Monday, December 31, 2012

Very Sad Day

My son's dog had to be put to sleep this morning. She was 14 years old. He has had her since she was born. He had her since he was 8 years old. They grew up together. She will be very missed.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Slow Moving Sunday

Including slow stitching lol. I slept in this morning a little latter then normal but wanted to do this before I get ready for church so I don't forget.

Here is block A3 for the Dear Hannah Quilt. Head over to Kathy's Quilts to see what everyone else is working on today.

This afternoon I will be prepping the next two blocks for this quilt.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone. Ham is in the oven, hubby is about to make pancakes on the electric griddle someone from work gave him for Christmas.  The weather is nasty. Rainy and dark. But that is not gonna dampen my Christmas spirit. I plan on a nice relaxing, peaceful day. I may even sew or knit a little. Hope today is all you want it to be and more.

Please remember the true reason for the season as you celebrate with family and friends today.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Slow Stitching Sunday

Here is A4 of the Dear Hannah quilt. Will work on A3 today or tomorrow.

Go over to Kathy's Quilts and see other great hand stitching projects.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fabric Scraps?

If you like small (and some very small) pieces of scraps to make leaders/enders or whatever and would like the scraps I am keeping of the Ricky Tims hand dyes that I am using in the Dear Hannah quilt, leave me a comment telling me you are interested. I will ship them off to you when I have a full container. If more then one is interested, when the container fills up again I will ship it off to the next person. Most of the scraps will be hand dyes but I am using a muslin background and there may be some scraps of that too. Some of the pieces may be to small to do anything with, but I don't want to toss something you might be able to use, so am keeping all scraps. So you may have to go through them and throw out the smallest pieces. Most are hopefully big enough you can make something out of .

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Redos are Redone!

Ok I am happier with the first two blocks now with the changes.  They are finally finished, hopefully for the last time.

Slow Stitching Sunday

Redo of the redo would be a better name lol.

I decided this morning I wanted to change the leaf on A1 to look like a bud cause that what it reminded me of. And I just still didn't like A2 so I am completely redoing the fabrics other then the background. Here is what they will look like eventually. Hopefully lol.

I like them better. What do you think?

Go over to Kathy's Quilts  to see others beautiful work.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A2 Revisited

I really wasn't happy how A2 had turned out doing it all by hand piecing. So tonight I redid it using hand piecing and hand applique.  I am much happier with how this one turned out.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Here is block A2 of Dear Hannah

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Baby Hat

Taking a short break from hand quilting and hand piecing to knit a hat for the little guy who is on the way next year.

It is so tiny. I am used to making big boy hats and adult hats lol.

Slow Stitching Sunday

Here is the progress so far on block 2 of the Dear Hannah.

Please go to Kathy's Quilts to see some other great projects happening today.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Two (or in this case three) Birds with one stone

 I started a new hand applique and hand piecing project yesterday. Finished the first block today. Have second block prepped but not started.

I am doing the Dear Hannah (did the Dear Jane a few years ago). Here is block A1. I finally cut into some Ricky Tims fabric for this block. I will use alot (maybe all) of his hand dyes in this quilt other then the background. We will see as I go along. But it was amazing to needle turn!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's a boy !!!

At the ultrasound today it was confirmed Kaci is having a boy. He is due May 23rd and will be named David Michael Phillips. David for Scott's uncle who died when he was young. Michael is Scott's middle name. He let us see he is a boy, but wouldn't show his sweet face.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Spring Bouquet Completed!

Well except for the label which I will do tomorrow.

I finished it yesterday but forgot to have hubby take pictures. I am not tall enough to get good pictures so he does them for me.

Here they are. We are taking her to supper Saturday night for her birthday and I can't wait to see her face as she has no idea I am making it for her.

Here are the pictures.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Blocks 6 and 7 and Slow Stitching Sunday!

Didn't get a chance to post yesterday but I am still on track of 1 block and border a day. Here are the next two. Only 2 more to go!!  Go over to Kathy's Quilts to see other Slow Stitching Sunday links to some beautiful work. Here is the link Kathy's Quilts