Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving - a few days late

Wow...this holiday has just flown by.  Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas right around the corner.  I just don't know where the days go.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family blessings and lots of peace and relaxing.  I have enjoyed this time off work and managed to get some sewing done, decorations mostly are up for Christmas and have watched countless movies on the Hallmark Channel.  Life is good.


I began quilting on my Circus Stars quilt, and will share one of the blocks on front and the way the back is shaping up.  I am using the "big stitch" or utility stitch and had some trouble starting out - actually had to take out my quilting many times on the first block.  I am getting my stitches much straighter now, just need to work on getting them consistent in length.  I really do enjoy this method.   I think the back of the quilt is going to look neat - maybe not neat stitches, but I like the look and feel of it.



I also began putting together my supplies to make a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. Took me several days to cut out all the flower fabrics as I wanted them all different.   Gathered up my supplies, cut out all my hexagon paper foundations and finished the first row.  I am enjoying this process and have not stitched one stitch my machine in quite awhile.  I think my sewing machine is feeling neglected.

So that is it for now.  Back to work tomorrow and into the routine.  At some point I have got to get some shopping done.  No way was I going to face the Black Friday mess.  I did go out some on Saturday, but just to go by a quilt shop and Hobby Lobby to get some decorations.  All in all, its been a great Thanksgiving, and I thank God for the many blessings in my life of family, friends and home.

Teresa
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11 comments:

Linda said...

Have fun with your big stitch quilting. It's something I've always wanted to try, but haven't gotten around to yet. Are you stitching with perle cotton?

Good for you to begin a hexie project. Handwork is fun, isn't it? I find it a refreshing change from machine sewing. Enjoy that too!

tirane93 said...

i love the back on your hand quilting! the thread choice makes it so lively!

Raewyn said...

Your hand quilting is looking beautiful - it's going to really enhance your quilt. And you've made a great start on your Grandmothers garden. Hand stitching is quite relaxing isn't it? - and a good way to still stitch and be companionable with family.

LuAnn said...

Love your circus stars quilt and your big stitch quilting. I have PVC pipe on the legs of my cutting table to raise it up so it is easier on my back. Your hexagons are looking good, too.

Purple Pam said...

Glad you had a great time off, and a happy Thanksgiving. I like your growing garden quilt. There is lots of hand stitching there. I can understand that your sewing machine is lonely!

Thimbleanna said...

Your quilting looks great! And those hexies are so cute -- what a lot of work. I'd love to do one -- maybe someday if I ever get the yoyos done!

Candace said...

Sounds like you had some nice days off. Your projects look great and I'm sure your machine will be waiting for you and glad to have you back.

Ellen said...

I think your circus stars quilt is beautiful! I love the quilting on it. :) And I love the quilter. :)

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Leeanne said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.I'm looking forward to seeing my Round Robin too!
I like the way you are putting your flowers together.

Lyn said...

Hello Teresa, I enjoyed seeing your quilting....and your new hexagon project...Merry Christmas Teresa, Hugs LYn

em's scrapbag said...

Your quilting looks lovely. And I love the hexie project.