Progress Happening EVERYWHERE!!!

Happy Middle of July to you all… some of you are experiencing winter and some extreme summer! 
Whatever your weather… hoping you are finding some time to stitch… 

 I started the quilting on this 2 months ago… I am on the downhill slide now and enjoying daily progress on Hanover Stars 🙂

Here you can see my Hinterberg 3 pole frame my honey made me and a bit of my set up.  I love the view of our pond and the daily wildlife that roams our back yard too ❤

Since this frame is where you will be finding me today… loving the view of the quilting and the back yard… I am linking my slow stitching to my favorite Linky Party over at Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday blog HERE!

I was sooo thrilled that while taking a break I found this inspiring quilt on Pinterest…

But details on how to make it or what it was called at this point were sketchy at best!

After a bit of digging I found it was called a “Disappearing 9 Patch Star” block.  But fine points on making this quilt were still kind of sketchy… so I started building some blocks on Gloria my 301…

 Mine turned out scrappy too… I love scrappiness in blocks like this though 🙂

 And here it is with 2/3 of the blocks pieced… my current progress on this project….

And yesterday I wrote a nice proper tutorial on the project and how best to make these blocks HERE on my blog.  Go take a gander if this fun block interests you!  And here is a pic I just took of my sewing set up.. look closely on my sewing machine table and you will see 2 stacks of 5 blocks waiting for me to feel like machining them done 🙂

Also happening around here this week….
My honey gave both my much used vintage machines a spa treatment…

They both purr now after being massaged by the master fixer!  I can fix them both but they LOVE when he does it best!!! lol

And so sad to say…. my computer decided to quit on me!  So a new laptop was bought at an affordable amount at least for a replacement….

She isn’t as fast as my other computer and we have hopes of fixing her with a new hard drive in the future… but for now… Red is what I am seeing and this HP is filling my need the Dell didn’t.

The most unfortunate part is that I lost all my hard drive saved photos… I thought they were also saved in the cloud somewhere but I have yet to find them… luckily my photos from 2013 to present ARE in the cloud… but anything I had saved to the hard drive is gone now… any computer geeks out there that could save my photos if I sent them the hard drive??? Finding reliable and affordable computer geeks is another story… this seems to be a racket completely… we know how to take the computer apart to get to the hard drive …. and internal hard drives are affordable for sure… but WOW the fixers with companies are hijackers of your wallet all together it seems!

So I will end with my favorite wine (white zinfandel) and some dark chocolate sayings to amuse you instead of my thoughts on Dell out of country companies I weeded through trying to fix my fave computer before buying a holdover…

 Take these happy sayings to heart and have a blessed week… I hope to have the  center together on Daisy’s quilt to be… and be in the 70’s on % complete on my quilting when I blog next Sunday!  Until then… take time to ….

P. S.  Also pondering starting to make some of my own daily use clothing articles… do any of you sew for yourself???  Would love to hear from you if you do!!!  I am in love with Crafty Gemini Vanessa’s vids and have also been watching vids on Craftsy Unlimited… which is about to expand next week and change their name to Bluprint!  I am excited to have this membership via my friend Karen who blogs HERE!  Join if you like before they expand… LOTS of great content on the Unlimited platform and more fun stuff coming like exercise and yoga… sooo much more!  Here is what the email states “Bluprint lets you dig into anything you’ve ever daydreamed about doing, like dance, fitness, yoga, art, and home decorating (plus all the categories you know and love). You’ll also find community features to help you stay engaged, new exclusive series, and much, much, more.”


8 thoughts on “Progress Happening EVERYWHERE!!!

  1. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    sorry you have had a time with your computer. I have not saved to the \”cloud\” and think I probably need to. I have an external hard drive that I thought was saving everything but then I learn that it is possible that it is not saving everything! I will have to look into the \”cloud\” and see how to save photos to it.I too am looking forward to seeing what exercise classes the new Bluprint from Craftsy will have and what will be available.


  2. Gretchen Weaver

    Hanover Stars looks so nice, the quilting is really coming along. I know when I start hand quilting, I just can't stop. Daisy Stars is so pretty too. Will you be hand quilting that quilt also? I'm no help with computers. Thankfully our son is very computer savvy and takes care of all our IT concerns. I used to do a lot of clothing construction but haven't for many years. I got into quilting and don't enjoy clothing sewing anymore. Have a lovely week stitching!


  3. Deb A

    I hear you on the computer… thankfully a new charger worked to get mine running again. I did have a bunch saved to the cloud so that was good when I switched to the other Mac. I have never made clothing… but found a pattern for a dress while looking through some boxes yesterday. Blog away about it so I can get tips! I might try and make one sometime.


  4. Little Penpen

    Busy little bee, you are! It's looking great and so are the new blocks for the next quilt. My laptop had been warning me too, so I actually printed most of my photo's a few months ago, in case something like that happened to me. I honestly don't even know what I did with those photo's at the moment…lol. They are around here somewhere. I don't sew my own clothes but would love to make a few flowy summer house type dresses. I have bought several patterns but haven't even opened them. I think I would prefer to sew knit fabric for dresses, but have never done so. I don't have a serger, so I would have to learn the tricks for sewing knit on a regular machine. What are you going to make?


  5. CathieJ

    You have made great progress on your Disappearing Nine Patch blocks. Wow! I am enjoying watching you progress on Hanover Stars too. I am envious of you quilting view. So sorry about the computer. My hubby is a computer whiz, but recently even our two laptops confounded him and we had to buy two new ones. Thankfully he had the foresight to periodically back-up all of our files, but he lost some of his university lectures as he had been remiss in backing up his computer in recent months. I lost most of my photo files from 5-10 years ago as they were on our desk-top that died. I know your pain.



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