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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 Goals

I can't help myself, if I read or hear about what is your goals, and my thoughts start racing with this and that.
Plus it just lends itself to being a list, I love lists.
So when I came across Quilting Jet  Girls 2017 Planning Party, it made me to start thinking about what it is I want to see happen in 2017.

I have a long list of quilts/projects and one of my goals is to go through that list and really think about whether I want to put the time and effort into that project still. If not I'll put the fabric back into the stash. You see most of the projects on the list are all ready to make, the fabric and pattern are together, set aside.

So I'm not going to make a list of quilts this year. Instead I think I'll commit to what I have been somewhat doing and that is to use only what's in my stash and the decided projects that's collected

After moving everything for the carpet most of my stash and stuff is in the garage and needs to be used, moved and organized. That's saying it lightly.

As you can see here it is a mess and it's an embarrassment.

I have enough fabric to last me a very long time.

The third goal is to continue (with deeper commitment) is to use up the scraps too. Have been trying but I don't think fast enough, I afraid I've added more than used.

1. Use my stash, no buying and only if I do not have a necessary piece like background.
2. Use up the scraps more.
3. Go through the projects already gather but not yet started and decide what's next, do or not.
4. In the progress of all this will be organizing my stash so I can make it useable and not so out of control.

Linking up at 
quilting jet girl   


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

This and That

Today was a lot like most days lately, a little of this and that but today I was able to get in a little bit of sewing. 

Did some prepping and cutting on the the last few blocks of Farmers Wife 1930's Sampler.

I will ready for this quilt to be finished seeing how it's over a year and half. Decided on a setting I'll use, will be different than the book thou.

I realize I didn't take new pictures of the Poinsettia quilt I mentioned yesterday.
So here are couple new ones, with the help of Pete.

You can see the stain very clearly in this picture.

We have been having above normal temps now so I thought I would take advantage of it and do some overdue cleaning up of the lawn. I like to mow up all the fallen leaves and give it it's last mow but with company coming I focused more on the house and not the yard.

It will look so nice when done and less of a fire hazard.

It's getting close to the last of the years so like so many others I start taking stock of what has happened and what I would like to.

Monday, December 26, 2016

What's Up 12.26.16

Here it is the last week of December and all I can show is the Poinsettia quilt that I finished the binding on.

Now it needs to get washed and hopefully the stains can be removed. 

Being that it's an old quilt and stains are ones of age and not a substance. Little nervous because of all the red fabric but we'll give it a try.

Want show what I'm excited about and that is my gift that will help me with future quilts.
That is my cutter.

Haven't gotten to use it yet but I do have plans.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas

I'm a few days early for Christmas day but here at my home Christmas has past.
Tuesday the last daughter left to go home, after two full and wonderful weeks. 
It has been one of the best Christmas in years.

Still have Christmas Eve services to look forward to. 

While the grandsons were here we we're able to go on the Polar Express Train and it was wonderful. If you have one going on in your area you should think about it. The boys loved it and we have memories that will last a lifetime beside the warm feeling in my heart.  

Ben believes..

I was able to get their PJ's done in time and they fit for the most part. They have a little room to grow.

 Blake was concern that others would laugh if he wore the robe. It's sad that a 4 year olds thinks that. Tried to reassure him that many of the other kids will be wearing robes too ..... and they did.
Ben wasn't of that thought, he eagerly wore his.

They both are adorable no matter what they wore.
Hope he outgrows that thought.

Did get the boys hands print on the tree skirt and will continue to have them make their prints each year.

I had bought a new bed for my guest. Seeing how it would be in the sewing room and temporary I found this air bed that came with it's support.
It is pretty comfortable I was told and a breeze to set up. 

And to deflate and put away.
Has a air pump in the bed so no going through the hooking up each time you need it.

Here it is deflating, all I did was was turn on the pump to deflate.

So easy, in a matter of a few minutes it is ready to push together like an accordion.

The case is what the bed sit on when inflated and then just zip it up, with rollers so moving is a piece of cake.
Ready for next time.

Here is what Christmas is about for a Grammy.

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