Monday, September 9, 2013

I'm back and I hope you missed me!

Hello everyone, yes, it's been a long time since I've posted. So much has happened and I'll catch you up to date.  My computer stopped and I had to get it fixed. My computer at work will not allow me to post on my blog so I couldn't do anything. I couldn't even get my was crazy!  I guess you might say if it could break, it has at our house this summer. We had to buy a new washer,  get a new microwave, get a new hot water heater and repair our air conditioner. Between all of that, my Mother In Law has moved in with us and we have moved furniture in and out and around everywhere.  My sewing room is squished up with furniture and I can barely get in it. I can't get to my quilting machine at all as there is so much furniture around it.   We have been converting our double car garage into a big sewing and craft  room and we were getting ready to finish it and my husband had an appendix attack. He had to have his appendix removed and that put a stop to the conversions.  Once he was on the recovery from that, he was helping my oldest son do some wood working at his house and he cut two of his fingers with the table saw.  Not completely cut off but had to have stitches and lots of time to heal...He played his first round of golf today and they did really well. That was really the only thing he was concerned about, was how it was going to affect his golf game!  To say the least, life has changed at my house and I haven't had alot of time to sew or do anything else.  I have still been keeping the grandbaby and now we are playing soccer and flag football with the other three grandchildren so it's still busy on the weekends. Next week, we are getting new wood floors and moving furniture around for hopefully the final time.  After that, we will be  getting back to working on the garage and I'll be getting my new sewing/craft area and I can get some quilting done.  So, hopefully things will calm down and I can get some good sewing time in. 

 I have only done a few things. I haven't been sewing every day like I used to. I have completely finished two small quilts, 2 tablerunners, I've made  3 quilt tops and a pillowcase for a travel pillow.  I'm starting to feel like sewing again and hopefully I'll have the opportunity to do so too. 

This is a quilt top I did for the Quilt Across Texas Shop Hop.  I love this and I'll be quilting this with the shapes of Texas and stars once I can get to my quilting frame.

This is a bad picture but it is a Project Linus quilt. This pattern is called Warm Wishes and it is very easy. It is a free pattern given to Project Linus by Quiltmaker magazine.  I love this easy pattern.

Here's a close up of the fabric I used. So cute, I know some little person will like this.

I did this quilt a while back but I just quilted it over the weekend.  Every block was free motion quilted a little differently.  It was fun to do and I was inspired by a class I took from Craftsy. com. Leah Day was the teacher and I really enjoyed this wonderful class. It was how to quilt a sampler quilt and I watch her videos all the time...Lots of inspiration!

Here's a few close-ups.

Here's a little travel pillowcase I made.  I'll post the directions later this week and try to give you a tutorial on this too..
I didn't get pictures of the other things I've finished but will later this week.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.  Until next time, happy quilting!


Jane Galley said...

What an eventful summer it has been! I hope hubby continues to heal and you can get your home reorganised. These changes do take a little getting used to, but it's good to see you back

swooze said...

Good to see you bloggng again!

Anonymous said...

I definitely did miss you and I'm so glad to see you back at the computer. It's amazing that you were able to make so many pretty things in spite of all of the problems.


Deborah Hamilton said...

I have missed you, and I'm glad that you are getting your house back in order. I'm sorry you've had so many challenges and hope things settle down soon for you. Let me know if you need any help.
Your quilts are fabulous as usual, especially the Texas quilt. You might be interested in the quilt show at the little quilt shop in Seagoville on Oct. 5. You can show quilts and/or sell crafts.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

It's so good to see you back on the blog! Your summer has been an amazing adventure in endurance. =) I'm so glad that nothing permanently horrible happened, and that everything is winding down to the point that you'll have your sewing space again - soon, I hope! Thanks for the pics of what you did manage to get done, and for dropping by my blog to let me know you're back!

QuiltSue said...

Welcome back. You've certainly had a busy time, but hopefully you'll get back to a routine and will have time to quilt (and tatt and knit too).

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