Monday, October 8, 2012

Oct. 8, 2012

Cleaned up a bit around my sewing machine. Added 2 rows to the baby receiving blanket that is being crocheted. And made progress on my sisters dresser runner. And found some more Pink to add to Deb n Ricks Quilt top.
Now I have to say that all though Deb is my former sis n law, she is still my sister. I love her and she like a few others has always been there for me through the years, and for that I am eternally grateful.

Now for my Cousin's lap quilt, I did work on it this weekend. The House, it will finish out at 12.5" square when finished, I just laid it out under the ruler and only have 1.5" to add to the top and bottom, the sides are wide enough.
 Roadway is headed around the design wall ( which happens to be my b/f lap quilt)
 I have just that little bit at the top to put together and this part will be done until I start making the "intersections" of the roads.
See all that red, white, and blue in the background, that is to be covered up by "Signature" blocks that I am still waiting on. I suppose I could just figure something else out, but at this moment it doesn't matter as it will not be done in time for Christmas as I had planned, the hold up.. THE SIGNATURE blocks. I need those to determine where the "intersections" of the "roadways" are going to go..

Friday, October 5, 2012

Oct. 5, 2012

 So last night I posted on my Damsels Creations FB page, " I am really bummed out right now and have been for a long while. Something I wanted to do really badly for my cousin. And I'm unable to do so. So that is why I have not been posting anything. sorry for the let downs.. sighs.. Hugs, loves, and many blessings to all my fans.. Hope fully soon I will be back at it again." 
And its true, my cousin's kids were suppose to send me some signature blocks, so that I could make him a lap quilt called "All Roads Lead to Home". I left the blocks with the girls on July 4th, 2012, and here it is Oct. 5th, 2012, and I still do not have the blocks. I'm disappointed in the fact that they have not sent them to me, although they said they were going to. Its had me pretty bummed out for a few weeks. I really wanted to get it done in time for Christmas this year. Now I don't think I can do it. Not without hurting myself in doing so.

But today is a new day, and here is how I am going to start my day, first up breakfast. 
 I like my toast lightly toasted and my eggs over easy, with a little bit of pepper. Once they are cooked and onto a plate. I had a small pinch of grated cheese. YUMMMY. Along with my favorite beverage.
Then we take stock of what needs to get done Whether it is cleaning house ( which is always the case) sewing related items, crocheting related items, lets see how much I can get done today. 

 My sisters table/dresser runner that needs to be finished ,that goes to her bedroom set, the top is done for her quilt, just need to sandwich and quilt it.
 The b/f Queen size Jelly Roll quilt, that needs to be hand quilted. Gonna quilt it in Baptist Fans. Cross fingers.
 My neighbor wants a receiving type blanket crochet for her great grand daughter. It should have been done back in June. Been to hot to crochet. So we have 27 rows done in double crochet. and have about 28 more rows to do.
 My former sis n law loves pink, and she happens to love the pinwheels that were done a month or two ago. So lets combine them together and see what we can do. I know I need 120+ pinwheels for her Queen sized quilt, This piece is her Dresser runner, I need to figure out pillow shams also.
 and I need to clean up around my sewing machine, it is a MESS..

I will report back this evening or in the morning with my progress, lets see how much I can get done today. :D

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oct. 2, 2012

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