Monday, February 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday February 21, 2011

Yesterday we delayed our departure for Longview Texas due to bad weather forcasts, but by the time you read this we should be on our way. I am still a little worried about that band of snow and ice but I'm sure we'll be fine. This is the same pic from January 3, 2011 post but it's what I was working on Sunday. I finished machine appliqueing all the red patches.
I also have the borders cut and the templates for the center block ready to go. On the knitting front I have another mitten that is coming along nicely. This pair is for my oldest daughter Siobhan. That's all for now but I am hoping to blog a little during my trip if I can do it easily from my phone. Be sure and head over to Judy's blog to see what she has been up to, along with all the other Design Wall Monday bloggers.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

First Finish of 2011

Finally something to check off the list. This is Lorelai's quilt, that I started before Christmas and  would ve been finished but my Singer had issues so I couldn't machine quilt any tops. Since I wanted it to be a quilt to cuddle with I didn't quilt it too heavily,and after a wash and dry the quilt is nice and soft. I also machine finished the binding which I never do but Lorelai is only 19 months old and I know its going to spend a lot of time in the washer.
Look at this hawk! We have a bunch of bird feeders in our yard and I think he thought he was getting an easy dinner.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday February 14,2011

Happy Valentines Day!
I know my blocks sort of look the same as Wednesday's picture but I finished all the blocks and almost finished all the triangle blocks for the corners and edges.
 Making dinner gets me every time! I would like to get the top finished by the weekend but I seem to have a lot of obligations hanging over me this week so I make no promises.
The tops are starting to pile up so now that the Singer is back I'll have to spend some serious time machine quilting instead of piecing.
On February 20th I agreed to ride with a friend to Longview Texas to help her daughter move back home. Traveling more than six to eight hours just totally wears me out and we are driving the 1387 miles (22 hours)  down and coming right back so I probably won't be posting anything for the next two design wall Monday's but who knows maybe I can post from my Droid and let you know how the trip is going.

 I will be bringing some sock knitting. I've never tried to do applique on a car trip, hubby's big truck is too bouncy to be using sharp needles, but I might bring my block and see how it goes.
Be sure and check out Judy's blog to see what everyone has been up to this week.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Design Wall Wednesday?

Sorry for dissappearing for a week. My son came home from college with a nasty upper respiratory infection on Friday, Super Bowl on Sunday and a birthday party on Sunday. Then on Monday my husband and I both get the "bug". Thankfully we had  a much milder case. But I have been plugging away on my quilt of the moment. All the orange/tan blocks are done and I only need two more green blocks and I can start putting the center together.
At night, while nice and cozy under my flannel quilt I have been working on a pair of reading mitts and my snowflake mittens.

The Singer is home from the repair shop and is working great! So hopefully I can be machine quilting my backlog of tops real soon.
Have a great evening.