Saturday, May 16, 2015

Azalea's and Wisteria

I haven't been down in my sewing room much latley.  So not too much quilting has been going on around here.  A very dear friend had surgery two Tuesday's ago, and I have been sitting and watching over her.  Strong meds kept her out of it most of the time, and I've told her on several occasion's that we are going to have lots to laugh about down the road!  I have walked the dog, and the biggest thing I notice on my walks is Azalea's and Wisteria with some Iris for good measure.  Though, I didn't take any pictures of the Iris.  My Remy Girl gets going, and doesn't want to stop for photo shoots.

Azalea's

Wisteris

And in my Dear friends back yard are some beautiful pink flowers.  I think they are Philodendron?  I Love this time of year.  

Pretty Pink Flowers

This week-end is being spent with my two Grandson's.  Dinner and Ice Cream, and Happy Birthday to Nan were at Friendly's.  Tomorrow will be Breakfast buffet at Chesapeake Beach Rod N Reel.  Best Pre-Birthday celebration ever. So I'm good with not being down in the sewing room.

My two Superhero's!

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

Sheila





Monday, May 4, 2015

Managing Me time, Family time and Spring time

Oh, how I love Spring.  I also love quilting and embroidery, but these two are not Spring weather friendly. Watching my almost 8year old Grandson play baseball, and planting flowers, and anything done outdoors is what I would rather do, so quilting and embroidery have been put on the back burner for me.  So on Thursday, April 30th I wanted to get this finished, so that was first on my to do list. 

Bingo Quilt Top Finished layout # 2 (thanks Misty)
Then started this knowing that Friday would be a no sew day since I was planning on driving up to PA for an evening baseball game.

Olaf for the littlest Grandson
The top and bottom borders aren't sewn on yet, but it's an almost finished quilt top, and I will quilt it in the hoop on my Brother PR 1000.  
Friday afternoon, I drove up to PA for Baseball. 

Let's go Gator's!
Saturday was spent with my man.  First stop Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. Oh the Beautiful flowers!  And I put all my housplants out on the front porch for the rest of spring, and through summer.  They love being out there, but I had to wait a little longer this year for warmer weather.

Sunday was more beautifu weather, so a drive overe to my Dear Mother in Laws house for a surprise visit, and impromptu dinner outside finished out the weekend.  So here's to managing my me time, family time and spring time.

Happy Spring, Happy piecing,
Sheila





Thursday, April 16, 2015

Quilt layout

My current project is this Bingo quilt top that will be a prize at my guilds "Quilt Bingo" coming up in October.   The nice ladies in the Southern Comforters of Bowie put together this kit with all the fabric's, and the pattern.  All I had to do was cut it out, and sew it together.   I have all the units, and there are two layouts.  Please help me decide on the best layout.  Layout 1, or layout 2?  That is the question.
Layout #1

Layout #2
I'm leaning towards layout one. I will have this top finished to take to the guild meeting next Wednesday the 22nd.

So until next time, happy piecing, happy sewing.
Sheila

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Breathe...

So today, the first full day of Spring, my plan was to Breathe...

Between getting the one quilt I registrared for the quilt show finished, and finishing the commissioned clergy stole's, this has been a very "self induced" " stressed "desserts" kinda week.  I have a tendency to procrastinate so that is why I say self induced. I also tend to be very critical of my own work, and felt like the finished stole's weren't up to par.  That was not the reaction I got from the customer.  (Thank Heaven).  She loved everything I made for her, and now I can Breathe, and enjoy our quilt show.
Clergy Stole
I made two of these along with the ring bearer's pillow, and flower girls basket. http://quiltingnan.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-tisket-tasket I can now call them "done".

Candy Corn/South of the Border
This quit was finished on Wednesday, and I was super duper relieved to have this done in time to work on just the wedding items.  The stoles will be a gift to the Rev. and Pastor who will preform the wedding.

So now for me and you, happy piecing, happy sewing,

Sheila

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Tisket a Tasket

A Tisket a Tasket a coral and gray basket.  I haven't made wedding accessories in a long time, but let me tell you, I am having FUN.

Flower Girl Basket

Pillow and Basket
My Baby Girl is getting married in August this year, but the Church doesn't allow the flower petals, and there are three nephews who will be in the wedding so no ring bearers pillow.  But this is good pratice for other parts of her wedding.  The creative process has been good for me, getting out of my box, and exploring something I haven't done in a while.  FUN!  

Happy piecing, happy quilting,
Sheila





Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weddings

 So I'm work on a ring bearers pillow.  I haven't thought about a wedding since 2003 when my beautiful first born daughter got married. Now my baby girl is planning a wedding in August 2015, but that is not the reason for this post.   A couple of weeks ago I meet a nice lady who is getting married in March.  I have made wedding accessories in my past life, and I mentioned this to said nice lady, and low and behold she wants me to make a few things for her.  Ring bearer pillow, flower girl basket, and Clergy Stole (which I have never made).  Pintrest is such a great sorce for anything you can think of. 

So here is the pillow.  I love how it turned out.  I hope she likes it.  The basket is coming along.  
The Clergy Stole's are well on the way to being finished.  EmbLibrary.com has an awesome free project for a Clergy stole.  I plan to get them all done by next weekend. Since I also need to finish my quilt show entry.  More pictures when all is finished.  
Till then, Happy Piecing, Happy Sewing, 
Sheila

Friday, February 20, 2015

I'm Frozen

This cold is just awful!  My hands hurt, and I just want to sit next to the fireplace and stay warm.  But it does makes me want to quilt at the same time, so it's good for something. This weekend I will be working on this.

Candy Corn/South of the Border
Quilting on my PR1000E embroidery machine using Amelie Scott's Edge to edge Quilting on your Embroidery Machine method.  I want to get her done or close to done this weekend.  The pattern is from a Norma Campbell's class I took on Saturday September 27, 2014.  It was a fun class with my quilt guild the Southern Comforters of Bowie  http://www.southerncomforters.org and will hang in our annual quilt show March 21, 22, 2015.

I've also got this on my design wall.
Current "Leader/Ender" project


I think it needs two more rows and gray saching strips between the blocks.  For now that is the plan, we shall see.

Happy piecing, Happy quilting,
Sheila

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