Monthly Archives: February 2017

Snow Day = UFO Day

Yay!!!  A snow day!    This is what the view was from my sewing room window this morning. snow-day

So, I got to spend time inside in my sewing room.  I decided to make this a UFO day — UnFinished Object .   I went to the bin where I keep projects I have started but they aren’t yet completed.  Some have only been waiting for me to finish them for a short time and others, well, they have been waiting quite a while.    The first one I chose to work on was a Christmas Tree skirt that I made waaayyyy back in the ’90’s.  I came across it this last summer when we were going through things in the Brooklyn house before selling it.   I had made it out of 6 wedge pieces of material and I used it for a number of years but I never quilted it.   christmas-tree-skirt    I actually forgot that I had made a trim for it by braiding red and green ric rac together for around the edge.  braided-ric-rac   I decided to just use a serpentine stitch in rows on each wedge.  The batting inside had already begun to shift around but I figure maybe I can get a couple more years use from it with a bit of stitching.   I will now wash and dry it and pack it away for next Christmas.  I better put it someplace where I will remember that I have it so it doesn’t disappear for another decade.

Next I worked on a small quilt that I had begun a few months ago.  pink-green-charm-pack-quilt

I had sewn the charm squares into rows so I needed to sew the rows together.  Then I added my first border – pink.    I am going to add another border of green and I have some Chenille-It that I think I will add to it.  This isn’t going back into the UFO bin.  I’m keeping it out so that I will finish it.  I don’t have far to go.  I do have to pick my backing fabric for it yet though.

Lastly, since Valentine’s Day is only a few days away,  I pulled out a heart shaped potholder that I cut out about a year ago but never finished.                                                        heart-potholder     I just need to put the binding around the outside and the loop on and it is done!

All in all, a good day in the sewing room.   And I got to watch some old westerns on tv with hubby — Wyatt Earp and Wagon Train.  I enjoyed them even if they were in black and white. 🙂

We are very lucky to have some wonderful boys who live on our block that we call our Snow Elves.  They showed up when the snow flakes slowed down  and took care of the 11″ of snow that needed shoveling          snow-elves-gift

It snowed for a bit more after we went out to clear off our cars.  As soon as they saw us out there, they came back over and shoveled some more.   Great neighbors.

I will be finishing up the potholder and the quilt top this weekend and I also have rearranging the living room a bit on my To Do list.  I want to carve out a small space to set up my Featherweight down there so I can sometimes  do some stitching in the evenings while watching tv with the hubs.  Should be a fun weekend.  Wish me luck.

Have a good night all.  See you soon.

Ginny

A Month into the New Year

It has been a very exciting year so far.  The most exciting thing is that I am now an “Oma”!  My grandson, Ezekiel John, made his appearance on Dec. 20 but I had to wait until Jan. 13 to head out to California to meet him. I got to spend 9 glorious days snuggling and cuddling and just loving him.  It was the most amazing feeling when my son put him in my arms.  It was wonderful visiting with my son and terrific daughter-in-law and, as a bonus, my youngest son came out to visit at the same time so I got to see him too!  We had a wonderful visit and I can’t wait to get out there again.

Our holidays were terrific.   robs-christmas-tree  Spent Christmas Eve with my two oldest sons and they had an awesome 11 ft. Christmas tree.

Had a nice walk on Christmas Eve down to the pond near their house. peaceful-pond

So peaceful.  I just love going up to visit them.

 

 

 

Only one snowstorm so far this year but it was so pretty.

 

 

Another exciting thing for 2017 is that I have my embroidery machine

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 I’ve been having a great time learning all about the things I can make with it.

 I made a set of soft blocks for EJ with some Disney characters  embroidered on them mickey    I’ve made some Easter things but can’t show pictures because they are going into some Easter baskets and want to keep them a secret for now.  And today I tried my hand at embroidering some kitchen towels for a couple of friends.  towelsI enjoyed making them and will be doing quite a few more of them.

So, all in all it has been quite an exciting year so far.  And just in case anyone was wondering ………………..  11-months-to-go   ……. 11 months to Christmas.

Hope you are having a good 2017.   Be well.  Stay safe and warm.

See you soon.

Ginny