Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Have to finish something!

Today I decided to sit at the sewing machine and sew for a bit.

 All this folding, organizing and packing was just wearing me out!

Also I was afraid that if I pack up this leader and ender project from two years ago that it would never be sewn together!  So after several hours I almost have a top!

Did go through some more boxes that leaves me shaking my head...

like this almost quilt top made from leftover/orphan blocks from my Baltimore Album quilt.  I think I took that class in 1993!  I think I'm going for a personal record with this....

Found boxes of 4-patches in reproduction fabric...

two patches in brights

and even the blocks from a Bonnie Hunter Mystery (this is only about 10 years old so not ready to finish yet!)

Monday, July 17, 2017

The things you find...

There is a lot of "stuff" in our house.  That said, we are making great progress in sorting and packing.

I have to keep an eye on my husband as he would toss anything that he doesn't immediately a box of block doesn't have value since it isn't a quilt! to keep and eye on him.
Been gathering lace and wool for this quilt for years and it almost went to the charity shop!

Of course I am guilty of trying to finally get rid of a box of record albums that we have hauled around at least 4 moves and never taken out of the box...but I told him I was doing it.  That is why the box is back in our hallway...he is "thinking about it."

But on the bright side I found some scraps of my favorite fabric that I thought was long, long gone....

I so wish they would reprint this Paris fabric!

On the other hand I found 3 yards of this superhero fabric!  What was I thinking?

I am also putting aside a few items for the American Quilt Study Auction at this year's seminar in New Hampshire.  Not sure yet if I will be able to go but I want to support the organization.  I've narrowed down the quilt donation to one of two: the red, white and blue rocky road to kansas in the photo above or the circa 1880 braid quilt below.

I also have a few books that will go up there and maybe some blocks...

first...a nap...

Friday, July 14, 2017


I hate to even think about it!  However it is true...we are moving to Florida in September.

For the past few weeks I've been supervising the packing and moving of things not going with us.  The folks at Catholics Charities and Salvation Army know my husband by name now.

(Of course in the middle of all this a friend gave me this quilt is coming with me!)

We did a first cut at culling the bookcases...imagine my surprise when I realized all our bookcases were double stacked!  Zikes!  I thought that only happened in my Quilt Studio...

The clearing part is almost over.  I sold a few pieces of furniture and some other "stuff" to lighten the load.  Have a few boxes packed to go to nieces and nephews.  After that I'm settling back to my sewing room while my husband tackles the garage!

We are having movers come in to do the actual pack-out and move.  I just don't want to move stuff down there that we will either not need or not use.  Sigh...

The most exciting news...Watson is now a therapy dog!  He finally passed obedience school and showed his three "skills": if I fall to the ground and do not move he howls to get attention; he will go find my husband on command (my husband has hearing problems so if I need help it isn't like I can just call him!  I have to send the small white dog) and finally when a beeper or alarm goes off he demands that either I or my husband goes to it.  It took us 3-1/2 years.  I think that may be as far as we can go with him!