Friday, May 26, 2017

three cheers!

for the red, white and blue, of course....can't recall at all when this pattern was purchased, at least 5 or more years ago, and today was the day shopped the stash for some patriotic fabrics to finally sew some up.


thought these would look ideal in a basket.   mine aren't quite finished, but they should be by weekend's end....so here they are so far



i think they'll add a real festive touch to the apartment.  *** and did you say rain?  we had a real gully washer yesterday and i happened to be on the highway....lots of heavy rain, the kind that nearly completely obliterates visibility, plus lots of lightning and thunder.  by the time i arrived home, it had stopped, of course, and today is a beautiful early summer day.  got to spend 2 full days with my amazing, beautiful and intelligent daughter....but i'm not bragging at all...lol!   no real plans for the weekend as usual...just relax and enjoy!

Monday, May 22, 2017

monday design wall

it's a warm and rainy day in my neck of the woods today...great for sewing of course! sunday was a puttering type of day but did get started on my civil war project....


the next round is of hourglass blocks, which are in process...then another red border, then a wider border of more patchwork blocks....and was remiss in giving credit for the new england sampler quilt pattern....it is a brandywine design...


did get the pieces all basted down and rolled it up for traveling, so it's ready to go.  it'll be a convenient beach project but not this week--won't be up to 80 until next weekend.   it seems our moderate winter is continuing into moderate early summer.  so it's monday..let the sewing begin!