Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Little Spring Cleaning

I have needed to clean out my sewing/craft room for quite awhile now, you cannot even see some parts of the floor nor even tell that there is a card table in the middle of the room. Since this is an overwhelming task I decided to work an hour or two every day. This is my first day's progress.

Before I started cleaning this is what the card table looked like.

After my one hour of work, I have made progress where there is almost a single layer of items on the card table. The items I am not keeping will be sold at a May quilters garage/yard sale. The items I don't sell I plan on donating to the guild. I have quilting, counted cross stitch and yarn items.

I think tomorrow I will be able to finish cleaning the table. This shot isn't the best as I am leaning over the table, the first picture was a side view. I guess perhaps I should have done another side view to compare them. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Time for another Classic Club Spin

classicsclub  The Classics Club has announced that there is going to be another Spin #9, so I will find out next Monday, April 6th what my book will be. I have until Friday May 15th to finish the book that is chosen. In case you don't know what the classics club spin is, here are more details of the "rules". Last time I got and finished the book The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, before that I didn't do too well in finishing the spin books, so my list below includes some former "spin" books (they will be marked with an asterisk).

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte*
2. The Railway Children by E. Nesbitt*
3. The Secret Garden by Hodgson Burnett*
4. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
5. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The Republic by Plato
7. Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
8. The Idiot by Fyodor Doestoevsky
9. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
11. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
12. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
13. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
14. The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman
15. Private Yankee Doodle by J.P. Martin
16. The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
17. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
18. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
19. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
20. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Annual Quilt Show

Last weekend the quilt guild I belong too had their annual quilt show. Our guild combines with another one in order to have a bigger show and not compete with each other. This year we had over 700 visitors, the most we have had in the past few years. Each guild every year makes a raffle quilt and all proceeds are given to a charity of that guild's choice. Here are some of the quilts that I absolutely loved, enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EPP Project and Pillowcase Complete

A couple of weeks ago I finally completed hand piecing and hand quilting the EPP (English Paper Piecing) project I had been working on. I ended up giving this to one of my Grandmothers who is ill. I put her initials on the table runner. It is now on her nightstand by her bed.

A few years ago I had made these flying geese blocks and then I saw this cardinal fabric, and knowing my grandmother loves birds thought it would be perfect for a pillowcase to brighten her room. My mother sewed the pillow case together.

Monday, March 2, 2015

EPP Piece Complete and other things.....

I have completed my mini table runner that I am making for one of my Grandmother's. I think that I will make the background fabric be blue, but haven't decided for sure yet.  The cat Dexter loves to sleep under the recliner so I had to take a photo of him, right as I took the picture he woke up though. I have never made quiche before so I decided to make one. I had onions, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, cheese and a little bit of italian seasoning in it. It turned out good except for I needed to add more Italian seasoning.