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?


Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Such cute blocks and it hard to keep up these days! Just remember it's suppose to be fun! Cute ensemble that you made your lucky daughter!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Lucky daughter to have such a talented mom! I'll bet her dorm room is all the envy...
The tea kettle is darling. My fave! You experienced my favorite "f" words -- fun, fabric, friends, and food. The row by row looks like fun.

The Crafty Creek said...

Love the chicken! I know what you mean about getting behind on sew-alongs, I've just done three months of Pat Sloans BOM in a week, another evening and I'll have caught up, just in time for Septembers!

tink's mom said...

When are the helmet liners due back. I lost track and I need to get the one on the needles finished. I need to have a goal date please.

Kim said...

Looks like you've got a lot done. The blocks are beautiful and your daughter's items are gorgeous.

20 North Ora said...

Love that Mama Hen block. So cute!!


Julierose said...

Oh what cute blocks you've created!! i love that Hawaiian Pillow! My Mom did a pink hawaiian Applique that we framed years ago--before i even tried to applique... my favorite is that tea kettle--I am a rabid tea drinker--and even chai...hugs, Julierose

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like your quilting trip was so much fun. I have a pattern from my quilt shop too. If you would like it, let me know.

Your daughter's apartment is going to be gorgeous if your work is any indication. I LOVE the colors.

Your blocks are wonderful. I am sure you will have fun creating something special with the blocks you have completed so far.

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

Taking your daughter to college is a major life event! My summer has been hectic as well and I'm so looking forward to the slower pace of fall. Let's get back into the Farm Girl Vintage together when we can give it our full attention, we'll keep each other motivated. Remember, it's not a job it's a hobby!

Carrie P. said...

I hope the bad stuff is all over with and nothing but good comes your way.
Love the pillow and towel for your daughter. So pretty.
I bet that was fun visiting all those shops.

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love the "Mam Hen" square :) And the pillow and towel you made for your daughter turned out beautifully!

Thinking of you and wishing you a lovely week. Hugs!

Karen said...

The pillow & towel....how pretty. Love the color.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Wow, LOTS of wonderful accomplishments!
LOVE your daughter's pillow and towel set.
Your FFV blocks look adorable too.
Love all the loot you brought back from Row x Row.
Best wishes for only GOOD to be with you now!

Vicky Hunt said...

I haven't posted much recently either! I've been so busy! What an exciting time for your daughter. I am sure she is loving it! I bet you are missing her around though. I hope you'rehaving a great week. Love the projects!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Huckberry patches is one of my top three shops as its only gel hours from where I live! Oh the adventures of life....I can sooooo relate....except sewing is sometimes the only thing that keeps me sane! Lol!!!iur daughters are only 15 months apart and mid twenties and well nothing turned out as my husband and I ever expected!! Some of it very heartbreaking....I continue to learn to live my life authentically and with grace dispute my disappointments. Hang in there!!

moosecraft said...

Looks like you had an awesome time with quilt shop hopping! :-) Great looking pillow and duckies... looks like your Pfaff produces a great blanket stitch!

allthingzsewn said...

Beautiful pillow and towel. Wonder how long they will look like that? I think pot holders are perfect for Lori's farmgirl blocks, too cute. I don't quite understand the row by row, are they kits?
Glad to hear your feeling better, we don't bounce back a quick as we us to. May you be blessed with a good week.

allthingzsewn said...

Beautiful pillow and towel. Wonder how long they will look like that? I think pot holders are perfect for Lori's farmgirl blocks, too cute. I don't quite understand the row by row, are they kits?
Glad to hear your feeling better, we don't bounce back a quick as we us to. May you be blessed with a good week.

Quilter Kathy said...

So many projects on the go :) Love the gifts for your daughter!
What a fabulous collection you assembled from the row by row!

Debbie Harris said...

Jeanna~ WOW that pillow and towel is gorgeous! I'm sure your daughter is loving it. I remember those collage days with my two daughters, I sure missed them, but was thankful they were ithed place God wanted them.
You certainly did do some shopping with your friend! You must have had a wonderful time. :-)
You do lovely work with your hands, what a praise to the Lord.

Enjoy the rest of your week~ Debbie

Debbie Harris said...

Oops! I wanted to say " In the place God wanted them" :-)

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Jeanna the goodies you bought look so fun! I like the tea kettle block. I know about that sew along, but didn't join in on it.