If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gave In

Well I have to say I've given in. I wasn't sure if I was going to do Bonnie Hunter's MQ this time cause of all the projects I have already plus with the holidays. But temptations was too much. 
So today I picked out some fabric that I had. 
One thing with me and mystery quilts is that I'm not sure if I will like the finish product. Now I have done one other of hers, Easy Street and it did turn out really nice.

Back to the fabric, I went with some of the 30's prints I have and switched a blue for the turquoise.

Now I have enough 30's prints to make it scrappy but I chose the easier way by just using one fabric for each color choice.
I call it being lazy. I didn't want to put all that time in. It would of look cool tho.
So for the HS I figure I would just do a large quantity at a time.
I do not do the Easy Angle Ruler, I do use Deb Tucker's Trimmer.
So I figure for 3" sq to start with I can get 14 from the WOF and would need to cut 10 rows (30") to make 280 HS 
I marked the lines to stitch and cut and off I went.

I did half at a time, 140 HS.

After trimming with the Trimmer I have prefect uniformed squares.

I was only able to do some before it was time for The Walking Dead. Big fan here. Personal never saw that coming, I do not like scary movies or shows but do like this one for some unknown reason.

Ok back to the MQ, I played around a little with the units. I figure these combo will not be in quilt but it's fun to do tho.

 I'm linking up with  Bonnie's

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Doing a voice check

I have just realized while doing dishes. That maybe I could do a voice dictation on the Kindle for my blog. 
You know what, it works. 
It's a little fussy but it does work. So maybe I can just do dictation and not have to worry about how slow at typing I am.
 Then all I have to do is just add my pictures.
 This is really cool.
 It's amazing what you can think of when you're doing something else.
 Maybe I'll be able to post more often, (let's hope) seeing how part of my reason is because I am a slow typist and it takes me a while to write a post and time is an issue but this might take care of that. 
Now if I can just master my camera that I have it so I can take pictures with that instead of my iPhone.

Speaking of I Phone's, there is an app for Google Blogger (also androids) which I have used. Seeing how the phone does have the microphone but I found tho often will not write the word I said, so I would have a lot of editing to do. Does work too if wanted another option.
Hope you have ah hah moment today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 3 Sew-a-thon (with updates)

I was so excited to get started this morning that here it is 9:30 and 

I have fed the chickens, 

the cows,

did some laundry, the dishes, straightened up, 

and even started on one of my blocks.

I do not anticipate any interruptions, but you know how life is, so we'll have to wait and see.
My goal to complete what I had put in the big tub. Not necessarily meaning I needed to finish each project that I put in there. Like example the churn dash, I had three blocks prepared and that's all I expected myself to do was those three blocks. And then go onto another project that I had either started or catch up on.

So far that has been working out very well for me.
But I was thinking is that the way I should be doing it? What would you do?
Would you try to complete each project before going onto the next one or would you just do what you had prepped and then continue on from there. I'm really curious about that.
Again I will post update up in the title when I come back with something to show. 
Till then. 
bad picture

I did get the two Nested Churn Dash blocks completed

 so now I have seven out of the nine but the other two I haven't prepped yet so I will get those cut sometime in the near future. 

Then I started on working on my Pea Ridge Lily blocks that I need to complete. Out of 42 blocks, I am left with 10 to finish.

Last Update

My 3 days are at an end and this is what I had left in my tub. When I gather stuff to put in the tub it was mainly what I had laying around my sewing room when I had cleaned it up Monday.
That's were the idea of a sew-a-thon.

I was able to complete most of the projects started.
Did not get all the Pea Ridge Lily's prep. 

I did not have enough blue flower cut out and need to search for fabric.

And never did get to prepping the blocks to applique on my "Words to Live By"

 Then I forgot I had put in the tubs projects I haven't started yet but want to for Christmas gifts.

Cloth books for the boys.

A couple of Wall Hangings

Then I had a pattern, book and ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful. 
Love the look her ruler makes and fell in love the Urban Nine Patch. So I guess I had that laying out cause I wanted to make that next and it needs to be my NewUFO

Well that was fun and maybe I can get back on track of finishing these projects. Have a couple days of cutting and prepping  the one I didn't finish.
This is the time of year I get to do most of my sewing and I had a taste these past few days and I'm wanting more now.
Thank you for all the nice comments and support. I hope some of you were able to get some sewing done too. 

Good Night

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sew-a-thon Day 2 (with updates)

I'm ready
Showered, dressed, and had breakfast.
 It's day two

 of my personal sew-a-thon. I think I made a good dent in my tub.

What do you think?
So I will do like I did yesterday, I will post updates a couple times during the day and evening.
When the title of my post said (with updates) that mean of course added something. So if you come back to look to see if I've done anything you don't see that up there you'll know that I hadn't posted anything yet. 

The first project I'll work on is that stash busters.

I will finish putting the rows on that and then the border. 

Then I'll go back to the binding strips I cut. Do some pressing and will be ready to attach to the quilt.
Not sure how long but I'll get back on show the finished top. 
Till then 
Well my morning and early afternoon did not go as I had planned. The "man of the place" with home to take care of some chores with the cattle because of this cold snap we've had. He normally works full-time in Tulsa but because of the weather he had things he had to take care of this morning so that put me off a little bit.

Took me a lot longer to finish the top for stash – busters. 

And I did get that binding pressed and ready to go to put on the quilt too. 
But here it is now 4 o'clock and I need to go to the store, so there is another bit of my day taken out.

When I get back from the store I am going to try to at least get one of the three blocks prepared done of my Nested Churn Dash. 
Till later

Did get the one block done but that is all.

These are the ones I have done, looking very pretty.
Now I'm ready to kick back and watch TV with the "man of the place"

Back tomorrow

Monday, November 17, 2014

What's Up (with updates)

As you can see from my design wall I have nothing on it this morning.

I just finished straightening up my sewing room, after at least a month of chaos.

I am ready now to kick butt.
So I'm going to have a sew-a-thon, and for the next three days I am going to do nothing but sew. 

Oh maybe a little straightening up the house and cooking of course.
But to be honest I have really very little cooking I need to do seeing how that's all I did for the last three days. I have make beans, 2 batches of soup, and a roast.
So I have plenty of leftovers.

After straightening up the room I compiled all my UFO's and current projects that I have been working on the pass few months. Now that is what I'm going to work on during my personal sew-a-thon.  Seeing how the weather outside is in the 20s and doesn't plan to get much warmer for the next two days what a perfect time to spin sewing
I will post pictures of my progress throughout the next three days; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Now if anyone else wants to join in and have a sew-a-thon with me, leave a comment down at the bottom with a link to your blog or your Facebook page or a picture and I will post them.

Back with you in a few a hours to see what is up on my design wall. 

Linking up with




First Update

I am now up to date on my 1/4 Log Cabin RSC14.  Had to get Oct. and Nov. blocks completed. 

Now it's on to this next months (Dec.) BOM for the 30's club at Sager Creek Quilt Shop.

Goal to have that completed before dinner.
Two blocks sewn together and the other two machined appliqued.

Back this evening

Last Update for today

Did get the 4- 30's blocks completed and forgot to change my needle again. Would look better I think if I would of.

Cut strips for binding for a large quilt.

Than put up on the wall last months stash buster quilt. 

Work on this while watching Bonnie Hunter on her quilt-cam. 
It's been a good first day.

Be back tomorrow for day two, hope you come back to see what I can get done. Maybe join in, Charlene is.

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