Saturday, October 23, 2021

ScrapHappy Saturday! Some Limey Green!

 Finally some green sewing! I’m linking up with Angela at ScrapHappy Saturday! My sewing of light or lime greens has taken a backseat sort of. 

   Lime green Christmas!

A lime green Christmas project! Part of a charm pack called Holly Jolly by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I picked the ones that read “green” then added a few red with green and a couple that are light with green and red and aqua! Added sashings of some left over snowflake fabric from my stash. 


Now I’m piecing chunks of light, lime green for the back. The larger piece o the right that looks like a brick wall is left over from my son’s 50th birthday quilt. It’s a Latifah Safire fabric called Grafic! I love it! 

Is the border on this bird and pine cones table runner “light “ olive green? I think it is. “ It’s my story and I’m stick in’ to it!”  

These two will hopefully get to the finding stage today! Then I can Sunday Slow Stitch tomorrow. 

Mr Busy and I got our Moderna boosters yesterday. I feel fine, just a bit achy! Taking it easy today and tomorrow! Lots of fluid, rest and maybe some Tylenol! The young nurse who gave us our shots told is our county was the least vaccinated with the most cases! I had heard that, but she confirmed it! I’m pretty ashamed of some of my fellow Wyomingites lately! 

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy! 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Doves Finished or Not Finished Friday 10-22-21


I'm linking up with Alycia at AlyciaQuilts for Finished or Not Finished Friday. Stop by and see all the other finishes from this week. 

I have a finish today!  A squirrel of sorts, but not one that ran very fast!

The last day of August, I was reading blogs and when I got to Kelly's My Quilt Infatuation, she was introducing a new book. It is called Scrappy Improv Quilting. Now I loved her first book, Stash Statement so I read on. I read all about the small mini quilts and wall hangings featured in this book. Several caught my eye. She finished her post with a statement that she was going to do a giveaway. Just add a single comment and the names would be drawn at random. I told her how much I had enjoyed Stash Statement and how this book was "drool worthy"!

On September 6th I received and email saying I had won the signed copy of her book. I was "over the moon".  It took the USPS awhile to get it to me, but it was well worth the wait. 

I swooned and poured over the pages and the beautiful quilts. I shared it with my stitching friends too. They think I'm a bit "crazy about scraps", so I wanted them to see again what fabulous quilts can come from a bin of scraps. 

My sewing group, had a mini retreat planned for the middle of October. They had selected a challenge last year( when we did not meet) and it was to make some thing using yellow and gray. I finally decided I had better get on the ball. So I looked through the gray I had in my scrap box and found a muted dotted one. I could see it as birds. So Birds of a Feather was selected. This is Kelly's quilt from the book. 

I call mine  "Lonesome No More"!  I think of these as doves. Not Lonesome Doves though. 

Almost finished on Monday. 

I finished the binding, a solid gray, and hanging corners yesterday!

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy! 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

I Like Thursday #66


 I’m joining LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color this morning to share some things I’m thankful for this week! 

I’m thankful that my brother and sister-in-law visited last Thursday and Friday! I was so busy “talking and sharing” that I didn’t take a single picture. ps: remember the baby from my post last Thursday, these are his grandparents. 

This is a photo from a year ago! Like most of us, they haven’t changed much in a year, except my brother’s hair is longer! No haircut since Covid! 

I found this on Facebook, I laughed out loud! 

My back yard….we got 13.8” officially! 

Then this showed up on social media! Again, I giggled! 

We have great neighbors! Kelly helping Mr Busy clear the drift in front of the garage doors! Our street cleared quickly thanks to our City snow plow crews! 
They worked 'round the clock for 36 hours. 

The first 3 days of this week were spent with friends,  sewing at our public library! Our library is awesome. They provide gathering space for us. The room was locked up each night , so we were able to leave machines, projects and stuff there. That made retreating easier! I always take so much stuff! LOL! 
Again, too busy visiting and sewing, no photos! 

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

To Do Tuesday # 61


Last week's list!   

1. Get horizontal sashing done on Hollow Nines ✅

2. Cut pieces for gray birds…doves. ✅  I got a little more than just cutting the gray fabric! :)

                                                                  “Lonesome No More”

3. Cut backing for cat couch topper. Nope, rethinking! 

I’m at a Sew-In But Sleep At Home Retreat, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. So I am sewing and should get some things accomplished!  I'm home this morning, so will link up with Linda at Texas Quilt Gal's To-Do Tuesday.  Come join us.!

Next week------October 19-25

1. Keep exploring backing options for couch topper. 

2. Does Hollow Nines need a border? If so, what. Skinny white, then colored? Just a patterned wider border? 

3. Finish lime/red/white table topper. TSC-October! 

4. Work on Partridge in a Pine Tree. 

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy ! 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

I Like Thursday #65


                                                       Hooray   for Thursday!

I’m linking  up with LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color  and other bloggers sharing “likes” or gratitude! 

I’m glad that this is going forward as planned. Slowly but surely! 

Then Tuesday morning we woke up to this! ⬆️

And Wednesday it was still going! Lots more accumulation and 35 mph winds! ⬇️

Why do I like this? Because we need the moisture! It’s heavy and wet and will give much needed moisture for the ranchers around here. 

I don’t have photos but we have wonderful neighbors! R&B arrived late Tuesday afternoon and shoveled our walk, porch and driveway. Now, it’s drifted again, but it would have been double if they hadn’t cleared away yesterday’s accumulation! Im thankful for good, young, healthy neighbors! ❤️

Have a great week

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

To-Do Tuesday #60

I’m here to share my progress on my To-Do List from last week and to set a new goal for the upcoming week. Linda at Texas Quilt Gal gives us this forum to be accountable!

Last week….October 5-October 11

1. Get Autumn wall hanging done    ✅ 

2. Get one Growing Up Odd block done. ✅

One done. I had to re do some outside strips so white squares were not touching the sashing! 

3. More rows of Hollow 9 patches. ✅

All 9 rows are done. Horizontal sashing is on the bottom of the first roe, only 7 more to go! 

4. Keep making yellow “fabric”✅

All 4 chunks of yellow “fabric” is made. Now onto the next step! 

Next week  October 12 - 18

1. Get horizontal sashing done on Hollow 9s
2. Cut pieces for gray birds ….doves? 
3. Make backing for cat couch topper! A “squirrel”

I may not get these small tasks done. My brother and SIL are coming for a visit. They haven’t been here since August 2017! We’ve seen them since then, just not at our house! 
This morning we are in the middle of a winter storm warning. 4-8 inches predicted with 40 mph winds! Good sewing weather! Not good weather for preparing for guests! 

See you next week

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Finished or Not Finished Friday #58


Linking up with Alycia at Finished or Not Finished Friday. Just a little finish today, but I’m so happy with it!

I pieced the back with some Debby Mumm fabric that had been in my stash forever! The bear paw printed fabric had wonder under on it. I pieced together some batting scraps, then ironed it to the batting before I spray basted the top in place. Maybe a bit unorthodox but it worked well. 

I added triangle hanging corners as I attached the binding to the front. 

Now it is finished and hanging by my front door. I don’t really have a foyer, just a front entryway. I like it a lot! 

Now I’m off to visit the other finishes that are posted in Alycia’s Linky Party! 

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy