Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sewing Tuesday......

It's Tuesday, guess what we are doing!I'm once again working on a class I will teach next month at Piecemakers, "Bargello Placemats". Last week I sewed strips together making a tube This week, I cut strips of this tube and started the process of making my Bargello Placemats one strip at a timethen another
and anotherJust watching it grow..............................

And then at the end of the day this is what I accomplished

 Marylou's back at it once again,working on blocks for her beautiful Grandmothers Flower Garden, this quilt will win awards! I can't wait to see it finished. Victoria has started the process of sewing her strips for her placemats one strip at a time

through out the day.Victoria's strips are growing, I love the fabrics she picked, these are going to make beautiful placements.

Mom is busily working on connecting hexogons for our Grandmothers Flower Garden.

 While keeping a watchful eye on Carol's pressing

Yes that's right, Carol was able to join us today. What a blessing! It has been so long since we have been able to sew together. Carol jumped right in unsewing a few missewn blocks that misteriously appeared in her "Blue Ridge Beauty" earlier in the year while she wasn't watching.  Thank goodness you caught it in time Carol, unlike someone we know who had completely quilted the quilt only to find out that some of the blocks were misplaced. We want mention names, but I believe her initals are dsm. 

Judi is tucked in just behind Carol, sorry Judi I didn't get a closer picture of you at work on your Block of the Month (BOM) Quilt. Judi is calling this quilt her Barn Quilt. This quilt is going to be wonderful, I can't wait to see it finished. It is all applique` and what a job Judi is doing! Each block is BEAUTIFUL......

The only one missing was our friend Sue

Oh how we miss you! Sue is our long distance Tuesday Quilter. We had the pleasure of sewing with Sue for many years before she decided to move back North to Wisconsin to be closer to family. Hopefully Sue will continue sewing with us. This is a picture of Sue's Mystery Journey Quilt in progress. Sue started this quilt just before she moved and worked on it right along with us each month.  Another quilt that we worked on as a group was a quilt called Star Light  Sue makes beautiful quilts.
See why we love Tuesday? I am so very blessed to have each of these ladies in my life!

Friday, October 21, 2011

If it's Tuesday we must be sewing.......

Finally, after several month of not being able to come together to sew, we are at it again. Tuesday is our day to sew and we gather as a group to work on what ever project we need to work on. Each project is as diverse as is the person making the project, but we all call ourselves quilters.

Mom's a new comer to the group, she may not be a quilter yet, but give us some time and we will convert her. Today I have her working on English Paper Piecing. Someday we will have enough hexagons to make a "Scrappy Grandmothers Flower Garden".

Judi's is busy working on her Applique` today,a skill she has certainly mastered. This will be a  Calendar Quilt when she completes the project and you would not beleive the detail Judi has put into each of the blocks that will make up this quilt.

Victoria is working on a care quilt that our larger group, Piecemakers, has taken on as a project this year. We are making quilts for the Special School in Clinton, Victoria is the leader of this project. I am just amazed at the number of quilts that have been made so far and they are still coming in. Great going Victoria and all the other Piecemakers that are helping make this project a success. Mary Lou is busy hand sewing hexagons together adding to her "Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt" blocks. This quilt is going to be absoluatly beautiful when it is completed. Mary Lou shows us some of the fabric she has used to make her hexagons. Each piece has been fussy cut in order to get the perfect flower to make each hexagon.  I can't wait to see the completed quilt.

I worked most of the day cutting fabric and sewing strips together making a tube of fabric for a project I am teaching next month at Piecemakers called Bargello Placemats.Till next time, hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Move In Day Has Arrived

 Mom and Pam came up for a visit after our family reunion in Conway over the weekend. On Monday Pam and Mom headed to Little Rock with me leading the way, to begin the process of picking out furniture for the move. Pam had to head on home to go back to work, but Sheri sent a couple of workers over to help load the furniture for the move on Tuesday. By Tuesday at 11:30 we had Mom moved in.  Thankfully, Sunday night George and Josh got Mom's heater all set up.   On Wednesday, Dish Network arrived to hook up Mom's Television.  And on Thursday Sheri came up for a visit.