I DID IT

Unbelievable, I did it. I set myself a goal this month to finish a quilt and I did!  Yippee for me.

I will pat myself on the back.  I feel wonderful.  Yippee!  I have not finished anything in a while.

Before you ask, no this is not me.  I made this baby quilt for my friends grandbaby.

This is before the binding was finished.DSCN2240

Here is the quilt after the binding was finished.DSCN2247

Linking up to RED LETTER QUILTS in the OMG: One Monthly Goal   end of the month, IT’S FINISHED here.

Happy Sewing to you,

Kathleen Mary

 

Pork Report

I am happy to say the hair dryer worked wonders.  We had the most wonderful crackling.  Our evening meal was delicious. See our son already had a taste.DSCN2237

I did make a plan for today.

1  choose fabric and start to prep for a Caswell block –    choose fabric for the blue flowers and stems, also sewed them onto the blockDSCN2239

2  choose fabric and prep one block for The 1857 Album Quilt –  fabric choosen

 almost all prepped  DSCN2238 

3  embroider the block I was going to embroider last weekend – did not happen

4  start one Dutch Treat block – did not happen

Think I put a little too much on the list.

I am happy with my sewing effort today.  I feel I accomplished a lot.

Mondays plan

     1  Babysit

     2  try to sew on the Dutch Treat block, any sewing will make me happy

Happy Sewing Hugs,

Kathleen Mary

 Slow Sunday StitchingLinking up with  Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy’s Quilts blog

 Ems-scrapbag Linking up with Ems-scrapbag

My Tired Week May 15 to 21.

No way could I sew this past week.  I am hoping to make up for it this weekend. 

I looked at my beautiful material, ran my fingers over the, played with them, rearranged them but I knew if I sewed I would do the rip sip stitch.DSCN2236

Today I am making a list of what I would like to finish over the weekend.

1  choose fabric and start to prep for a Caswell block.

2  choose fabric and prep one block for The 1857 Album Quilt 

3  embroider the block I was going to embroider last weekend.  

4  start one Dutch Treat block

Ok that is enough for now.

At least I am getting my plan in order.

For dinner tonight I am making a pork roast.  I read yesterday to make better crackling the rind needs to be very very dry.  The article said to try a hair drier.DSCN2235

We will see if it works.

Happy Sewing Hugs,     Kathleen Mary

Linking up with

   International Hermit and Stitch Weekend  May 2016 Part 2

 is on the blog Random Ramblings

 

 

 

 

 

Monday DUTCH TREAT

Yesterday and Saturday was a sit on the couch and do nothing day.

I was so tired. Even before I got to my daughters house on Friday,

the two three year olds were having too much fun.  Their mother/aunt

gave them felt tip pens and paper to play with while she got dressed.

They drew all over the baby, then gave her one to suck on.  Like the green?DSCN2224

I did sew my first block of DUTCH TREAT.  Took me both days over the weekend.DSCN2233

Happy Sewing Hugs,

Kathleen Mary

I’m linking up with  Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy’s Quilts blog.

 

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend  May 2016 Part 1

 is on the blog Random Ramblings

I have crazy quilting hexagons bases sewn for over a year.  All that needs to be done is embroidering and embellishing with beads and other things.  Finding International Hermit and Stitch Weekend is wonderful.   I have decided to take part with the thought of finishing one a month.  Thanks Joyce for this link up. This is the hexie next in line to be worked. DSCN2220

Baby sat three beautiful children again today.  When my daughter came home, she stated only 5 more days of practical.  She still has school after her practical two days a week. That is better than five days a week.  My son dropped in for a visit today.  The girls had a great time running around.

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I did manage to prep part of the pomegranates and a few more leaves today.

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Happy Sewing Hugs,

Kathleen Mary

Linking up with Ems-scrapbag

Moving Slow

Did not accomplish all that I put on my Monday list.

My plan for Monday.

Cut out the leaves on  block A-1 on the Caswell quilt.  DSCN2208 Yes I cut out the 15 paper patterns for the leaves and I managed to cut out 15 pieces of material to go with the paper patterns.  But I did not pin then to the block.  Nor did I do anything out the 5 tiny leaves.

I did cut the leaves and fabric while babysitting 3 small children at my daughters home.

When leaving to come home, somehow I managed to knock my forehead on the door to the Landcruiser.  Still can not figure out how I did it.

I saw stars and a few choice words came out of my mouth.  I drove home holding a bag of frozen peas on my head.  There is a BIG lump on my head.  The lump is about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide.

It hurts too much to sew the next block of the 1857 quilt that I had planned to do tonight.

Today during the day while playing with the girls, I was making believe crying. The girls thought it was funny. This is their interpretation me. DSCN2178DSCN2185

 

Mothers Day May 8th

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It has been a great day.  It does not have to be a special day for my children to tell me they love me.  I have been blessed with three wonderful children.

No sewing today. Tomorrow I’m babysitting all three grandbabies. My plan is to take 10 mins an hour for myself.

Will that happen? We will see.

My plan for Monday.

Cut out the leaves on  block A-1 on the Caswell quilt.

Sew the next block of the 1857 quilt.

That is probably enough for tomorrow.

Happy sewing,   Kathleen Mary