What I’m Working On…

I spent much of last week not feeling well.  It was nothing too serious.  I’d say a regular winter cold.  We’re all being cautious with childcare so I had a couple of days off.  One would think I would have sewn.  Nope…I really didn’t.

Instead, I did little jobs.  I’ll share more of them in tomorrow’s post.  Instead, I did little jobs that required some moving around, and then I did some sitting jobs, trying to take it easy.

One of the things I did was change the bedding and pull out a spring quilt.  Rosie was the perfect helper…


This is my Spoolin’ Around quilt.  It’s a Bonnie Hunter pattern found in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  I LOVED making this quilt.
You can read the whole story about the quilt HERE.

I also opened the windows and aired the house out on Saturday.  Rosie had a blast with that too.

I changed the bedding and quilt in the south bedroom too.  I love this quilt on this bed with the blue walls.  This is Scrap Crystals, another Bonnie Hunter design.  It can also be found in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  You can read the whole story on this quilt HERE.

I love so many of the quilts in that book.  Here’s proof.  I made up the quilt in Karl’s old room and guess what?  I put another quilt from the book on that bed.  This is Winston Ways.  It is also a Bonnie Hunter design that can also be found in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  You can read the whole story on this quilt HERE

So that’s that beds at my house…all decked out in quilts from the More Adventures with Leaders and Enders book.

As far as sewing, I did a little.  Not much.  I added the twosies onto these…

I didn’t iron them.  I’ll do that this week at naptime during childcare.

I made two blocks for my next deadline quilt.  I’m pushing the deadline on that again.  I need a dozen more blocks made, then time to assemble.  It’s due on April 15th so I’m okay…but I do want to get it finished.

I probably should have put in some time on it while I was off but, you know, I think I just needed a little downtime, and sometimes, that’s okay.

I intended to loaded Karl’s quilt onto the frame but opted for family super on Sunday night instead.

Other than that, not much happened as far as quilting goes.  My goal for this week is to work on my deadline quilt…and hopefully to finish Karl’s quilt.  That’s enough of a goal.  Once I get those two things done, I’m stopping and cleaning the sewing room.  It’s a mess!!  I’d love to get a little more spring cleaning done too.

20 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Tina H

    The bed in your south bedroom is amazing. I am curious as to the story of the furniture in the three bedrooms.

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    1. Brenda in SC

      Tina, that was going to be my question as well……the furniture is just AMAZING!!! The quilts you used for spring are just beautiful, Jo. I love to always open the house at the first of Spring to air it out and change all the bed linens to lighter ones.

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      1. sew happy

        I believe they enjoy going to flea markets and a the like for furniture. She has mentioned it a few time that she continues to do it with the children’s help after her husband died. It all fits the house so nicely.

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        1. Susan

          When my grandparents passed away, I received a dresser from them, similar to the one in Karl’s room. It belonged to my great aunt who was born in the late 1800’s. I have no idea how old the dresser is but now my 8 year old granddaughter uses it. The dresser traveled from NJ to it’s new home in IL.

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  2. Donna

    Sometimes you just have to take a little time off when you don’t feel so hot. Little jobs can be done so you can feel you accomplished at least something! I guess it’s about time for spring cleaning for everyone, isn’t it? Us too.
    The quilts are beautiful! And I love the blocks for your deadline!
    Love and prayers

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  3. Judith Fairchild

    Love your bedroom furniture. The quilts are so lovely on each of the beds. I understand that down time feeling. It’s when you need a break thee most glad you’re feeling better.

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  4. Stearns Carol

    I have always loved sewing with Bonnie but this year, I was less than enamored with a post she made in January. I totally disagreed with what she said and it put me off. When you are a blogger with 80,000 followers, not all of them are going to agree with your politics. So the advice is to leave it be and not discuss. I’ve not been following her as much but I’ll get over it. 600 of those blocks is a lot of blocks. I have all of Grassy Creek blocks done but have to set aside time to put them together. Love your quilts!

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  5. Julie

    I hadn’t thought of switching out quilts by season. Great idea! And a wonderful opportunity to display them more often…Funny story: My husband the other day said he thought I had too many quilts, didn’t need so many, and suggested that maybe I should start giving them away and not replace them. I said that was a great idea, agreed wholeheartedly that we need to get rid of stuff we don’t need so much of or use often. I said I realized the same thing about his hobby. He has lots of golf clubs in his bag and in my opinion he doesn’t need so many. I said I would be happy to give away one quilt for every golf club he takes out of his golf bag, gives away, and doesn’t get to replace. (Wish you could have seen the look on his face!)

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    1. Julie Lawson

      Oh my goodness! That’s a hoot! Now I have ammunition in case my DH ever says anything quite so silly…..

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      1. Susan

        I like your comment about the other Julie’s comment. My husband collects model trains and they take up way more space than my sewing hobby. Now I’m prepared should he say anything!

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  6. Pam

    I love your quilts and hope you are feeling better.
    I am no longer receiving emails with your posts in them. I thought no problem, I will just resubscribe. I get this message: The email address has opted out of subscription emails. I have done nothing and can’t find anything in wordpress with your blog. I tried making some changes in wordpress and have probably messed up the subscriptions that are still working. Any ideas of what I can do? Is anyone else having the same issue?

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    1. Hedy

      I had this problem for several years, then all of a sudden, I started getting them again. Another blog hasn’t let me receive theirs now for two years but I surf through and find them. It’s a weird thing.

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  7. Kim J LeMere

    I hope you are feeling better today and I really like seeing your quilts from Bonnie Hunter. Its always so nice to open the windows and air out the house after a long winter.

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  8. Margaret in North Texas

    Love all the quilts and seeing your antique beds with the beautiful headboards. So pretty together.

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  9. Ellen

    Your Bonnie quilts are so beautiful, I have also made several of the mysteries and others from her books, they are very special to me and hard to give away. It has always amazed me to see how much and how quickly you get things done. Even with your full schedule of kids, grandkids, and childcare , you are hands down a person who doesn’t waste a minute of every day. Wishing you good health for many years.

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