On Labor Day I was a sewing fool. I was supposed to be watching the “northern contingent” of grandkids. I call them Kelli’s and Kalissa’s kids the “northern contingent” as we all like in northeast Iowa. Buck and Kayla both live south of us…about 2 hours south so I call the “southern” contingent. It’s silly but it’s what I do.
Well, the “northern contingent” was supposed to be here on Labor Day but on Sunday I restained the dining room floor and it wasn’t dry so they couldn’t come. I was so surprised the floor didn’t dry but it didn’t so the kids couldn’t come. So..I sewed and sewed and sewed.
I finished all of the Hawk’s Nest blocks…. I got them sewn into rows too!! Here’s Rosie showing them off-or rather sleeping them off.
I even got the center sewn together.
Then on Wednesday I had a few hours and started sewing more border units. I had quite a few of them already done but found I needed more. So more bonus triangles were ironed, and more sewn together.
Then Wednesday evening I sewed and sewed like crazy. I was a madwoman wanting this to be finished. I need to pick and clean up a lot of threads as well as trim a few more dog ears…but take a look at that border….It is totally worth all the extra time to make it.
I am thrilled to have this one to completed top stage. YAHOO!!
Can you believe I made the ENTIRE quilt with bonus triangles? Now to get it to the machine quilting stage!! This quilt was my Dirty Dozen UFO quilt for August.
Next up I want to start on this month’s UFO…This is the Quilted Twins Mystery that I started this spring. It is a free pattern HERE. Mask making took me away from this project. I really think if I could have a couple of days of hard sewing I could get it done. It’s going to take a bit of sorting. UGH. I hate that part of UFO sewing.
It’s such a pain to see how far along I was…and what I need to sew next.
I think I’ll bring it downstairs and then sort that out one day when the grandkids are napping. It’s something quiet I can do.
I have a deadline project I am working on…it’s an easy one and there is no set date but I don’t want it to hang out here too long.
In my cross-stitch life, I am still working on the same sampler. I made copies of the pattern and taped the copies together where the pages meet. I tried to use the originals and stitch from them but it was too confusing.
The current chart I am stitching has 6 pages and it’s hard to move from page to page to continue the design. Taping them together has been a blessing.
Friday I squeezed in some stitching time. I was watching Georgia and she was sick. I suspected an ear infection. She’s getting teeth and is chewing on her fingers and that typically means ear infection for her. We ended up on the couch some of the morning watching television….so between reading books and hanging with her I got a few stitches in. Yes…Rosie sits right here when I stitch…or is on my lap sleeping.
I’m hoping that the Hawk’s Nest quilt gets on the quilting frame this week. My goal is all the way finished and able to be shown on Friday. I haven’t look at the schedule yet to see if that is a possibility or not. Fingers crossed.
What are you all working on??