that I was on a mini Spring break. I am now 50% done with the blocks. I am going to tray to add another row on this afternoon between chores.

I seem to have more time to hand sew than I do working in my sewing cave. I managed to get all of the "Tis the Season" stitcheries done. I picked out the fabrics for my sashings so hopefully I can get those on next month.
I also finished another 19 klosjes and prepped another 40. These are the perfect portable project.
I also finished stitchery #3 of "Kitchen Fairies" and prepped block #4.
Ranette and I have been wanting to make these cute little baskets but really, we are so consumed with so many projects that we decided to wait a bit. We each made one basket to get it out of our system. LOL!!! We are going to start on this after we finish "Cracked Pots".
Mom update:
The diagnosis is Bone cancer. The only good thing is the cancer has not spread. We are going to see a radiology oncologist tomorrow afternoon to see what kind of procedures she can endure. The hope is to kill the cancer that is there and prevent it from growing. Thanks to everyone for their prayers and good thoughts.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Another Finish & Stuff

I put the last stitch on the binding on my Nearly Insane(ish) quilt. I received it back from Margaret about a month ago but haven't had the time to get this done. I am really happy with the way she quilted it and I can't wait until I wash it and put it on my bed for the summer. As usual, my pictures are not the greatest. I didn't have anyone to help me hold it up to show the whole quilt. Here are a few close-ups.I tried to get the detail of the quilting that she did on the sashing and corner stones.
I love what she did with the zig zag border.
I also love the straight lines she did on the red border.
The next 5 blocks are this months "Farmer's Wife" blocks that Joy and I are doing.

I was able to sew 21 Klosjes so far this month. I have another 16 ready to stitch. I think it takes more time prepping them that it does to sew them.
That's all for this week. We are still waiting on the results of my mom's biopsy and should know more on Tuesday.

I hope everyone has a fantastic, healthy, productive week.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Civil War Blocks & a Finish

I picked up my "Civil War Chronicles" BOM last weekend. I was afraid to see how many HST's we were in for this month. I looked at the block and thought, this isn't so bad this month. Then I read the cover. Make 8 blocks. So I went from 12 HST's to 96. LOL! This is April's "Civil War Tribute" blocks. One 18" finished and one 12" finished.
I finished sewing down the binding on my "Calendar Chair Redwork" this week. It's so nice to have a finish, it feels like it has been forever since my last one.

Thanks to all my blogging friends who offered their prayers to my mom. Her biopsy was Wednesday and our next appt. is the 19th of April. We are still praying for benign result and would appreciate good thoughts. She turns 86 this Friday!

Have a happy, healthy, crafty week!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April's Goals

Can you believe it's April already???
I am going to do something different with this month's goals. I am going to list them in order of how I want them done. If I get to them, great. If I don't, no biggie.

Sewing Machine Projects:
1) 10 "Cracked Pot Houses"
2) Make and sew binding on "Calendar Chair Redwork"
3) Make and sew binding on " Nearly Insane-ish"
4) April's "Civil War Chronicles" blocks
5) April's "Civil War Tribute" blocks
6) 5 - "Farmer's Wife" blocks
7) 5- "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" blocks
8) 1- "Lovebird Lane" block
9) Square up all 13 "Vintage Valentine" blocks
10) Work on "Blue Ridge Beauty" leader and ender project

Hand Stitching Projects:
1) Sew binding on "Calendar Redwork Chairs"
2) Sew binding on "Nearly Insane-ish"
3) "Tis the Season" stitcheries
4) 20-"Klosjes"
5) 1 - "Kitchen Fairy" block
6) 1- "Baltimore Bunny" block

OK, I am tired! LOL!

I finished this "Baltimore Bunny" block at the end of March. I think I have 5 more blocks to go and then all the border treatments.

I finished all 25 "Cracked Pots" houses this morning that Ranette and I had set to do in April. Once you make a few the rest come together really quick. Monica also started this quilt. You can see her version here. She is really moving on it.

I have some prayer request if you all don't mind. My mom is going in for a biopsy on her hip this Wednesday to see what kind of tumor is growing. Could you all say a quick prayer that it isn't the "C" word? I really appreciate it.

I pray you all have a happy and healthy week. {{HUGS}}