Friday, September 23, 2016

Sept. Front Porch

I can't believe it already is at the end of September.  Time is flying by so fast.

Our mission for the month was to make the 3 flower blocks.  So here we go.

I decided to add the blocks to a previous block where I could.  I also didn't like the fabric block so I made a basket.

I am really loving how this is looking.

Again...not a fan of the fabric block so I made a pieced block.  

I'm glad we had a bit more time to work on these....I needed it.  Remember I had surgery to remove some skin tags.  Well, they had to shave some eyelashes.  That is starting to cause problems.  I went to my regular Dr. thinking I had an eye infection...not.  So I went to the eye Dr.  I had 3 eye lashes growing the wrong way and they were irritating my eye.  The Dr. removed them.  Said It should feel better in a few days.  But it's not.  So it is back to the surgeon to see what he can see.  This has been going on for so long.  I haven't been able to do much sewing because I have to rest my eye.

On a better note.  We went to the Upper Peninsula for a week to visit my son, daughter-in-law and my hockey playing granddaughter.  It rained most of the time but we finally got a sunny day so we had a picnic at a park along Lake Superior.  I wanted to take pictures but the battery in my camera died.  It's rechargeable while in the camera but I forgot the cord.  Anyway it was a great time.

When we got home we had a few days to relax and then we were off to my daughter Kelley's house to house, dog and granddaughter sit.  Kelley and her husband went to Las Vegas with my other daughter Kim and her husband.  It's Kelley's 15 year anniversary.  And they go every September to celebrate.  We went with them one year.  They are due home tomorrow.  And then I'll be able to relax.

Our granddaughter (the baseball player) is no problem.  But their dog....

Their dog is Bear and our dog is Sammie.  They play, run around the house, bark and get very jealous over toys and humans.  But they truly love each other.

After a week they are getting a little tired of each other.

I can't wait to see every ones blocks and see what we are going to be working on next.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gwennie Round 4

Round 4's theme was "Stars".

First up is my Traditional Gwennie Medallion Round Robin.  I chose friendship stars because I wanted to celebrate the friendships that came about being a member of the Fab 5 that has chosen the themes.    I'm hoping to do some applique in the blank fabric.  I'm in a time crunch so it has to wait till later.  

Here is my more Modern Gwennie Medallion.  I just chose to do stars across the top of the quilt.  Sawtooth stars are a favorite.

Wendy has chosen the theme for the next and final round.

She is from Maine and has chose the theme "Something Fishy".  She has given some great ideas.  Clam shells, scallops, fish fabric, sea birds, Marine animals, boats and ovals & triangles just to name a few and to get your design juices going.

This has been such a great sew along.  I am so proud to have been a part of it.  I hope you have enjoyed the themes we have come up with.  I look forward to seeing every one's quilts.  

Linking up with Lori.

Hugs, Cathy