Thursday, November 16, 2017

Still not 100%

It has been almost 8 days and still not the greatest. I have been binge watching videos on You Tube.

Angela Walters has a channel called Midnight Quilter. It is fun to watch. Donna Jordan from Jordan Fabrics has a channel and shows many fabric cutting skills. Their skill is iron first and use a weight on the ruler to hold in place for long cuts.

There is also Missouri Star Quilt Company. They have many tutorials with Jenny Doan showing us quick quilts.

There are hours and hours of good sewing tips and ideas. Never to old to learn a new tip. Hope you find something to watch.

I have done a lot of this since I have been sick. Chris

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I have been sick all week.

Started out with a scratchy throat and then ear ache now coughing till my ribs hurt. I have used so much tissue. I know to much info. I hate it.

Got a phone call yesterday afternoon could the three year old come and spend the night. The other two were going to the other Grandma's and she begged to come to my house. This isn't the first time she has done this.

We let her be a little girl and she loves the alone time. She is a good child when she is alone. I have taken the other ones individually also. I think it is good they have one on one with their grandparents. They also have learned how to do some cooking while they are here. Katie's specialty is cupcakes and Autumn likes to make soup.

Katie like to play with dolls. So she brought Barbies with her. She has conversations with them and it is cute to watch her play by herself. At least she knows how to entertain herself which a lot of kids her age do 't do.

I will give my son and his wife credit. The girls have electronic devices, but they do play most of the time with their toys. Kids today get stuck with their heads in the device or a video game.

Well I am sitting up waiting for meds to work. Sick with a bad cold isn't good for sleeping. Hope you are well and don't catch this. Chris

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Been knitting instead of quilting

I have been knitting and using up odds and ends of yarn. I have plenty and I acquired the yarn stash my neighbor had and not used before she passed away. It wasn't a lot, but enough to do some scarves and hats. 

The brown/gray was a wool from Ireland. She was a travel agent and took people on tours all over the World. She had started a sweater and not finished it. She had all sizes of knitting needles and a fair amount of yarn.

I learned to knot when I was 8 years old. I had every childhood illness and kid could get and missed 40 days of school that year. I learned to knit and embroider that year. I enjoy doing both.

So these will go in a tub and when my family needs some they will come out. The rest will be donated for the needy. I think the next time I go to the thrift store I will look for some more yarn to make charity pieces.

Sick with the start of the a cold. Chris

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017

Happy Halloween 2017. The girls came here to Trick or Treating. It is a quiet neighborhood and lots less traffic.

The girls went out with their mother and we kept the baby here. After her being n the hospital it was just to cold lout for her. She was a ladybug. The older two were Elsa and Anna.

The baby got a hold of a Tootsie Pop and ate it clear down to the chocolate center. We stood right there and watched her. She loves lollipops.

Fall is here. the cold mornings and warmer days are upon us. The leaves are falling everywhere.

Hope you are enjoying the Fall. Chris

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Today is just another day

I normally love Fall, but this year the colors aren't showing up. We had such a dry spell the trees didn't produce the brilliant colors they normally do.

I have started on some housecleaning and get so frustrated. We are not dirty people and we clean the furnace once a month, but where does all the dust come from?

I am also trying to focus more on things I want to do. Well so much for that. The phone rings and I end up dropping what I am doing to go help someone else. I have turned down two alteration jobs recently. I have no interest in doing it anymore. I will for my Family, but all the neighbors need to find someone else.

Since I turned 65 I have determined my time is mine. I don't want o do something I don't. No disrespect just not something I want to do.

I have decided to slow down on posting here and on Facebook. So disappointed with what is going on in the World and USA I have nothing to say that anyone is interested in. I will be reading your posts and will comment when I feel it is appropriate.

Hope all of you are well and can keep active with your sewing projects. Chris


Friday, October 20, 2017

New Ruler

I have watched the videos and also seen the pictures of others who  have bought this ruler and their results. 

I caved and spent the money on the large one and the mini. It is the Creative Grids Pineapple tool trimmer by Jean Ann Wright. 

The large on is for 6 inch, 8inch, and 10 inch blocks. The smaller one is for 4, 5, and 6 inch blocks. The mini ruler should be in the mail today. 

I also ordered a book by the same designer. I am anxious to see what is in the book. I see from the cover bed quilts, wallhangings, and table toppers. 

Many quilters swear by the rulers so time will tell. Chris

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fought with my bed for hours.....

My bed and I don't like each other at times. I have a comfortable bed, but it rained for 36 hours and the bones just ached.

I decided to get up and went into straighten more in the sewing room and get more of the sewing desk cleaned off.

I had a container of 2 1/2 inch squares there and wanted them depleted. I started sewing them up into 4-patches last week. I got more of the stitched and pieced today.

I thought with the other 250 of these 4-patches I have made over the last year they would make couch quilts for Christmas present.

I try and do a few of this off and on sewing of squares and they mound up in a hurry. I want something to look old so the brown was a mottled brown to gold color and the gold was some Moda fabric I bought about 7 years ago.

Have you started gearing up for Christmas? Chris