Friday, December 9, 2016

Snappy binding and Xmas decoration

I got a little over half of the binding hand stitched on one of the baby quilts. I think the binding is snappy!

This is the only Xmas decoration I put out. It sits year round on a ledge in the guest room along with other sentimental items. My mother painted this and my Dad wired it. Of all the ceramics my Mom did for me this is my favorite.

Even the backside is beautiful. I have had this for a long time. I forgot to look to see if there was a date on the bottom. Mom died 16 years ago this upcoming January so I would say I have had this for at least 25 years as Mom quit doing ceramics a number of years before she passed.

This weekend's plans are to finish hand stitching the binding on both baby quilts, pin baste a couple more baby quilts, and get a baby quilt started for a friend of my brother. Always something to do! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Binding progress

Despite being tired, I powered thru and got the corners sewn and the quilts trimmed. Tonight I will start the hand stitching.

It has been muddy at work so I have been wearing my boots. I have been getting my steps in everyday, but I have been tired. This morning I decided to take my new Dr. Scholes inserts out of my athletic shoes and put them in my boots. Wow what a difference. The original inserts in the boots were thin and served no purpose! I will be interested to see how I feel tonight. I have been getting to work early so I can walk before working. I walk the parking lots at the high school and middle school (the two buildings are connected) and entertain myself by listening to my iPod and looking for lost change. This morning I found a quarter and three pennies. Last week I found a 5/8" combination wrench and a key on a lanyard. I turned the key into the school - it was lost by a teacher. I pick up pencils - I will never have to buy one! - and a couple of weeks I found a baseball. Crazy the stuff that gets lost! It's only 8:54 and I already have 7,283 steps. My goal everyday is to get 10,000, but during the week I have been doing between 11 and 13,000. Saturday and Sunday I don't always get all my steps in.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Binding progress

I got the binding strips sewn together and then sewn on both quilts.

Tonight I will work on machine stitching the mitered corners.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Last evening's accomplishments

I put together a double batch of cookies and got the dough rolled into logs. After they sat in the fridge for awhile I sliced the logs and baked them.

While the cookies baked, I cut the binding for the two baby quilts.

My brother, who lives in California, and I spent some time talking on the phone last night. There was not enough time to start sewing and pressing the binding so I will work on that tonight.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Quilting progress

This weekend I managed to get both of the baby quilts quilted.

I found this bold stripy fabric in the fabric storage room that I will use to bind these.

So now you know what I will be doing this week!

I did go into a new shop that opened in the town where I get my hair cut. They sell Polish pottery and what eye candy!

I bought this 4.25" angel for my sister in Georgia.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dec. One Monthy Goal (OMG) project

It is time for me to post Elm Street Quilts' my December goal project
Elm Street Quilts

My goal is to work on baby quilts and get at least these two done.

I did get a bit of quilting done on the baby quilt for my sister's friend

I quilted last evening after I made a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies for work.

I have no big plans for the weekend except if the weather is decent to go and rake more leaves and if it is lousy outside, I will be quilting. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Crack is taken care of ...

that is the last of the cracks in my foundation! It was 60 degrees and it was time to get the last two cracks caulked. This one was at the garage. I had to dig down only a few inches to reach the footer.


The last crack that needed filled was at the back of the house. As you can see I had fixed it before, but the it needed caulked again.

I cleaned up the pile of debris I had swept up the night before
trimmed up a few bushes, raked a bit, and hauled the leaves to the compost pile. At 5:30 I called it done and went inside with every intention to quilt after I got something to eat.

My brother, who lives in Texas called, and after our 2 hours and 7 minute conversation, it was time to get ready for bed! All I managed to do was to get the cone of quilting thread I plan on using for this quilt from the fabric storage room. I will try again tonight.