Sunday, March 3, 2013

Glad to See March.

I have been so sick that February is just a big blur.  Thankfully I am feeling better...finally...after three weeks or so, BUT...mother nature has hit and I have the period from H*@# that started yesterday.  Oh I would so much rather go through delivery or surgery than this torture.  Looking on the bright side of things, I only get one like this a couple of times a year.  But when I do...yikes, like total shut down for me.

Last week I did have some successes with my sewing.  I completely finished a UFO project finally.
I started this about 6 years ago and just put it up for long time.  I actually didn't like it, still not too excited about it, but I just wanted to finish it. Have no idea what I will do with it, it is a wall hanging. It measures 32 x 46 inches.  Not long enough for a throw, not the right colors or style for a child's quilt or baby quilt.  I am not really big on decorating for the holidays either, but may put it out in  fall, might be good for a wheel chair throw.  There is a short sweet prayer printed in the leaf print fabric.  It is supposed to be a pumpkin, I think it would make a much better apple when done in reds.  I had thought I would offer it my Etsy store, but there is a small flaw in the fabric of one of the squares, gives the appearance of being a small bleach stain, but I accidentally knocked a piece of thread off of it, more like a scab on a cut, and the colored fabric fell away leaving a small spot with out color. At any rate, it is finished.

I have also finished the two quilts I posted about for the orphanage.  Still need to hand tie the knots in corners of blocks, but will be working on those tonight while I watch "The Bible" a new docudrama on the History channel debuting this evening.  Some viewing I choose...The Bible, then season premier of Amish Mafia.  I know that AM is a really stupid show and just don't believe that it is any where close to actual representation of Amish life. Just don't believe that any Amish peoples would behave in such a way, nor would they be able to so freely move back and forth between their life and that of the English.  Right up there with Breaking Amish.  I do love the Amish style quilts, and enjoy seeing a truthful depiction of their lifestyle.  The simplicity of their life reminds me of the 30's.   At any rate, that is what is planned for this evening.

I was able to also get two crib size quilts basted for quilting, both UFO projects.  They will be donated to the church.  Another throw size has been quilted as well.  Once I get bindings completed on these three they will be off of my UFO list as well.  Then, I will be able to justify starting a new project.

So, on the list to finish this week, besides those I listed, are a Crazy Quilt embellished block for a round robin I am in, three more of the church quilts.  I have a color challenge I am involved with through a local quilt store, finally have decided on a pattern to make for the challenge, so that will be next.  That quilt will be for me, personally, as I am using some of my grandmother's handkerchiefs in it, along with some hand embroidery work.  Have some applique projects to start, just trying to find just the right fabric for back grounds. 

That is about all for now.  Will post a little more tomorrow with a couple of book reviews and my shopping trip.  Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.  I am off to find a snack and get ready for my shows. Yes, I know, such an interesting life I lead.


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