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Hand Quilting Celebrations!

This week I have sooo much to celebrate related to hand work!!!

If  you are seeing my hand written label then….

 It is finished… washed and dried and ready to hang!!!

 And here it is from an angle…

 And straight on… in the quilt holder my bestie Connie gifted us when we moved into this home 🙂

I am linking this finish to Julie’s UFO & WIP Challenge…. this WIP is in the books and out to be enjoyed now YAHOOOOOO !!! >> HERE  Come see the finishes others are sharing for the chance at a prize link your own too!

I am also linking this major finish to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching post … she is asking what we use for hand pain relief… I liberally use Bag Balm as shown here…

 And rub it in really good over 2 or 3 minutes massaging it in.. then I let it soak in another 5 minutes or so before doing anything with my hands as it is a bit sticky originally … but I have terrible arthritis and this helps IMMENSELY !!!  What do you like to use after a busy hand quilting day???

This morning with fresh hands I finally got to sit down to my quilting frame and the beautiful swoon quilt I have loaded there ….

I finished the first swoon this morning and am ready for the second and third later on today …

Linking all this hand quilty goodness to Kathy’s Quilts Sunday post HERE <<<  Now go see what everyone else is linking up 🙂

My Sewing Room got a new paint job this week…

Here is the cutting in section and filling ALL THE HOLES left from removing old screws left by previous owners…

 And here you can see the color difference… the left side is all painted with 2 coats of rolling and 3 coats of cutting in !!!  Wow … the brown in that existing paint was tough to cover!!!!

 We also emptied out most everything in the room to finish the painting… Once finished and reloaded NEATLY…  It looks fabulous I think!!!

 Here is a collage of sorts … the before… during and painted walls after…

 That is what I posted on facebook 🙂  Many said my room wasn’t messy to start with … BUT IT WAS Y’ALL!!!!  I found sooo many fun things in my sewing room and organized it so I can find it next time I need it!!!

Then I laid out these fabrics as my first project to start in my renewed sewing room…

 It will be a backpack purse for my daughter 🙂

So this week I will enjoy the autumn designs in the kitchen area I made for years to come to enjoy.  I will look forward to finishing the prep on the bag for my daughter and make it with Jannessa later this week… and focus on giving the Swoon quilt some attention 🙂  How about you… on Sunday I like to plan goals for the week… do you ever do that???

Have a wonderful week y’all!! Also, keep our country in your thoughts and prayers please!  The USA needs it!!!


Thinking ahead :)

November conjures up so much each year.. First of all

It is the month I am THANKFUL!!

I am thankful to have found an under finger thimble (more on that later in this post)
I also started using a metal thimble by Clover on my middle top finger this year and my hands enjoy the break for sure! lol
I am thankful that YLI thread is so easy to use and make small stitches with 🙂
And I love the $10 I spent on a big jar of Bag Balm for my fingers and hands!  It is delicious feeling and non greasy at all!!!!
Finally I am grateful for the background which is my Current Project…

Current Project…

My current project is Kimber’s Memory Quilt… I am so close to binding I can taste it! lol  I am stitching with every spare moment right now and using that underhand thimble on my pointer or middle finger … I rotate depending on comfort for stitching!

I am currently 1/2 done with the border and just have the binding to attach and stitch down after that!!!

Here is my secret to being able to get more stitches in 🙂

You can go to the website on the card and order one if you are interested… I LOVE LOVE LOVE it for my underfinger… took some getting used to like anything else new and different… but my fingers aren’t hamburger meat looking either and that makes me HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!! lol

To 2016 🙂

Just ordered my planner for next year!

I am planning my “motto” for my blog for the year…
But I am not saying goodbye to 2015 so quickly…

I have graph papered ideas galore right now… and a quilt half made in the sewing room … on the design wall waiting to be finished… I have lots more fun in store 🙂

Are you happy with all you are accomplishing in 2015???

So until my next post… are you ready for 2016???