Y’all I am suffering from a terrible case of the winter blues mixed with the remainder of the flu bug I had last week. Antibiotics are finished… steroids are done … but I have no get up and go!! I am a glass half full girl though… so I pulled this from the archives and it is my motto today… gray skies and all!
Last Sunday I got it to this point!
I was giddy when the sides measured out exactly right !
I pinned them in place and sewed them on … adding top and bottoms in place too…
That make by her encouraged me to finally make a cover for my honey’s spool table he designed….
Above is the start of the bottom of the 5th row of stars… and below is the middle of that row.
You can see that wooden holder on my quilt… that holds my cell phone so I can watch youtube and Bluprint videos as I stitch… sometimes I listen to Pandora music instead… but this is a contraption I wanted and my honey made for me last year that I love!
Here was my view this morning as I close in on the end of the bottom of the 5th row on my quilting frame!!! Progress is real here y’all!
So I continue marking some and stitching those chalk markings… then marking some more! I am linking the slow and steady progress to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday post where other like minded stitchers gather… come see what everyone is linking today HERE 🙂
Here was a fun item we got in this week and sold and mailed to it’s new owner…
This little sewing machine was a child’s hand crank from the 1950’s… this one is an oddball as it has blackside parts all over it .. not only is it painted black which is a common color for these machines… but uncommon is the black metal it is made of. This was common in the 1940’s due to war time efforts needing the silver so they made the metal black where possible. Rarely do you see this carried into the 50’s.. wartime was over and remaining blackside parts got used here and there… so we were able to sell this to a collector of items like this… nice to see it go to a home it will be appreciated for it’s unusualness though!
Early last week when it was raining non-stop we noticed in the warmer wet weather we had some buds coming up next to the front door….
Well they went back down into the freshly laid mulch now as the winter cold and wet has hovered so long they decided to wait to be identified but a friend of mine thinks this could be the beginnings of hyacinth blooms… we sure hope that is what they are! This flower bed held hostas and they had overtaken the bed.. so we may find surprises in beds like this one around this property we now call ours… will keep you posted!
Please keep me and this winter blues issue in your thoughts and prayers… just by identifying it finally I am feeling better already. If you are suffering a similar issue… talk to others about it like I have or call your doctor … get out and seek sunlight and healthy foods… I am doing all of this already. But talking about it here is surely helping and your thoughts and prayers will help me have a better week I just know!
You need some vitamin D! Either sunshine or supplements! There's not a lot of sunshine in those hills during the winter and having winter blues is a real thing. Oh I remember so well! It'll pass soon and spring time will come, but it takes a little longer there.You have been staying busy and Appalachian Delight is beautiful!!!! I think those are hyacinths too. They are usually the first bloomers, then daffodils. A sure sign that Spring is coming!Hang in there girl!!! ☀️
AP is so lovely! You've done an excellent job. This pattern is on my bucket list but not this winter. You are making great progress with the hand quilting. If I understood right, you're in the middle of the quilt, you're halfway finished!!!! Happy stitching!
you were so used to the sun in Florida in the winter and now it is probably a lot of cloudy days – we have a lot of cloudy days here in Arkansas in the winter too – cloudy and chilly, fog, rain, you name it – it can be depressing – take your vitamins try to stay active – I know that is hard to do with your bad knees but sit by a sunny window and soak up some sun when you can. I've been wondering how you are doing. It takes awhile to get your energy back when you have been sick. I need to make Melanie an Ipad cover for hers seeing the one you show made me realize that – take care!!
Winter can be hard and long here, and it's not unusual to have low energy in January and February. We schedule a quilt retreat mid February to have something to look forward to and to lift our spirits. You're making great progress on the hand quilting!
Sunshine makes such a difference. Winter can be a bit gloomy here but Seattle was almost unbearable. We have some sunshine heading our way so I am hoping I can get out and get in my walks and get some more stitching done. Each stitch is progress hang in there.
Sorry you are dealing with the winter blahs. Along with the advice about sunshine and Vit D, full spectrum lights might help.Your quilts are lovely. And YEAH for the border length to come out just right!!
The sun is finally shining here today…it really gives you a lift! You are doing a lovely job on your quilts. Take care. Life will get better
Love your stitching process. We have about 4\” of snow here in NE Ohio. No buds for us. Have a great week!
You've been busy!! I know winter can be depressing, but look at all the things you've achieved. I love your Bears Paw quilt. Thank you for mentioning my Good Fortune mystery quilt. I'm happy with how it turned out, but waiting for some more border fabric now. Thank you for linking up with the Peacock Party.
Winter can be depressing, but it also gives us lots of time to enjoy our indoors hobbies. Your quilts a beautiful!! I like the simplicity of the table cover and the initial makes it very classy. I have added your blog to my reader, I found you via Slow Sunday stitching. Have a terrific Slow Sunday Stitching.
Winter can really bring you down. Try to get outside whenever it is sunny. Your crafting is wonderful. I love both of those quilts. Your newest top looks just like you drew it.
Great progress on your hand quilting. I do love the border. Such a nice hand quilting pattern.