Karrin's Crazy World

Monday, January 25, 2021

One Monthly Goal, January

 


Time to link up for One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.    Many thanks to Patty for this monthly motivation and all she does!

For the first time in a number of months, I finally met my goal for the month.

I set my goal here.  I wanted to make another pillow cover for my daughter Kristen's BD.  I meant to get it done for Christmas but it never happened.  She liked this one I made for the Hello Fall Blog Hop and asked me to make her one.  The cover actually fits a bed sized regular pillow.


This is hers.  I wasn't able to do the acorns for hers as I somehow screwed up the fusible that I had attached to the little bit I had for the acorns and I couldn't pull the paper off.  And when I did, it ripped the loosely woven wool bits apart.    It didn't seem to matter to her.  I did more quilting on hers than I did on mine.  


These are both of them together.  



I'll be linking up at Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Hand Quilt Along, Slow Sunday Stitching

Time to check in again for the Hand Quilt Along.  Three weeks ago, I was here on this Kathy Schmitz One Stitch at a Time Club Stitchery.  

I finally was able to finish the piece this week.  



Also on the slow stitching front, I finished my project for the Hearts On Fire Blog Hop.  I made a crazy quilt pillow.  I used my Cricut to cut out vinyl to iron on the "Crazy for You on the front, and the piece on the back.  



Please check out the other hand quilting and stitching links below.  

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie


This week for Slow Sunday Stitching I will be working on another Kathy Schmitz stitchery. I haven't gotten started yet.




I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over there and see what everyone has been doing.  It's my favorite day of the week to check out blogs.

This week after I got my Hearts on Fire Project done, I made this pillow cover for my daughter Kristen whose birthday was Thursday.  She asked for one after she saw mine that I made for the Hello Fall Blog Hop.  

My One Monthly Goal for January was to make her one like mine.


I put a zipper in her back.  I  made an envelope opening for mine, but I didn't particularly like it.  I don't like putting zippers in either, but hers looks much better.  


Here are both of them together. 


I will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.  

Kristen loves sugar cookies, and for her birthday I always make her some for her BD and she was thrilled with both the cookies and the pillow cover.  


I have to share what our younger daughter Katie posted about her sister on Instagram for her BD.  I was reading it to John and couldn't read it without crying.  

Photo by Amanda on January 22, 2021. Image may contain: stripes.
Happy birthday to my beautiful sister Kristen @1kboatwright !💜🦋🌟

Someone who is able to befriend anyone, can talk to anybody. Someone who can tell the full plot of a movie or TV show. An excitable, loving kind, funny, smart, determined and stubborn and wonderful human. An avid reader and you like the extraordinary. You have a large vocabulary and you are an excellent speller of most any word. You can put together a "mean mix" of songs. You probably have the best "staged" sorority laugh in a picture despite never participating in one. 🌟

A wonderful wife, mother, sister, Aunt and sister-in-law. I couldn't have asked God for a better sister you have shown me time and time again but a wonderful person you are and that you do try to believe in the good of others. And  you'll prove whoever you can wrong, if needed. 🧐

I love you for it.  I love everything about you. I look up to you as my big sister. We could have been Irish twins had we been born 7 months closer but it didn't work out that way.

Thank you for always including me and my family in any activities and allowing me to tag along with your girlfriends.

I will gladly follow behind you, be there for you to get through life with the best sister anybody could ask for! Happy Birthday Kristen Alys! I love you always and forever. 💞💜🦋.

#happybirthday #bigsister #almostirishtwins #lovingyoualwaysandforever #mylovemylife #sohappytogether #golddusttwins #magical #meandyou #bosombuddies #momlife #mom_hub #momsofinstagram #instalove #sisters #happy #instalove #bestsister #throughamotherseyes #thatswonderful

Happy birthday to my beautiful sister Kristen.  

Someone who is able to befriend anyone, can talk to anybody. Someone who can tell the full plot of a movie or TV show. An excitable, loving kind, funny, smart, determined and stubborn and wonderful human. An avid reader and you like the extraordinary. You have a large vocabulary and you are an excellent speller of most any word. You can put together a "mean mix" of songs. You probably have the best "staged" sorority laugh in a picture despite never participating in one. 🌟

A wonderful wife, mother, sister, Aunt and sister-in-law. I couldn't have asked God for a better sister you have shown me time and time again but a wonderful person you are and that you do try to believe in the good of others. And you'll prove whoever you can wrong, if needed. 🧐

I love you for it. I love everything about you. I look up to you as my big sister. We could have been Irish twins had we been born 7 months closer but it didn't work out that way.

Thank you for always including me and my family in any activities and allowing me to tag along with your girlfriends.

I will gladly follow behind you, be there for you to get through life with the best sister anybody could ask for! Happy Birthday Kristen Alys! I love you always and forever. 💞💜🦋.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a good week!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Stay at Home Round Robin, Round 1

 


The main information for this blog hop can be found here at Quilting Gail.

For the first round of this SAHRR, Chrisknits chose a piano keys as the first round.  

The block I chose as the center was an orphan block that has been hanging around for a long time wondering what was going to happen to it.  I took a class back in the late 90's with Jenna Kimball.  I never made anymore blocks, not that I don't love applique, but it always got tossed back in the unfinished pile.  



I have tons, and tons, and tons of scraps I have cut up into strips, and I searched for some that were Civil War type fabrics and began sewing them together. 


Linking up at Chrisknits.  

Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hearts on Fire Blog Hop, My Day

 


The Hearts on Fire Blog Hop started yesterday and so many great projects I have seen the past two days!  If you haven't had a chance to visit anyone yet, the schedule for the whole hop is below.

When Carol @Just Let Me Quilt announced this blog hop, making something with hearts, any color but red, I knew just what I wanted to do.  

I am also a crazy quilter, and haven't been doing much of that lately, and wanted to make a crazy quilt heart pillow.  As my favorite colors are blue and turquoise those colors would be used.

My husband got me a Cricut for my birthday last year, and I have been wanting to put that to more use than just what I did at Christmas.  

I first found a sort of wonky heart I liked and cut it out with card stock on the Cricut.


I transferred the heart to a piece of muslin I was going to be crazy piecing onto.  I used an image of my husband for 45 years,  my soulmate and love of my life for 48 years.  I also like to put a piece of batting on the back to make it firmer for the stitches to come.



I started piecing it, and then thought maybe it would be a good idea to put the heart on the back so I would know how far I needed to piece.


After I finished piecing the whole heart, I couldn't see it anymore on the front, so I turned it to the backside and stitched 1/4 inch out from that image of the heart.  

I wanted to cut on "Crazy For You" out of iron-on vinyl on the Cricut, and I spent 2 days browsing fonts, but finally made a choice.  Later after I ironed this on, I found an SVG file that said the same thing, but kept the same one.  I cut out the heart on this piece of fabric so I could attach my crazy pieced heart in the middle.


I had set the heart I cut out on the backing, and I got to thinking maybe I wanted to add some words to that too and add it to the back of the cushion.  


Went to get more iron-on vinyl, and browsed SVGs for another afternoon, and finally found one I loved.


I assembled the pillow.  I found some really funky lace trim in my stash I think my friend Cathy @Crazy by Design sent me last year when I was working on a project last year.  I thought it was perfect for this project.  


When I was quilting the front, I had quilted a heart around the Crazy For You part.  I decided it needed more quilting and decided to quilt some pebbles.  



That is my project, and many thanks to Carol @Just Let Me Quilt for this fun hop!  Be sure and visit the others below and see their lovely projects!

Creatin' in the Sticks

Life in the Scrapatch

Freckled Fox Quiltery

All Thingz Sewn

Den Syende Himmel

That Fabric Feeling

 January 19

MooseStashQuilting

Websterquilt

Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Quilt Schmilt

Cynthia's Creating Ark

Songbird Designs

 January 20

Selina Quilts

Stitchin At Home

Samelia's Mum

Just Sew Quilter

Scrapdash

Karrin’s Crazy World

The Darling Dogwood

 January 21

Quilt Fabrication

Ms P Designs USA

Beaquilter

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Ridge Top Quilt

For The Love Of Geese

Sew Many Yarns

Quilting Gail

January 22

Just Let Me Quilt

Karen's Korner

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Quilt In A Not-Shell

Storied Quilts

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Homespun Hannah's Blog

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Slow Sunday Stitching

This week has been one of those weeks I haven't felt I have gotten much done.  Our excitement this week was our air pump deciding to go on the blink.  It was working, but running all the time, not cycling on and off like it usually does.  I was able to get someone out the next day and found out it was totally out of refrigerant.  We did get a nice discount when we signed up for a maintenance program.  We might have to get new coils at some point, but the leak was fixed and the refrigerant replaced.

Late last week a former coworker called and asked if I would quilt a baby quilt for her second grandchild.  I had done the first grandchild's baby quilt years ago.  She had inherited blocks her grandmother had embroidered and with my help assembled it into a quilt.  This time, she embroidered the blocks herself, and has never embroidered.  Her stitches were very large, and one had come loose, but I fixed that.  The quilt top was also very wonky, but I managed to straighten it out.  I took a picture of the top, but neglected to take a picture of the finished quilt.


I did manage to get the binding done.  



Monday granddaughter Kyleigh came over for a farewell BLT lunch.  She and her dad headed back to MA for the rest of her junior year in nursing school.  


She brought over her old sock monkey  She was going to give it to Klara, but apparently one of the dogs got ahold of it, and ripped the stuffing out of the face and its ear was half off.  Klara apparently has always wanted a sock monkey but she turned up her nose at this one.  Kyleigh said she would "take it to Gramma to fix"

This is the result.  I told Klara the poor think had been in a dog mauling, and the plastic surgeon did the best he could.


I've been working on my Hearts On Fire Blog Hop project, and ran into a number of roadblocks.  I was trying to find a script font to use to cut some words out on my Cricut.  It took  me several days to make up my mind amongst everything else.  Then I was looking for a special picture, I came across it once in my folders of pictures on my computer, but they are labeled by month.  I ran into it once, but didn't put it on my desktop, so I had to search again!  

About 12 years ago, for my birthday I asked for family pictures with a professional photographer.  This was one they did of John and I together and I love it!


For Slow Sunday Stitching this week, I will be stitching on my Hearts on Fire Blog Hop project.  I need to finish the embroidery on this so I can assemble it. 



Linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.    Head on over and see what everyone has been up to!  My favorite Sunday activity~  

Thanks for stopping by!