Friday, September 25, 2020

BOOK CLUB MEETING....FINALLY....

 Went to my book club last night, after 6 months of NOT GOING...we had our meeting outside, so we were all being socially apart.  We all brought our own chairs and talked about books, what everyone has been doing and the goings on in our little town.  This weekend is the Dick Tail Run, which is everything James Dean,  so there are lots of folks here to see the cars.   

The books for this book club meeting is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.

Synopsis

I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.” So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she tries to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.(Amazon)

BOOK BEGINNINGS

It was Edwin who wanted to build a new house.  I didn't mind the old Queen Anne on Oak Park Avenue.  It was full of the things of my childhood, and I found it comforting after so many years away.  But Ed was possessed by the idea of having something modern.  I wonder if he reflects on those days now--on the fact that it was he who craved a place entirely his own.

FRIDAY 56

"I don't know. Why are children always making hiding places?  You tell me"  John pondered it.  "Because we like to have secret places that maybe only our best friends know about."

BOOK BLOGGER HOP

The question today is...

Do you have a pet peeve about books?

I always use a bookmark when reading...so I have lots of them...I pick them up in some of the strangest places...people are always giving away book marks. 

I haven't started the book yet...but the synopsis sounds intriguing.  Have you read this book?  If so, let me know what you thought of it.

Hope everyone has an awesome... 


Thursday, September 24, 2020

GOALS.....

 

 I've been looking through my quilts.  I want to get some of these done by the end of 2020.  But some will have to wait until 2021.  

My 2020 list of Quilts to finish:

1. Umbrella Quilt

2. 12 " Crazy Quilt

3.  Jar Quilt

4. RSC 2020 Quilt

I figure I can get those 4 done this year.  The blocks are done, some need sashing.  Then sandwich them and put the binding on.


My 2021 list of Quilts to finish:  I figure I can do one quilt a month.  Most of the work is already done...I just need to get them all together and see what needs to be done to finish them.  I found this little sign on line...seems like a great idea...now to get started....the first one is done...set a goal...now on to making a plan...and getting to work.

1. Red Work Quilt

2. Blue Work Quilt

3. Dresden Quilt

4.  Leaf Quilt

5. Embroidered Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam

6.  Under the Sea Quilt

7.  Cat/Mouse Quilt

8. Fall Sampler

9. Christmas Sampler

 I will be adding a tab to my blog for all I want to get done....hopefully this will give me the inspiration to get it all done.

That's it for today...hope you all have  a great 



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A TOUCH OF FALL....

 Is anyone doing the Hello Fall Blog Hop?  I am and this is my day to post..  I am planning on making a Fall Sampler out of this.  So hop over and check out the other folks that are participating....

MooseStashQuilting
Quilting Gail
that fabric feeling
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
 Sew Many Yarns
Sunshine in the Attic
Becky’s adventures in quilting and travel

I've only got 2 blocks partially done...Stacked Pumpkins and a Tree...the tree needs some leaves and the pumpkins need the lines put on them.


 

Also today is Tuesday...so it's time for my To-Do Tuesday list...last week my list was this...

September 15th through September 21st

1. Work on RSC 2020 blocks

2. Work on Cat Quilt

3. Do 4 more blue umbrella blocks.

Still working on the RSC blocks... this is Block 4

The Cat Quilt is in stall mode...I've been working on other "stuff" so haven't got anything else done on this one...I need to put the features on the mouse.

As for the Umbrella Blocks...I laid it out on the design "floor" and I still need one more blue block.


So my list for...

September 22nd through September 28th

1. Finish up the RSC blocks

2. Put some features on the mice

3. Do 1 more blue Umbrella 

Anyone doing the Garden Party Hop...there are lots of folks out there doing this...and lots of free patterns.. Dione over at Color and Inspiration Tuesday is doing the hop and she has lots of eye candy to share.  Hop over and check it out. Here's who is participating today....hop over and check them out.

Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design | Patti’s Patchwork
Quilt Schmilt | Scrapdash | Your Sewing Friend

Hope everyone has a colorful...

Sunday, September 20, 2020

STITCHING AWAY!

 I've been working on Heather's quilt, she is my niece.  She likes cats...so I'm making her a cat quilt.  And of course where there are cats...there are mice.  So the quilt is a mix of cats and mice.  I got a couple done, but still have to put there features on.


It's also time to report on my HQAL(Hand Quilting A Long)....Well, August wasn't too productive...we were having a heat wave almost the whole month...temps in the 80's and 90's with high humidity.  My HQAL is my Bee Quilt.  I worked on one of the bee blocks...


Did some quilting around the be flight lines and some on the left bee.  I'm not sure what I'm going to quilt in all those empty spaces of white...does anyone have any suggestions...any info will be very appreciated.  This is the first quilt I've attempted to hand quilt.  Mostly I'm winging it, but not sure about all that white space.

Go check out what everyone else is working on...

Kathy, Margaret, TracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy, Connie, Monica and Sherrie

Since the weather has cooled off so far this month, hoping to get some more done on this quilt.

I've been a little per-occupied with Heather's quilt and starting my Christmas Sampler.  I've also got the patterns cut out for a Fall Sampler.  Way toooooo many projects bouncing around in my head.  But I'll work on all of them some time or another this month. 

Linking up with:

Slow Stitching Sunday

15 Minutes to Stitch

HQAL

Have a great STITCHING....


 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

SCRAPPY RED.....

 I've been working on my Crazy Quilt blocks for RSC 2020...Got all the blocks made and am now embellishing them.  This is block 3.


I also finally made it to the hair dresser for a much needed hair cut.  This gal has been cutting my hair for 20 years...I like her a lot.  I've tried others, but Tammy is the best.  The pictures didn't come out like I wanted them to...but believe me I needed a hair cut BAD.

Before the Hair Cut


After the Hair Cut

I'm linking up with:

Scrap Happy