Friday, February 24, 2017

bit of playtime

with one day of antibiotics left, bronchitic haze is starting to lift so was able to spend a few minutes playing with the old viking and my scraps for the double wedding ring sew along.  this is my 3rd DWR project, the first done completely by hand and the second by machine (except hand quilted of course)...

this one has paper-pieced arcs, all scrappy, and you can see my little organizer chock full of scrappy squares, probably way more than needed but no surprise there.  i'll go on record and again say this is my ONE AND ONLY sew along this year as i focus on unfinished projects and sew up some "want to try patterns" while shopping the stash.  in just a year since moving, can definitely see a difference in the "shop inventory", although do plan on a bit of retail therapy this year, especially during my vacation.  ***  today's chores include a few "must do" household things, more sewing (i hope) and basking in 70+ degree weather for another day....unheard of i'm told for maryland in february.  looking more and more like a snowless winter! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

special day.....

today is my mom's 90th birthday....every single moment i thank God that He blessed me with such a priceless gift ...her own mom died when she was 2, a life-long emptiness that i cannot even fathom...just thinking about what that means causes me to weep....she is truly worthy in His sight.....Godly, faithful, funny, resilient, tender, steadfast, teacher, compassionate, smart, wise....i could go on and on....we had our adversarial days long ago and now, though miles apart, closer than close....wishing her blessings beyond imagining for this milestone and every year ahead....

happy birthday, mom!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

autumn finish

now that antibiotics are at full tilt and bronchitis slowly but steadily abating, actually felt like picking up a needle for some sewing.   quilted and bound this wallhanging waiting in the F (finish) pile. 

the HSTs and friendship stars were from previous swaps and just waiting to be used when this got pieced last fall.   also managed to quilt some on the milky way quilt, and hoping for a march finish for that.   hoping that this week can get back to regularly scheduled events and forego the daily naps that have been previously unavoidable.  ***   now that sew along blocks have been repurposed into flimsies, can finally start the stashbuster double wedding ring sew along.  this will be my one and only sew along for the year and done at a leisurely pace.  the only other project have signed up for is jo morton's little women club....patterns and fabric to arrive soon.   pretty proud of myself as it's nearly march and no new fabric yet except for a $2 bag of scraps at guiild meeting.   everyone knows they don't count because it's almost impossible to calculate!