Saturday, January 25, 2014

My "Journey" Quilt

I’m calling this my “journey”quilt. Believe me, it was  a uphill walk . But I’made it to the finish line!
 Finished is better than Perfect, isn’t that what they say?
Let me start by saying that I could not have fmade this if it weren”t for my quilting group. They have proven  their name he Friendship Stars. Each one is a star in my Friendship bouquet.
This a wedding gift that I started before my strokeI found this pattern in the January-Feb issue of QUILTY.It is calledRAGOON designed by    Gudrun Eria
I rather like the name Pixie Sticks myself. I wanted a modern/attern. And the bride loves grey & yellow!

. I  completed the 15 blocks before my stroke.  But getting them together and the borders on was a struggle for me. e before my stroke, I could read instructions and “envision “it in my head but now, it all looks greek to me. Does that make sense?

And I quilted it myself. That took 4 months of short spurts on the longarm. I haven’t the energy like before.
Or could it be, I’m getting older? Yep, 65 next month. 65!
And to be honest, I’m still hand stitching he binding. It’s keeping me warm in this deep freeze
Mike and I have decided this will be our LAST winter in WI. We are heading home/West as soon as a transfer comes up. I’m praying for Las Vegas. My Dad is there and you don’t have to shovel heat/sunshine!

Here is what I'm finishing next
 Remember Birdie Stitches? A free BOM from Little Miss Shabby? Sew darn cute! I have all 12 blocks stitched, now just to get it together. Click on the link tthe patterns y are still available. My favorite, the word block for June. And see the perfect birdhouse fabric for borders and backing?

Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 My year of Finishes!

2014 is going to be my year for “FINISHING!!

I HAVE FOUR( YEP..COUNT EM1-2-3-4) EMBRODIERY  quilts (walking in a winter wonderland, roly poly circus, and birdie stitches and chocolate bunnies, to piece together. All the hard work(hand stitching) is finished Plus a ton of I just LOVE the fabric quilts started, all invarious stages of completion.

I have been stitching/finishing up my roly-poly circus blocks., during this COOOOLDd spell.. LIKE MINUS 17 THIS MORNING (-17) Holy Moly that’s COLD! Luckily, I don’t have to go out in it. But my poor , Mike, has to .Our fur baby, Bogey, looks at me lke I’m crazy when I open the door to let him out.
 I’M sureHe’s thinking…”YOU FIRST”

Well. I’m off to sit in front of yhe warm fireplace and stitch alittle.  How many UFO’s in your life????Or, like me, are you afraid to count?

I'm feeling pretty spunky these days. Had a great Christmas gathering in Green Bay
with family and extended family. Was a scary ride home with the snow but we made it with no problems.Loook how tall mygrand babies are getting!

I'll keep you posted on my progress. With lots of pictures, of course.
How's the temp in your neck of the woods?