Saturday, August 12, 2017

End of the week . . .

Wednesday, my intentions were good but it was a rough day . . .

I fought a headache all day. It was humid and I couldn't get comfortable or settled. I persevered and worked on the snowmen wall hanging.

They got put together. Next up, borders and quilting.

Between prepping dinner, I put together my first loaves of zucchini bread from the Sunday pickings Honey Do did. I made them on Wednesday so I could take one of the loaves to Mom.

Honey Do was in Heaven with the fresh loaf after dinner. It won't last long. Good thing I have enough shredded zucchini for a couple more loaves and another squash yet to use. The plants are large and healthy and this is just the beginning of the season. The bread freezes well, so I'll stock up for winter.

Wednesday evening, after our walk, I looked over the instructions for my next embroidery project:

(Photo from Crabapple Hill)

My next step is to color before I begin stitching.

Thursday, Newton and I went to see my mom :)
After some basic cleaning, we went to one of three bedrooms. We've touched all of them in the last year, starting in the closets. Some purging has already been done, but it's an on-going process when you are trying to deal with years of accumulations. I grew up in this house, and Mom has lived her more than 40 years. That means A LOT of STUFF.

The smallest closet has shelves and Mom would like to store her yarn supply here. That's where we started. Helping Mom usually ends up being pretty beneficial for me :) And this time was no exception.

The wooden goose planter was a gift to my Dad. I got it from a co-worker who made them.


These linens are a dozen napkins and tablecloth. Mom started the project but never finished it. Now she doesn't want to. Both of these treasures became mine :)

Thursday, I got the borders done on the Snowmen Dozen.

Friday I quilted and bound it. Another UFO finished!!

Once that was done, I moved on to the Salem Witches.

This row is 45 x 18 inches. There are six witches and a wagon. Each figure is pretty detailed and it too me several hours during the afternoon to color this one. This is not a project for the faint of heart.

Once she was done, I moved on to another goal, the Christmas wall hangings for my nieces and their families. I drew off a pattern and the fusible web that I'll use to adhere the "hats" to the background fabric. I need a total of 18 hats. I would like each member of a family to have a different print. Two of the families have seven members, so I'm going to look for seven different prints to work from. I also need backgrounds and hat cuffs. That means another shopping trip in the next couple of weeks. I think I'm going to wait until school goes back in session to do that.

Thanks for stopping by, 

Wishing you a day filled with creativity and productivity.


Anonymous said...

Darn, you're going shopping and I'm not there! =) Your little snowman hanging turned out great, and that was a fast finish! Love what you picked up at mom's house. The witches are cute as anything! Are you then supposed to outline stitch them?

Allie-oops Designs said...

Ooh your little snowman quilt is too darling!!! I hate the thought of ever cleaning out my mom's house - she has all my grandma's stuff, my dad's stuff [including his kindegarten papers!] and anything anybody wants to give her.

Linda Andrews said...

I love those quilts.