Sunday, July 26, 2015

I Spy Progress...

 A peek at what I'm doing with my "I Spy" charms from our exchange. 
 I have all my charms boxed in now (about 180), and ready to make into rows. There are probably too many of them to make one quilt, so I may have to make two!!  

 I had my first (of many) quilting friends join me at my trailer for a day of quilting on Friday. We had a lovely and productive time. I then cleaned up my sewing stuff for card friends to join me for a Canasta that night. I got skunked, but we had a great time, good food, and lots of laughs.

A pic of Friday night's sunset out at my home away from home.
You don't see much of that when living in the city...
So peaceful out there...

Happy Stitching!!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Fly By Photo!

 I brought my Bro and SIL out to see my trailer last week. Bro came with a small helicopter camera thingy, and took photos from the air. He got some very neat photos!!! Thanks Bro!!!
 This critter visited here last Thursday. Saw him about 4 times that day. I haven't seen him since, and hope that I don't. I don't need another critter living under my deck. That is the rabbits home! lol... I think this is a gopher, but not sure...?
 Spent another day at the trailer sewing up a storm yesterday. Same two projects as mentioned in the previous post. Making 9-patches here...
 Though, I think I made more progress on my I Spy. I got quite a few square-in-a-squares done. Many more to go! I have a feeling that this may end up being a VERY LARGE quilt. TOO large, so I may make two quilts.
Apparently my GS#1 and GS#4 were wondering why Grammy made GD#1 a quilt, and not them. DD2 informed them that they do have quilts from Grammy, and showed them. GS#1 Thinks he should have a red and blue one like GS#4, because those are his favorite colors, but his is green. I guess it is time to make him a big boy quilt! He'll be 4 this September....?... A new quilt for his birthday maybe? Heck why not! I've got so little to do! lol!

That be it for this week!

Happy Stitching!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Myra's Hide-Away...

Photos from Friday.
Getting settled into my hide-away, slowly but surely, with bits and pieces of furniture from here and there... It doesn't have to match, just needs to be functional and comfortable. 
(I already have a future card night planned for here in two weeks!)
 Every trip there to stitch I bring more things with me... That's why you see the plastic tote in the forefront here. It is sitting by the door to go home with me for more items.
 Getting set up. I was going to set up shop in the large bedroom, but it has been too hot in that South facing room. Seems the A/C barely makes it tolerable for me in the living area, thus I set up in the kitchen.
I busied myself with strip piecing for one project (Summer Solstice), and then attaching charms to a WOF strip for my I Spy quilt for the grandchildren.

Photos from Saturday.
On this day I did some pressing in my "sweat shop" (I'm melting....), and got most of my cross cuts done. Only half showing here.
 I just had to put a few 9-patches together to see how it was going to look. I was worried that the green would be overpowering. Now I'm thinking it might be okay...
 I also did some pressing and cutting on my I Spy, but didn't take a photo. Next time...

I haven't stayed overnight in my hide-away yet, as I haven't stocked the cupboards and fridge yet, nor brought any changes of clothes. Rome wasn't built in a day... Right!?! All in good time! 

Hope you all had a great weekend!
Stay safe!
Happy stitchings!


Friday, July 10, 2015

I Spy....

 All my I Spy charms are at the ready, and I've bought and cut up all my background pieces (the white fabric, and the black fabric), and I will start putting the blocks together when my sewing-room, in my "home away from home", is all set up ... Photos to come.
 I just couldn't pass up sharing this cutie-pa-tootie photo of my GD#1.
She is 3 months old now.

Till next time....


Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy Canada Day...

 ...a tad late, but I hope all my Canadian friends had an enjoyable day with family and friends!
 I've been busy with my "home away from home" project. All services connected and working, so I've been busy vacuuming, carpet cleaning, and washing everything down, in preparation for furniture and all my sewing supplies. I'm hoping to bring things in by this coming Wednesday!! Woohoo!!!

Mmmmm..... Strawberries.... 
Especially good because the twins helped pick them!! 
What a cute family selfie photo hey!?!
Back to packing now...

Happy stitching!