Sunday, May 25, 2014

Catch up and back to slow stitching! Yippee!

 This week has been a whirlwind of activity as we have been doing lots of eBaying
One of our items we are proud of currently for sale on eBay :)
and I have been doing lots of quilting and straightening of things.

My honey has been keeping up the house and working on his things... however, we are both delighted this week to see Sunday roll around... a day we keep to ourselves and relax and reflect on the week behind us and focus on the week ahead!  I love that about us :)

But I am most excited about the progress made on THE MAN quilt!
 On Friday I was looking at this last block on the left...
And yesterday I sewed on the binding there on the right...


Now I am hand stitching down the binding!  Yahoo!  Such a glorious job to do on a Sunday as well!

I don't use a thimble but already have my electrical tape out to cut into unique shapes to fit my middle "binding" finger... last large quilt I bound it wore a hole in my fingernail... so I have been taking my calcium.. using cream occasionally made to condition my skin and nails... and have trimmed my nails last week in preparation for this binding... we shall see how my hands hold up...
Using my new "binding clips" aka Wonder Clips... love them :)
May be that I will buy a leather thimble to use just for binding... but we shall see.. I hope not really!

Also yesterday I got the border added to the Aida cloth label my bestie Connie made for this quilt... isn't it lovely!  It is the only part my honey hasn't seen and won't see til the end! lol  His decision to have a surprise :)


And since I needed a place to "park" my needles while I machine sewed the binding yesterday and this morning... I found a bit of batting and put in the top of the bottle that holds my thread and threader!  AWESOME :)  Excited to do multiple needles now by prethreading several then just picking one out at a time.. more on that when I get back to quilting as I will be using more needles too :)

Now I want to share something VERY SPECIAL! 


 I will be chatting more about it this week but be following me here.... you won't miss an update!  Next weekend we are sponsoring a linky with GIVEAWAY for all to enjoy and enter in.
& my friend
Wendy

The idea is you write a blog post with goals you have made... short or long term.. and that you met this month... then share what you plan to accomplish the following month... you have your blog post to keep you honest and each of us reading your goals met as well as your goals set!  Sound fun??

We call it M4.. but that is just short for Motivation Mayhem Monthly Muster blog :)

Finally... I have some very exciting news personally this week... as I was cleaning things out I found my old nursing license and had a sad feeling that I hadn't kept up my license... just to have it.. not that I may use it again but I worked hard to get it and used it professionally ... so it was important to maintain it... I thought it had lapsed...

Well according to the State of Tennessee it is still good and Active til my birthday!!!!
I will have to call them and register my new addy so I get an update to renew.. once renewed I will move my licensure to Florida.  But that is in the future...

Thanks for sharing in all my little victories this week!  Would love to hear about yours ... please feel free to leave a comment!  I respond to every one that isn't spam-a-licious! lol

Linking this slow stitch binding post to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching here

Have a blessed Sunday!



6 comments:

  1. So glad that you are down to the last little bit of your Man Quilt ... the binding! Have you tried Thimble-Its or Thimble Pads? I use Thimble-Its when hand stitching ... I don't need a thimble, but I need a little something so I don't get a "hole" in the side of my middle finger (the finger I push with). I'm thinking about trying a Thimble Pad ... and maybe trying out one or both when hand quilting! Just a suggestion.

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  2. I am hand sewing binding as well. Since I had to rush finishing Jim's quilt I machine bound it. Last week I ripped it off and this week I am rebinding by hand. Almost done! Plan to finish today and start quilting a UFO quilt top. I also have to bind the baby quilt I made a year ago and a table runner. Hmmm need more discipline. LOL

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  3. always very good to keep your nursing license active in case you need it sometime, My sister is a nurse and has licenses for 3 different states that she keeps current - one never knows when you might need to go back to work. try the leather stick on thimble or the metal one - they are handy and and you get used to them quickly

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  4. Binding is the perfect way to settle down and enjoy a Sunday. I'm a thimble girl myself.

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  5. Binding is a wonderful part of the quilt as it is the finishing touches to make the quilt usable. Enjoy your day and I am so happy to be able to do the link party with you!
    Wendy

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