Thursday, April 21, 2016

Feeling So Much Better

For the first time in months I have energy.  I actually feel like doing something rather than just sitting all day.

We are going to be going camping a couple of times next month with my daughter and her family.  My granddaughter is going to be playing in a couple of baseball tournaments and it's easier to camp than drive back and forth everyday.  Sunday Terry and I decided to take a ride out to the first campground and check it out.  We hadn't been there before.  We were really happy with the campsite we are at.  So looking forward to camping.

Meanwhile back at the ranch....

I've been working on a few projects.

First up my 1857 Sampler Quilt.  Here are Aprils blocks 11-14.  I am so happy with the way they turned out.  It took me so long to learn how to do needle turn applique and I'm loving it.  I thought the floral block was going to be hard but I got it done in 2 nights while watching Tiger baseball.

I've been wanting to start another applique project for a while.  It is the Red and Green quilt designed by Wendy Wellum at Legend and Lace that she offers for free.  She started posting patterns in January and just posted May's early.
So I printed up the 5 patterns and started January's block.

This one is call Clover and Spades.  The only problem I had with this block is I used a stiff fabric and had a hard time turning the edges under.  But I pretty happy with how it turned out.  Today I'm going to start on February's block.

Next month I am going to be starting a new project.  I'm joining Lori at Humble Quilts in making Jan Patek's  pattern called Front Porch.  It is a 10 month BOM and that is what we are going to be block a month.  A few of us are doing it and have just ordered the pattern.  We will be starting in about a month.  

Well today our skies are overcast and it's been raining steadily.  Good day to sew.  Our dog Sammie has an appointment at the hair dresser..LOL..for a shampoo, cut and nails.  Can't wait to see her finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Cathy


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Good news--you are feeling better! Enjoy camping and your granddaughter

Janet O. said...

Glad you are feeling good and can look forward to camping.
You do a beautiful job on the applique!

Rebecca in AK said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better! I have been printing off the patterns for the 1857 quilt and Wendy's. I just finished putting together my OVNI quilt top so I am going to join in on the Front Porch sew along. Glad it will be one block a month! Hope you have fun camping.

Kyle said...

So glad you're feeling so much better. It's not too soon to be camping in Michigan? Have a wonderful time.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Cathy,
lovely applique blocks. They look so neat.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your latest blocks are all beautiful!
Happy to hear you are feeling better, wishing you a wonderful camping trip.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Love the quilt in your header, Cathy! So very glad you're feeling better hon, the warmth is almost here and you don't want to be sick for that. Camping doesn't sound fun to me [I'm a 5star hotel kind of gal] but I know you'll enjoy it. Your blocks are just gorgeous, your applique is amazing!!!

Lori said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better. Camping and sport watching is perfect for hand work:)

Karen said...

Good you are feeling better. You had a rough go of it for a while. I am not joining in on the Jan Patek quilt design sew-along though I like the design very much and have a pattern. Too much on my plate right now. Will you be using similar fabrics or reproduction style as you often do?