Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Guess who is two?!

 Today Elly is 2. It is had to believe that with all the issues she had at birth, she is now a happy and healthy two year old. 

The first Moonflower  of 2014 bloomed last night. They only bloom at night, so I was out on the deck on my break from work with a flash light and my phone trying to take pictures. I got one good picture and I got to smell the flower. They have an amazing scent.

I have been working on a dress for my sister, Patty. She is making a presentation in Lexington towards the middle of September. The dress is a Vogue pattern which I do not like working with, but she picked it out and lost some weight, so I promised to make it. The dress is almost done. I took it down to Kentucky for her to try on and it fits well, now I need to finish it. Pictures will follow.

My quilt has gone on the back burner. It is a bright, cheery quilt for the hot summer months. I may get it done, but it might be put away until next summer. Soon I will be bringing out the fall/winter decor.

In stitches,

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Long time coming

Wow it has been a while since I posted anything. I have been busy doing all kinds of things. I had company, I went to see  Elly, I sewed some, I worked in my yard, did a bunch of cooking, and worked some overtime.
This is Elly at my mom's. She is wearing the shorts I made for my niece about 10 years ago. Only three pairs survived all these years. When I made them, my niece did not want any flowered shorts. 

 This is an unhappy Elly in Brooklyn. She has been sprayed with the hose by her daddy. She is wearing the dress I made for her. I made a matching dress for her friend but I have no pictures of them in their matching dresses. 

 This is the latest project I have started. I am making 143 five inch blocks similar to this one. Then I will sash each block in white with the bright green as cornerstones. The batik will be the border and binding.

School is getting ready to start around here and I am busily making a new top for my sister to wear to school. Even teachers need new clothes for school. Later on, I will be making her a new dress for a presentation she is doing in September. I will have pictures of the top later on today. It is almost done, but I need to make a few alterations to it and drop by her house later on today.

Working overnights gives me unusual times for sewing. It is after midnight now and I am going back to the sewing machine to finish my sister's top and to work on my quilt.

I have seen several posts lately with hexies. I so wanted to finish my top by the end of 2014. Sadly, I think I will be moving that goal to 2015. I am eying my floor frame and a flannel courthouse steps quilt that needs some work. We having been having lots of fall like weather here in my part of Ohio and the flannel quilt seems like a good idea. And then I can cross that off my list of  UFO's.

In stitches,