Wednesday, March 14, 2018

It's Wednesday . . . Already ? ? ?

It's Wednesday ! ! !

Already ? ? ? 

As hard as I try to use my time efficiently so that I don't feel  like I'm wasting it, it just flies by !!

I spent Monday working on April Showers. 

It was a relatively quick finish. I had it all sandwiched and ready to sew. I did simple quilting all around the blocks and sashing.  I spent Monday evening sewing the binding and had it done before bedtime. I love my evenings to continue to be productive and lately they haven't, so this was a nice finish for me.

And here it is, hung and finished. I love all the "rain" themed prints I've been collecting. The design in the center is from Michelle Ridgway. I wasn't able to find it on her website, but you might have better luck. I will tell you I've had it for a very long time, so it may no longer be available. But I do love it.

The time I had on Tuesday was spent spent cutting out a new robe for Mom. I didn't get pictures yet, but I will. My goal is to have it done and to Mom on Friday.

Wednesday, my car is in the shop getting new breaks ($$ ouch !!!) and I'm at the library. I have about an hour to play.  I guess I'll be spending some time on Pinterest :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23 NIVU

Monday, March 12, 2018

HQAL March 11, 2018

(Hand quilt along)

It has been a very productive week. This is what I got done by hand over the last few weeks:

April Showers

Holly Cottage

Dresden Plates

Wish I could share more, but my time is limited and at least I got this much done.

The link will take you to Seeing Etc. And Kathy has a whole list of us participating. I'm going to see what everyone else got up to.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 

Colossians 2:6-7 NIVUK

Goal report for March 5, 2018 and HQAL

My goals for the week of March 5, 2018:

1. Dresden plates
- finish January block some progress, not enough to even show
- work on February block no progress
- set up March block no progress

2. Mystery QAL
- continue sewing blocks DONE, block 4

- decide on layout, sashing, borders still thinking about this.

3. Bear/Color challenge blocks
- pull fabrics DONE

4. UFO - April showers
-  continue stitching DONE
decided on layout and begin sewing

5. Charity sew no progress
- quilt first baby quilt

6. HQAL Report
(added after original post) DONE

Goals for March 12, 2018

1. New Robe for Mom

2. Dresden Plates
- finish January
- work on February and March

3. Bear Challenge
- draw off, assemble Yellow Bear

4. Color Challenge
- cut out, assemble Yellow block

5. Starry Bright
- cut out, assemble March block

6. Mystery QAL
- assemble blocks five and six

7. April Showers
- quilt, bind, hang

8. Charity Sew
- quilt one of two baby quilts

9. Holly Cottage
- finishing stitching one of four remaining blocks

This is very ambitious, but some things are really close to done :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you days filled with kindness.

Verse of the day:

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 

Colossians 3:16 NIVUK

Friday, March 9, 2018

Goals for the week of February 26, 2018

** I meant to post this over the weekend, guess I was a little preoccupied :)

Goals for the week of February 26, 2018:

1. Dresden Plates
- continue stitches January and February blocks some progress made
- set up March block no progress made

2. Mystery QAL
- sew blocks together some progress made

Block one

Block two

Block three

3. Download/print BOM patterns DONE
- Bear Color Challenge
- Color Challenge
- Elefantz BOM
- Starry Night

4. UFO - April Showers  DONE
- pull floss and begin stitching

5. Charity Sew
- quilt one of two baby quilts
not yet

The only progress was getting the quilts pinned and ready for quilting.

So Honey Do is having surgery this week and should keep me fairly close to home. I'm hoping I'm not being too optimistic about how much time I will have for sewing this week.

My goals for the week of March 5, 2018:

1. Dresden plates
- finish January block
- work on February block
- set up March block

2. Mystery QAL
- continue sewing blocks 
- decide on layout, sashing, borders

3. Bear/Color challenge blocks
- pull fabrics

4. UFO - April showers
-  continue stitching

5. Charity sew
- quilt first baby quilt

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you days filled with kindness.

Mystery Progress . . . Musings

I have been making a little progress in my Mystery QAL


Three of the six blocks are completely finished and four has been started. As pleased as I am with my progress I had hoped to be further. I still feel like I'm on track to finish this top by the end of the month.

(image from Yahoo)

Honey Do went in for surgery Monday. Praise God there were no complications and was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

While I waited during surgery and recovery in Monday, I worked on this month's UFO project.

All the stitching, button and bead embellishments are done. Now I just have to decide on a layout for the wall hanging. And I think I've decided.

Now that Honey Do is home, I'll have a little more time to work on my projects.

In the meantime, I pulled out Holly Christmas to see if I can get the stitching finished on the last few blocks before I start making the borders for them. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:1-2 NIVUK

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Saturday Sewing

Winter has made another appearance in the northeast on Friday. After a day of rain (Thursday), the wind came in and with it the snow.
We were blanketed with 4-6 inches of compacted snow. All the rain lay under it, making it heavy and difficult to shovel.


It was very pretty and with temperatures rising, it won't last long. In fact, it was already starting to melt just with the sun shining on it.

The rest of Friday was spent making visits to the vet and grocery store and spending time on the phone making appointments for Mom and getting prescriptions taken care of.

Saturday, after breakfast and dinner preparations, was spent at the sewing machine.

Block two of Mystery QAL is complete and I began work on Block three.

Thanks for stopping by, 

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
Psalm 84:10 NIVUK

Friday, March 2, 2018

Lion or Lamb

As I was thinking about this post, I looked up images from Yahoo. I found this one. I'd never seen one like this before and just love the compilation. 

I also found this one. It made me think of my heritage and my faith. 
My heritage is as a child of God, it is of saving grace and faith in an all knowing, all powerful God of the universe. It is of a future in Heaven through the saving grace of Jesus Christ . . . the Lion of Judah and the sacrificial lamb, who suffered, died and went to Heaven to secure my future. 

And with all the rain Wednesday morning, turning over to snow, my thoughts and reflections are of the most holy time of the year as we prepare to remember and be thankful for the huge sacrifice that was made on our behalf as we look forward to Resurrection Sunday.

And as I reflect, I'm sewing :)
You knew it was there somewhere.

I didn't post my progress on the Mystery QAL, because the only thing I have done on this project so far is cutting out the pieces.

Mom is taken care of, GREAT !!!! doctor visit on Wednesday and now we wait and prepare for surgery.

This has freed me up for a few days and given me time to sew. And since everything is prepared, I should be able to make quick work of this project.

So here's how it went . . . 

Many of my BOM patterns have been published, so I spent 30 minutes !!!! downloading and saving so they can be printed. First step in preparation for sewing :)

And finally, Mystery QAL . . .

First block done !!!

Unfortunately, I started making mistakes on block two, so I stopped and will pick up again on Friday.

Verse of the Day

Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Ephesians 6:11 NIVUK