Friday, February 27, 2015

Block of the Month Updates

It's that time of the month to finish all my block of the months.  The first one I worked on this month was the Fat Quarter Shop Designer mystery.

 Then our guild has their monthly block of the month.  Since this was an easy block I thought I might as well.
Pat Sloan's 2015 Vacation Time Mystery.  

 Fat Quarter Shops Snapshot Block of the Month
 And Shabby Fabrics Pillow of the Month club pillow.

Quilting and piecing is such great therapy.  It makes me happy.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Quilting Diva Retreat and a finish

The title is deceiving. I didn't finish anything at the retreat, but while talking to friends there, realized I never posted a picture of this quilt that I finished a few weeks ago.  I had originally machine quilting the binding down and it was horrible so I took that stitching out and hand stitched it down and then forgot to take a photo.

It's a Thimble Blossoms by Camille Roskelley pattern called Fireworks and a kit from the Fat Quarter Shop.  It is a fat quarter friends pattern.

The Quilting Diva's retreat was this weekend.  It's a bunch of gals who only meet once a year at Wonder Valley.  Such a great group of ladies.  All so kind and nice.  They all gave gifts throughout the weekend and I totally forgot to make anything.  Next year they expect big things from me.  :)

I didn't bring my sewing machine this weekend.  I focused on some hand applique projects.  I did get pieces that I cut at the Coxcomb class at Road all sewn down except for the big center red circle.  I need to get all the other green pieces down before I can sew that one down.
I finished a 2nd egg on my wool Easter applique runner and starch turned more than half the pieces of one block of the Christmas block of the year quilt.  Sorry - didn't get pictures of that or of anything else this weekend.  It started raining today so I got out of there right after lunch.  Glad for the rain.  Came home and took a 3 hour nap.  Just now getting up my energy to do a little stitching on the machine.

Last weekend I spent time with my dad and my brother and family.  It was my nieces 12th birthday.  I can't believe she's 12 already.  I got there Saturday noon we took a little hike, then when shopping on Sunday and model home shopping and then friends from San Jose came and we all went out for dinner in honor of her day.  It was a great weekend.

I was instructed by my doctor to go carb/sugar free for 4 weeks.  I'm just finishing week 3.  I don't feel any different.  I do miss chocolate, pasta and my morning oatmeal.   But I can do it for one more week or so.  You would think I would have dropped a ton of pounds but I only lost 5 the first week, gained 3 the next week and about the same this week.  I am also now on a low dose of blood pressure medicine.  I can tell the difference with that.  My feet and ankles aren't swelling up like they had been.  yeah!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Forgot to Post this quilt

Finished it a couple weeks ago.  It was a kit from Nancy Rink Designs.  One of those quilts you keep looking at a show and know you just have to have it.

Calling it Brick House.  Because of the color and I'm so bad at naming quilts.  Now I just need to label it and put a sleeve on it because I'm entering it in Best of the Valley.  Sent all my entry forms today.  No turning back.

Thanks for looking.