Sunday, April 10, 2016

Progress ~ On all fronts :)

Sorry I haven't shared with you all yet this month!  But progress has been happening here!!!

First let me share my hand quilting progress... for this sharing I will be linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching HERE ...

Above is my progress a week ago...

And below is what I am working on this week...
I am about half done or a bit more presently with this area :)   On the quilting for this quilt I am over 30% now !!!!   Progress!!!!

And did you notice the little pink and white cameo of a hand crank machine attached to my quilt??

It is a NEEDLE KEEPER!!!!  Given to me by my friend Debbie!  I LOVE it too!

The cameo has a strong magnet on the backside and then you take the second magnet and put under your quilt... the magnets are VERY strong too and work well to hold my needles while quilting :)

I haven't made any new progress on my Log Cabin quilt I pieced into blocks last month... but that will soon meet my cross hairs and get webbed together :)
I am trying to figure out my inner border... so that stalled me a bit then a need came along that took all my attention...

Oven mitts...
See how small the center ones are compared to the 2 new ones I completed this past week!

I altered the original pattern I found from Crafty Gemini on Youtube... and made it BIGGER!
I think it turned out well the second time around... it made up easier and washes well and works wonderfully well... so with this fabric I decided to make some very good friends who just bought a new and maybe their final home ... so a house warming gift was in order!!!!

Here is my pattern made out of plain cardstock I use in the computer printer...

and here is their first oven mitt...
It was great fun making them and I really got to test out my 401a... these Singer sewing machines from the 1950's that were all metal just rock!!!!

Well Robin had recently mentioned she would like me to make her a quilt for her KING SIZE bed!  Oh my... no time yet for that... so whilst sewing the mitts I planned a cute loving pillow for Robin... she is still healing from open heart surgery and having some complications in her healing...
I did a bit of hand embroidery after I machine quilted both the front and back panel of the pillow... Her fave colors she said are green, red and white... and I think this pretty fabric fits the bill perfectly... Yippeee!!!!

Soon I had them all ready to wash and  mail off to them at their NEW address :)  ..
I am excited as they should receive them in Monday's mail!!!!

So that is why I haven't had time to catch you all up... hope you understand... I have been busy! lol

I also bought a little flag for our front door this week...
 And here is a perspective view of our front porch at Casa Del Loro ....

Also... I was excited to find out.... I won a bloggers linky party loot!!!!
 Here is a close up of the fabrics...
And HERE is a link to her LOVELY blog!

The fabrics are a fat eighth bundle... she got a fat quarter bundle and divided it to share with one lucky linker... I was it!!!!

You see I love doing giveaways... but I never WIN!!! lol  So I was giddy to win this and coming to me from the UK!!!!  I love long distance fabrics in my stash the most for sure!!!

So what is next??!!


I will be piecing a BOM by Wendy at Wehago Designs >>>> HERE!

You can surely join in if you are interested... we are in our 4th month of 9 patch variations BOM.. each month is a surprise provided by Wendy with all the cutting and piecing specifics to make a 12" finished block!!!!

She provides hand piecing and machine piecing tidbits too!  Awesome :)

I have more to share but I suspect this is enough for this post... I will not be away so long... continue to send up happy thoughts for my right hand to heal from some broken fingernails... so I can pick up the pace this coming week on my hand quilting progress!!!

Have a blessed Sunday and remember .. no matter what this is ALWAYS true if we look for it!....















As a P. S. I would like to wish my daddy a happy birthday today!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the win. Your hand quilting is looking beautiful. As my husband has reminded me, keep that magnet away from your computer or it could wipe its memory. I received a needle minder for Christmas that I use on my cross-stitch. I do not use it on the small project that I keep near my computer though. I love those oven mitts. I would love to make a few for my daughter. Hmm....summer project.

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  2. So many pretty projects here! Love them all and seeing your beautiful hand quilting as well :)

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  3. sounds like you have been busy - congrats on the win!

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  4. Boy have you been a busy little bee! Beautiful projects and those oven mitts are awesome.

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  5. Hello there, you little OVER achiever, you! As always, you've been busy. I'm amazed at how quickly your daughter's quilt is quilting up... it's really looking great! I love your little needle keeper; I've always loved cameo's. Congrats! on winning the give away.. always fun! Your house warming gifts for your friend are beautiful. Happy Birthday to your daddy!!!!!!

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  6. What a gorgeous needle minder, love your progress, it's going to be an awesome quilt and if Brandi doesn't want it you know my address...hahaha
    I just love the fabrics you are about to use for the bom and what a fun giveaway to win! Xxx

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