Sunday, January 15, 2017

Already half way thru the month?

Goodness, January is just flying by!

I seem to be busy daily all day, every
day, but I don't feel like I am getting
much accomplished....how can that be?
Maybe it will all come to fulfillment
all at once!

Today for
be cutting out my final
red and white dot row of squares
to finish my Trip around the World.

It will be row 42 of the quilt. I had
planned to go larger, then decided,
after 2 years of hand sewing, it is
big enough and ready to be done.

I did do some other sewing this week,
but did not complete a project, so I
won't be counting any fabric towards
my stash busting project.

What are you working on today?

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Snow...snow...snow!

A few feet of snow over the last couple of weeks
means staying inside for me.

I wish I could say I was sewing constantly, but
no, it hasn't been happening, I am struggling from
some seasonal depression,

Also my basement studio had an
window broken from the outside,
which made for a very cold sewing room.
My Husband has covered the window with insulation
foam and tape, and it is warmer, but not so much.

I have been staying upstairs hand stitching or knitting.

Today, I will be Slow Sunday Stitching on my
Trip Around the World quilt. I am working on
row 41, which is 144 squares (2 inches each). I
have about 40 squares to finish.



I am also beginning to keep track of my

Fabric used this week: 1.5 yards

It is a small start, but at least it is a start.

What are you working on?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

So many possibilities!

Welcome 2017

So many possibilities.

Some many adventures.

2016 was not a good year for myself,
or family or many friends.

2017 is going to be awesome!

First, I have taken the
"No purchasing of Fabric-Yarn" pledge.
I have so much that needs to be
used up and cleaned out.
I took the pledge back in 2012
and did quite well at sewing up
many quilts and clothing, I
can do it again!

Next, I have joined Judy's UFO
challenge at patchworktimes.com.
I made a list of 12 Christmas themed
projects I want to finish this year.

For January, Judy has chosen #3
on our UFO list. For me, that is
making a nativity for one of my
children.


This is the pattern I am using this year.
I love Nativities, especially
handmade ones.

Today, for my
Slow Sunday Stitching at
I will begin my
Nativity. Looking forward to
trying new stitches.

Third, I am also part of a
UFO challenge at
For January, they chose #6,
which is my
Spring Log Cabin Wreath project.
It will be nice to have it finished
this year, so I can display it
on my front door.

I am so excited for the
start of a new year.

How about you...what
are you working on?

Friday, December 23, 2016

2017-The year of the UFO Finish!

I signed up on the
all people quilt site for
their 2017 UFO challenge.

I filled out the form and
easily had 12 UFO's to finish.

Then, I got thinking about how
every year I hit about November
and feel stressed to finish many
Christmas themed projects.

So, I printed another UFO
form and filled it out for
just Christmas projects for 2017.

I will be using the
Christmas UFO list for the
UFO challenge here with Judy.

My list is as follows:

01. Nativity for E
02. Nativity for M
03, Nativity for V
04. Gingerbread ornaments for C
05. Gingerbread ornaments for S
06. Art to Heart Nativity wall hanging
07. Art to Heart Nativity wall hanging
08. Crazy Christmas Village wall hanging
09. Crazy Christmas Village wall hanging
10. Christmas tree skirts a. Bird b. Ocean
11.Nativity Christmas tree skirt
12. Nativity for me

I am really excited for
2017....a year of completion!



Sunday, December 18, 2016

The weather outside is frightful!

Freezing temps have come to my area
of the Earth. I don't especially enjoy
Winter-Snow-Cold, but know I will
appreciate the water we will need in the
warm months to grow our garden.

Today is our monthly family
dinner where all the kids and
grandchildren come over to eat
and visit. Between dinner and
Church and other sewing project
(for Christmas), I hope to get some
Slow Sunday stitching done.

If I do, it is back to my
Trip Around the World.


Goodness, that's an old photo....
One person can not hold it up anymore.


I am on Row 41, which is made
up of 142 two inch squares.

I hope you are safe inside from
Mother Nature and are also
Slow Sunday Stitching.

And Happy Holidays to you!


Friday, December 2, 2016

On the Needle-December 2

I haven't posted a
On the Needle status for\
a very long time.

Why...because I haven't been
knitting as much as of late.

But here it is...

Two years in the making...

My first sock!
I kept saying I was going to try
to knit a sock, but it always got
put to the side for other projects

Right now, I am deep in
Christmas projects, so the
second sock will have to
wait until after the
New Year.

What's On the Needle at your house?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Calm before the crazy...

I love Sundays.
Sleeping in...
Attending Church...
Hand sewing on a project

This Sunday, I am currently working on
my Trip around the World quilt. I
began the project over two years ago
with a Facebook group. I think
everyone else has finished
(or given up!)

The squares are 2 inches. I am starting
row 41. Every seventh row I use the same
red with white dot fabric. All other
fabric is from my stash.
I added it up today, and I
currently have over 3800 squares
sewn. so far.

I find hand sewing very relaxing, which
I especially need as we go into the
Holiday season here in the USA.

What are you slow stitching today?

Sunday, November 13, 2016

And the next project on the UFO list is.....

I have tried very hard to  finish
half-started project off of my
UFO list this year.

Of course, I could not resist beginning
another project, so I started the
Be My Neighbor quilt at

I have made 6 of the 10 blocks
which have been published online.
The quilt will have a total of
16 blocks in 4 rows.

The third block
(blue house in upper right)
and the fifth block
(house with heart)
have an appliqued bird,
which I have not added yet.

I am debating whether to
applique by hand or machine.

I am making the blocks from
a fabric line of very bright prints
(unusual for me to sew with).
The prints are made up of
dots, chevrons or diamond patterns

Today, for my
Slow Sunday Stitching, I will
be finishing the final full row
on my Trip Around the World quilt.
I think it is about 110 inch square.


It will have a finishing row of
the red dot print I have used
throughout the quilt. Next...
hand quilting it. The hand
quilting will begin
after the first of the year.

What are you
Slow Sunday Stitching?


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cool Fall stitching

The outside temperature is cool.
Neighbors are beginning
to use their fireplaces...
smells so good!

Today, my Slow Sunday Stitching
is going to be working on my
Trip Around the World.

I have been working on it for 2 years.

I was thinking of finishing it out
at King size, but I am thinking
a Queen size is just as good.

What are you