Saturday, September 6, 2014

Another Sunny Weekend

First I want to share this beautiful bouquet I received from a sweet friend.  Deng grows these beautiful flowers in her garden and has a gift for making lovely arrangements with them.

This is my Faithful Friends quilt and I wanted to share that it is completed, it took forever for me to get the binding on.  It is now part of my sister Becky's home.  It looks lovely in her living room.

Another quilt quilted and binding done.  It was a quilt top I started in 2012, a mystery quilt.  I really like the way it came together.  Leslie's quilting, flowers and leaves is perfect for this quilt design.

With such great weather we decided to tackle one of the outdoor projects on our list.  We stained our back porch.  It looks pretty good and now we can cross one thing off the list.  We have to give it a rest for about 24 hours before putting things back.

I did just a little bit of weeding and clean up of a very small part of the garden and went inside.

The sun is shining, the deck stain is drying and I am sewing.  This is my completed block for today.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Sweet Baby's Quilt Is Complete

When Parker's Mommy Michele began working on his quilt he was the youngest of our grandchildren.  We have since had a new addition, little Mason.  Parker was content to sit in this little chair and let his Mommy work on a quilt for him.

Here is Michele busy stitching the strips of fabric together she had cut.

A little time passed and then Michele  got back to Parker's quilt and layered and quilted it.

Now the quilt is complete pieced, quilted and bound.  I am sure that Parker will love this special quilt made with love, just for him.  He would not sit still now while his Mommy was sewing, he is too busy crawling around for that.

I have done a wee bit of sewing and did manage to get the binding on a quilt and am working on another, doing the hand stitching in the evening.  I was also able to work on a couple of Block of the Month blocks.

Aurifil Designer Block of the Month
August 2014

Sugar Block Club 2014
July Block

The August block is ready and waiting to be stitched and the September block pattern is printed out and waiting.  I have not done much sewing this summer but I can say that I have been walking our dog a lot more and have enjoyed the extra dose of sunshine we have had around here lately.