Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I'm Trying, I Really Am!

The Great Pumpkin BOM Quilt

Happy Hauntings
And then there is the Halloween quilt. I'm putting the last borders on it and I think I am going to tackle machine quilting it myself.(Wish me luck)  The other gals that made this quilt the same time as I did, had theirs hanging last year to enjoy it and they were so neat.  It was a fun quilt to make, lots of fun!!  I want to do alot of embellishing on it but that can always be done at a later date, if I don't get at it this year. It was so funny when we were making these quilts because none of us were professed Halloween lovers but every time we see a cute Halloween patterns, we just love it!!  I know now that we are in denial, big time!!

My Little Embroidered Baskets
And then here is the little embroidered basket quilt again . Just need to add another border and it will be ready to quilt. It was also on a list to be machine quilted until my Mini group had a hissy fit about that so...I guess it will be a hand quilting project after all.  It's not all that big but I'm still hand quilting on the little appliqued basket quilt so this one will have to wait in the corner.  And I don't want you to think for even a minute that these 3 are the only unfinished projects that I have lurking around my house. There's more, lot's more but I told myself I HAD to get these done because I already have another that I want to start. Isn't this just the norm for quilters?? That's about it for me and my projects for now.  Oh, I forgot I do have the Quilted Village ready to go to the machine quilter when my name comes up...Wow, that's 4 projects that I will have finished in a month or two or maybe a little more.   Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day..... I'm linked up today with Connie at Freemotion by the River, be sure and check it out, great blog and tutorials and lots of good links too!!!                                    

Friday, September 7, 2012

Call Me "Lazy"

The peak getting repaired

All done!!
One of the corbels painted out
I haven't felt like posting for over 2 weeks, no excuse really, just haven't done it.....So here's a little update.  Back on July 9th, I was trying to decide what color(s) to paint the wooden peak on the front of my house. Well, it's done and has been for several weeks. I like it!! It is very subtle compared to the previous coloration, which was black and grey.....so after the hail storm in March 2011, all the work is done on the house. This house is over 100 years old so there is always some up keep each year but hopefully, nothing major again for lots of years. Here are some pictures and you can decide for yourself.  Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day..