Monday, April 14, 2014

Maniac Monday 3~Hexies and a Schnibbles

I am feeling better and feel like getting back to the real world. I hope it lasts. On my last blood work my liver functions had come back down. The doctor feels that with taking this new medication that my liver is going to run at a "new" normal. So we are just going to stay were we are on meds and see how long this good ride lasts. I have been doing some sewing but mostly I am just enjoying time with my oldest daughter while she is home from collage. She has decided to stay home this next semester and do her classes on line so I am hoping that I can get back to my sewing room on a more regular bases now that she will be busy with school work. HA HA

These are the flowers I got from my partner for March. They are so pretty. She also sent  a cool tiny little hexie key fob. It is perfect.You can see how tiny it is.


I have been working on one of my Schnibble quilts. My daughter had made a back for one of her quilts, well a wall hanging with no batting, and when she put them together you could see the print from the front. So I took that back, matched it to a Schnibble and started quilting it. I ran out of thread so I had to stop but now I have what I need and I can finish it today. 

 TTFN

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NTT~Ocean Quilt

Kelly over at My Quilt Infatuation is linking up again. I have so many UFO's like most of us do. What am I going to do...create another quilt!! I wanted a new quilt for my bed that reflexes something that both my husband and I like. We both love the ocean. He loves blue, I love green. I found a book at Joann's that was just what I was looking for. I have been busy sewing the pieces and got to a point where I felt like I need to add more craziness to the piecing. Why not add a UFO so that I can sew both at the same time. I added my Double Delight (a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt). In the picture you can see the teal pieces for the Ocean Quilt and the purple and orange for the Double Delight.

 Here I have blue and teal pieces for the Ocean Quilt with yellow and white pieces for my Double Delight.

As I was working on the lay out for the Ocean Quilt my daughter thought it would be fun to be a dork but I GOT HER!!! She told me to delete it. I did one better I am bogging about it. HA HA!

Here is my Ocean Quilt laid out. it goes from brown which is the sand to green for seaweed to teal and blue for the ocean and sky to grey for the clouds. I am sewing the rows together now. I can't wait until it is done. I LOVE IT!! 

As for the Double Delight, I have all the pieces sewn now. I just need to trim about 2/3 of them. Then I can start making blocks. I got more of it done than if I had just worked on only one quilt. 

TTFN

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WiP Wednesday~Rainbow Trip Around the World


It is Wednesday again!! I have worked on this quilt a couple of time. I LOVE IT!! This is a traditional Trip Around the World Quilt. It is going to be a huge quilt when it is finished. 

Here are all of the rows together, now I just need to sew them. 

Here is a closer look.

For Saturday Sampler I am starting a new BOM. I have seen this quilt a few times in a few shops and I am so excited to do this one. 

Don't forget to hope over to to Freshly Pieced to check out all of the other cool projects.

TTFN

Thursday, March 20, 2014

H2H~2014


It is that time once again. Time to set your heart and talent out to help those in need. I have been a part of this challenge since it started. I have made and donated 6 quilts. I am so happy to think there are 6 people out there that I helped. I hope they are warm and snugly under those quilts. I am going to help again this year. There are three great donation groups to pick from this year. 

Quilts of Compassion
Helps people after many different life altering events. Recently they helped out with the people hit in the mid-west tornadoes. They will take any quilt for men, women, children, and infants. 

Hurricane Sandy Survivors
These quilts be given to those still in need after the effects of Hurricane Sandy still lingers.

Happy Chemo!
These quilts go to help people fighting cancer. 

Come join up. Make one quilt or make many quilts, it is up to you. Hop over to Sarah's blog Confessions of a Fabric Addict. She is having signups until Saturday March 22nd. She has a great post on what the quilts will be for and how the challenge is run. 

TTFN

Monday, March 10, 2014

Maniac Monday 2~Hexie Time



Over the last few weeks I have been up and down with my health. I will not go into all of it but I am alive and kicking! That is a good thing.

I have been getting caught up on my hexies for The Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap.

December
The ones I sent:

 The ones I received:


January
Sent:

Received:
 I also received this sweet crocheted heart!

February
Sent:

Received:

March
Sent:

I have not yet received my March hexies. Soon I am sure. 

Oh but my daughter did make one for me.

TTFN

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday-A 4 Year Old UFO

Time again for WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced. Today I worked on an old UFO. Back in 2010 I joined in to do the Designer Mystery BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop. I started the blocks in July.

Then in May 2011 I had everything ready to finish the quilt.

Then like some UFO's it go put away and forgotten. I took it out today and finished the top. I even went to Joann's today and bought a back. It might not get put together into a quilt until later but at least for now it has moved on the list.

My DD#2 made bow ties for our two dogs. So silly! I thought you might like to see Chompie in his tie.

TTFN

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Maniac Monday 1~ 2014

So I have finally made it back into my sewing room. It has taken a while. My health has been a little better. I am fighting a new cold now. I had more blood work done on Friday and I will know soon what the next step will be. If my liver functions are better, then I will not have to have a liver biopsy and I might be able to start up some RA medication. Oh yeah I forgot. I am off all my RA meds and it is killing me!! I hurt so bad. This too shall pass. So if my liver functions are still bad then no RA meds and we will do the biopsy to see what is going on.
I have been working on a few things. On Wednesday I posted that I was working on one of my UFO's. It is part of my 2014 Plans~15 for '14. I had decided I was not putting myself under any pressure to make them finished projects, but at least to get them to the next stage. We'll I have a completed top now of my Birdie Stitches by Little Miss Shabby.
I also made a cute little thread catcher.
Then while I was in the sewing room and had done a good job at moving a UFO to the next step I took out a UFO that was not on my list. I had saved all the fabric from my 2012 Designer Mystery BOM. I had been cutting it up to make a different quilt then the one the fabric was ment for. I found this very cute quilt called On The Road To Spring by I Have To Say. So I finished cutting all the pieces and spent the afternoon mindlessly chain stitching. I am not sure when I will get back to it but at least this moved a little too!
I hope everybody is doing ok with the crazy weather the country is having. Last weekend we had 5 inches of snow on the ground. No it has all melted off and has rained so much there is talk of flooding. CRAZY!!
TTFN