Monday, March 21, 2016

Sewing Marathon

I have spent the last 3 days happily sewing in my sewing room.  I still need to get some pictures taken so I'll show more tomorrow.

I spent my evenings doing hand applique.  I have 2 of the 4 March blocks for the 1857 Sampler Quilt.

I have to say I wasn't too pleased when I saw these blocks.  But I'm happy with my rendition.

Even though it doesn't look like it the pieces are centered.  I did a bad job cropping them.  It is taking me a bit longer to get the blocks done because I am doing needle turn applique.

Here are my blocks for Cheri Payne's Scrap Basket Sew Along.  She is so generous with her talent.  I know there is going to be some applique too.  My favorite.

I am finishing up some applique on another Cheri Payne quilt....when done I'll have some more pictures to show you.

Today the sun is shining.  It is a little cool out.  My daughter Kelley and I are going to start walking on her lunch hour.  There is a park near her work that has a nice walking trail.  So everyday I will meet her there and we will walk...time to get into shape.

So glad that we finally have some nice weather.  My son Patrick who lives in the Upper Peninsula is having terrible weather.  SNOW....3-4 inches every other day.  And I have some great granddaughter Ashley (the hockey player) and her team went to Alpena this month for the State Finals for hockey.  Guess what?  The won.  They are the State Champs for their region.

They were so excited.  My son told me they went by bus.  On the way home when they came into Munising they were met by local and State police.  They were escorted all the way home picking up more police.  And there was a huge crowd of people waiting for them at the Ice Arena at NMU.  I am so proud of them.  They did not let a single goal against them and my granddaughter scored a goal and assisted in a goal.  I'm proud of my son too.  He is one of the coaches.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to have a few more photos for you in a couple of day.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

The carpenter tools make an interesting block, don't they?
You're needle turned applique looks really good.
The Cherie Payne quilt is very cute.
Congrats to your granddaughter--and son! : )

Kyle said...

Having those tools as an applique blocks is rather different. I do like how yours turned out. Have fun on your walks. It's good to have a plan. And congrats to those terrific hockey players, especially your granddaughter.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Both of those 1857 blocks are very unique.
Your blocks look fabulous!

Congratulations to your Grand daughter and to your son the Coach!

Lori said...

How exciting for the hockey team! Congratulations to them!!
I love your 1857 blocks. Yea, quirky, but it makes this quilt so unique! I'm having fun with Cheri's little pieced blocks too.