Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Houses and (Cross) Roads...

No matter what we do or think, life moves along.  And, unfortunately, it usually moves at a faster pace than we would like, hey?  Life here in Canon City seems to move slowly...yet, here we are almost at the end of March!  

As usual, I have been busy sewing.

I am still building houses for the #sewingavillage party on Instagram.  It's so much fun to make them...and to see what everyone else is doing...different fabrics and individual touches.  There are 16 weeks to this sewing party and we are halfway through.  Here are the last 3 weeks.  

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8
I've completed a few small projects...
Trying out a napkin with fringes.  

Ya know...cloth napkins.

Julie did the embroidery and I finished this pillow cover.
Purple grunge for the backing.

Jill knitted a scarf and asked me to do the fringes.

I have a few more things completed, but am not able to show them, yet.  

And, of course, I started a new quilt.  Another scrap-busting one.  Here are 4 of the blocks laid out together...
Scrappy CrossRoads

I am following a tutorial by Lori of Bee In My Bonnet fame.  The blocks finish at 16" and, once you get a bazillion 4-patches put together, the blocks go together very quickly and easily.  

I have a list of several projects coming up.  You know that I am never at a loss for something to do.  

That's it for today.  Hope you're having a good one.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The One About Happy Mail...and other stuff.

Something special arrived in the mail the other day.  A box from my almost birthday twin, Lindy.  I am a bad friend...I have yet to send her a package of happy mail.  Soon, Lindy.  Soon.

More fabrics...larger than fat quarters.

Crewel embroidery.  February.  Cuz, you know.
2 yds. Grunge in Onxy.  Made by BasicGrey for Moda.

I love packages of stuff.  Thank you so very much, Lindy!,

I have been keeping busy, as always.  The list is longer than my arm!

The #sewingavillage party on Instagram continues.  And, I continue to have fun making the houses.

Week 4

Week 5
Those small houses measure 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches.  I am working ahead, but this is how far we are in this party.  So much fun!!

I finished my 4th SBB Heart Builders quilt!  I received the butterfly fabric and about 1/8th yard of orange with white dots fabric from SBB and I added in the other dots and the solids from my stash.  It's always interesting to see what I come up with.  This quilt top measures 46 1/2 x 64 1/2 inches.  Somewhere, there is a little girl who loves butterflies and bright colors who will be very happy to receive this.  The next step for me is to mail it off to my team leader.  She will see that it gets quilted and then it will go with many other quilts to this quarter's charity. 

Almost a month ago, I finished making blocks for my plus quilt.  I finally sat down and sewed the blocks together.  I LOVE this!  It measures about 60" square, so it's small enough for me to quilt myself. 

There are two special parts in this quilt top...
"I see you", said the owl.

A little thought of the brown dog.
I am a Silver Sneakers member now...there are definitely some benefits to getting older!  I no longer pay a gym membership and am able to join any gym that honors the program.  So.  In addition to working with the strength machines and walking on a treadmill at Anytime Fitness, I started going to a different gym that offers a restorative/chair yoga class.  My attendance has been a bit sporadic, so I need to make a commitment to going every single week.  It feels good when I go, both physically and mentally...but there are days when I just don't want to interrupt whatever it is I'm working on.  I need to get over that.

Me Mum is doing okay.  However, she fell again the other day.  Her BP fluctuates and she has orthostatic hypotension (decrease in BP when she stands from sitting or lying down).  Because her doctor was going to be unavailable for a few days, she was sent over to the ED to be checked out.  We are getting to know all of the staff there (and we like them all...they're so good to Mum).  Everything checked out, but the ED doctor told us that it looked like her wrist had not healed.  So.  We shall be going back to the ortho doctor to have that checked out. And, Mum agreed to wearing a helmet to prevent a serious head injury.  I told her we could decorate it! 

We will be playing cards with Mum today.  Tomorrow is my day off of everything.  What are you up to this weekend?