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!






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

Easter

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