Tuesday, April 14, 2015


I have been A.W.O.L., haven't I? Was I missed?  
You have been missed :) I miss sharing my little bits of things going on here.
It's hard to grasp that a week has gone by. I've been busy working on projects, but more catching up on things that got behind while Newton was on spring break.

And speaking of spring . . . 

Spring is FINALLY !!! in full swing. Winter mulch and leaves have been removed from flower beds. 
My plants are able to breath and I'm shocked by how quickly they are breaking grown and taking off. 
The 80+ temperature on Monday didn't hurt either :)

I picked up cabbage, a tomato and eggplant at the garden center. They all went in the ground today. The old bird cages are coming in handy to discourage the deer from munching on my tender young plants. I would really like us to reap the rewards of my labors.

As for crafting, I continue to do the hand quilting on the house quilt. It's a slow process, but it's moving along. 

The Tilda Lovers swap project has been completed. You'll have to wait to see that one until after my partner receives it. I don't want to spoil it for her :)

It's headed to the post office on Wednesday.

The Quilted Snail mystery quilt is now a quilt top.

This one really took me out of my comfort zone. I always use a pattern and have pictures to look at so I can see what it's supposed to look like. The mystery was that you got step by step instructions and in between each step there was a reveal of the quilt in process. You were encouraged and challenged to think "outside the box". I've learned a lot with this one. For now, it's the size of a twin size bed. I don't know if I'll add any more borders to make it bigger. I've put it away for now since I have a quilt on the rack and one more ready to go and a third ready to sandwich. So it will have to wait to be completed.

My small Mountmellick are caught up. 
I'm getting ready to work on the large pattern next.

Another Jenny of Elefantz design . . .
Wonky Houses.
This is the first of four I started about a year ago. Yes, another UFO. There is no shortage of them in corner of space and time. Newton had a doctor appointment on Monday and I had a lot of sitting and waiting, so I managed to catch up the Mountmellick and this one. Block two has also been started.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with creativity.


Anonymous said...

Don't think I didn't notice. I'm trying to give you space. Very hard for me. =) Love all the projects you're working on, and hope you have plenty of veggies and plenty of finishes.

dq said...

All of your handwork is beautiful and inspiring! I love that you are hand quilting the quilt. I also love Elefantz designs and have done a few myself. As for the white flower project it is to die for!

Wendyb said...

yes you have been missed, but not forgotten! You have been busy and accumulating some gorgeous works.....love that handquilting. clever girl xoxox :o)

Allie said...

Oh my goodness Edith, your stitching is just exquisite!!! I think those Wonky Houses by Jenny was the first project of hers I did - I've lost count of how many I've completed, I have several in progress, lol.

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, that reminds me that mine is hanging on the ladder awaiting finish and borders, too!