Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lori's SAL

I haven't done a SAL in aaaaaaggggggeeeeesssss! So when I was reading Maureen's blog post about Lori's latest SAL, I jumped right in - well almost - I didn't start until this morning but I'm all caught up!

I don't just have a baggie of 1 1/2" squares, I have a whole box full. In fact, at the present not counting Lori's SAL, I have 2 other projects going using these small squares - plus a third one in the planning. So, what's one more!!! LOL

I delved into my trusty box and also cut a few from the current scrap box and set the needle to flying.

Thanks Lori for hosting the SAL and thanks Maureen for inspiring me to participate!!

Blessings to all. I know that most of us are in a cold snap, so stay warm!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

I HAVE Been Stitching - Just not Posting!

I really don't know where the time goes!!! Maybe because I'm getting older...surely that's not it!!! LOL

Well, over the past couple of months since my last post I have finished several quilting projects. So thought I'd squeeze in a few minutes on this wonderful Sunday afternoon and share them with you.

Firstly, I used the scraps from the CWR quilt and made three small quilts for our night stands and my dresser.

My next finish is the first of six Christmas quilts that I am making for each of the beds in our house. I hope to finish three this year and three next year. I call this one "Joys of Christmas". As you can see, it is a sampler, many of which were in the Farmer's Wife book. I converted them to 8 inch blocks.

I won the September blocks in our guild's Block Exchange. I got on the ball and pieced it into a top and got it all quilted in less than a months time. It went quickly as there were 22 blocks and I only had to make two more to have a 4 x 6 setting. I call it "Sparkling Friendship Stars".

It is cotton harvest time here in Texas, and though we don't farm, there are several big fields near our ranch. This is the first year in several that the cotton farmers have made a crop and we are so happy for them - plus we quilter's can appreciate 100% Cotton! Thus, I couldn't resist a photo shoot in the cotton fields!

Hope each of you are enjoying this cooler season as we are in Texas!