Thursday, July 22, 2021

LOTS TO DO....

 and running out of time.  I've been working on my String Quilt, it's for my It's A Guy Thing Blog Hop...being hosted over at  Just Let Me Quilt....are you joining?  I'm making this for my bed.  I've got enough for 2 rows.  So I need to get to it.  There are 2 rows here, but I couldn't get all the picture on the camera.


I've also started putting my RSC 2020 blocks together.  I have 60 blocks...I'm doing 10 across...so I'll have 6 rows...that ought to make a pretty sized quilt.  There will be a black border around it.  This is part of the rows...couldn't get it all in the picture.


 I've started Alexis's Quilt.  Ever start a quilt not knowing how it will come out??  This is one, I had a bunch of pieces cut out and picked a few of them.  So far I've got a Tea Pot, Tea Cup and some Circle Flowers.  I've got an idea bouncing around in my head....we'll  have to see where this goes.


I do all my quilting while I watch T.V. on my computer.  I subscribe to several streaming services...so I've always got something to watch.  At the moment I'm watching ER on Hulu.

I've started a new book for my book club.  The Little Paris Book Shop by Nina George.  I'm really enjoying this book.

And of course you have he GUARD DOGS on duty!😎

 I'm linking up with:

I Like Thursday!

Put Your Foot Down

Needle and Thread Thursday

That's it for today.  Hope you all have an awesome....


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

TO-DO TUESDAY......

 To-Do Tuesday last weeks list.


 

 1. Finish the Clams!✔

2. Put the border on Salt and Sand.😐

3.  Work on the Band Sampler,

4.  Start putting RSC 2020 blocks together.πŸ‘Ž


1.  I got the Clams done.  You can see my post HERE.

2. I decided not to put a border on the Salt and Sand...I'll let the binding be the edging. πŸ˜…

3.  I did work on my Band Sampler this week.  I'm using this as a Journal....with some new stitches that I've gotten from Sharon over at Pintangle...she has a Stitch Dictionary and when I get stuck on what to do next I head over there.


 4.  I didn't get anything done with the RSC blocks...they are still sitting in my To-Do Box...waiting.  I haven't decided how I want this quilt to go together.  By month....by color, or just stagger them.  I have 5 of each color..so that makes 60 blocks.  Got any ideas!!

This weeks list.

1. Make a decision on how to put the RSC blocks together!

2.   Do some more embroidery on the Band Sampler.

3.  Make a few more Strip Blocks.

Have an awesome...


Monday, July 19, 2021

THE CLAMS ARE....

 done!!!!  Finally got the last of the Clams done and the Fish Eyes put on.  I was going to add a another border, but I've decided it's fine the way it is.  So this is a Filmsy.  Later this week I'll be sandwiching it, along with the Indiana Leaves top.  And maybe the Under the Sea top.  Depends on how I feel.  

I'll be working on my Strip Quilt this week...I'm making this for the It's a Guy Thing Blog Hop  I've got a pretty good stack of them right now.  

I'm link up with:

Monday Making

Have a great....


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

CLAMS, CLAMS AND MORE ......

 clams.  I am so tired of doing clams.  But, I'm almost done.  I've got 5 more to go.πŸ˜€

At the moment I'm working on the orange one at the bottom right.  I've got a green, brown, blue, yellow and a gray to finish.  

To-Do Tuesday...July 6 through July 13

1. Do more embroidery on the Clams.

2. Work on the Band Sampler.πŸ‘Ž

3.  Start putting the RSC 2020 blocks together.πŸ‘Ž

As for the rest of my list from last week....Nada, zero, zip, nothing...well you get the idea.  I've been focusing on the clams all week. 

We have Strawberries, we get 1 or 2 at a time, so they don't get taken inside.  We eat them!  And they are really sweet and juicy.

To-Do Tuesday....July 13th  through July 19th

 1. Finish the Clams!

2. Put the border on Salt and Sand.

3. Work on the Band Sampler.

4.  Start putting RSC 2020 blocks together.

Hope you....


Sunday, July 11, 2021

STILL STITCHING.....

 I'm still stitching on the Clams...I started with 21 Clams...I now have 10 left to do.  Then do something with the Fish eyes...Beads or Buttons...not sure yet.  The the last border goes on.  And I'll have a filmsy!


I've also had a request for a quilt...my son's girlfriend's daughter has asked for a quilt.  I had her write down what she likes and fabric colors.  I pulled some applique pieces that I have cut and this is what I've come up with....

It's an odd assortment of pieces.  And I've got some pretty light green fabric and some white.  So I've got all my components all planned out.  Just need to cut the green and white fabrics into 10 1/2" squares  and start sewing.  

I'm linking up with:

Slow Sunday Stitching

Oh! Scrap

15 Minutes to Stitch

Patchwork & Quilts

Hope you all have a wonderful....


 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

THIS AND THAT.....

 I've started working on my It's A Guy Thing quilt.  I have a tub full of odds and ends blocks.  A while back I used to trade quilt blocks...we had to make so many and send them to a person on our list.  Wellll...I've got lots of those.  I did some out every once in a while and put them together.  This is what I'm going to make my It's A Guy Thing quilt from.  How appropriate for Guys...Bow Ties. ...I also have a stack of little 4 patches.  I'm going to add these to the Bow Tie blocks...and see what kind of design I can come up with.  Since I don't really have that many, this will probably turn into a wall hanging.  Any suggestions on how to arrange these blocks would be appropriated.

I'm also still working on the Salt and Sand quilt.  Putting the lines on 21 Clams is a lot of embroidery.  I'll get there, it will just take a little time.

I've been watching The Good Doctor on Hulu...waiting for the 5th season to come out.  This is when I work on my quilts...while watching t.v. in the evening.

My Book Club at the library is back on.  I missed the meeting...so I went to the library last week and picked up my Book Club book.  This month we are reading...The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

I'm linking up with:

I Like

Put Your Foot Down

Hope you all have an awesome....


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

IT'S A FINISH!!!!

 I finally got the Improv Quilt done.  I'm so glad I dug this little top out of the UFO box...I really like this quilt.  I didn't really want to cut more binding...I have lots of odds and ends of binding, so I like to use those up before cutting more.  This quilt fit the extra pieces of binding I had.  

This quilt is also for OMG and PHD 2021

I'm linking up with:

Wednesday Wait Loss

Have a great....


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

TO-DO TUESDAY AGAIN.....

 


 To-Do Tuesday is hosted by Chris over at Chris Knits.  Hop over and check out what everyone's list is for this week.

June 29th through July 5th

1. Do more embroidery on the Clams.

2. Work on my, not sure what this is..click on the link and you'll find a brief history on this.  Band Sampler.πŸ‘Ž

3.  Start sewing the RSC 2021 blocks together.πŸ‘Ž

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1. We have been having a heat wave the last couple of weeks.  High 80's -9o's...with very high humidity.  So working on a quilt is kind of hard to do.  The Salt and Sand quilt hasn't been sandwiched yet...so I've been working on the Clams.  

2. The Band Sampler has been sorely neglected.  I really need to work on this!  This is as far as I've gotten.  I've got lots of ideas to do...just haven't done them.  Need some ideas on how to do a Band Sampler and stitches to use?  Head over to Sharon's place, Pintangle.  She has a post on her Band Sampler and she has a Stitch Dictionary for embroidery stitches.

3. I've got the RSC 2020 out of the UFO box and into the T0-Do Box.  Just haven't started putting them together yet.  This is a small pile of blocks...there are 6o of them don...just haven't laid them out yet...so they are still waiting their turn to be worked on.

July 6th through July 12th

My list for next week will be the same as last week...hoping I can get some progress on these 3 items.

1. Do more embroidery on the Clams.

2. Work on the Band Sampler.

3.  Start putting the RSC 2020 blocks together.



 
 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

SOME PROGRESS......

 I have been working on the Improv Quilt all week ...trying to get the binding done.  It's almost done, I should finish it tonight...if I don't get sidetracked.  This is my Slow Sunday Stitching project.  It will be finished tonight!!  This is also for OMG and PHD 2021.


 I've also been putting a few more stitches into the Clams on my Salt and Sand Quilt.  It's a slow process!  All the components of this quilt was made with scraps.  The only new fabric added is the last border with the clams.  At the moment this is my Oh! Scraps project.

I got another row on my Band Sampler.    I really need to work on this more.  This is for my HSAL.

Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July....


 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

WWW.......

 is Wonderous Words Wednesday.  What the heck is this?  Just answer 3 questions.

1. What are you currently reading?

Nothing right now.  I seem to have lost my reading mojo.  Haven't read a book for months.  I'm hoping to remedy that soon.

2.  What did you recently finish reading?


 

Target Alex Cross -James Patterson.  I can read James Patterson books even when my reading mojo is a mess.  He's one of my favorite writers.  

Synopsis

A killer elite - six assassins - are on the loose. So is Alex Cross. 

A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper's bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross' wife, Bree Stone, newly elevated chief of DC detectives, must solve the case or lose her position. The Secret Service and the FBI deploy as well in the race to find the shooter. 

Alex is tasked by the new president to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper's strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?  

I've read all the Alex Cross books and really, really like them.  So when this one came to my library I snatched it up.  This one has lots of mystery and intrigue in it.  After the President is assassinated, Alex is called to join a special task force to find out who did this.  While Alex's wife Bree Stone, she's the Chief of the DC Metro Police.  is also on the case.  Alex finally figures out there is more than one shooter out there.  The race is on to find out who and why.  Is it a foreign country trying to take over our country or could it be an inside job???

3.  What do you think you'll read next?

I have not idea.  I have a Book Club book waiting for me at the library, don't know what it is, put I'll be picking that up today. 

You can check out my Book Blog over at Just Books!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

TO-DO TUESDAY....

 Chris over at ChrisKnhttps://chrisknits.wordpress.com/its is the host for To-Do Tuesday.  Make a list and of items you want to work on for that week.  Last week's list.

June 22nd through June 28th....

1.  WORK on the Daisy!!πŸ‘Ž

2.  Make more string blocks.

3.  Tie the Improv Quilt!!!! πŸ‘

4. Pull fabrics for the It's a Guy Thing blog hop.

 1. The Daisy embroidery didn't get done.  I haven't been in the mood to embroider.

2. I made 5 more String Blocks this week.

3, I've started  tying the Improv Quilt.  We are currently having  very hot temps with very HIGH humidity..which isn't good for having a quilt laying on your lap...so it's been slow going working on this quilt.

4.  I pulled some fabric for It's A Guy Thing Blog Hop.  I'll be making 9 patches.  Haven't made a 9 patch quilt for awhile...so I thought this would be a great time to make one.  I'll also be mixing some white into these fabrics.  And I don't know why, but the brown on the lower right corner is showing up as red.


June 29th through July 5th

1. Do more embroidery on the Clams.

2. Work on my, not sure what this is..click on the link and you'll find a brief history on this.  Band Sampler.

3.  Start sewing the RSC 2021 blocks together.

Have a wonderful....


Sunday, June 27, 2021

CLAM EMBROIDERY....

 yea, you read that right.  I'm putting the lines on the clams for the Salt and Sand quilt.  It's slow process, as there are 21 clams to embroider.  


I've been embroidering the lines on the clams this week.  


 I need to do something with the Fish eyes...you cant see them very well.  Maybe a small button.....

I've also been working on the Improv Quilt.  Started tying it this week.  

 I've also got a few more String blocks done.  

That's what I've been stitching on this week.  What have you been stitching?  I'm linking up with:

Slow Sunday Stitching

Oh Scrap!

15 Minutes to Stitch

Patchwork and Quilts



Thursday, June 24, 2021

THURSDAY ALREADY....WHERE DID......

 last week go...it seems time moves faster than me, lol...Although I've been having trouble getting around this week, the weather affects my arthritis, I have been working on several quilts.

I've started the embroidery of the lines on the clams on the Salt and Sand quilt.

I pulled the RSC 2021 blocks out of the UFO box....they are now in my To-do box.

I also put some fabric for the It's a Guy Thing Blog Hop.  I think I'm going to make 9 patches for this quilt.  I haven't made one for years.  Or maybe start a postage stamp quilt.  I've always wanted to make one of these, but never have.

And I've been working on my String Quilt...got several more blocks finished.  

I've got a nice selection of fabric bagged up into 1" and 2" strips, so it should keep me busy for awhile.

I'm linking to:

I Like Thursdays

Put Your Foot Down

Hope you.....