Thursday, May 18, 2017

Yesterday May 17th

Well yesterday 39 yrs ago I had a son and his birthday is celebrated with his daughter.  My husband and I wished them both a Happy Birthday at different times. Our son is in Wisconsin, but his daughter is here in Texas.  She's no 20 years old. Isn't she a looker?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Busy, busy

Now that Mother's day is passed, I can share the projects I'd whipped up for the moms in my life. It had been a busy week, but much was accomplished.

I had with the help of a special lady in church, created hankie roses for our Church's mother's day.

Made two more of those sewing thread catcher organizers. They went over well.

Made two bigger design boards. Mine is already being put to use for some pixel quilts.

Wanted some number pins to help keep my current row in order. So, made some. Just glued on paper to my button pins and it does the job nicely. Then needed a way to keep it organized since my design wall is in the hall. Looked on Pinterest for some ideas and decided to make my own wrist pincushion. Used a jar lid so I won't go around poking my arm.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Have a great day with family and friends.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Secret Drawers

Well here is our next block. Secret drawers. Hmmm yea it's gonna be so secret it's gonna take me awhile.  But at least this is what its suppose to look like.

Getting upset

I'm really getting upset. I use pins to keep corners together but I practice and it looks like I'm getting better but when it comes to a finished block it is always soooooo screwed up.

Arrrrgh! :'(

BUT NOT GIVING UP!

Gretchen Block

I'm like Lisa only my squares and triangles still DON'T match up. See my mistakes. Cutting board again.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Gretchen Block

I thought some of the other blocks were tough, I must of been kidding myself. The Gretchen block is a tough cookie. I tend to look at squares when assembling a block, but this one you need to do as triangles. First sew the strip, add the triangle ( you now have a bigger triangle ), and then sew the triangles together to form four squares. Whoo, but watch out for your center pinwheel. I did have to rip out some seams and I kept going back to my design board to help keep things in order. All in all finished, not perfect, but done. :-D

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dog Block

Made this cute block out of Half Square Triangles.

This little fellow just needs eyes and a nose.