Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baby Quilt and Snow

Here the baby quilt is a top.

Close up of the fabric.

Woke up to this and was not very happy this morning.

Finished baby quilt.  I tied it with yellow floss because it is softer and makes smaller knots.  I brought the backing around to the front for the binding.  I am pleased with how it came out.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Quilts and Flowers

Here are the last 2 quilts I finished where they are going to stay.

This is the baby quilt I am working on now to use up more fabric.

Flowers in bloom now.

This is my red Peony and it has 15 ends coming up through the ground.  It gets stronger every year.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Quilt and Flowers

Here is my Disappearing 9-Patch all finished.  It is in the basket now to be washed soon.  I am very happy with it.  And I am proud that I did it all by myself.  No help from Terry on this one.  But she has been a great help in the past.

My Crocus in bloom.  I showed some of these before but now they are in full bloom.

My Grape Hyacinths.              

This was just 1 Hyacinth last year.

My Primrose had a very hard winter and sure shows it.  But it is blooming.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Disappearing 9-Patch

I have my Disappearing 9-Patch top finished.  I plan on getting it pinned together this afternoon.  I will then tie it with #10 crochet thread doubled. That is my way of finishing a quilt.  I will also bring the backing around to the front for binding.  I can no longer quilt a quilt.  I am proud that I have had no help with this quilt at all except hubby telling me it looked good.  I use to do patchwork all the time with no other help.  That was before cutting mats and rotary cutters.  We used cardboard templates back then.  It is much easier now.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Here are my Crocus that are blooming right now.  I had many more but I think the Chipmunk's ate them.  I may get more to plant this fall and see how my luck goes.

I am working on my disappearing 9-patch and should have the top together before long.  Then I need to get the back for it.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nine-Patch Quilt

My nine-patch quilt for my bed is finished.  My bedroom is to small to get a picture of it on my bed but here it is.  I think it will be a winter quilt since the inside is a fleece blanket.  I am very happy with the way it came out.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WII Bowling, Spring and Cats

We have been bowling on the WII we got for Christmas almost every day and some days twice.  We have been getting scores in the 200's but today Dale (hubby) really surprised me.  My game was not great but his sure was.

This is what I found coming up from their winters nap.

My very first Crocus.  The rest of them are under leaves yet.

2 of the neighbor hood cats.  Dark one is probably a year old now and the yellow one was born late last summer.  I love watching them play.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Last night's Soup and Quilt News

Here is last night's Meatball Soup.  I used frozen meatballs (thawed)  and 6 cans of vegetables.  Put in crock pot with a little water  and beef broth I cooked it on high for 6 hours.  Boy was it good.

Quilt news is that it is pinned and will be tied as soon as I can get to it.  I can't wait to finish it but I am having a little hand issue after all the pinning.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Birthday Pillow and Quilt Flimsy

Here is the pillow Terry made me for my birthday on the 17th.  The love seat is not that color brown, it is dark brown.  I have no idea why it looks that color.

It is a flimsy and a good sized one too.  It is for a double bed but it is the biggest I have put that many pieces in.  I will now shop for the backing and insides.  Since I am going to tie it I am looking for a blanket for the insides. That way it will hold together better when it is washed.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Quilt and Things

Here are the last of my blocks for my bed quilt.  Terry and Emily helped me decide where the blocks should lay in it.  I will be sewing it this weekend I hope.

Crazy calico kitten on top of my picket fence.  She is a neighbors kitten and lives outside.

Sunrise this morning.

About 2 hours later this is what we have and it is still snowing.  They say it will get up to 55 degrees this afternoon.  Crazy Ohio weather and this is the first full day of spring.