Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ready for Spring!

Had lots planned for the past two weeks, but plans changed when my son needed unexpected surgery.  He may be 21, but he's still my baby.  He is doing much better and is back to school and to his own apartment so I am back to sewing.

I finished this little wall hanging for one of the CNA's at work...she's a self-proclaimed "adopted daughter".  When my own daughter left to live in Europe for awhile, I was feeling lost and Rachel came to me at work and said not to worry.  She would periodically give me some attitude and let me take her shopping and it would be like Jennifer had never left!  We still laugh about it years later, and since she and her little family are raising chickens and one big rooster, this seemed appropriate.

I also did a little decorating for Easter...this little Easter quilt is a pattern I bought last year from Quilts by Cheri and never got around to doing until now.  I did my first meandering on it....after being washed and looking at it from across the room.... without my glasses on.... not too bad!

Some other Easter wools.......

And some Depression glass from some antiquing........

And my formal living room is finally back together after a new paint job...loving the gray, makes me wonder why I waited so long to change it.

Well, that's what I've been up to...besides my nurse job, haha...which is not as much fun as the above!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Starburst Quilt-a-long

Sadly, the day has arrived to show the finished product.............and all I have is a partially finished product.   I tried to get the quilting done but my repertoire is pretty much limited to, basically, straight line quilting.  I did try a meandering stitch with FMQ and picked out the mess I made and went with my old standby...which is taking forever.

Top half quilted, bottom half only pinned.

My scrappy binding is done and ready....does that count??

In my defense, I did manage to paint my living make it look nice when I finally display my new quilt.  I changed the yellow for a pale gray for the walls and deep gray for the mantle.  Still have to put all the furniture back in place.

 And I shoveled more snow....yuck........

OK...done making excuses................