Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hump Day

It is hump day! The weekend is definitely coming. I have been working almost daily in the yard. It is starting to take shape. Mulch mountain is still a mountain but it has some big bites out of it. The weather here in Southwest Ohio has been much cooler. It makes working in the yard much more bearable. 

I have finished yet another quilted item. I finished the small wall hanging for my hall way. Once I get it hung I will take a picture of it. I am now working on my Patriotic wall hanging for my basement landing. It is slow going. I think I am going to have to rip out some more of it the next time I am at the sewing machine. That is such a fun job. 

I have already picked out my next two projects. I promised my sister some place mats for her dining room table. I am thinking something light and airy for the summer. In the current America quilts for the home is a quilt that is calling my name. I know it is on page 46 but I cannot remember the name of it. I have decided to use my brights and have pulled most of them. I am making it scrappy and each block will be different. I only need one 2.5 inch strip of 72 different fabrics. Not a problem. Also need some white tone on tone and some yellow. The pattern reminds me of pop beads from my childhood. 

I am also preparing for visitors for the 4th of July. My son, his wife, her mom, and their dog are coming for the holiday. My son has a request for Stuffed Manicotti  for dinner one night. That is one of his favorite meals. I am sure that his dad will come down for a visit while the kids are in town. So I am working on getting sewing room moved out of the dining room and back in the basement for at least the time I have visitors. 

In stitches,

Saturday, June 11, 2011


The weekend is here! Had a wonderful Saturday. Spent the first part of the with my sister, Karen. Changed the blade in her rotary cutter. Went to a yard sale, a thrift store, and Goodwill. Did not buy a thing. Went to a baby shower for my youngest sister, Patty. Finished the baby quilt last night but did take a picture of it. I will get a picture of it once the baby comes!

Tomorrow brings a drop in the temperature and more yard. I am still working on mulch mountain! Lots of weeding to do and I am having company for the 4th of July and I want the yard to look awesome! Lots of work to do and so little time!

In stitches,

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Small steps

Life is just a series of small steps. I have spent most of this weekend taking small steps towards the bigger picture. Friday night I had to work late as I had traded with someone. There was one item on my list for Saturday. My washing machine. I went to Home Depot and a large wrench to fix my washer. I was not getting any cold water in my washer. With a little bit of knowledge, I set out to fix my washer and I have to say after a little bit of work, my washer is working just fine. 

Today, I did some work in my front yard and there will be a bit more work tonight once the sun has started to set. I put the binding on the quilt for my sister's shower gift and will do the hand stitching later in the week. I have all the pieces cut out for my red, white, and blue wall hanging and will start that in a few minutes. I had plans to have it done for Memorial Day but live got in the way!!!

This week looks to be another busy week. But keep taking small steps!!

In stitches,