Thursday, February 29, 2024

Making progress

I have finished binding three little quilts for Treasured Babies


I have finally sorted out the problem with my new machine and am powering ahead with quilting.
Here are two baby quilts waiting for binding.
A third quilt is at the machine almost finished. 
I am linking to Chookshed challenge

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Mid February update

 This is a close up of some of the embroidery on my mother's quilt. 

I have done some more quilting on it but it is a little challenging as some of the pieced blocks are not quite accurate and the issues are not quilting out.

I will leave it on the sidelines for now while a ponder possible solutions. 

My #2 project,  I  have pieced and quilted 3 little quilts for Treasured Babies charity.
The bindings are now sewn on ready to stitch down.
Posting in Chookshed challenge
Posting in 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

February update

 I quite stalled on the quilting on my mother’s quilt.

I have finally got back to it. I should be getting a new machine this month. The machine I am using is over 35 years old and makes the task a little less enjoyable.

I  was given many balls of yarn recently and have been knitting scarves for a charity that I support.

I finished 2 hand towels using the pattern below.

I am linking to chookshed stitchers challenge.
This month’s number is #2, quilt tops for treasured babies.
I have the fabric cut but will wait for the new machine to do the piecing.
It is be good practice for the machine.
In the meantime I will get back to the quilting 

Monday, January 1, 2024

2024 chookshed challenge

 I thought that I would join in the challenge hosted by Deanna.

Here is the information: 

If you would like to join, make a list of ten sewing related items or goals you want to work on in 2024, and post it to your blog on or before January 1st.  You can join late, but the first number will be posted January 1st.  Each month, January through October, Deana will draw a number.  That will be the number from our list we all work on together in blogland.  Blog your progress through the month to keep us all motivated.

Your list can include any sewing goal you set for yourself.  Make it reachable.  Here are some ideas:

  • finish a project (name the project)
  • work on a project (name the project)
  • make a block (name the project)
  • start a new project - can be open to any new start
Your goals can be whatever you choose. One member of the group plans to make three lists - one for sewing, one for yarn projects, and one for decluttering. 

Post a comment on Deana's blog or Chookyblue's blog if you want to join.  Deana will add links to everyone's blogs on her blog.  Feel free to add the links to your blogs as well so we can find each other.

My projects

1. Finish a knitted handtowel

2. Piece a quilt for the Treasured Babies project 

3. Quilt a wedding quilt ( due February)

4. Quilt a baby quilt  ( due March)

5. Quilt any tops that are finished for Treasured Babies.

6. Quilt one of my mother's finished tops.

7. Work on my sheep needlepoint 

8. Work on Christmas cross stitch wreath.

9. Finish a page of a full covereage cross stitch.

10. Work on applique blocks for the bed quilts for my triplet grandchildren. 

I will post some photos soon

Friday, July 30, 2021

Crochet finish


I finished this blanket for the charity Kogo

Friday, July 23, 2021

40th birthday quilt

 I made this quilt for DS #1 for his 40th birthday. 

It has a panel incorporated into the back.

Small finishes

 I finished 3 small quilts for the treasured babies group.