Tuesday, May 14, 2024

ScrapHappy May

It’s again time for showing off our scrap projects!  ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, jewelry, dolls, socks or a sculpture.   Anything made of scraps is eligible.

If you'd like to join us and use up your scrap collection, instead of sitting around in bags, etc, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Either e-mail Kate at the address on her Contact Me page, or leave a comment on her Scrap Happy Post.

You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. We welcome new members, and you don’t have to worry about making a long-term commitment or even join in every month. Regular contributors receive an e-mail reminder at least three days before the event.  

The past several months I have had a lot going on, getting ready for our quilt show that happens this week.  

I did take time out and have completed the top for my grandson's graduation from high school which is coming up.  

This is a picture of him and his date for senior prom this last weekend.  




For his graduation quilt I used flannel scraps and printed pictures of the family dogs on fabric and made wonky stars.  The plain flannel blocks were not scraps though, but all the star blocks were made from scraps.  


My scrap basket had gotten pretty full lately.   While my embroidery machine was stitching out some big motifs that took several hours, I spent the time ironing and sorting out all of the scraps in the basket.  I sorted out according to color or projects I have them planned for.



And my basket is empty again.  


Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time.  

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Tracy, Jan
Moira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanDawnGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, 
Ann, Dawn 2, Carol, Preeti,
NĂ³ilinVivKarrin, Amo, Alissa,
Lynn, Tierney and Hannah


Monday, May 13, 2024

On The Road Again Blog Hop Challenge

 

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Next week is the start of the On The Road Again Blog Hop Challenge, hosted by the fabulous Carol @Just Let Me Quilt.

The Challenge: May starts the summer of travel, so where would you like to go?   Make something showing transportation vehicles (cars, planes, buses, etc), summer fun or a place you'd like to travel to.  

The schedule is below.


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Slow Sunday Stitching, Happy Mother's Day

 


Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there.  My daughters are both busy on Mother's Day, but I did get to spend time with daughter Kristen on Saturday evening and brought two new succulents with adorable pots.  


Katie came over earlier in the week and dropped off a beautiful new orchid earlier in the week.  

I took a picture last week of one of my older orchids that has rebloomed and it is just beautiful.  


The past couple of weeks have been really busy.  First was preparation for the neighborhood garage sale.  I had some silver items up in the attic for at least 20 years I wanted to attempt to sell.  It took me 3 whole days to polish it up.  It started out looking like this.



This is what it cleaned up to be.  There are actually 2 candelabra but two of the scone things have become undone in the years upstairs.  

This was the day of the garage sale.  



I did Okay, people bought a lot of daughter Katie's items, and I sold two bikes and a LaCrosse net for daughter Kristen.  But the silverplate items did not sell.  I am thinking about selling them to a pawn broker, my daughters aren't interested in keeping them.  

Also last week I cut out some motifs on my Cricut that grandson Jaeger designed for his sister Kyleigh.  She ran a 1/2 marathon yesterday in Yosemite.  She ran with 3 of her nurse coworkers.  





This past couple of weeks I also finished the top of grandson Keaton's graduation quilt with the family dogs.


This week I attended my quilt guild mini group.  Our theme for next year's quilt show is going to be red and white quilts.  So my mini group is going to make a redwork quilt and we were each given packets with 3 cats to embroider.  



I have also been working on some of my Kathy Schmitz's embroideries with bees.




What I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching is this bee stitchery of Kathy Schmitz.   I will also be working on the redwork cat.


I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over and check out what people are working on.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 22, 2024

April Showers Blog Hop Challenge, My Day

 




Today is the second day of the April Showers Blog Hop Challenge, and my day.  This is hosted by the fabulous Joan @Moosestash Quilting.  Thanks for another great challenge!

The challenge this time:  Late snow showers, rain showers, baby showers, wedding showers.  What do you like to shower everyone with?

When the challenge came out, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.  Several years ago, Carla @Creatin in the Sticks designed a Happy Spring Gnome Mini Quilt for Thermoweb.  The tutorial and templates can be found here.  I had downloaded the instructions, and even printed out the templates on the Heat and Bond EZ Print Lite, but never made it.  I love gnomes and projects with gnomes always catch my eye.   

At the same time the phrase  "April Showers Bring May Flowers" kept going through my mind.  So I decided to cut that phrase out in iron-on vinyl on my Cricut.

This is my finished project.  I should probably have made the gnomes skin a darker tone to show up better though.



Be sure and check out what the other bloggers have come up with for this challenge.

Monday April 22

MooseStashQuilting

Words&Stitches

Quilting Gail
Quilt Doodle Designs

Kathy's Kwilts and More

 

Tuesday April 23

Karrins Crazy World

BeaQuilter

Selena Quilts

Songbird Designs

Just Sew Quilter

 

Wednesday April 24

Quilted Snail

Ms P Designs USA

 Days Filled With Joy

Quilting Between the Rails (Facebook)

Bumbleberry Stitches

 

Thursday April 25

Just Let Me Quilt

Inflorescence    

Quilted Delights

Vroomans Quilts

Scrapdash

High Road Quilter


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 21, 2024

April Showers Blog Hop Challenge Starts Today

 



The April Showers Blog Hop Challenge, hosted by the fabulous Joan @Moosestash Quilting starts today.  Many thanks to Joan for another great challenge!

The challenge this time:  Late snow showers, rain showers, baby showers, wedding showers.  What do you like to shower everyone with?

The entire line-up is below.

Monday April 22

MooseStashQuilting

Words&Stitches

Quilting Gail
Quilt Doodle Designs

Kathy's Kwilts and More

 

Tuesday April 23

Karrins Crazy World

BeaQuilter

Selena Quilts

Songbird Designs

Just Sew Quilter

 

Wednesday April 24

Quilted Snail

Ms P Designs USA

 Days Filled With Joy

Quilting Between the Rails (Facebook)

Bumbleberry Stitches

 

Thursday April 25

Just Let Me Quilt

Inflorescence    

Quilted Delights

Vroomans Quilts

Scrapdash

High Road Quilter


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 14, 2024

HQAL, Slow Sunday Stitching

I think three weeks ago I was still sewing the binding down on my Ella Maria Deacon quilt, and I finished that, as can be seen in my header picture.  It is ready to go, except for the label, and the paper label I need to sew on for our quilt show.  

This week I have been stitching on the hanging sleeve of the my guild's opportunity quilt for next year.  It will be hanging at this year's show.  Next year our theme is red and white quilts.  


I found this on Facebook today, which was pretty funny considering our weather recently.  Several days this week we were in the high 80's.  I even had to turn the AC on one night.  



Today woke up to 44 degree weather and got into the high 50's raining all day.  We have several more days of low 40's and high 69. and then we are back into the 80s by Wednesday.  I am making multiple clothing changes some days.  

I did get outside and worked one day and sort of weed wacked my brick pathway which has gotten overgrown.  I like the low moss, but then it starts growing weeds.


The flowers are all blooming though.  Its a big mess back by the wisteria with weeds, overgrown naked ladies which I need to thin out and plant elsewhere.  



The geraniums need to be sorted out as well as the lamb's ear.  




The peppermint camellia is blooming.  


My sister was able to take the quilt over Mrs. Bush, my old childhood neighbor, who is 90+.  She loved the quilt. 


This was from the Star Kissed Quilt Along by Wedding Dress Blue.  

What I will be working on is this Kathy Schmitz stitchery for Slow Sunday Stitching.  


Check out what others are up to on the Hand Quilt Along.  

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.

KathyMargaretDebNanette, SharonKarrinDaisy, and Connie


I will be linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  


Thanks for stopping by!