Sunday, August 23, 2009

TWO Finishes!

I can hardly believe it myself!
I had the body of this log cabin pieced and
just needed to add the borders.
As you can see, I took the easy way out and
used my left over 2 1/2" strips.

This is a great first quilt.
Eleanor Burns "Quilt in a Day" series gives simple,
easy to follow instructions, plus lots of photos.
She even tells you which way to press your seams!
I'm not sure how long her days are......
I've never been able to complete one in a day.
But it sure sounds good, doesn't it?

Here are a few close ups of the fabric.
Pretty cute!

This next quilt has been in the making
I cut out "bricks" from left over florals and dots.
I kept adding to my stack until I felt I had enough.
Nope, didn't count em.
I'm calling this my "Summer Garden" quilt
seeings how I didn't get to actually plant any flowers this year.
It's very pastel and "summery".
It looks pretty washed out in the photos.
Much prettier in person.

I'm not adding any borders.
Will bind it with one of the floral prints.

Debbie left a comment on the last post and asked how I did my photos.
I use Photshop Elements 5 and digital scrapbook papers.
Check out the digital scrapbook sites on the web
they have free "how to" tutorials.

I don't know where my signature went.
I'm having issues with blogger.
Is it just me?

Stop back again!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Family Get-Together

It's all about the grandkids!

I bring my granddaughter a little
stitching or craft project each visit.
I'm hoping she'll catch the "bug"!

The family having fun together.
Playing bean bag toss, basketball,
and just relaxing around the fire.

It was a long weekend for me.
But I enjoyed every minute.
There's nothing like hearing the
laughter of the grandkids playing together.
The adults chatting,
catching up on each others lives.
a little word created by love.
It's raining today!
I wanted to take picures of my
log cabin quilt top that
I finished!
Maybe tomorrow......
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Quick Hello

Just wanted to say "HI!" and let you know I'm still kicking.
It's a slow process.
I'm not healing as quickly as the Dr would like,
so it looks like another few weeks with this wound vac.
What a drag carrying a 5 lb "purse" everywhere I go.
Not to mention injecting myself every 8 hours with antibiotics.

Oh, enough whining!

Today was the first time I've gone downstairs to my sewing room
and actually felt like doing something.
I worked on borders for a
red, white and blue log cabin top I started a few months ago.
I'm determined to use all the strips I have left from the
blocks. A scrappy piano key border.
Not very original.
Who knows......maybe I'll have a picture to share!

I miss quilting on my longarm machine.
And the hum of my Janome.
And my quilting buddies.
Won't stay away so long next time.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Stay safe.