It's been too long, again. Seems like it has been a very busy (good busy!) time over here at the homestead. Painting, new livingroom carpet, yadda, yadda. As you know, when one room of the house is compromised, the whole house seems to get involved! Still working on getting things back in closets, on shelves, cabinets, etc. All in good time.
In between, I have been accomplishing some sewing projects, working on family history and many other mundane, but, necessary tasks. Oh, and, doing some baking! Bread mostly. Here is a picture of English Muffin Bread - Yum!
Scrappy Star Quilt (Kathleen Tracy pattern) hung on compression quilt hanger handmade by DH.
Bitty Quilt (Minnick and Simpson pattern) completed and adorned by handmade strawberry pin emeries handmade by my friend, Lizzy (gone2thebeach.blogspot.com - they are often for sale in her Etsy shop. I purchased a few recently (in following picture). Lizzy was kind enough to add some extra goodies!
I have yet to learn how to machine quilt. For the most part, I handquilt when I can, or, use simple, straight stitches on my domestic machine. From Pinterest, I found a nifty idea for using pipe insulation - guess you could use a pool noodle, as well, for basting a quilt. Seemed to work pretty good for me when I basted the Scrappy Star Quilt. http://rvquilting.blogspot.com/2016/01/here-we-are-at-last-day-of-january.html
Here are a few of my pics in the process
As for the Civil War Antebellum quilt along, I have gotten as far as Block Three - Friendship Star. Made need to "unsew" this one - argh. Not lying flat. It was hand pieced. Guess I did not "carefully" fussy cut the dark fabric. Lesson learned.
Well, that is it for today. Sending blessings your way...Sue