Finished & Gifted

Is it too soon to say this year is flying by? Because it is! And I’m keeping up w/it, making steady progress on my Quilty Project Lineup!

First things first, the barter. I love the barter system!

I got this stunning new wreath…

in exchange for these 2 pillow shams and sweetheart pillow. It goes so well w/the other room decor.

I finished baby girl’s quilt. She should be making her debut any day now.

This Quilts Beyond Borders charity quilt has been sent off and my name has been put in the hat for a monthly drawing.

Even though my great niece’s b-day isn’t until the end of April, I couldn’t wait any longer to send this to her. Look at her smile!

Oh! AND baby boy’s quilt is already a flimsy! I really enjoyed working w/Tumblers. They go together so quickly!

Scrappy Trips progress isn’t looking too shabby either. I made 32 more strip sets.

AND…I turned 2 orphan blocks into placemats and made block #4 of the Build-A-Quilt by Quilting Is My Therapy.

I’ve been very productive!

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time. Stay healthy, Happy Stitchin’, and God Bless!

A Thread for Life

because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith. 1John 5:4 HCSB

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My Week Out of Office

I had an amazing week out of office a few weeks back! It was approximately 97% work-free and it was glorious!

It started with a 4 day/night visit w/my daughter and the grands.

And then it was total “me time”!

I slept in everyday. “Slept in” meaning I woke up whenever my eyes opened w/o an alarm.

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I took down the Christmas Tree and thoroughly cleaned my house for the first time since I moved in. I also caught up on my laundry.

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I took Moe to the park a couple of times.

I made beef and barley soup and had a friend over for dinner.

On another night, I met a different friend for dinner at Margarita’s.

I spent time in the sewing room and finally finished this Legendary quilt top for a friend and sent it and the pillow cover off to the quilter.

Then I did some selfish sewing. I had to make myself a Star Burst Tree Skirt! I saw it all over Instagram during the holidays. I used a modified version of this tutorial.  It’s QAYG (quilt as you go). I was able to finish the top and will soon finish, finish it differently than the tutorial suggests.

And while I did all that sewing, I finished three audio books.

For the last several years I’ve challenged myself to read more books than the year before. Last year my goal was 36 and thanks to me finally taking the time to figure out how to listen to audio-books, I finished the year with 47 reads! Yes, I count audio-books as reads!   My goal this year is 60.

I also got a deep tissue massage and a facial!  It was definitely time well spent and I’m very grateful for all of it!

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ and God Bless!

A Thread for Life

Better one handful with rest than two handfuls with effort and a pursuit of the wind. Ecc 4:6

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Two Hearts

Eventually, I will have a quilt to display/decorate for every holiday/season, but in the meantime, pillows will have to do!

I love these heart pillows I made for V Day.

The heart block is a free pattern from Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter.

I quilted the darker one w/straight lines using thin masking tape as a guide.

I did all diagonals in one direction first, then the other.

I quilted the other heart w/a free motion meander. I’m extremely pleased w/the results. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve attempted fmq meander.

Then, I used this tutorial to turn the quilted blocks into pillow covers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend!

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A Thread for Life

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Thess 5:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬