Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring Sewing

Thursday Felix and I enjoyed a lovely pork roast dinner at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center.

The occasion was a Thank-you dinner for all the volunteers with gifts and games along with a splendid meal. We had a great time of it!

I volunteer to teach the weekly quilting classes and love doing it there!

Then, on Friday, the Friday Quilter's met at the Golden Gese for some fun and some show and tell of our various projects.
Here's Maureen with one of her stylish placemats.

Beverly was working on a gorgeous blue and white quilt.

Young Madison had something to share, too. This is her patchwork from a charm pack quilt top. Good job, Maddie!

I worked all week on the hand hemming of my "Little Red Riding Hood" couch throw and was very pleased with it. Here I am holding it up for the camera.

Around the farm, it's all about the spring showers and the glorious forsythia blooms.

Happy Spring sewing to all!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sunday Quilting

Sunday I had a marvelous day quilting at the Ellen Peters' studio in Laconia, New Hampshire. This is a small quilt for me, as it is only about 64" by 74" but I do love it! Here is Ellen, helping me to find just the right thread color for the quilt. We chose a pretty golden beige.

Here I am, ready to start quilting!

The quilting was all freehand and I just got into a medium sized spiral pattern and went to town with it. I  hope that you can see some of it here.

There was enough of the two yard hunk of the red border fabric to be able to bind it with the same fabric. I got the binding all prepared and stitched onto the quilt and now I'm in the process of hand hemming it.

Here's a look at some of the 16 patches that make up the body of the quilt.

Love those Civil War reproductions! These were 2½" squares that I sewed into four patches and then joined them into 16-patches. I made 30 of them and then sewed 6 rows of 5 blocks.

The Tuesday before, I brought in a huge bag of scraps that I had scored from Freecycle's local chapter. an elderly quilter was downsizing and offered the whole bag for free if you would come and pick it up. The Sunshine Club had a field day divvying it all up between us, LOL!

Today, my Farmer's Wife group met and our hostess, Camille served delicious blueberry scones from Panera. Yummmy! Here's what was going on there. These are Dawn's beautiful Lucy Boston blocks.

Sue was doing an applique block of the month and it's looking terrific!

Camille was doing an authentic Herbert Hoover presidential election historical stitchery project with very fine embroidery stitches. whoohoo!

My dog, Miss Emma Lynne, and the two kitties, like to amuse themselves by nibbling the tender young shoots of the new grass.

 Happy stitching!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sixteen Patches

Finally the fix has come about for a windows Photo acquisition wizard problem so that I can upload photos again!

The newest project has been to furiously piece 2½" squares into 16-patches. I have been happily sewing them together for about a week. Now I have 36 blocks that are all pressed and starched.

These are all Civil War reproductions and they are very merry all together. My plan is to put them together and put slab borders onto to them in a lovely red.

The warmer weather has come to the north country at last and we welcome it to take away the old brown snow.

Happy sewing!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thank you to all my friends and readers for their concern about my not having posted in so very long.

We were hacked but things seem to be straightened out now, I hope and pray!

Husband Wonderful and I are well and so are Miss Emma Lynne and the two kitties.

Thank you again for your patience with me!

Happy sewing!
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