Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

A very American kind of day for me. The fireworks ended sometime around 1 A.M. here. I am sure tonight will be the same. I was up by 7 because hey, the dogs wanted breakfast. I had a cup of coffee and some cereal, cor worst a friend into going to a gun show with me. I find guns to be interesting. I grew up with loaded guns around the house, and I just knew my backside would not be happy if I ever decided to touch one. Not sure why we have such problems with kids now a days touching them Of course things have changed in the world of discipline.Anyway, no soapbox rants! I did find a compact gun for conceal and carry and home defense. No, I am not one of those doomsday people; I just like guns. Anyway, I got a great deal on it and had a good time hanging with my co-conspirator.

Then onto brats, hot dogs, and hamburgers for dinner. I told you it was all-american! Fireworks tonight were amazing! I hung out with the central spur as we have dubbed our section of the subdivision watching the fireworks that they shot as well as the rest of the neighborhood. Let me just tell ya, it was like being at a fireworks display. Awesome!

Lastly, drug the dogs up as two of them getting too stressed with the amount of time fireworks go off around here. I hope your 4th was as eventful as mine.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Highway 36 Quilt Trail day 3

Last day for picking all my squares. I made it to Shelbina and Hannibal. all three quilt stores were wonderful. Now I just need to get to work on putting it together!

Highway 36 Quilt Trail - Now in session

I have successfully piece 2 3/4 blocks. Odd amount? Yeppers, cuz one of my blocks is missing a 5 inch square from the kit. Plans for tomorrow.... Call the shop and see what can be done about it. It's all the way up near St. Joe's, and I am not traveling back for a square. My plan is to try to find it near here, or maybe they will send a piece. No telling, so the block is in limbo.

More tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

16 patches on the treadle

This is my gorgeous 1914 White treadle.  I decided since it was a lovely day I would play outside. I got 17 blocks made today. Plus a big old square that I will work in as I'm going. I'll cut some white blocks to make  it bigger. Hoping for a baby size.

Lozenges Leader and Ender 2015

Well this is the Bonnie Hunter leader and Ender for 2015, but I never got it started. I did really have the big strips in my stash and well, life gets in the way. Recently I picked up a bundle of fat quarters with a pretty large scale prints. Then, I thought oh this would be great for the project, so I immediately  went back and got another bundle plus some gold and navy for the bow ties.

I cut this up last week during my let's cut everything I can day. Next, I started sewing yesterday. Carefully making lines to make sure I have side half square triangles on the sides. Never went back to check to pattern - you see where this is going right? Um, yeah... No bow ties were going to come out of this. As I put the blocks side by side, to my surprise I had hidden hourglasses instead! Works for me! I have about a third of this done and would really like to be nearly done piecing before the next leader and Ender is decided. Heck, I still have the spools leader and Ender going here, too.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday

My stitching is coming along on this. I finally was able to track down the last two colors that I needed. Thanks to Pam, a Facebook friend, I was able to get a coffee stain out of this. I thought all was lost, but Pam said to try peroxide and baking soda mixed together and scrubbing it out using a toothbrush. Wow! It is all gone.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Two New Pretties

First up, I finished quilting the Spider Web quilt. It's going to be lovely to nap under. The colors look great, and I am very happy with how the red thread shows up in the quilting.

Next up it a little panel I got in April. Can't wait to hang this in the craft room!