Friday, April 29, 2022

Would anyone be interested in these patterns?

This is the All Around  the Town set of patterns.  It is by Sue Garmen.  I made the quilt, as you can see below, and would like to give the patterns away.  This set of patterns has found a home.

I also have the full set of the Moda Mystery from 2007 called Piece & Plenty. that I would like to give away.

Below is the only picture I have of my quilt.  As you can see I put in flags on the right and left sides instead of the rectangles that the pattern calls for.  I love making this quilt but I no longer own it so I couldn't get another picture.

This picture was taken at a Halloween meeting.  We were supposed to dress up.  That is me on the right supposedly dressed up like a tourist in Hawaii.  I don't have my camera around my neck.  But, just so you know, that wasn't my shirt and I never wore it again.

I am having to clean out my sewing room downstairs because our 2nd son and family are moving in.  The owners of the condo they rent is selling it and with the housing market the way it is here in the Salt Lake Valley . . . there was no other alternative.  I don't blame the owner.  They bought the condo for $130,000 and can sell it for $400,000.  But they only gave them 6 wks. to move.

So I'm completely dismantling my sewing studio after 23 years.  I have so much stuff (that I love) and  will have to fit in a smaller space.

I'm putting all my current projects on a different table so they won't be hidden under something else as we move everything upstairs.  I've got two quilts layered and ready to quilt.  One applique project, the Aunt Daisy SAL, and Blockheads 4 is in another room on the ironing board.

As you can see above there is still a lot to go.  These shelves are deep enough that an under-the-bed box can fit nicely end to end.  There is so much stuff.

I decided to give away these patterns.  I was just keeping them because I really had fun making the quilts but I'm never going to use them again so they are just taking up space.

I grieving a little for the loss of my sanctuary.  Silly me.



Friday, April 1, 2022

Nervous energy

I'll start with the only quilt related part of this post.  I'm still working on my Marshfield quilt.  It's going fast but it will probably still take me another month to finish it.  I'm a little over half way.  I love those pops of cheddar.  This is fun to quilt.

The apricot trees were pruned this week.  My husband brought in a few branches to bloom inside.  But, the weather has been so warm that the branches outside are blooming too.  

I saw this tree on a spring walk this week.  Evergreens are so sturdy,  Any other tree would be bent over with the weight of these pinecones.  So, pretty against the spring blue sky.

I was an avid doll collector about 20 years ago.  I have sold or given away much of my collection but I still have these little storytime dolls and miniatures that I like to display occasionally for the grandkids.

But, Easter is on it's way so it's time to decorate with all the bunnies.  I have other stuff too but I love the bunnies.

I've been trying to finish the blouse above.  It is a bear.  I'm so used to sewing on cotton that trying to sew on this rayon is like torture.  I need to unpick again this morning because the ruffles don't match at the top like they should.  I'm determined to finish this before I make any other clothing for myself.  AND, I'm in great need of new clothes.  Covid not only kept the stores closed for quite a while but it diminished my desire to go shopping and online shopping never brings clothes that fit (I hate returns).

In-between quilting at the frames I've been working on a Cross Stitch UFO.  I loved the hand dyed fabric but it is 32 ct. and my eyes get so tired.   So I basted some waste canvas over the top and am stitching the design on that.  When I'm done I'll pull out the waste canvas and "Voila!" I'll have this Halloweenish design on the beautifully dyed aida.  I've never tried this idea before but I don't know why it wouldn't work.   (If there is Cross Stitch police - I'm sure they are shuddering)

 And, once again we have been visited by the fence crashing gremlin.  Only this time we know who it is and they are willing to help pay for the repair.

  You can see the previous hole in our fence from January here.

My husband hit a different corner of the fence last year.  So. . . . 

The old superstition that bad things come in threes is over.


Wheel Quilt completed

I completed my Wheels quilt.  It's hard to see because it is hanging in my hall and the lighting is very poor.  But, it looks terrific. ...