Friday, January 18, 2019

Didn't I show you this??

Tada!  Completed with the string border.  I was going to make it a wider string border...but I had all this narrow string all that is what happened!  Sometimes...ya just gotta be done!


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Might as well start something new!

This is something new!  It is called "Miss Jump's Tea time, and it is a quilt along, on Facebook, with Lorraine Hoffman.  I am a little in love with the rickrack and the bright colors!!!

 At first, I thought the rickrack was to go right on top of the heart...but I think it looks better with a little space in between the heart and the rickrack.   This was my initial attempt.

Hearts...plaids...bright!!  Love, love, love!!!
 Pat Sloan is have a "Space" quilt I made the first block.  I had some leftover pieces and parts, so I made pinwheels and chevrons with the leftovers.
 Meeting House quilts is have a quilt along, too!!  So...I made these blocks to start in on that one!!! Nothing like tons of starts for the new year!  These are eight inch blocks.
And Angela, at Super Scrappy, is making a fun rainbow quilt this year...all tiny blocks!  So, here are my five inch blocks.

Fun, fun, fun!!!


Tuesday, January 15, 2019


I guess this is self explanatory!!  8 inch blocks...30 blocks planned, if I have enough strings!!



Dearest Boy update

 Good morning, everyone!  I tried and tried to make the original block for this was yucky.  What I mean was a pain!  I think Karen accomplished it, but I substituted this block instead.
I am thinking of putting a flower or bird inside the double handled basket.  So on we go!!!  The next block is applique...and it is prepped and ready to stitch!!

*************************Nurse's Notes*************************

I am supposed to be at work today, but they put me on call.  So...for $2.00 per hour (I know, don't be jealous), I am supposed to stay by the phone and be available for the next 12 hours, just in case they need me.  So, I will do laundry and such, keep busy for my day...and will try to sneak in a little sewing!!

The census of hospital patients,  all across the nation, according to my hospital authorities, is down.  Which is a good thing, but it means that I don't get to work each shift I am scheduled.  It makes me want to find a supplemental job!!!

Can I just be a quilter for my second job?  LOL!

I had a very sad case the other day...a lady got very depressed, and for two years, she locked herself inside her apartment.  Deliveries of food were ordered, and some trash was passed out to the drivers, and a neighbor brought her mail to her,  but for the entire time, she never bathed or washed her hair...and there were just little trails among the "stuff" in her house, for her to pass through to the bathroom and back to her recliner.  Her legs were stuck in the shape of her recliner!!!

She stayed in her apartment, suffering a heart attack, for two days...finally, finally calling for help.  Her heart is so badly damaged, she is really on the verge of not making it.  Her long hair is in one large matted ball at the top of the pillow.  I may go in today and try to detangle it for her...poor thing!

  If you have chest call 911 and get to the hospital as soon as you can!!

I see some very sad and odd things as a nurse, and I know my nursing friends can relate!


Have a great day!


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Slow Stitching

I finished hand quilting this quilt.  It was a quilt along with Cheri Payne...she would give us random basket piece patterns, and we just came up with whatever basket we imagined.  I made four of the blocks, and here is my nearly finished quilt.  I loved this project...and each stitch is in remembrance of a super fun designer; Cheri Payne.  

My fingers are fairly sore, as I did this one all on a road trip.  I still need to make binding, a hanging sleeve, and a label.

Onward!!!  I hope each of you has had some time to slow stitch...check out Kathy; I am linking up to her, for Sunday Slow Stitching.

Hugs from Julie!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Strings, strings, strings!!!

 Sometimes?  You just have to begin.  Something...anything!!!  I love strings, and have so many fun ideas  that I was a bit paralyzed!!  So...after work tonight, and after supper was cleared and the dishes were done, I made these limey green string blocks!!  I had these all sorted out.  They are 8 inch finished blocks...and represented about ten minutes of work.  I love them!  NO matching anything...just mindless and fun sewing time.
I am back to 5 bowties a night.  These are three inch finished.

A few minutes a night adds up to a lot of progress!!!

Have a super day!


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Red, red, red!

 I just really love this quilt!  I am not sure who came up with this pattern, but I really love the contrast and pretty, pretty colors.  I had not ONE red block in the bunch...but luckily, this is red month at So Scrappy.
 I made these red blocks for the quilt!  Yahoo!
 I was also toying with adding red hearts...but I think this is going to be a non starter.  Adding the block to the orphan blocks, for an orphan quilt, some day!!
 And these I already showed you...
and these!

Red is super fun!!!

Linking to Angela, for a start on rainbow quilts of the year.

I pray each of you is OK, and having the best New Year possible.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Fun is afoot!

 Rainbow quilts!  The color of this month is:  RED!  I have started a new quilt with wonky stars.  I thought I might not like making these stars...BUT I LOVE THEM!!  So much love, that I made two.
 Angela at So Scrappy is hostessing a new quilt along...please see her blog HERE.  Tiny blocks, with lots of visual impact.  She is posting one each week, and it is a free quilt along.
 I had a jelly roll...note the past tense.  I whacked it all up and am making this, for a nursing friend who likes purple.
 Happiness?  Is a new rotary cutter blade!  Hahaha!  This was my Christmas present, the one I asked rotary blades.  Cuts like a hot knife through butter!
 I have been collecting keys for some time...some very old, some just pretty.  I found this wooden heart at JoAnn fabrics yesterday, and had a 60% off coupon, so it came home, and we put cup hooks on it...and there you go!  I have room for some more old keys.
 Yarn sale too, at Joann's.  I made a little dishcloth.  I can still crochet, after a fashion, that is.
 I guess I need a bright bag, or someone does...anyway, this got made too.
 This is my table runner for January...and it is BRRRRRrrrrr here!  Raining all day.
 These are just a few of the gifts I received from my friend Lyn...thank you, Lyn!!  I love each one!
And such a fun fabric postcard...thank you, Nines!!