Monday, May 19, 2014

May in Boston

I have been trying to put another push on finishing up projects that I have started. I really do not want to bring them home in pieces.
Knitting - 2 dishcloths and a scarf

Table runner - just  need to sew binding
Flannel quilt for Barrett - working on the applique and borders

Completed applique and hand embroidery - want to make it into a pillow


Sunday, May 11, 2014


I flew home for Easter vacation. Buddy was in the car when AJ picked me up from the airport.

Three of us went for lots of walks in the neighborhood:

Osprey nest - hope they have babies this year!
Mr. and Mrs. Duck walking along with us.

 The three of us went to the ocean:

I happily reorganized some of my stash since I went thrifting and bargain hunting:

The weather cooperated so AJ could launch his work boat: 

I finished quilting this table runner and put on the binding:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Trip to Hingham

The three of us took a Sunday ride out to Hingham, MA last Sunday to do some hiking at World's End.

Boston skyline

Dr. Pootie and Thomas
I think a glacier deposited this rock.
On the trail

Little inlet

Friday, March 28, 2014

March Madness

I had a quick trip home this past month and I worked very hard to complete some of my many projects -- less to pack up in June.
Here they are:
Cross stitch -- all found at thrift stores

A kit from Keepsake Quilting I have had forever!

The kit for this table runner was found in a quilt shop in New York (on clearance).

Connecting Threads kit found in consignment shop.

Another Connecting Threads kit found in consignment shop.  

Here are some of my projects I am still working on and hope to finish soon.
I found the directions to make this fabric basket.

Thimbleberries charms pieced then cut to make an on point table runner.
This is my little quilting nook in the apartment.

I am determined to finish this tube scarf!

My monthly dishcloth club - 2nd one for March

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Quick Trip Home

My daughter had an interview in Syracuse this past weekend and I was able to slip home for a few days. On the way home from the airport, I made my usual stop at the thrift store on Ritchie Highway:-
I purchased a set of 3 mixing bowls in my pattern
I added 3 quilting books to my stash
Snatched  up a magazine and cross stitch pamphlet 
 It was just as cold home as it was in Boston.
Waves frozen  
The river is frozen all the way across. 
Buddy went the groomer's. We followed guinea hens all the way up the driveway to the door.
Let us in -- cold out here
Then we went over to Dover to shop at Bylers and to go the Amish quilt store.
Delaware Amish buggies are very different from Lancaster buggies.
Finally, on Saturday, I was able to piece a little. I crocheted the spindle doily and replaced the original toe pedal with a new foot pedal. 
I am working of a QID scrap quilt from Tales of First Ladies.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

After Christmas 2013

We were all worn out after Christmas --
Buddy in Christmas coma
I finished AJ's pillow for his office --
I upholstered the stool too!
And managed some quality time stitching on my featherweight --
My favorite spot to work
Flew back to Boston too soon and set up shop before the snow and polar vortex blew in.

Beginning of Hercules and my walk around the reservoir
Start of another pillow to match AJ's flannel quilt
Need to cut lots of strips for 16-patch blocks
Organized and ready to piece together
Put together a UFO
Start of another UFO to finish

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Before Christmas 2013

Here are some of the my finishes before I flew home.
My design from $2 block kits found in the Goodwill
A 3 yard quilt I made larger with the borders 
A Patchability kit that Anne Marie picked out on a visit to NY
I had this kit forever -- made ito a pillow for AJ.

Our Christmas tree for the apartment

I did a lot of  knitting before I left.
Wristlets and hat for Anne Marie, tube scarf and fingerless mitts
Scarf for Thomas
Hat, scarf, and mittens for me