Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It's Been Awhile But....

Hello, it has been awhile since I posted anything, but with company, nasty storms, no electricity and pet sitting for others I have been kept busy, and too tired to do much thinking let alone any blogging.  
The weather isn't too bad today, we are once again expecting rain showers, but it has cooled considerably, making sitting in front of the sewing machine more comfortable than it has been over the past several weeks.
Since my last post I managed to finish off Sams' little quilt, packed it up and off it went home to Holland inside my cousins' luggage and been delivered.  YAY!  
Finished and delivered to Mama and Papa for their little boy Sam!
Sams' papa is reading all of the words and phrases I embroidered willy nilly inside the white centers of the squares, all relating to little people and what it is they do while moving from infancy into being a toddler which I had so much fun with.

I also managed to make a decision on the borders for my Scrappy Hearts quilt top, have those on finally and decided it needed something, what?  Walking around it I just couldn't seem to come up with an answer until one evening while vegging out in front of the tv and making hexagons I thought why not some hexie flowers, which is what I did. Not all have been sewn down because I am still playing with the placement.  You see I want them to look strewn instead of placed so I am still playing with those.  What would you do differently?
I also made a new bag for one of the seniors residing at my friends' retirement home, as the first one I made for her just plain wore out.  She carries so many things for the hours she's upstairs from her room downstairs and she just washed the old one far too many times, this one is the same style just great for her arthritic hands to hold.

 Then because I actually had so much fun with quilting the upholstery fabric and making the bag from it I dug out some of the left over upholstery fabric samples and made an armchair caddy for my friends' gazillion remotes they have...
As can be seen I have at least been quilting around my various busy activities, just small projects, nothing too much but fun to do all the same. 
What with the heavy thunder and rain storms we have been having to endure, and while waiting for a pet owner to come and pick up his Big Girl "Flippy", I decided I would set the scrappy hearts aside and make some four patches from bits of scraps I want to whittle down. 

Here are some, most are almost complete and ready to be pieced into another Charity Quilt top. 

I am thinking if I apply myself this afternoon I may just finish piecing the rest of the blocks and get a good start on the top. 
This then has more or less brought you who do read and follow me up to date.  I thank you for your patience with me, but as I said, I have been busy and not doing much computer time as I would have liked. 
Thanks for stopping by today, hopefully I will have a top to share with you tomorrow and no more pets this week to care for.
Don't say you don't have enough time.  You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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