Sunday, May 26, 2013

Granny Square Update

Hi everyone, sorry I have not been blogging,, life had been a bit to much, too much to do and not enough time to get it done!  But I have been sewing, not as much as I had hoped to,, working full time and with my new job title come more work and at the end of the day I have just been too tried to even think of going in the sewing room ,but it is getting better as I get used to the job, it is more brain work than physical work and that had been a bit of a adjustment for me ,, all good though........enough about me and more about granny quilt
Granny is not even done yet but it has a new home all ready , It is going to a lady at work who had a house fire and is starting over, so I really need to get a move on
The top is done and batting and backing are basted  and I have start to free motion quilt the squares , using a random stipple ,, on the sashes I am going to just stitch 1/4 in on either side  and stipple the borders here are some pics of what I have done so far
close up of stippling
smidge checking out my work

top batting and backing all ready to   go

Happy sewing  to all !

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day to All

Happy moms day, to all moms , I would like to say thank you to my mom, she means the world to me, we did not always see eye to eye , but she always loved me no matter what I did or did not do.. she has been with me though the good times and the bad, love her so much, as I have gotten older we had become best friends as well as mom and daughter, I hope to have the same type of relationship with my girls too . I talk to her daily, she has called me every night since my husband has passed and that has been 8 years, just to make sure that I have had something to eat, she knows me well, as I will often not eat , I forget too ( I rarely feel hunger, so I forget to eat, I was born with it, Not a eating disorder). And yes she still worries on me, and I worry on her!
we share what we have done that day and what we are working on sewing ,, she sews too, she got back into sewing a few years ago, and she and I have a great time together working on our projects.
My mom , brother and I walk 3 times a week at the local wellness center, she has copd and can walk 3 to 4 km each time , some days she out walks us! not bad for a 70+ year old!
I am so grateful to have this time with my mom, everybody seems to lead such busy lives and time goes by so fast, so today and each day if you can, hug the ones that you love , think of them. and give thanks that you have them'
Now on to sewing
I have finely finished the two Asian quilts !! yah  and have started a new quilt. It is form the moda bakeshop free pattern called granny squares,, here is some pics of completed quilts and granny squares in progress 

1st top completed

back and binding
back and binding
 granny Square , piecing still needs work
design  wall
work in progress

                      Happy sewing to all

2nd top completed