Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday (aka Staycation Day 5)

Yesterday I finished quilting my mystery quilt.  The binding has been stitched on three sides so far.  I may finish it tonight.  I haven't come out  to my room today.  I watched TV and swam a bit.  I did my hand stitching while watching TV.  I have the fall placements finished and on the table.  I made some more Hello Dollies and am doing my best not to grab one everytime I walk past them.  Grabbed a cup of coffee and now will do some machine stitching.  I am ready for some time at the machine.  I also have to piece the backing for the Magic Star Flower wallhanging.

Jim got the faucet replaced and while we were in the pool, he jumps out saying "We have a water leak!" I look over and see water shooting in the air.  It blew the faucet head completely off.  Luckily, we were outside and saw it when it happenend.  It has been fixed and the other one checked to make sure that it is okay.  Now for some sewing.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Design Floor (aka Staycation Day3)

I have a lot planned to do this week.  Here is what I plan on working on:

There are 3 flimsies:  Upper right is a mystery quilt that Bonnie Hunter had a couple of years ago.  I am just now getting to quilting it.  Bottom Center is a dresdan plate wall hanging and  upper left is also a wall hanging, I call it Magic Star Flowers.  Then there are three more projects, stitch down the binding on some fall placemats, add an appliqued border to the churn dash on top and finish the blocks for the button flowers.  I have many more, but these are the ones I thought I would concentrate on this week. 

We at breakfast at the local dinner and now Superman is working on replacing the faucets outside.  It is cloudy and drizzing today.  It is still expected to get over 100, but right now it is quite nice outside.

Saturday, college boy and his girlfriend came over (to do  laundry) and swam.  We cooked steaks and veggies on the grill.

I know that is not the best photo, but it is all I have.

Yesterday I finished a baby quilt for the music minister and his wife.  This is their 4th child and is to be a boy.  They will have two boys and two girls.  A very nice young family.
Now to get back to work and get that quilt loaded and quilted.  Have a great sew day! 

Friday, August 26, 2011


Superman and I are on a staycation this week.  Yahooo!  The pool is in (pics to come) and I am planning on working on MY QUILTS!  The county fair is coming up and I want/need to put some items in the fair.  I am not going to work on  customer quilts this week.  I plan to get several blocks done on the Civil War quilt.  I have I think 3 quilts to be quilted.  Need to quilt a baby quilt tommorrow.  Sew much stuff to do.  I have looked forward so much to this week.  Pics should be plenty.

Went to church tonight to get the Christmas musical we will be doing.  I had signed up to take a dessert, so I made Hello Dollies.  I haven't had one in years.  Luckily, there was some to bring back home.  YUM! 

I am going to the Civil War blog to write down blocks and cutting/sewing directions so I can put my nose to the grindstone.  More to come.