Friday, October 24, 2014

What I Have Been Working On This Past Month

                        Here is a quick up date on some of my stuff I have finished or trying to finish.
I finished this quilt for AJ! I am sewing on the binding

Pillowcases for the boys

Added the borders

Finished this pillow -- adding to my patriotic theme in AJ's office

I actually finished quilting and put on the binding. I still need to had sew the binding

Getting them ready to quilt on DSM

Same here

And here

Dishcloths I knitted

Madison River scarf knitted from yarn I purchased in Chesapeake City.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

2015 UFO Challenge

I have joined next year's challenge at Peggy's Sewing Center! I have come up with 12 projects to finish. This was not a hard task since I have lots of UFOs. I just picked the one ones that were easy to find.
#1 Finish piecing entire top
#2 Finish piecing entire top
#3 Make the entire top
#4 Finish piecing entire top
#5 Finish piecing entire top
#6 Finish piecing entire top
#7 Finish quilting and put on binding
#8 Finish piecing entire top
#9  Finish piecing entire top
#10  Finish piecing entire top
#11  Finish piecing entire top
#12  Finish piecing entire top
This should keep me busy and out of trouble.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thrifting - Score

Everyone knows how I love a bargain. Here are some things I picked up since I have returned from Boston.
Brand new sewing basket
Inside a brand new magnetic pin cushion
Another sewing basket
Needles - hand made birch and rosewood
Books to add tom stash
Rowenta travel iron -- love it!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Two Trips to St. Michael's

AJ, Buddy, and I drove to St. Michael's recently - twice. AJ needed to order a new winder for his work boat. I had to make a stop in Frivolous Fibers. I purchased sock yarn and some Knitter's Pride crochet hooks.
Mary Beth has already claimed the yarn.
Next trip to St. Michael's to pick up the crab winder device included a stop a Blue Heron in Easton.
They have hand dyed yarn.
Chenille called Dusk.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Trip to Harford County

So I grew up in Harford County and attended St. Margaret's School and Bel Air High. Last Saturday AJ and I attended a family function at his sister's house in Fallston. I always make the trip plans so I can make some special stops. This time AJ had a happy surprise. When we stopped in Chesapeake City for lunch and a yarn shop visit, the Lion's Club had a car show.
My favorite one
Yarn shop -- Vulcan Rest
My purchase - 6 blossom street balls and sock yarn mabe from chitin of crabs -- in the clearance of course

Lunch -- I love when they have a meatloaf special
Next stop was in Aberdeen at the Bouncing Bobbins quilt shop -- my purchases
Last stop was in Bel Air -- JoAnn's for dishcloth yarn and knitting needles

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thimbleberries Christmas

Since I have been home I have been trying to organize all my stuff - fabric, yarn, needle work. So, I pulled some Thimbleberries fat quarters out of a basket of fabric. This caused a trip to Peggys' shop to purchase a spiral table runner and the ruler that goes with it.

The fabric I found
What I chose for the project
Strips laid out in order
Quilted - just need to add the binding

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

UFO Challenge

I have been back home in Maryland for almost two months. Who ever thought being retired would be so tiring and busy.
One of the first things I did was attend August's UFO weekend at Peggy's Sewing Center. I actually worked on one of my UFOs.
I entered the UFO challenge for September, October, November, and December and signed up for all of 2015.
Need to finish piecing
Need to put on borders for both quilts
Need to quilt table topper and table runner
This need to be completely finished for September!!!!
My sheet to hand in at the quilt shop.
Peggy will randomly choose a number and I will need to finish what I have done for that project.
If I don't finish, I will need to put $5 in the kitty. Wish me luck!