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

Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas 2013

I flew home from Boston on 12/21 and flew back on New Years Day. AJ and Buddy picked me up from the airport.
Buddy groomed and dressed for Christmas

This year I decided to get a live Christmas tree. I decorated it with shore ornaments and glass balls from AJ's childhood. The tree is planted in our back yard now.

So I spent some of the 10 days doing some thrifting:
Lots of cross stitch items
Quilt magazines, a pattern, and kit!
I left my hard copy of this cookbook in Boston so I was so happy to pick this up for $0.85.