Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Little More Finished

I worked on my "Splendid Sampler"  today. I now have 20 blocks finished and have two embroidery ones to do. A little slide show of pics.....

Hope you have a productive day too! Martha.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Still Catching Up

I am still catching up on my blocks for "Wooly Baskets". Finally finished these two blocks...

Next I finished this one for "Splendid Sampler" ...

Last but not least I finished these two blocks for the"Buttermilk Basin " sew a long...

I will work on a few more today. However  yesterday I went and picked out two clothes  patterns , so sewing today might take a turn if I get to anxious too  start them.  Chatter later, Martha.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Made It Home

Watched my grand daughter in her play.Visited with my daughter and son. Saw and spent some time with a friend. Went to a hand quilting group and a Civil War group. We then traveled to the southern tip of Illinois and visited with my mother. A long time to sit in a car. Once we came home ,there is the grocery shopping, laundry and bill paying to do. Before I left I acquired the supplies to recover my ironing board. The top was ripped and stained.

thermal fleece

New decorator fabric, bright and fresh! Also bought a new iron. A cheap one from Wal-Mart. The last three have been Oliso's iron and within a year all were leaking. Great heat but does not last very long. Now I am ready to start sewing now. Chatter with you later, Martha.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Applique Group

Our applique group met last Friday and we all enjoyed visiting and stitching. We had quite a nice group of lovely ladies.  

Karen Martin and Sandy Baker were there.

Kathi Potter was there and see her pretty stand and stow she made sitting there!

That's  Twyila Parker who came visited and also started working on her next project which will be "Stitch Therapy"  that starts on Monday.

Paula Murrey and Ann Manly came and we all enjoyed each other's company.  Elle Knolb also came and was crocheting some lovely coasters. She got away without getting her picture taken. Sly one she is!

I am caught up with Thimblecreek also. Clue #7

And clue #8

Chatter with you later, Martha.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Heading Off

Next Tuesday my husband and I will be off visiting my mother, our kids and grandkids. We will be gone for about a week and two days. I have had to make sure I have  everything for my class written up and samples done.

This is one of the mystery quilt tops with the new two borders. Making it to 27 1/2" square so far.

This is the table runner I will be giving them the pattern for. It has an enlarged block that is also used in the pattern from the "Little Gatherings" book from Lisa Bongean.

Those little squares that are surrounding the quilt blocks are 1/4" squares. Chit chat with you later, Martha.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wool Applique

Tonight while watching the Walking Dead I will be working on these blocks.....

These two blocks are from Linen Closet free BOM.  The next block is from Buttermilk Basin's free BOM...

And the last block is for the Splendid Sampler free Bom....

I will be linking up to slow stitching sunday .

Friday, April 1, 2016

500th post !

I am surprised I made it this far! Thank you all for reading this and sharing time with me! I do so enjoy hearing from you. I have been doing a bit of catch-up lately after being sick for 2-3 weeks and moving so slow. I finally have clue #5 and #6 done for Thimblecreek mystery...

clue #5


I also have another block for the Splendid Sampler done....

I will check back with you later, thanks for stopping by! Martha.