Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Decided It Was Time to Return!

I have had a nice long blog break. I have gotten things done, but not really much to post about. I have done a complete house cleaning. We are ready for winter on the inside, not so much the outside, yet though. LOL The garden is done. We had a bad storm in August with lots of wind and hail. It pretty much destroyed what was left of the garden. We did dig potatoes during Labor Day week. Out of the 12 lbs or so of seed potatoes that I planted we got back about 3/4 of a  wheel barrel. I took 2 of my chore buckets full of potatoes for mom to have and share with other residents in her apartment complex. Everyone was so happy to get them. I was a bad blogger and did not get any pictures.

I have been working on my 36 patch quilt for our bed. I laid them out and decided I needed 12 more blocks. I have them almost done. After counting, I realized that I had 13 blocks instead of 12, so I will have an extra. This will be fairly large for me to quilt. I may need my head examined, but I am thinking about doing straight machine quilting on it with my walking foot. I really would like to have it ready for our bed in a few weeks. I may chicken out, though. (grin) It probably wouldn't take too long to hand quilt X's in the blocks. Anyway here are the first bunch of blocks laid out. I will rearrange these when I add in the next twelve blocks.
At the bottom, you can see portions of the quilt that is on our bed. Sorry about that.
I went and helped Hazel move. I grabbed this great picture of Noah and Izzie. Aren't they cute?
I won a few giveaways, but I'll share about them in another post. I got the Chicken Hearted wall quilt top done. I'm not sure needle turn applique is for me. I usually like hand work, but this seemed to take me forever.
The kit came with the backing and batting too. I now have it pin basted and ready to hand quilt.
Now I need to get off the computer and get some bread made. It feels good to be back. I will try to post at least once or twice a week. Everyone have a great day. Thank you for visiting and please come again.


Winona

13 comments:

Pat said...

Welcome back. I used to post daily and then backed WAY off and like it better when I only post as I feel like posting. WOW...you are really tackling a BIG quilt. You are a lot braver than I am. :) Those little kids are really cute!

Janet said...

So nice to have you back, Winona. You have been missed. : ) I love the chicken wall hanginig--very cute. Izabella and Noah are darling--you are so blessed. Good luck with the "big" quilt. Hugs!!

Coleen said...

Welcome back, we've missed you!

Bren said...

Hand applique does take a long time, but is so worth it for those of us who can not use a machine! LOL Your machine applique is beautiful, so don't feel badly about it!
LOVED our visit last night. Survivor was pretty good....I was glad that crazy lady went home. I do not like crazy! ;)

Just Ramblin' said...

So nice to have you back, Winona. You certainly have been busy! I love your quilt. It will be so nice come winter. Your chicken wall hanging turned out wonderfully. I'm also envious of all your potatoes. Wish I had gotten that many. Nola

Michelle said...

Good to see you.

~JoAnn~ said...

I am so glad to see you back Winona, your little quilt with the chickens is just so cute. Can't wait to see the giveaways you won and well anything you make It is always enjoyable to come here and see your beautiful work and of course the grandkids pictures and kids pictures, hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend. Blessings,Joann

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the way that quilt is going. The chickens are so cute too. (And your little chicks are growing fast). Your posts are always worth waiting for.

Cathy said...

Winona,
Just love your blog.
Noah and Izzie are so cute.
You know how much I love your handmade things.
Love you my friend,
Cathy

Lynn said...

It's nice to see you back Winona

cookie said...

I have the chicken hearted to. It was my first needle turn applique too. Slow, yes, but well worth the effort.

Kerstin

Paula said...

I didn't even know you had posted, Winona! I'm so far behind.... we put up the last of the hay for the year and that has left me no time for the computer for the past week or two.
Lord knows I need to clean, but I'm a little wiped out right now. *grin*
I love your bed quilt~ those blocks turned out so pretty together!
Glad you're back, dear... I missed you.

Paula said...

Oh~ I meant to tell you how much I loved the "chicken hearted" quilt!
That is too cute... is it from a kit or pattern?

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