Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas stockings

I decided it was time to make some new stocking for my DH and me.He likes them and I kinda do too.
I have never tried this quilt as you go method and that's what I did to make these. I made these last night. It only took a couple of hours to complete them.

They were fun to make.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Two more quilts finished!

I finally quilted the green and yellow quilt top.
  I tried to take a few close ups of the quilting.

This is the back of the quilt.  I used all the scraps to make the back.

I also finished this quilt of brights (pastels?).
I tried to take a few close ups of the quilting.
I am trying to get better at doing feathers so I did them all
around the border of this one!

I used scraps of the solids to make the back.  
Can you tell I am trying to use up some of my stash?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Another finished top of half square triangles

I have been going though some bins in my sewing room as I am organizing things.  I found these half square triangles that I made with a charm pack of white and a pack of spring prints  a couple of months ago.
I am thinking of quilting it by stitching in the ditch and maybe some feathers in the boarders.
I kinda like the orange.  I am going to use pieces of the orange, pink and green for the back.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

completed quilt top ready to be quilted

I finished the green and yellow chevron quilt I started with half square triangles.
It measures about 40" by 42".  I think it will make a sweet baby quilt. I am thinking of binding it with the blue.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

fun with half square triangles!

When I was organizing some little boxes of fabric I found a stack of little triangles that I cut out with my Go Cutter several months ago.  I decided I would see what I could come up with.
I made some little half square triangles and put them together, worked on a boarder and tried to blend the colors. The half square triangles are 2 1/2 inches square.  This is on my design wall right now.  the boarders are not attached and I am not sure what I will end up doing with the corners.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

my three boys

My DH and I have 3 Grandsons.
We love to have the them over for visits.  They are so much fun.  This afternoon we had the three boys here.  We ran around in the back yard, played with cars, ate snacks, ran some more
 ( this time in the house), played some cards, played with cars again and raced, ate some more, etc....  Whew!  Did I tell you that they are so  much fun. Oh, yes I did and they are!!!!

This is why we moved to Houma.  We did good didn't we?  We love these boys so much!

Ephraim is 2 this month, Reed turned 5 in October and Alden will be 6 in May!  
They grow fast, way too fast!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Quilting Bee November Block

I made this block for an online quilting bee I am participating in.  Very interesting block. It is the first time I make this one. It took about 45 minutes to do this one. It took long to do because I was determined to get all my points to match up right.  It was fun to make. The block looks crooked in the photo but the sides are really straight. For some reason I can not get a good picture of it.
I will be mailing it this week. I hope Nathalie from the blog Waste Land Wollowing blog  likes it.  It is called Goose in the Pond.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

New house - new house cleaning routine!

I am determined to keep our new home CLEAN and in order at all times.   I have come up with a routine and for the last 2 weeks I have been able to follow it pretty easily.

Here is my schedule:

Housekeeping Routine – takes about 20-30 minutes each day!

I.               After supper and before going to bed

-       Wipe down all kitchen counter tops
-       Clear sink and drain board of any dishes
-       Run dishwasher if it is full
-       Wipe front of dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove & vent
-       Pass swiffer in kitchen

Every morning

-   Empty dishwasher
-       Put a load of laundry to wash, fold and put away 

II.           In the morning

-   Wipe inside of microwave
-       Dust blinds and breakfast table and chairs
-       Vacuum and mop utility room, kitchen and breakfast 

-       Clean hall bathroom
-       Dust blinds and all surfaces in guest room
-       Vacuum and mop guest room, bathroom and hall

-       Dust blinds and all surfaces in living room, dining room & foyer
-       Vacuum and mop living room, dining room and foyer
-       Check fridge, clean (2 shelves and a drawer) remove spoiled food

-       Dust blinds and all surfaces in master bedroom and bathroom
-       Vacuum and mop master bedroom and bathroom
-       Change bed sheets, wash, fold/put away sheets

-       Sweep front porch and back patio 

 -       Pass swiffer throughout house 

-    Go to church and enjoy a day of rest!

I have always heard that if you do something for 6 weeks, it becomes a habit.  I am going to make this routine a habit I know I can do it!!!!