Sunday, August 30, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching and an Update

Forgive me friends for it has been 49 days since my last blog post.  (sounds almost like a confession)

LIFE exercised its ability to remind me that I am not always in charge.  I have had some good things and some not so good things taking up my time and keeping me from being creative.

I’ll share a few of the good things and we’ll just forget about the not so good things.

My daughter moved into her first college apartment a couple of weeks ago.  I made her a throw pillow and hand towel to match her bedroom ensemble.

I’ll have to get a picture of her room another time.  We had a great time shopping and preparing for this next big step.  It was fun to work with the embroidery machine again, too!

My friend and I drove over 350 miles in 10 hours one Saturday to visit 10 quilt shops that are participating in Florida’s Row byRow Experience.  (Click the link to learn about RxR, if you are not familiar)

This was what I brought home that day.

I have since procured a few more rows from other shops.  Candace from Squash HouseQuilts also sent me a pattern from a quilt store she visited while passing through Idaho.  Huckleberry Patches looks like a really cute shop. 

I have completed one row so far.  

This row is from Fabric, Fabric, Fabric in Rockledge, FL. 

It gave me an opportunity to practice using the blanket stitch on my little Pfaff sewing machine.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to keep up with the Farm Girl Fridays sew along.  Lori, Bee in my Bonnet, has many followers that are doing a tremendous job with their blocks.  These are the last ones that I completed before things got crazy.

Kettle's On!

Kitchen Window

Mama Hen

Milking Day

I’m not sure when, or if, I’ll get back to this project.  I was learning a lot about scrappy quilting and making small blocks but I get frustrated when I can’t stay current with a sew-along.  I finished enough blocks to make a cute sampler or even a nice collection of pot holders.


We are experiencing a rainy and windy day here in south Florida but no complaints since it is better than having a hurricane.
  I am going to sit back and enjoy a little slow Sunday stitching on another helmet liner. 

The helmet liner project is in full swing.  If you are new to my blog, you can read more about Operation: Warm & Fuzzy here.

Visit Kathy's Quilts to see what everyone else is up to on Slow Sunday Stitching.

What are you creating today?