Monday, November 7, 2011

Several different things to share.

I am glad Monday is here. Sunday was a long day for me. To start out,  the time change is once again kicking my behind. Oh, don't want to forget about the beagle waking us up at such an early hour. LOL I think my talk with her yesterday helped. Either that, or I was so tired that I slept through her barking last night. LOL  Then Kevin decided to watch a Lord of the Rings marathon. Oh my goodness! I was so bored. (No offense if you like these video's, just not my thing.) He has one of these marathons about once a year. I spent as much time on the computer as I could stand. Then I worked on redwork with my head phones on. I listened to a local country music station. At least I got one redwork project done and started another. (grin)  I forgot to talk about this yesterday, but if you love hand quilting, click on the button over on the right side of my blog that says 'Celebrate Hand Quilting'. Caron has a list of hand quilters' blogs. I believe there are at least 45 that have listed a post highlighting some of their quilting on the list now. I enjoyed checking all of them out.

Last week I got block # 11 of Birdie Stitches done. I finished it in the first week after it was posted. Yea!
I am doing a really cute Christmas SAL. It is supposed to be turned into a banner, but I will probably turn mine into a little wall quilt. All seven of the blocks have been posted. The blocks were removed each week, so if you want them you will have to buy them. These were created by Lesley. I am on block 6. Only one more to stitch. I don't know the order of the blocks. It doesn't really matter. I traced off the first 4 at the same time and just picked one to start on.
Aren't these cute?  I think Lesley did a great job.

I finished putting a lap quilt top together for Kevin last week. I have never made a lap quilt for him. He likes to cover up when he takes a nap or just stretches out to rest. I bought a charm pack at Walmart. Probably won't do that again. I was in a hurry to get them together, so didn't measure. They are't all cut exact, so some of the seams don't match up. It is what it is, though. It is together and is staying that way. I think he will like this. I was playing around with these charms one day and he suggested I lay it out like this. So I did. I am sure he has forgotten about it by now, since I just work on it while he is at work. What do you think?
I think Kevin will be very surprised and I hope he loves it. I am thinking I will try machine quilting a cross hatch in this one, since my time is getting short. I would love to have 3/4 of the gifts I am making done by the first of December. Not sure that will happen, but I am trying. That way I can relax and enjoy the holiday season. Last year was so stressful with me trying to get the quilts done, that I didn't take time to enjoy the whole holiday experience. (grin)

Well, better get off the computer and get started on some sewing. Thank you for visiting. Please come again. Have a great Monday.


Michelle said...

Kevin will be thrilled, and your little blocks are adorable. Have a great week.

Julie Fukuda said...

I can't believe all you have done since your last post while I have maybe two piddly blocks to show for that time! The quilt will be great, and I'm sure, loved.

~JoAnn~ said...

Winona~ Love the blocks! and the lap quilt. You are once again going fast and doing lots :)

Reme said...

Que gustan todos tus trabajos especialmente el redwork de Navidad que yo también lo estoy haciendo.Saludos

Paula said...

That is a beautiful quilt, Winona~ I know Kevin will love it because it looks warm.
I just love seeing your Birdie blocks- this one is so cute with the turkey!
I'm not big on those Lord of the Ring movies either... fortunately for me, my hubby can't stay awake watching tv for very long so if he has it on something I don't like (usually something about hunting) I just wait until he falls asleep and grab the remote. (insert evil laugh here.)

Denise :) said...

Winona, you did a terrific job with all your stitchery projects! I'm doing the SAL blocks too -- but I've only completed two and half of them. I agree -- she (Lesley) did a marvelous job with them *and* I think I'm going to use them for a small Christmas quilt. Such fun things! Have a happy day! :)

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