Saturday, July 27, 2013

Catching Up

The watermelon slice is no longer missing. I was able to find enough scraps to make another block so it is now a complete flimsy waiting to be quilted.

At the July Sleep At Home Retreat, I sewed a strip quilt with Twig and Grace fabrics from Riley Blake. It measures 54" x 82" which I thought might work out well for Abby's dorm this fall. Two pillowcases were added and this top also awaits the quilter. The fabrics are much prettier in person than this photo depicts.

In our "Happy Land" group, we each made a little pouch. This was a kit bought last year at the quilt show in Shipshewana. It finally made it to the top of the 'to do' list! I love the puzzle fabric.

The Eugenia theme for July was 'Patriotic'. My sister, Connie, won with the most votes and received some patriotic fabrics and threads. Her sheep is on her soapbox (cup). I made the little hat and flag for mine. Next month is 'Fun in the sun".

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Missing A Slice

Today I decided to finish assembling the blocks for my watermelon quilt from way back here. Somehow either I counted wrong or misplaced a block as I'm one block short of a top. At least it's a green one, so I don't need to add seeds. Now where did I put those leftover pieces?

My Eugenia was a June bride. Each month at our Sleep At Home Retreats there is a theme for our sheep. If you choose to participate, attendees vote on Friday for the best themed Eugenia. This month will be patriotic.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Are You Sure It's July?

It's true that the older you get, the faster time flies. The days keep zipping by and I still have a never-ending 'to do' list. How can I be busy all of the time and yet have so little to show for it?

The beautiful little girl in my header is my now 'headed to college' granddaughter, Abigail. She graduated with honors last month and gave the closing remarks at the commencement. Another testament to the theory of time flying by!

Here is our son-in-law and coach, Craig, with grandson, Ian, holding his varsity letter for track! 

Jim and I stopped at a few garage sales a couple of weeks ago and I found this cute, cat house. Jim didn't think they would pay any attention to it, but I think it is definitely worth the 50 cents I paid for it.

This is my center compass for a BOTM by Esther Aliu called "Love Entwined" that is both challenging and full of applique! The pattern is free, but you need to sign up for the yahoo list to get the patterns. (click on BOTM for link to join)  It may end up being a pillow or table topper instead of a quilt, but I have enjoyed it so far. When the next pattern comes out (July 15th) this pattern will no longer be free. Hurry on over.

The Tall Ships arrived in Bay City yesterday and are docked for the week-end!

Jim, my sisters and I were at Comerica Park for the 23 hit game by the White Sox. Not the ending we anticipated, but it's always fun to be at the ballgame.