Sunday, September 25, 2011

Did you miss me?

Long time, no see!  I can't believe it's been 5 weeks since I posted last.  I've missed blogging, but I have been keeping up with everyone's blogs. 
I've been struggling with some health issues the last few months.  I'll skip the gory details.  So, I haven't been up to blogging, and hardly any sewing has occured, which meant there was nothing to blog about either.  I hope I'm on the mend now, and hopefully can post a little more regularly.  *fingers crossed*

This placemat was a birthday gift I made for my friend K in California.  She sent me all these 30's repro selvages, so I thought she might like them back.  *wink*  I had fun making this one.

The back.

And a stretchy bead bracelet that I made for her. She loves lime green and purple, can you tell?

I showed you this charity quilt in-process a while ago.  (These were Block Lotto blocks back in January of this year.)  The top's all done now and passed on to someone else in the guild to do the quilting.  I thought this came out pretty cute, and I hope some child enjoys it.

I've been making slow progress on my Halloween blocks.  I'm not pushing on this . . . just doing one here and there.  No deadline on this one.  Somehow, I keep finding/buying more Halloween fabric that HAS to be in here!  Do you do that too?  You know, keep shopping for fabric for a specific quilt even though you have more than enough fabric for it? 

I thought I would show you some of the flowers around my yard. 

I've been busy with being on the Quilt Show Committee.  The show is in two weeks, so we're coming down to the wire now.  My quilts are all done, except for sewing on some labels.  That's a relief.  That should leave me enough time to do the committee work, hopefully.

My quilt studio is a total disaster.  I can't seem to get in there to sew, but I've done really well at making a mess in there.  I was ready to put the D9P/I Spy blocks that I'm making for my DGD up on the design wall, but now I can't find them!  So, I really have to get in there and get things picked up and put away.  Ugh.

I'll have pictures of one of the finished Sneak Peeks from last post next time I'm here.  It's all done, I just haven't done photos yet.

Have a great week!


  1. Yes, I did miss you! Sorry you've been under the weather and hope it isn't long before you are back in full gear. I bet it feels good to be creating again. Take care!

  2. We did miss you. Sorry about your health problems but I am glad you are on the mend. I love your flowers.

  3. YES!!!! You were missed 'missy'!!!! Looks like you are getting some things done though!! Everything looks GREAT!!!

    I haven't been blogging much either....hand quilting and hand work make for boring posts or no posts at all!!!

    Hope you are on the mend for a full recovery!!! The holidays are coming you know and you're going to need your strength!!

  4. I can't believe how time flies...I love all the projects! They look wonderful. Glad you are on the mend. Don't worry about the blog. I am not exactly burning a huge blog trail myself!

  5. Yes, sorry you were ill. Hope that you feel better. cute quilts.

  6. So glad you are back and feeling better. Your flowers are gorgeous.

  7. Yup - you were missed. Hope you're feeling better now.

    The Block Lotto quilt is lovely - very colourful.

  8. Yep, I missed you! That placemat is darling, and the bracelet too - she'll love them! And I know that quilt will be well-loved, very sweet. I do that too with fabric, keep finding more that would be perfect, lol. Your Halloween quilt is looking great!
    I hope you feel better soon hon, and that you find your blocks. I enjoy cleaning up my sewing room - after every single project, lol. Not sure if I like making a mess more, or the cleaning up afterward!

  9. Glad to see you "back in business"! Hope you will have fun with your wip's. Just love your selvedge placemat, what a lovely design...
    ; )

  10. Yes, I missed you! Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery. Take your time ;-))

  11. Hope you get better soon! The placemat is so cute, she is going to love it.

  12. I certainly hope you're feeling better for good by now. I can totally relate to not blogging or sewing due to health issues!

    You've taken such lovely shot of the flowers in your yard. {sigh} I doubt I'll ever be that good with a camera. Partly because I won't take the time to learn the tricks that would make my photos better.

    I'm guessing your friend is going to be delighted to get her scraps back in the form of a placemat. And yes, I keep buying fabric for quilts I could probably make two times over!


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