Sunday, April 22, 2018

OH HAPPY DAY--

IT IS RAINING HERE--
well--off and on--but we need every drop of rain right now--

I again had problems with the breathing last week--
so spent the end of the week sitting quietly--
and worked on this project--
The ABC's and the words are now all stitched in on the Spring sampler--
and --
I did finish the Hats which I showed you yesterday--
and have started a new stitchery--
and did some hand quilting and knitting--
so I do keep somewhat busy even when I am 'quiet'--
and--


hopefully--
I am scheduled to get the air conditioner taken out and flushed out on Wednesday--
to remove the mold--and though that won't completely stop the 'stuff' in the air that is
causing me problems--it should help make it better for me--so we will see???
I have also bought another air purifying machine--so I am working on it on my end--
but how does one control what 'others' put in the air--or what cleaning products places use to clean with or what they put in air freshener machines in the building--and don't forget living in the south there is the ever present spraying for bugs that goes on!!  ( now I knew before moving down about the spraying for bugs--just did not know about alot of the other stuff--and if you keep adding one chemical on top of another--guess what--you are creating an even 'bigger new chemical reaction'
and we have to breathe it and our skin absorbs it---sooo????)
I never know if to say/explain things on here as to what is going on health wise with me--is welcome-
but even if I give one person -- pauses and thinks --or maybe is to be able understand a family member or friend who might have MCS as I have--then I am thankful--so thanks for reading and listening!!

          Enjoy the weather today--di



Saturday, April 21, 2018

HATS OFF --TO--

now --as Now I can--
 go to the 2nd part of this quilt--
but first here is the 9th Hat--
and now here is all 9 of them in a group--
I have seen at least '2' different ways that others have finished off these blocks--
I think I know how I want to do them--
but only time will tell??????

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And no body even tried to guess which quilt I am working on--
it is this one
The Bee block one we did in 2016--
It has taken me a few days of  'auditioning' different fabrics to decide where to go with this one--
but I think I now have a plan--
But this week sounds a bit busy--
at least the first 3 days--
sooo?????

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And I haven't showed any knitted baby sweaters in a while--
but I am still knitting them--

Two more done and ready for buttons--

Tomorrow I will show what I have mainly worked on this week since Wed--???

               Enjoy each stitch--di

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

BRIGHT SUNSHINY--

Yellow--
that is this months color--
as you seen with my kite blocks--
now it was time for me to make the 10" blocks--
and I used the new yellow fabric I picked up last week--
and
then I decided to do a second one this month
in the 2nd color --
Gold--
and this one I did do one block different--did the center block the same color
as the other 4--so it looks like a 9 patch in the middle--
This was an easy block to do--
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And on the Hat front--
two more are done--

this one is blues with a bit of olive green on it--
and--

this one is in mulberry pink family--
do wished the colors showed up better on these--
so --
now I just have #9 to make--
and I did get the threads decided on this afternoon---




And I am doing some other sewing--
sewing blocks together today on a quilt top from-- 2016--
got the 5 rows sewed together--
this is one that I had already done the rows to-
but that 'pesky' seam ripper got 'happy' and tore it all apart--
can anyone remember which one that was?????
(might be a prize here for whoever remembers!!)

    ENJOYING THE STITCHING--DI

Sunday, April 15, 2018

I CAN'T BELIEVE---

That I have actually gotten the second--
ABC- Stitcher's stitchery finished--
but here it is --
hot off the press---
So for --
Here it is--
a few slow stitching Sunday's went into this one--
and I finished it about 4pm or so today--
and see that line of white stitching going up the right side of the stitchery???
I ran out of the thread--with just about an inch of stitching to do--none in the thread box--
so went through the trash basket and found one  piece with just enough length to it to finish it!!!!

and here is the Two I have now finished since the first of the year--
The next one is the  Spring one that I am going to do--
have all the supplies to start that one sometime this week--
OHHHH--and you do know I have stitched on these "other" days than just Sundays!!!!
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and I have a two week report to do for--


***** Days stitched this month --14 out of 15 days--
**** Hours stitched last week--4.75 hours
**** Hours stitched this week--3.50 hours
Remember this challenge is for my hand quilting--
The day I missed was yesterday--
somehow--I forgot to do my time on it--I was tired last night--so that might be one excuse--
the other one is--I have the blocks done--now need to decide how to do the lattice and borders--
and I usually have a plan--but the plan hasn't found me yet!!
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On Friday I got to go to Hobby Lobby--
and some new baby yarn came home with me--
I know the reddish ones are new--and I think the 2 blue on the other end are new--
not sure about the 2 in the middle!!!!

and some new fabrics--
I got all that was left of the butterfly one--over a yard and half there--
the bottom one I think goes with a line I have in my stash--??????
the rest are just quarter yard cuts for the stash--already have a plan though for the yellow one
as this month's color is yellow--
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Am waiting on a line of storms headed this way--
at least that is what the weather guy is still saying--
we do need more rain that is for sure--!!

Have a great Stitching week ahead Friends--
enjoy, di

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