My sister and I had a nice "sister's quilt retreat" - just the two of us. First time we have ever taken a trip together. We took quilty stuff and everything else we needed to spend 3 days & 4 nights in a cabin at Mt. Nebo State Park. We enjoyed having a fire in the wood heater each evening and there was still a lot of fall color. I was able to cut out all the pieces for my "Pink Breeze" and my sister worked on various projects including a Christmas stocking for her newest grandson. Since I have been back home, I have been working on my Pink Breeze and finished the top Wednesday afternoon. It appears that my seam allowances were a bit small (although everything seemed to match up as it was supposed to do) because the top was 2" longer and wider than it was supposed to be - if I figured accurately. Then using the leftover triangles from trimming the pink corners on each block, I was able to add a sawtooth border to the outside. I only had to make 10 extra HST's. It now measures 90" X 102". My hubby has already claimed it and I still have to mark the top and quilt it. I should have closed the blinds before taking the pics.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Last Sunday I was coming back from taking my grandson to meet his Momma, about three miles from town a big 7 point decided to cross the highway. Yes, I got him. Did quite a bit of damage to my blazer, it liked $500 totaling it. So now I am driving DH's truck until he gets it repaired. Thank goodness I had full coverage. Now if that check would show up we could get started fixing it.
We did take the deer, with a little help from sheriff deputy to load it. And we gave it away.
When DH was getting to me on the highway, we were talking so I could tell him exactly where I was and a doe ran across in front of him. Had he been driving any faster he would have gotten her. Man, that would have really made for a bad day.
Be careful driving...these guys are on the prowl right now.
You know if I was going to deer hunt, I much prefer to use a gun. Lol
Monday, November 4, 2013
I've made two test blocks for the McCall's "Blue Breeze" retreat project. I am going to make mine in Pink & White. I've got to find the name for this block. Of course I want to try making it in miniature.
I finished quilting & binding this miniature Lone Star last night. Now I just have to sew the sleeve in place. It is 11 1/8" square overall. Why doesn't it look square in the pic???
Here's the finished top for the Prairie Moon & Stars - Another mini. It's about 12" X 14 1/2". I'm considering taking out and replacing the dark block in the lower right corner.
I'll be asking the Tue night Pickles to be guinea pigs and taste test a new appetizer recipe tomorrow night. We don't often bring cooked food but this will be like a snack. It's a bread & cheese thing. Hope it's yummy.