Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Covering Ground


OK, go ahead and laugh - I did and so did they!  With a holiday and school/work closed, I covered some ground and spent some time with the munchkins. They all have grown so (love that holey face - the granson's not mine).  And Miss Thing will be 4 months - warning those boys they better be good to her as she's gonna get bigger than them.  You know what they say about pay back.

But I didn't go the day with out sewing - I did a lot of mending while visiting - a jacket, stuffies, blankies and hemmed some pants.  But it was still quality time.  And my daughter made the most wonderful veggie soup in the Nutri-Bullet blender I got them for Christmas - delish!


Before I had my day off for play, I did finish up the Charming stars quilt.  I used a caramel thread on the pieced back and a varigated caramel thread for the top.  Hopefully I will get this one out for some 'sun' shots - if we ever get sun.


I thought I better get started on my Let's Book It project - the month is flying by.  I am using a pattern I long ago printed off the net, but you can find it HERE on the Me and My Sister Designs site.  It is called Ground Cover and so easy with a layer cake, but I can see this with scraps and yardage and even larger size squares for a quick donation quilt.


I have all the matched squares cut and stacked so I can assembly these right thru the machine for some quick piecing.  I actually got down to the last four blocks and the furries (and my body) were calling for a nap.  My goal for tomorrow is to finish up the blocks and a layout - maybe even a flimsie.  I received a lovely large box of goodies from a bloggy friend and I am so anxious to play in it.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

32 comments:

  1. What a cute photo of you and the munchkins. Miss Thing looks adorable and I always love children with gappy grins, it gives them such a cheeky, mischievous look. great work on your charming stars quilt. I'm way behind with this project.

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  2. love the way the munchkins all have a different expression. I bet you had fun love your charming star colors and the new quilt looks like fun too!

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  3. I'd pick those cuties over sewing any day, they're so cute. The charming star quilt is beautiful, I really like the look of the white stars.

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  4. I wondered where you were....now I see what had you occupied. wonderful bunch of cute ones. So glad you had a fun time.

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  5. Such a precious picture will be one you and they treasure. blessings, marlene

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  6. Spending time with the little ones is definitely the best and capturing it in a photo makes it all the better!

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  7. I would never laugh at a grandma spending time with her babies. Great picture and darling babies.

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  8. Great picture! Miss Thing is growing! I love my time with grandkids, too : )

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  9. What a cute and happy bunch. The baby's already learned how to stay calm in the midst of the boys. As usual your quilt and blocks are beautiful, and I love the colors in the Book It project.

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  10. Great to see a picture of you with your grandchildren , they are adorable . More great projects in the works , it is always a delight to visit and see what you are up to .

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  11. What a great photo of you with the grand kids! They look like they love being with their grandma! Thanks for the link to the quilt! I love it and look forward to using it on some layer cakes!

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  12. Lovely photo of you and the grandchildren, Sharon.

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  13. I too Love seeing a picture of you with the grands!! THAT made my day!

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  14. Sharon, The love of the munchkins exudes through the photos. It is obvious that you adore them and they also adore you. What a great photo! I love the Ground Cover pattern. It is now on my hard drive among my thousands of patterns. I'll have trouble finding it when I want it - yet I have it. Your fabrics remind me that I want to make a red and white quilt. My guild has a quilt show every other year. We made a raffle quilt. In 2014, one lady made the quilt and that caused quilt a stir. Everyone enjoys working on the quilt and likes that it is a group effort. Our quilt for 2016 is at the quilter's home right now (she is a guild member and donating her time and talent). Our quilt is red and white. It is embroidery, patchwork, applique, and even hawaiian applique. I took my tea cup embroidery block with me to Albuquerque. I took my stitches out four times before I was even semi-satisfied. Of course, not all work is worthy to be accepted for the quilt and some people didn't get their blocks back in time for the deadline. When I got back, my best friend in the guild had her sister living with her with terminal lung cancer. She said if I would make the blocks for her that we make for the outgoing president, she would finish the embroidery on my block. What a deal. The president's blocks were just a pair of HSTs. It was easier for her to embroider than to go upstairs to sew. Our block was accepted for the red/white quilt near the top- it's on point. One lady embroidered an old time sewing machine and it is beautiful. She is quite an intimidating woman (she's the one who made the last raffle quilt) and she does beautiful work. It was difficult to see the quilt with people seated in front of it at a quilt show a few weeks ago. It has red piano keys for a border. We have been asked to bring red/white quilts we have or make to have a special showing in honor of our raffle quilt at our next show in 2016. I always love to see your projects and I enjoy the munchkins. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Hi Sharon what a wonderful pic of you with grandies and as usual your work is beautiful,yes I had better start on my book it as well,enjoy your day my friend xx

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  16. Sharon, how proud you look with your little ones...so special to see! Love how your projects are coming along too! Ground Cover looks like it will be a beauty!

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  17. You can tell that those munchkins love you as much as you so them. Thanks for the pattern link for Ground Cover. I just purchased a layer cake on impulse-it will look great in this pattern. The photo of yours inspired me.

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  18. Looks like they were pretty happy to be photographed with their grand. Love those smiles.

    You've gotten lots done. Looking forward to seeing this month's Lets Book it Project.

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  19. Gorgeous photo Sharon... lots of love being shared I think!

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  20. Great photo! Sounds like you had a very loving and productive day!

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  21. What a gorgeous photo Sharon

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  22. Love the photo and I'm glad you had a great day.

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  23. What a great photo! And it's nice to have a face to go with the name!! I'll be sending you another box of scraps in the next few days for you to play with, too...

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  24. I would definitely take a day off to play with those sweet ones...lucky you!

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  25. What a great picture of you and the grand babies. How sweet. It is good to see your face. I have chatted with you for so long now I can match a face to your "voice". That block looks so fun!

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  26. Love that cornerstone block. I'm thinking that would work for RSC -- I could use crumbs for the centre square... Thanks heaps!

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  27. It was so lovely to see a picture of you and your grand kids. I love being able to picture the face of someone I am in contact with!

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  28. Great photo Sharon and it is so nice to see you and the grand kids!!

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  29. Love seeing you with the grands! Going to spend some time with mine today. It's always a treat isn't it?

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