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09
Jul
17

staycation is almost over…

I have to admit…it was pretty hard not working…I had to even walkout of my room a couple of times because I promised myself and my family I would not work for a week…I might have woken up a little early some days and just visited my room…watched a little Netflix and stitched something that was not a work project…but during the day…it was real easy to ignore it…I had a blast!

We had people over, I got to spend time on the lake…kayaking, jet skiing, boating and swimming…we had an emergency room visit…”little man” received 4 stitches in his right eye last Saturday…and Nick and I went for a long 212 mile motorcycle ride, and we planted more things in the garden…what a great 10days…

Thanks to all who came out to spend time with us this week…it was awesome!!

motorcycle selfie…

You had to take a pic with the pink hog…

Late in the day…the sun is in the west…

Jeter enjoying the comfy chair at the party on the 4th…he’s showing us all how to relax and enjoy the party…

The water trampoline that never made it in the water…Jace and Aylee

I know one should never post a pic of of yourself in a bathing suit but…it’s really about “little man” and how much fun we had…and someday I will want this photo….

Papa…playing in the water too- being the “motor”boat!!!

broken bird bath…so why not plant some succulents in it and cover the manhole cover!!!

view from my kayak…real peaceful on the lake in the morning…

Mimi…washed all Daddy’s and his bothers’ legos and now they are ready to play with…on his little table.

Jace loves the boat…he always wants to drive…that’s real good because someday he will be driving Papa and Mimi around…

The best cupcake decorator EVER!!! he just giggled…

 

Griffin…eating some red, white and blue stuff….what a little stud…

The party…lots of food

every part of our outdoor living was used…so amazing…still can’t believe how cool it is…we had a fire…made s’mores…and then Nick & Beau shot off fireworks from the dock to end the night…perfect end to a great day…

“little man” and his Momma…

found some cool spheres for my table…

hydrangeas are starting to bloom…bought the blue one for the patio…but it did not like it there…had to hide it in the front…in almost full shade…

Meet Hootie…are newest pet…his wings move up and down and he swings forward and back with the wind!

I hope you enjoyed seeing a little part of my “staycation!!!

Now I bet we all have some blocks to stitch!!!  Happy Summer…LB

09
Jul
17

Triangle Gatherings 49,50 & 51

Click here to print Block 49

Click her to print Block 50

Click here to print Block 51

05
Jul
17

MODA BLOCKHEAD 18!!!

 

Boy we are rolling right along, 18 weeks/blocks already…my post is late because I was spending time with those I love…I’m on staycation..

Today’s block pattern is Carrie’s from Moda!!! I love the log cabin piecing in the center!…Click HERE to go to the Moda Blog to get the downloadable pattern…

Here is my patriotic version…I didn’t really care for that yellow put in the first scrappy block so I found the “Instant Antique” and dulled it down a bit…looks a little better now…

before…

after…If you are in need of some”Instant Antique” you can get it HERE

Go see everyone blocks!!!

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02
Jul
17

Triangle Gatherings Blocks 48

I hope EVERYONE is having a great weekend…just thought I would sneak this in this morning…as I want to get outside and get the last two fruit trees in, in my little orchard on the hill-there a six total…up here…(Jake is really planting those trees.)I bought a Granny Smith Apple…Honey crisp and a Wolf River all semi dwarfs…then two plum trees and one cherry tree….I think its the perfect spot for them…I then have a few other things I want to get into the ground today…remember I am planting a “white” garden…with a few exceptions..

And then I think the garden will be set…

I am wondering about the 11 planters I planted…half look like this, these face south…and then the other half look like this they are facing west….Would you rotate them, I need your advice?

Here is block 48…Enjoy!!!
Click here to print Block 48

28
Jun
17

Moda Blockheads…Block 17!!!

Today is my day…it’s my third block for Moda Blockheads and lets just say….I took it real easy on you all this week…16 HSTs make up this simple block, Trial of Tears…Those of you doing Triangle Gathering SAL this will seem very familiar…BUT…all 16 HSTs are different?  So with this in mind… I did not use the Triangle Papers…Sometimes you have to do things the painstakingly old fashioned way…I actually cut my squares 2 1/2″ -cut them in half…then stitched them back into HSTs squares, and then trimmed them to 2″.  They all were perfect and it’s only 16 (32 if you are doing two blocks like I am) of them so I survived… but barely…You all know I love triangle quilts…the more triangles the better…the smaller the triangles even more better!!!  (Yes…I know “more better” is not correct…but I like the way it sounds)

So I don’t know if you will make your block using all different fabrics…a few fabrics or only one fabric…all will be very good possibilities…I used only one light as to give your eyes a place to rest in the block…but if you like all different lights that would be cool too!!!  Can’t wait to see them on FB!

Here is my scrappy version..Then the patriotic version…Here is the link for the pattern: Block17LB_TrailOfTears

Also…I don’t know if I mentioned this before but…If you press seams open you NEED one of these pressing sticks…click HERE to see the four different sizes they come in…I like the 18″ one best.

Make sure you shorten your stitch length when opening seams…I stitch about 1.5 on my JUKI.

This weeks question is…

June 28 – Do you keep a written list of your “works in progress”, “quilts I’d like to make” and “projects that have all the parts and just need to be started… planned but not commenced”?  
I wish…I have something in the “works” planning something similar to this…but more…oh so much more…but this is what I do currently do to keep track of some of the SALs” going on…The blue highlight means that’s MY block for Blockheads…Each month I list what blocks will post, and then cross them off as I stitch them…so this in not as detailed as a written list of works in progress…But I do have to confess…I almost 98% of the time finish every quilt I start…I have very few UFOs…I know this is extremely unusual…but if you think about it…I HAVE to finish or there is no pattern, no kit, no fabric to sell…means no money to pay the bills or my payroll…so if that is not a driving force finish…I don’t know what is…
So enjoy your carefree stitching!!!  And I know some of you wish you could stitch for your job…I get that…I totally get that…I also longed for it and it came true!!! Now I’m working my dream job!!! My days go by so fast…because it’s so fun and quilters like you and SALs like this make it even better…so be kind, be happy and make fun happen every day!!!
I’ll stop rambling on now…
enjoy the day and start picking fabrics for your block…
Lisa
Make sure you stop on over to see what everyone else is up to!
Lynne –
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Lisa B –
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Jan –
Blog – http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jan.patek.79?fref=nf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jan_patek_quilts/
Jo –
Blog – http://jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
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Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/joquilts/
Moda –
Blog – http://blog.modafabrics.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/modafabrics/
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25
Jun
17

triangle gatherings block 46 & 47


Click here to print Block 46

Click here to print Block 47

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25
Jun
17

Binding Needles…

You all know I like to make your quilting life as easy as possible…So here’s a question…I bet most of you use whatever needle is in the pincushion to bind a quilt…Some of you will have a favorite, but most do not…

You may at some point bought needles specifically to bind, but which ones were they again?  Straw needles…or were those for appliqué??? Milliners??? What are those for?   So…if you do not have a hardcore favorite or even if you do… I want to introduce you to Primitive Gatherings Binding Needles…They are labeled BINDING NEEDLES…They are long so your hands do not cramp, thin…but not bendy…and they have a nice eye for threading…I can thread these needles with no trouble at all while traveling in the truck sewing binding…I am especially in love with these as they did not put holes in my fingers when I had to stitch 5 bindings on in 1 1/2 days for Quilt Market this year…

So next time when you are shopping at Primitive Gatherings…make a note to add these to your cart or why wait…buy some for your friends too…they will LOVE you for it!!! Click here to find them on our site…  BINDING NEEDLES

Below is the complete line of needles that Primitive Gatherings offers…

Chenille Needles in two sizes…for wool appliqué…our #24s are shorter and sharper than any others on the market…

Big stitch for quilting with perle cotton…and long sturdy basting needles…

NEEDLES

Have a great week!!!

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