What I’m Working On….

I had a busy week filled with kids.  I’m also walking a few nights a week with a friend of mine.  We’ve got a nice little schedule going and we’re walking about an hour a night.  Unfortunately she’s a teacher and will be going back to school soon so I don’t know if that will cramp our style.

I’ve been squeezing in a little time here and there for some sewing and some stitching.

Here’s how far I am on stitching my little Lizzie Kate Christmas stocking.  I was thinking I might finish it this week but…that didn’t happen.  That’s okay.  I had Buck’s kids here this weekend.  Early Saturday morning the kiddos wanted to play outside.  I’ve never done this before but I went outside on the patio and actually used our furniture.  First I took care of a little bit of correspondence and then I stitched.


I realized that I NEED to do this more often.  The weather was perfect for it and for some silly reason stitching out on the patio seemed much more relaxing and enjoyable than stitching in my recliner does.  Crazy I know!!

I had a little stitching time later in the day and actually got more done than in the picture.  It was afternoon and Kelli was stitching with me then.  I have to admit, it seems a little crazy to be stitching Christmas things in July.  Especially while we were sitting outside and sweating in the afternoon…the kids wanted to play though so what’s a grandma to do??  Stitch and sweat I guess.

I also got some more done on Georgia’s baby quilt….See??Again I’m not setting the world on fire with my speed.


I still need to make “W” and “Z”.  The letters all need to be trimmed to size.  At this point I simply measure one I like the size of and then cut the other to that size.  There is nothing pattern related to these at all.

A blog reader wrote and asked it there was a pattern to these letters…NO.  None.  I first made them when I hosted a “crumb along” when I made this quilt.

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I made them again for Carver’s baby quilt…

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and again for Gannon’s baby quilt.


The one I’m making now is for Georgia.  I decided to change up the red letters with purple letters being Georgia’s a girl.  I know red would have have been just fine but honestly…I’m wanting to do something slightly different.

The letter’s aren’t hard to make.  It does take a little creative putzing…

That’s what I’ve been up to on the crafting/quilting front this week.  I’m hoping to tackle a little more on Georgie’s quilt this week…yes, she gets called Georgie a lot.

11 thoughts on “What I’m Working On….

  1. Deb

    Slow and steady wins the race! Jo, with everything else on your shoulders, it’s amazing all that you get done!

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  2. Donna Pheneger

    I love sitting outside and stitching. Just the other day in Hornsby TN – it got to 81 and I thought, why not? You’re right, there’s something about sitting outside – maybe the fresh air?
    We’ve got a new grand baby coming in November and I haven’t even started the quilt yet – guess it doesn’t help the fabric is in storage until October when we get back! :-)
    Your quilts for your grand babies are darling!

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  3. Robby

    I think there is something relaxing about the sounds of nature, so I think stitching outside sounds wonderful. I also find being out in the sunshine for at least a little bit really helps my mood. Good for you walking regularly!

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  4. Marianne Barta

    Awesome job on your stitching. Love seeing what you are making. I too love sitting outside on our deck — until it gets too hot or the mosquitoes are upon us. Have a wonderful week — Hugs and Blessings to you

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  5. Mary Ann Mettler

    I think you accomplished a great deal! The quilts are wonderful and creative! Seems you will be kept busy just keeping those grandbabies in quilts. So good to do things that make you feel good like walking and stitching outside and watching kids. I look forward to your blogs.

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  6. Loris Mills

    These letter quilts are such treasures! I’m loving my new wool mat and thinking about getting a tailor’s clapper a friend recommended to use. And I’m listening to Marilla of Green Gables. You are inspiring me these days :-)
    I hope you can keep walking. It has great health benefits. Hugs for a great week!

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  7. Carla

    So Kalissa’s middle name is Georgia??? I must have missed that detail lol. Good to see what you’ve been working on. It’s all looking great! I have to make some burp clothes before tomorrow evening so I will be having a fun night :-)

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    1. Jo Post author

      Kalissa’s middle name is Georgia. She’s named after her Grandpa. All our kids are named after someone.

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  8. Maureen

    Jo,
    You seemed to have crafted a good balance of working, grieving and now taking time to do what feeds your soul. I love to see that you are grieving Kramer and yet learning to adjust to this new season of life. It’s not what you would have chosen, but you are setting such an example for all of us.
    Blessings, Maureen

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