Category Archive: quilts

2018
01/15

Category:
farming
food
quilts
sheep

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Split pea soup

Somehow I didn’t get a photo, but we made two batch of split pea soup.   We canned 24 pints and the rest will happen in the morning. DH enjoys this EVERY evening for dinner.

  Some days, I run out of energy.   Maybe because I spent time in the barn changing sheep coats and cleaning out a stall that I left too long, so it was deeper than I like.   Tomorrow after I get back, I have more stall cleaning to do.  If I was really, REALLY smart, I would pick up the dropped hay weekly and then it wouldn’t have a chance to mat so badly and would not be such a workout.

 I did a minor amount of work on these brown flying geese.   I think these geese will take all week, because tomorrow I have to go up to the mall and return some items.   I keep putting this trip off.   Shopping is not a high priority anymore.  But eventually they will get done.

2018
01/14

Category:
farming
Life
quilts
sheep

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Brown flying geese

 In finished the 200 flying geese for step two and since today was dry, I cleaned some in the barn.   It has been so wet, that it’s a real mess and the loads are heavy, so I’m cleaning that in increments.

I skipped over to step 5, since I noticed brown flying geese, and have one wing on each of these 200 geese.  As long as I’m doing geese, I might as well get them done, right?   There are a lot of geese in this quilt.

2018
01/13

Category:
Life
quilts

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More flying geese

Yesterday was a run around, shopping, returning type of day, so I didn’t accomplish very much.  This evening, I was able to work a bit on these.

These flying geese for “On Ringo Lake” are going slowly.   I now have 100 out of the 400 needed completed.   They are all cut now, but I still have the diagonals to draw on half of the 2″ squares

 

2018
01/09

Category:
quilts

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“On Ringo Lake” flying geese

This is part of the instruction page for “on Ringo Lake” flying geese which is the second part of this quilt.   Due to my inability to read the whole thing, I cut my pieces at 2 x 3″ leaving off the 1/2″.   After sewing a few wings onto the geese, then measuring, I figured out why I was short 1/2″.   Back to the beginning, I cut out all 200 new geese the correct size.

 I now have 10 of my 200 flying geese for this part finished.   I’m hoping to do better tomorrow.

2018
01/07

Category:
farming
Life
quilts

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Sunday, a funeral, a visit, some sewing

 

Sunday – a funeral, and then a lady came over to look at a serger for sale, but it didn’t meet her needs.  However, we have had and do have several animals in common, so we enjoyed a visit as well.   Our farm helper came to look at and repair the cords that Daisy chewed.  One will now be buried and the other put through conduit pipe since “puppies will be puppies”.

I spent some time cutting these 1000 – 2″ squares for the quilt “On Ringo Lake”.   Now I need to find time to draw a diagonal line on each of them and then sew them to a neighbor.

2018
01/04

Category:
farming
Life
quilts

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We have power!

We have power at the barn again after 2 weeks without.   That means the hot wire is up and running again.   I had fears the animals would discover it was off and break through the fences.  But that didn’t happen, for which I am grateful.

These blocks are not only finished, they have been mailed.   It’s the kind of thing that if I don’t do it immediately, it slips my mind.  So it is now in the hands of the post office.

Other than these two events, grocery shopping, and a chiropractic visit, today was rather uneventful.

2018
01/02

Category:
Life
quilts

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Perkiomen Valley fire blocks

This is the Perkiomen block requested to make quilts for those who have been affected by the Thomas fire in California.   I have 5 more cut out and then will send them to Ventura Modern Quilt Guild who is putting them together.

For my OMG at Elm Street Quilts I plan to complete the NY mystery, putting on borders, quilting, and binding it. (http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2018/01/one-monthly-goal-january-goal-setting.html)

2018
01/01

Category:
Life
quilts

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Happy New Year

The newly married couple.  I have been in California for the civil ceremony.  They will have a church wedding in April as she is from Armenia and the relatives who wish to attend need time to get passports etc.   So this was a really nice small family gathering.   The courthouse in San Jose has a little chapel-like decorated room for weddings.  And again, those photos are on another camera.

The family photo I promised you

Today I worked on the Merry Mayhem New Year’s day mystery quilt.  It still needs borders, but that wasn’t part of today’s program.  At this point it measures 32.5 x 49, so with borders, it will be a nice crib size.

The goal for tomorrow is to organize my year as best as I can, knowing that there are always things that pop up and need to be inserted.

 

2017
12/28

Category:
quilts

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Elm street OMG

 

My One monthly goal for Elm street was these bowl cozies of which I had 20 ready for Christmas.   I am linking this post to their site http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2017/12/one-monthly-goal-december-finish-link-up.html

2017 Recap and 2018 goals

 

2017 Recap:

Finished 3 pair of the 12 pair of socks that I kitted, ready to go.

Finished 29 quilts, 10 of which were ready for the quilting.   The other 19 were in early stages or not started.

 

 

 

 

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I also made 2 bags and 2 pillows plus embroidered 4 sets of towels.   I embroidered a Hatched in Africa set each month for their challenge, two of which were jeans.

There were bowl cozies and pea pods.

Then there were the baby lambs and additional sheep and puppy.  I don’t want to forget there was a garden with canning and freezing.

Plus the hospital stays.   It appears to have been a very busy year.  But there were things I did not finish or even start, so they can become goals for the next year.

2018 goals:

I’m expecting much more “out of sewing area” activities.  My sister-in-law has Alzheimer’s and is near the end.  There will be many more lambs plus sheep activities including at least one fair where I will be showing them.  We are moving the garden to a more level spot this spring.  DH is needing more attention.  And there is a big wedding in California in April.   I have fewer flimsies, so most quilts still need much work.

Quilts to do:         Goal is 200 yards usage

  1. Mystery quilt:  Merry Mayhem  –  NY day mystery

  2. Mystery quilt:  “Scrappy friends” – NY day mystery

  3. Bonnie Hunter “On Ringo Lake”  – finished clue #1

  4. Daffodil flimsy – to quilt

  5. Roses flimsy – to quilt

  6. Teddy Bear picnic – to quilt

  7. Celebrate  flimsy – to quilt

  8. Bear paw quilt – large,  cut out

  9. All aboard – not started twin bed size

  10. Fish quilt – not started applique – large wall or lap quilt

  11. Tulip quilt – flimsy – needs quilting

  12. Sunbonnet Sue #4, have sue blocks, needs setting and quilting

  13. Bonnie Hunter 2012, needs to be finished for King size, quilted, etc.

  14. Baby Hono – I want to make a child size turtle quilt

  15. Finish all the paper piecing blocks and finish the wall hanging with them.

Socks:  I’ll keep working on my last year’s kits, since I only finished 1/4 of them.

Other goals:

  1. Learn Electric quilt

  2. Learn cutting machine

  3. Make 10 Alzheimer’s activity mats

  4. Try 2 new recipes a month

  5. Gym 2x week

  6. Make garden plan with plans for starting, fert, etc.

  7. Make hoop house plans as above

Obviously, I will come across items during the year that I will tuck into my weeks.