Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy November!

We have been very productive here for November :)

I got the sweet buzz on Sugar Bee crafts for my Hammock Quilt Finish... check them both out!

Sugar Bee Crafts
 We cleaned the Florida room out and pressure washed it and reorganized it as we filled it back up.
 Where I am set up for hand piecing now... is the part of the table I set my quilted item on for hand quilting... keeps the dirt and my sweet animals off until they are ready :)

Behind me is the design board my honey made me :)

We found shelving on Craigslist for free and some for cheap that has really helped us reorganize the garage :)
Don't look at the unorganized shelf... my honey say :)

The cabinet is actually one we got for FREE and was originally used at a local city fire hall... it is really heavy and all wood with magnets to hold the doors closed!
 So check your local Craigslist for finds!  I even found some quilting fabric there a couple weeks ago... more on that when I use it though :)

My daughter has been busy... greeting Halloween
Getting an eye check up
And hanging with friends :)
She also needed a chest so we found this great one ... on Craigslist... for $40.00 and it is HEAVY and all wood!
And in her room... the thank you pic we sent to the people that sold it to us for so cheap :)
And in doing so she cleaned her room for the first time this month! lol  Okay first time in SEVERAL months... but it was clean that day!  Give thanks for what we can right?!!

Daisy has been frolicking and enjoying the fall sunny day we had today for a bit before the overcast skies returned.... check out the aloe in the top left of this pic too!
My honey made a hangar for the hammock to be stored when we aren't using it... very cool!
And when we are using it I just finished a quilt to abate the windy days and cooler nights that will be greeting us more and more into winter time for the east coast of Florida!
Doesn't that look inviting???  I love how "quilty" the quilt turned out!  I will be sharing the blog post about it linked at the beginning of this post to several linky parties!  This is my fave finish so far!  We have slept under it a few nights already... just cuz! lol

When we moved the hammock from it "storage spot" we found a friend finding refuge behind it... can you tell what it is???

a sleeping froggy!
 And finally... I have taken a stab at hand piecing... this is what I have done so far... it will be bigger and better... learning with every stitch.  For the record I started this on November 3, 2013.  I have given myself a month to hand piece and hand quilt what will be table toppers for family Christmas presents... Do you hand piece???  Do you hand quilt???  Would you be interested in classes if you knew someone locally???
Hope you have a completely crafty November and don't forget to share it all on your blog so we can see what you are up to too!  It is fun to share :)

Kathi





5 comments:

  1. I've discovered EPP and love it! I never thought I'd be a handpiecer. ;-)

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  2. Love that block. I can't wait to watch your progress. Also have to add that as I sit and look at the four inches of snow we got yesterday your hammock looks very inviting.

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  3. I would love to learn hand piecing and quilting. I have looked for lessons in the Daytona Beach area for 3 years to no avail. Are you thinking about starting a class? I am in your area and would definitely sign up. Debbie

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    1. Debbie.. you are Anonymous so I have no way to reply directly but I am planning to start my first class of hand quilting early in 2014. Let me know how to get in touch with you by emailing me at kathibc@yahoo.com. Have a blessed day and happy quilting!
      Kathi

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  4. Hi Kathi -- thanks for the tour and love your Craigslist finds!! Your hand pieced star is just beautiful too! I've never hand pieced but have access to a wonderful instructor here in the NorthEast if I want to learn. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and following! Best of luck on the giveaway! Karen

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