Saturday, August 31, 2013

My next project

Here is my latest project. I found these tumbler shapes already cut in a bag in my sewing room. I will be using them to make a small wall hanging to put on my front door. And with the leftover pieces I am going to cut out hexies to make a runner for my buffet. I will end up binding the wall hanging in black. And perhaps quilting it with something shiny. We shall see.

My new shift starts on Wednesday.  No more second shift for this gal. I will be working 10-6:30pm and I will be off on Sundays and Tuesdays. I am excited! I see more sewing in my future.

This is a picture of my son, daughter in law and Elly. Elly celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday. Yeah!!

In stitches,

Friday, August 23, 2013

Looking Up

Things are looking up at work. We have had a shift bid and starting the first of September I will no longer work second shift. Yeah!! 10:00am to 6:30pm. Off on Sundays and Tuesdays.  Training did not happen this week like I thought it would. I spent a day and a half in the office and I will continue my regular schedule for the rest of the week. Saturday is 8 hours of overtime!!

Been asked to make Elly's Halloween costume. Not sure what Mom wants but as soon as I know it will be here. Her first birthday is coming up here in a few days. I will not be joining them in Brooklyn for her party. I am sad but work is a bear and I need to be here. Skype is a wonderful thing!!

I am working on a secret hexie project. It is for a friend and since she reads the blog I cannot share it here until she has it in her hands. I am excited about it!!

Time to get ready for work. I am having a visitor right before work. Just found out she is getting married in about 4 weeks. Yeah for Lori!! Must go move the dust around and clean the bathroom and get some lunch. Wow the list keeps growing!

In stitches,

Friday, August 16, 2013

I found out yesterday, when I logged into my work computer that I am scheduled for another week of training. Yippee!! I need to find my lunch tote again, put gas in my car, and do some laundry. I will be working Monday thru Friday, giving me a weekend off. 

I am hoping that next week I will get to the sewing machine. I miss sewing. I did a bit this week for Elly and I have a bit more to do to finish up her stuff. Then I will make something pretty for me. 

I still need to get out and weed the flower bed. It is starting to look unkempt. My list seems to grow every day and I never seem to make any progress. Oh well, that is life and I need to deal with it. 

Time for bed, 


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

 I have been playing with the project mentioned in the previous post. I have found a fabric from my stash that will work for the border. I have decided to take off the last row that I just put on. It will now be square. I think I like it. I am ready to get to the hand quilting part.

I moved a chest of drawers from my basement to my hallway. I want a place to put my wall hanging and table runners. It also needs a topper. Another project, just what I need.  The chest is old. It was the chest my mom and dad got to put my stuff in when I was born. I had no idea when I put it under my basement stairs that there was stuff in the drawers. It was like Christmas!! I found that extra container of buttons. I had been looking for those for almost a year.

In stitches,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Catching up!

Elly and her mom have gone home and I am sad. It was such a joy to have both of them here for a visit. I am grateful for all the help my sister, Patty, gave me in order to get the house in order and for the loan of the baby stuff. I am gearing up for the next visit the end of September. 

I have been sewing for Elly the last few days. I have several outfits cut of for summer and summer is waning. Soon it will time to get started on the fall and winter wardrobe.

Things have changed at work and there is very little down time, so the hexies have gone to  live in the dining room/sewing room. I am hoping to get them out to play with soon. 

My August project with my sister, Karen, is going to be finishing Elly's summer things and that project . I have been trying to finish it up for almost a year. It is hand pieced and it will be hand quilted and then it will be done and ready to be hung in the living room. It is made with muted colors that remind me of fall. 

In stitches,

Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy Times!!

These are pictures from Elly's house and helping with the packing.

 Tania and Elly arrived safely on Saturday afternoon after spending time with my sister, Becky and a trip to Graeter's  for ice cream. Everyone had a good time. Once she got here they left to go and see her great grandfather. Elly was a hit and now that she is crawling, she entertained everyone. 
Today we went to a local county park for a picnic. It was a bring your own picnic and lots of sharing. All of my siblings except for my sister, Karen were in attendance.

We had a quiet evening in the front yard on a blanket, alternating between sitting and playing with Gramma's key and standing up. Not much on napping so hoping for a long sleep tonight.

In stitches,

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Today is the day!!

All the cleaning and shopping is done! Now I am counting down the hours until Tania and Elly will be here for their visit. We have a few things planned to do while they are here but mostly it will be just hanging out a Gramma's house.

 This is what I look like in the morning. Slightly dazed and confused!

In stitches,