Monday, April 14, 2014

Design Wall Monday 4-14-14

Hum, it's an interesting date today.  I wonder if many folks have chosen today to get married? 

This past week has been the slowest quilting week for me since the last time we took a big vacation.  Interpretation of a big vacation -- years! That means I have very little to show that has anything to do with quilting.  So here's my one quilting picture.... I made some progress on the last A Tisket, A Tasket block.  Most of the other blocks are completely done, I think 3 need a little embroidering.  And here's December's block just getting started. Just a little reminder -- this was a free block of the month in 2010??? or so. I am a bit slow on appliqué. Hum, this appliqué looks a little wrinkled.  Hopefully it will iron out smoothly. 

My weekly goals list looks like I got a lot done but most of it was not sewing or quilting related. 
Week of April 7, 2014

Embroider shirt for Ellie
Load and quilt QOV quilt
Finish embroidering towel from class
Enjoy visit to Ellie√√√
Plan paper piecing lesson
Organize all “stuff” for quilt guild on Sat.
And now next week.  I hope to be back in the groove on quilting.
Week of April 14, 2014
Border sail boat quilt
Begin quilting QOV quilt
Embroider shirt and pants for Sophie
Clean off cutting table
Make progress on A Tisket, A Tasket blocks
Clean House
Sing multiple Easter Week services

If you are wondering what I did besides reading books.  Here are a couple of pictures you might enjoy.

Selfie with Ellie

I'm forever taking selfies with my grands.  I was really lucky with this one as Kevin was standing close by getting Ellie to laugh.  We were having a great time. She's a happy baby most of the time. 

Here's the ultimate Daddy.  Please note that is a baby monitor on his belt, not his cell phone! 

That's it for me.  Make sure you visit Patchwork Times to start your blog tour of Design Wall Monday. 

Happy Quilting All! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday 4/7/2014

Not a whole lot of sewing going on here.  And not too many pictures either.  The design wall hasn't changed. Here's one of the two shirts I finished embroidering for the grands.  I forgot to take a picture of the other one.  Oops!  This design is from Embroidery Boutique.  You can take a look at it here


Surprisingly, I did get much of my goals done this past week. 


Week of March 31, 2014
Embroider shirts for Ellie, Natalieand Sophia
Enjoy visit to Natalie and Sophia
Load QOV quilt
Add hanging sleeves on 3 quilts entered in quilt show√ actually did 4 sleeves
Give Sharon my quilts for show
Make embroidered towel at class √ started, need to finish

Cut fabric for next Christmas Favorites bom

And for this week.... 

Week of April 7, 2014
Embroider shirt for Ellie
Load and quilt QOV quilt
Finish embroidering towel from class
Enjoy visit to Ellie
Plan paper piecing lesson
Organize all “stuff” for quilt guild on Sat.

We spent a little time in DC playing as tourists.  Here's the blooms we could find as the cherry blossoms weren't out yet.  These are magnolias.  

Don't forget to visit Patchwork Times for links to blogs sharing their design wall. Oops, Mr. Linky won't open until 8pm for some reason.  I'll check back periodically through the day and see if it has been opened.  Otherwise, come back this evening for the tour through blogs around the world. 

Happy Quilting!