It has been a productive week here in the mountains of North Carolina!
We have mowed, built, quilted, sewed and rolled this week! Quite a productive week all in all at the Lazy Daisy 😀
First I would like to share my hand quilting progress because I am soooo excited !!!!
This was LAST week when I rolled to the 5th row I saw this midpoint in the outer border….
Then just this past week I shared some close ups of my quilty progress…
With all the different threads I am using on their area for fun!
You can see in those photos how I mix up regular quilting threads with big stitch quilting threads…
Then just now I took a couple photos… showing how the midpoint is moving down ….
And an overall view of the quilt as a whole! This is about 44% completed now on row 6 of 13 to go total 😀
It is sooo exciting to see this photo... sharing this shot with my friends at Kathy’s Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday Linky Party right HERE! Come see what she and here friends are slow stitching this weekend!
Earlier this week I finally pulled out the ironing board and starched lightly and ironed slowly and methodically the backing and the front of this quilt top I agreed to quilt…
I used pool noodles with a wooden dowel down the center for stability of each pool noodle to roll these up then unroll slowly in layers together to pin baste on the big island in our kitchen… worked perfect but left me tired for a day! lol My knees and low back just can’t handle pin basting like they used to… I have gotten spoiled with my big frame!!! hahaha 😀
And my honey… not to be outdone has fashioned us a charging station in the living room where there was a plug when we moved in at switch height….
We switched out the plug for a USB and plug duo from our local Lowe’s… and used wood that matched my desk to make the shelf with shelf brackets below in black. I love being able to charge my headphones without waiting for a plug… and now Rick can charge his phone and iPad as well as his weedeater and drill batteries safely and at a comfortable height! Here is a close up of the plug in use…
And here are some blooming hostas all in a row…. you can see the pergola and picnic table in the distance 😀 Such a fun place to hang out when I am not busy inside!
This month on Sewspire.com’s newsletter my divided caddy that I shared last week was featured ….
You can find her on youtube for easy tutorials for all things sewing and organizing… and on her website for more information.. Andrea is a creative genius herself and even has a group she is building of other creative geniuses wanting to make a go of Etsy… her story is amazing if you have time to find her on youtube and give her a listen! Quite intriguing 😀
Also this week….
I got an email from an old friend I don’t chat with much anymore but she shared THIS blog post with me…. on how to get blogger to send your comments to my inbox again!!!!
Do you have this problem still like me??? Well I have used this magic fix and think I can once again respond to your messages privately as I prefer to… and I will know WHEN you respond to me as well!!!!
This week I hope to work on making this into a wall hanging….
I did make the second divided caddy but until it is gifted I can’t share it publicly. Hope you understand!
I am excited for August and trying my first BOM by Jacquelynn Steves…
She has the fabric requirements out for her layout… I am planning something a bit different… you can read last weeks post for that info if you are interested in signing up for it… YOU MUST SIGN UP she says!!!!
I saw this on facebook this week and though how simple and sweet it was to make a wall hanging for yourself or for a gift…
And this would be a fun throw to make.. I love how they changed it from square to rectangular in final shape too… it enhances the cute doxie pieced center more too 🙂
Finally I found a FREE tutorial on this block…
Here is a quilt made from pink, red, and white in this pattern too…..
Keep up the great progress on the quilt in the frame. The different thread colors add interest. Your flowering hostas are a pretty purple. Maybe you and your bestie can catch up later in the year.
The quilting on your quilt looks so nice. The different color of thread adds a lot of visual interest. I'm going to try that sometime. Your home looks so lovely. I'm glad you found this place. It make me happy to visit too via your blog.
You are almost half way there Kathi! Amazing! I love all the different colors and textures of the quilting threads going into your quilt. Rick did a great job on the docking station. You both are so creative. I like the little doxie quilt you shared and I think the hexie flowers and butterfly one would make a cute design on a baby quilt. Congrats! on being a creative genius with the sewing group. I hope your bestie gets moved into her new place easily and that you two can catch up soon. Does she have a blog too? Have a great week!
I missed this post when we were traveling home I think – you have been very busy and so glad you have so many hostas! they are so low maintenance that you have to do very little with them. It is nice to see the half way point on your quilt