Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Summer Stitching

When I've had a stressful/hectic day - nothing calms me more than a bit of hand-work - especially hand sewing quilt binding.  Something so restful about taking my time to finish a quilt with some stitching.  I may machine piece my quilts and send them out to a long-arm quilter - but, for now, I still hand stitch the bindings down.  It just feels like the right thing to do. 

Notes:  'Four Corners'  made for my brother and his wife.  Started  Fall of 2014 and finished Summer of 2015.  ( I like to stitch - didn't say I was quick about it )

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The '4th'


“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”                         
                                                                                                                              Erma Bombeck

Thursday, April 2, 2015

' it goes on '

'In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:  it goes on'   
Robert Frost


Five months - with trips to 4 hospitals - different patients/family members and outcomes - some were good, some were so-so - and one flat broke my heart.

My last birthday gift from her -- a piece she treasured for over 30 years and now it's mine -- so like her to give me something she loved.  I see it first thing every morning and the last thing at night -- funny how just the sight of it can ease the hurt.  

Even now, she's guiding me thru the hard part of learning that life does go on.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Caught my eye . . . . .

Dear Miss (or Mr ?) Crafty Crochet Person:
All I can say is 'Wow' !  
Your very creative design literally stopped me in my tracks last weekend in the parking lot of Hobby Lobby.  I stood there, in the parking lot, admiring your very colorful design and crochet skills - then stepped back and took a picture.  And, I've shared the picture with all my crafty friends -- and, they were duly impressed too. 
So wish I could meet - tell you how cool I think this is -- and ask a few questions: 
(1) how long did it take you stitch this up? 
(2) did you have a pattern? and if not, did you just 'wing it' ?  
(3) how much yarn (cording?) did you used ?
(4) how many times do you get stopped by people wanting to take a picture? 
Whatever your answers would be to the above -  I think your creation is amazing and totally understand wanting to add some color to your world !! 
Regina Anne

Friday, September 26, 2014

It's the truth . . . . . .

'If you have a garden and a library
(or a loaded Kindle),
 you have everything you need."
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Late Summer Stitching

Swap blocks for September Guild Meeting
and, no I didn't win a set of these blocks - but, I did win some goodies
from OK Quiltworks later in the meeting - sweet !
As requested, I also stitched up two banners for our Guild Quilt Show in October - -  
then made 5 more this past weekend.  So cute, quick and addictive.
I will be making more of these real soon.
 Also, for the Guild Quilt Show - quilted pillow stitched with scraps from
the Michael Miller Challenge.
Note:  Sea Glass is finished and I love it.  More later


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sea Glass

I have a basket on my sewing table, filled with fabrics and patterns - projects all sorted and ready to for me to begin stitching.  There are more than enough 'to do'  projects to keep me busy.

But, flipping through a new quilting magazine last weekend, I saw that pillow up there on the left.  Its name is Sea Glass.  Those lovely colors of Kona Cotton were purchased, washed/dried and pressed - I"m ready to stitch (this weekend I hope).

My sincere apologizes to all those other projects, waiting in my basket.  They just will have to wait a little longer.  Sea Glass is calling my name.