Wednesday, September 28, 2022

One Monthly Goal, September


My One Monthly Goal for September, which I stated here, was to finish a Peter Rabbit baby quilt.  At the beginning of the month, I was here:   I had three of the four blocks embroidered.

I'm happy to say that I finished the quilt, and it has been gifted at the baby shower last weekend.  

You can see the embroidered rabbits and the appliqued rabbits better before it was quilted.  

Many thanks to Patty @ Elm Street Quilts for this monthly motivation!  I'll be linking up at Elm Street Quilts.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching

It has been another busy week, with activities every day.  Monday was the singing practice.  

Tuesday was the my day on the Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop, you can read about it here.  I made a quilt that was hung at the Begonia Show several weeks ago.  All the time I was quilting this, I kept thinking I wanted to give it to our oldest original members in our branch, and Tuesday night was our monthly meeting and my daughter and I presented it to her.  Joan was brought to tears, we had to take a second picture where she wasn't crying.

Wednesday was our guild meeting.  Thursday was my grandson John's 12th birthday and we celebrated at Spaghetti Factory.  Fun was had by all, especially John and his cousin Keaton.  They were acting like the spoons they were holding were light sabers.

Friday I dropped my brother's lighthouse quilt off at the local quilt shop, Sew Katie Jean that is going to quilt this king-sized quilt for me.  While in the area. I met up with my friend Jandra and we enjoyed a nice lunch at Original Pete's.  After that,  I met up with my friend Barbara, who is 84 and hasn't been doing too well.  I was only about a mile from her house.  She sent me and the girls home with a bunch of succulents, and I took her a couple of the begonias that are still residing at my house.  

Saturday I attended my former coworker Sammy's baby shower.  I got to see a number of my former coworkers.  They even had a photo booth for people to get their picture taken.  

This is Sammy and her husband Loc.  The baby is due on September 24th.

I did finish the baby quilt this week also.

This week I also went through one bag of my scraps and cut them into strips and squares.  I have 3 more huge bags to go through, but I am going to attempt to do some several times a week.  

I've started two more projects.  One is a BD present for my stepdaughter Dawn.  Her BD is October 7th.  She likes turtles and pineapples, and my last couple of gifts have been turtle related.  So am going to make a table mat with a pineapple on it.  I looked at all sorts of pineapple blocks but didn't find anything that struck my fancy.  So I went to free coloring pages to look for a pattern to applique, and I found this.

I chose a number of batiks from my stash and I have all the pieces fused.  I just need to cut all the pieces out now.  

I also started this wooly gnome project.  I belong to this Facebook Group:  Calico Patch Designs and Woolie Friends.  I think every two weeks a new gnome wool block is coming out.  I got the first one fused and I also need to cut out the pieces.  

For Slow Sunday Stitching I will continue working on my Kathy Schmitz stitchery.   I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.    Head on over and check out what everyone has been up to.  

A new blog hop is coming up in November, a Music Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks.  She is taking sign-ups here.  

I found out Saturday evening I lost one of my granddogs today.  Her name was Capri and she was the sweetest dog.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, September 19, 2022

Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop, My Day


Today is my day on the Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop,  hosted by the amazing Carol @Just Let Me Quilt.    The challenge this time is to show the gadgets we use making our projects.  To me,  the definition of a gadget is something that makes a task easier.  The blog hop line-up is below.  

When I was thinking of something to make for this blog hop that would use a lot of gadgets, I was also thinking I wanted to make a small quilt for our annual Sacramento Branch of the American Begonia Society Show and Sale.  

I went online and searched for begonia images.  I finally settled on 4 begonia coloring pages which I used to trace the pieces to applique.  

I used my lightbox to trace my begonia applique pieces onto Heat and Bond Lite.
These are the four appliqued blocks.  I didn't get pictures of the blocks before I quilted them.

I also went online and downloaded a begonia design to embroider.  I used my embroidery machine and embroidered the center square.  

The name of our show this year was "The Magic of Begonias".  So I opened my Cricut Design Space on my laptop and found some letters that suited my project.  

I used my Cricut to cut out the lettering in iron-on Vinyl, and used the Cricut Press to iron them on my project.  

Next I used my Accuquilt to cut out some Sawtooth Star blocks. 

I used my old trusty machine to sew these blocks together, along with quilting the project.  

This is the finished project.  

This was it hanging at the Begonia Show.  

At the next Begonia Meeting tonight, I plan to give this quilt to this lady Joan, who founded our branch of the Begonia Society.  

So that is my project.  Be sure and check out the other bloggers below and see what gadgets they use.  Thanks again to Carol for another great blog hop!  

September 19

Sunday, September 18, 2022


The Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop Starts today, hosted by the amazing Carol @Just Let Me Quilt.    The challenge this time is to show all the gadgets we use making our projects.  The line-up is below.  My day is Tuesday.  

September 19

Slow Sunday Stitching

Last week was a relatively easy week, other than Monday singing practice, and Wednesday pin basting for the guild.  

Last Sunday after the Begonia show, there were quite a few leftover plants, trays and trays of them.  I along with 10 other people offered to take some home and babysit them for a couple of weeks.  I first set them up in my living room on a banquet table but they apparently didn't like it in there.  They were real persnickety, and kept wilting, even though I watered them every day.  I don't know if the AC was bothering them or what was going on.  These are mostly the Rex Begonias with the really pretty leaves.  

I moved them to set by the patio doors, and on my kitchen table.  

The ones in the far background are mine on shelves by the bay window in the kitchen.  

Anyway they seem happier now.  I'll be taking part of them to the meeting next week, and part of them to a sale on October 1st.  

So with all my free time, I was able to work on the Peter Rabbit baby quilt that I need for a shower next Saturday.  I cut out four Goose Track blocks on my Accuquilt and sewed them together.  

After I got this far, I decided that setting the embroidered Peter Rabbit blocks with the tumbler blocks I had cut out was not going to work.  

So I pulled out this book I have had for a long time and decided to applique some rabbit blocks instead.  

I was able to quilt it today.  I'll have to get a better picture when I get the binding on.

For Slow Sunday Stitching this week I plan to put the binding on this and sew it down by hand.  

My daughters and granddaughter is coming over Sunday night and we plan to have a Chinese Chicken Salad for dinner and we are going to watch Elvis on HBO Max.  

I'll be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over there and check out what everyone has been up to.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Queen of Gadgets Blog Hop Coming Soon


The Queen Of Gadgets Blog Hop is coming soon, hosted be amazing Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt.  .  This time we are challenged with showing all the gadgets we use while quilting.  I used as many gadgets as I could with this project.   I actually finished my project several weeks early and debuted at the Sacramento Branch of the American Begonia Society Show and Sale this weekend.