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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

No Retreating

Friday 13, 2015:
Since January 2008 when I became a member of the Southern Comforters of Bowie Quilt Guild I have gone on their yearly retreat during President's Day Week-end.  This year I won't be retreating.  (Sad face)  My man has been working hard since the end of last year,  and has been out of town a lot.  This week he will be home, and I decided I should stay home and enjoy his company. (happy face)  It's also bitter cold outside, and I'm kinda looking forward to staying in.   So with retreating on my mind I have commeted to spending today and as much of the week-end down in the sewing room working on finishing my quilt that will hang in our quilt show this coming March 21, 22, 2015.  And on Monday President's Day will be back to work.  (again sad face)

Saturday 14, 2015 Valentine's Dinner Intermission: Mahi Mahi with mango sauce over jasmine rice.  My man loves to cook, and that works for me.

Mahi Mahi 

Pieced Back for Candy Corn/South of the Border
This is what I've got together for the back of Candy Corn/South of the Border quilt. I'm really liking how this is looking, maybe it should be a quilt of it's own?  Nah! Staying with the orignal plan.

So for now it's Sunday, and I have more piecing to do.

Happy piecing, Happy quilting,

Sheila

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Half a Week-end with my boys

This past Friday my man, who had been out of town working all week was scheduled to come home.  And daughter #1 was going to a concert with her man, and needed me to keep her two little boy's for the evening.  So for almost 24 hours I got to spend some time with all my boys, minus my son since he is an adult who dosen't live here.   We sang songs, played games, talked, and watched a little TV.

Last month was daughter #1's Birthday and I made her 3 infinity scarf's, then this little guy said he needs a scarf too.
Wearing Mommy's infinity scarf on a cold day
So with this image in mind, off to Joann's I went, and a yard of Olaf fleece was purchased. So here is what I made for both boy's

Olaf Scarf
They like their scarfs.
Testing out the scarf's, little bunny ears for big brother
  

A perfect fit
The two little boy's went home on Satruday evening.  And today Sunday was a quiet afternoon with my man and our dog.  We went for a nice 4.25 mile walk which we haven't done with all the cold weather, and him working so much.

I finished up the I Spy Quilt, just need to put a label on it, and will take it to it's owner later this coming week.  I will try to post pictures, in the mean time...

Happy piecing, happing quilting,

Sheila


Monday, January 19, 2015

A New Year, A New Quilt

Hapy New Year!  I haven't blogged since November 16th!  A lot has happened in those two months, but it's too much to talk about here.  I had a lovely Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and a fun New Year's Eve Celebration with our traditional New Year's Day (Good Luck Dinner).  A friend from a previous lifetime contacted me via Facebook, and asked me if I would make her daughter a quilt.  Pink and purple are her favorite colors.  I've been having a hard time getting down to my sewing room,  and when I do manage to sew it's not long before I need a break.  But tonight I'm happy to report that I got the top finished!
I Spy in Pink, and Purple

This turned out bigger than I thought I was going to make, but I really like the way it did turn out.

I Spy before white sashing added

This is what it started out as, but it just needed something.  I had thought about turning the blocks into snowball blocks, but I'm glad I didn't go with that.  What's left of all the fabric's I purchased for this quilt are going on the back.  I'm trying to use and reduce my stash as much as I can this year.  Wish me luck with that.  Tomorrow is a new day, and I hope to get the back pieced, and get this baby pinned.  Wish me luck on that one too!

Happy piecing, happy sewing.

Sheila



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