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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Gaven's Quilt

Hi friends!
Worked all day just making up blocks for his quilt.
Then I laid them out to see how far I had got.
Still need some more .
I looked for more fabric and found some blue with balls on it.
He is all boy just like his brother.
Wish I had some with trains or trucks but I don't
This is the view out my sewing room window.
Wet!
We have got 4 inch's so far this week and right now Tommy is feeding the dogs because the next rain is about to hit!
Our dogs will not eat with it raining on them.
They want eat or drink if we go off overnight.
They are a mix, Father, a Akita and mother, Shepard.
One was my birthday present years ago from my sweet son and his family and the guy that wanted the other didn't show so they gave it to Tommy.
Hope your day is great
Hugs
Babs


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Jackson's Quilt

Hi friends!
I am so glad I went to Walmart for some more interfacing after fighting for over a week with that other.
It's working great now.
Now I am making progress on his quilt.
It's raining buckets here and suppose to keep it up until Friday. We already have had so much that the ground is soppy and creeks and river's are at flood stage now .
We may float away.
Every one of the family lives on hills except for my daughter so I know she hates this.
Some of her family is in low laying area's to. My son lives near a  Lake. But he is kind of on the side of a hill like we are .
We are way over normal already for this year and finished way over for last year.
Praying for a change in the jet stream so we can dry out.
I want to plant my plant Tommy got me. Plus a garden in a few weeks.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Monday, February 18, 2019

Landon and Tori's Quilt

Hi friends!
Working on the four corner blocks.
Worked on it Friday and part of the day Sat..
Big blocks so I lay them out to get each piece right.
Love all the different patterns in the blocks.
Still need to do all blue for two rows at least. But it is getting there.
Hugs
Babs





Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sunday Verse

VERSE OF THE DAY

February 17

Jonah 2:2

2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
R

Friday, February 15, 2019

Valentines Day and string blocks

Hi friends!
I am still working on my string blocks , just not as much.
Yesterday was valentines day.
So Tommy went to town with me telling him no chocolate.
He did good!
A beautiful card!
In a pot with dirt! Just what I wanted! I stuck my hand in side till I hit dirt
If spring ever gets here He will dig a hole and we will plant it out side. Yay!
He always buys the sweetest cards , His daughter's say that about him and it's true.
I bought one of these plants years ago and planted it out back but it died. so I will use his green thumb this time.
For supper we had BLT's , Not very romantic but so good!
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Landon and Tori's Quilt

Hi friends!
I have been thinking! I talked to Colette and she said fading the grey into the teal so I have been trying to find a way to do that..
This is the lightest grey I have.
It's very light, think I have another that  is just a litter lighter than the other darker  grey.
I am playing with these right now will let you know how it works out.
Not much was done yesterday. Tommy was sick most of the day and when I went to walk I got weak so one lap was all I did.Last night after a light supper I read.
This is a old one Sis got at McKays the last time we went, was only 25 cents but was really good.
About a sister fighting to save her baby sister's life.
But It involves Tombs, and murderers, and spies! Was really good.
Maybe today will be much better
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Gavin's Quilt

Hi Friends!
I started putting together rows of blocks on Gaven's quilt. He is one of our great grands.

Got two rows together With blue cornerstones.
This is Gaven sitting under their Christmas tree.
A cute sweet boy with a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
He is two now.
So it's about time he had his own big boy quilt.
Tommy is sick today , guess I was sick Sat. night and it wasn't my antibiotics. Since he has it now
Hopefully it will be short like mine was.
I have finished with my antibiotics so maybe now I will feel like doing something.
Haven't done much sewing in the past few days.
Bad when the cure makes you feel so bad.
We are getting our one day of sunshine today so I intend to walk.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Q-Bee's Valentines meeting

Hi friends!
We had the best time at our Valentines Meeting.
Every one brought a present, sewing related and a dish.
Susan's Sunday school kids are making blocks for lap quilts for the widows in her church.
Bonnie brought a puzzle of a quilt, way to many pieces for me. But beautiful. her daughter got it for her.
Jean has been working on this beautiful quilt top.
Imogene is making her son a veterans quilts. Love that pattern!
Close up of Bonnie's puzzle.
Sis showed her cape that her friend Carmen made her.
We had a great time as we always do. Had a new person in our group Lisa and she won all the fat quarter's. After we ate we played a game "pass the present" .
We all got nice gifts.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs





Monday, February 11, 2019

Jackson's Quilt.

Hi friends!
Went to Walmart Friday and got some fusible interfacing .
Though maybe it was my iron on it's way out because the fusible wasn't working.
However Walmart's worked great.
So I got a few blocks done and ready to be quilted on Jackson's quilt.
Just wasn't liking how they were quilting using the other and holding it on with basting spray.
So many beautiful tee's.
May be because I went to school there.
 Jackson played t-ball where my grands went to school for  few years before moving 2 1/2 hours away.  The two oldest  played ball there to
I won these from Jeanette at Inchworm mug rug giveaway.
She has some beautiful fabric , Go and see   HERE
Hope you had a great weekend
Back later with my Q-Bee's up date
Hugs
Babs

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sunday Verse

 

VERSE OF THE DAY

February 10

John 13:34

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Friday, February 8, 2019

progress on the String Blocks

Hi friends!
Still making a few of these every week.
Yesterday we went to see a specialist about Tommy's eye.
We though it might be glaucoma because of what his regular eye Dr said.
But the specialist said that the jell in his eye was thick and was pulling on his retina. he said usually the jell thinned with old age and might do that soon and if it did the problem solved it self but he said if not it could pull a tiny hole in his retina.
That's why my retina pulled lose after my cataract surgery last year , the jell was thick.
So they will keep a close watch on that, instead of once a year for the freckle in his other eye, it's every six months to check this.
Better then we though!
Hopefully his jell will thin!
progress
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Jackson's Quilt

Hi friends!
Working on Jackson's quilt.
Isn't that a beautiful block, but I may be partial because that school was where I went for 11 1/2 years
Then I got married and finished up at another school.
Changed to red thread and did a few red ones.
Hoping to find some interfacing that works so I can finish putting together some more blocks.
Basting spay works but not as good as fuse able interfacing that works.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Gaven's Quilt

Hi friends!
I played around with Gaven's blocks yesterday after going to the Dr.
Most of my day yesterday was spend doing housework and Going to the Dr.
Having two girls working at the drug store , meant we didn't sit there a long time.
Flu is raging but while I sat just a few minutes in the Dr, office only one other came in and he wasn't coughing.
We worry about Tommy getting the flu but if I get it he would to.
I carry three bottles of sanitizer in my bag.

I think I like this !
 We will stay at home today, maybe I will get  lots of these done.
I did get some quilting yesterday but didn't finish.
Didn't really feel good yesterday either .
Hope today is better because after a couple of days of antibiotics I will feel awful! I know this from taking them for years!
Have a great one
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Landon and Tori's quilt

Hi friends!
Went to work on this quilt and spent most of the day on it.
I laid out what I had made last week but never posted them.
She wanted teal and grey so I was trying out placement of the grey.
Yesterday when I walked Tommy went with me and walked two laps. He has COPD so can't do much but he tried.
A man at one of our Dr. visits had one of those portable breathing units and he told him to exercise all he could while he could.
Just what I have been telling him for years but this man made an impression.
So he is trying.
Trying to keep him here  with me as long as possible.
Maybe we will both live to be a 100!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs


Monday, February 4, 2019

Great Weekend

Hi friends!
We had a busy weekend. unlike our normal weekend.
usually no company but Sat. Sis came over , Yesterday Chris and Amy came over and stayed a while and then Kim and Richard came over later.
I was not in the mood to sew all weekend but enjoyed all the company.
I did quilt a little .
Didn't like how this looked so I let the pressure off , will try again today. At least the basting spray is holding it to the interfacing. Got maybe a forth of my Christmas quilt quilted last night.
 I did read another two Daisy Dalrympie's , Can't be many more but I think Sis bought all of hers. She does when she finds a series she loves and these are really good.
Chris has a Apple watch so we walked my trail and it's 1/4th of a mile. About 3/4 's of it is up hill.
We had a great visit before they had to go , meeting Addie for Amy and Addie to go to another college to check it out.
I am ready for a good week of sewing, looks like it helped me to not do any over the weekend!
Have a great day
Hugs
Babs

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Sunday Verse


VERSE OF THE DAY

February 3

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Two Finish's for January


Jackson's Quilt.

Hi friends!
I have spent a whole week trying to get some fusible interfacing to stick.
I have never had this problem before!
It want fuse to cotton or rayon.
I sent them a email but haven't heard back.
So yesterday I used basting spray to hold the interfacing on long enough to quilt it.
Just one the pretty t-shirts.
I did a big stack but lots more to do when it should have been easy.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs