Thursday, February 1, 2018

Endeavors Challenge

In the late November or early December I joined the Endeavors. This consisted of a group of ladies who were interested in broadening their ideas and abilities in mediums of art with fabric.
Sounded interesting and definitely  a challenge.  We all suggested some topics  and the host picked  one out at random, that being "Nature".  We had 3 months to design our thoughts and finish our project.

What  with Christmas coming up and life "stuff" there was no activity on the sight.  Now with me out of sight out of mind.  So I totally forgot about it.   OUCH!  About 3 or 4 wks. ago someone posted about the project coming up.  The only thing I had done at that point was my design.  My bad,  I can't really blame anyone but my self.  I already had this years calendar.  Just did not write it down.  I'm not even go into the things that have happened up until now.  And it seems I not alone.  And like the others,  I will  have my project finish in time for the next challenge.   Not through circumstances I can  help that is.

Okay, here we go.  My design basics.

First choice of base fabric

Back ground I went with.  Sorry, it's snowing now so no sharp colors.
This will depict the four seasons starting with winter on top and finishing with fall on the bottom
Nature was such a broad theme.  I figured this covered a nice chunk of it.

 There will be a lot of small piecing

This is some of the fabric picked out so far

I'm fairly pleased with what is done so far.  But but totally frustrated I could not finish on time.
I'm think of entering this in the fair if it finishes well.   

  Hooray, the parts are in for my quilter here and will be put on tomorrow.  Maybe the drama is over.
When the time comes I will be quilting free style on my domestic.
Please visit the Endeavourers   HERE

There are some very pretty and interesting work being shared.

Hugs and blessings being sent your way.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Foiled by default....OMG

I have the OMG quilt pieced and sandwiched.  Next up for quilting, when a welding joint broke on my quilting machine.   BAH HUMBUG!  (My new bad word).  Good thing it is still under warranty and they are shipping out the parts in about a week.

So that gave me time to start on one February's OMG.
But I'm going to tack on a surprise with this.
And a give away as well. 

Cute fabric but needs some pizzazz.  I'm thinking on it.

Hope every one made their goals this month.
Blessings to all.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Friday Night Sew In

Hello All,

I have gotten the flimsy done for the Friday Night Sew-In
I tried to get a close up of the boarders, did not work.  But they are
small gingham checks

Turned out better than I thought it would.

I have to add blocks for the backing, it is about 5" too narrow.  It will be the sock monkey too.
I'm hoping to back and quilt this week and finish binding it for Slow Stitching Sunday.

Leaving you with a evening picture of our front yard.  I'll sure be glad when this is gone.
While it's pretty, I'm still ready for some sunshine. 

Be safe and stay warm.
Hugs and Blessings 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday Night With Friends

Hi All,  what should have been a peaceful evening of sewing turned in to an  aggravating hunt through my scraps to make a  few simple blocks to be added with others donations for the fire victim quilts being assembled at .....
 In case you would like to add some blocks just hit the above link she has the info for the pattern.   Now back to my blocks.  Here is the culprit that really stymied my choices of fabric.  

California Fire Blocks at From My Carolina Home

Simple block but if the if the hues of the light and darks are not right, the over all pattern of the quilt won't show up right.   I finally gave up and went to my precuts and I think these will work.    Still looks kinda off to me but we will see.

I also had to pull some fabric for another baby quilt and thought these look ok.   

Now that I look at it I think I'll probably stick some pale yellow in it to.  Darker grey will be the backing .  Her only requests were elephants a grey and blue.  So I have some wiggle room.

I'm hoping to have the fire blocks in the mail early next week and maybe finishing a quilt by the end.  Since I feel like I put at least 3 miles in looking for the fabric (I have it stashed in all rooms) I'm tired.  Anyway, I'm satisfied with getting at least this done tonight.
I'm going to sit in front of the fire and read for a little while.  Everyone stay warm, and pray for all
 those out in this weather.

              Linking up to 

Hug and blessings

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Duh Moment and OMG

I can't believe that on January 1st  I had already goofed up my 2018 plan.
That part of only taking on one extra activity on line.  I had forgotten that about 3 months
I had joined a new group of ladies called

I wanted to partake with this group to get out of my comfort zone and try some new techniques 
and learn new things at the same time.  So I will be staying on with them and hopefully do so.
Good part is that we will have 3months to design and create what ever the endeavor is.
Bad part for me is that it started in Nov. so I have to have it finished by Feb.1st.
Saving grace is I have already chosen how and what I was going to do.
Today, after I finish this post, I will be digging furiously through my stash for fabric.

Now on to my OMG, which is a must finish as well.  I have a commissioned baby quilt to be
done in black and browns.  REALLY?  I don't know about you but I had a hard time coming up with something with those colors and saying soft cuddly baby at the same time.  But here is what I'm working with for now.

This is nothing like it will be laid out,  I have a couple ideas rolling in my dead too.
I'll be visiting you ladies to see what your up to.  
It was six degrees in Ky. this morning.  Chickens were not happy.  
Just thankful we did not get that snow.  

Until next week,
Hugs and Blessings

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2018 Planning Party

Jenny of ELEFANTZ: Jane Austen and wise words...

In July of this year a friend hand stitched this quote.  It has stayed in my mind over the months ever since. I have been turning thoughts around in my mind for two weeks now trying to figure out what I want to accomplish this new year of fresh starts.  At 70 yrs of age (in May) I get tired earlier, confused easier and stressed quicker.  I have started this post several time with different lists that sound good but I probably would not be able to accomplish as readily as I would like.  Hmmmm, more stress.
While looking for a quilt I have not shared, I once again  thought of this quote.  Now I finally know what I want to obtain this new year.  Contentment.  So these are the goals for 2018.

1.  I want to enjoy my self while still helping others and being a responsible wife and home
2.  Use the planner I have had for 2 yrs.  Sewing, health, friend.
3.  Post on social media once a week and maybe twice, that was maybe. no pressure
4.  The only extra online sewing activity I will participate will OMG at Elmstreet quilts, unless
      an  emergency request for help is needed.

As easy as this sounds it will be hard for an overachiever.  But then as an overachiever I will do it.
Here is the link to Jenny"s blog,  She has a gentle, peaceful nature about her that you can feel as you visit with her.  Jenny is very a talented and God loving lady.  I want to be like her when I grow up.

Everyone have a save and happy New year.
Hugs and have a Blessed day

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Lords Day

  When my heart's desire is to have a closer relationship with my God I receive a little more peace and little more joy and a little less fear.  When my heart is right I tend to be a little more kinder and a little more giving.  I say a little because it is a daily walk.  I have learned over the years of either growing or a lax attitude, it is me that is wavering not my Heavenly Father.
  Just as I hear my earthly father teachings at times while I'm looking back at my childhood, I hear from the Father through the  Holy Spirit for His will and direction for today and the tomorrows of my life.  And on those days, (for whatever reason) I totally leave God out, well what a mess.  Praise God He's a forgiving God through His son Jesus.

    Jesus Gives The Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20
Jesus told his disciples, " I have been given all authority in heaven and earth.  Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptising them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this----that I am with you always, even to the ends of the world.

 We are to go---whether it is nextdoor or to another country and make disciples, it is not an option, but a command to All that call  Jesus Lord.  While we are not all evangelists, we all have received gifts that we can use in helping to fulfill the Great Commission.  As we obey, we have the comfort in the knowledge that Jesus is always with us.

                                                      Hugs and have a Blessed Day