Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This and That

Let's see....what have I been up to?  Hexies, Paper Piecing and a new handbag.

The bag isn't exactly what I originally planned but I absolutely love how it turned out.  And it's just the right size.  I may add some pockets for my phone and camera.  I haven't decided yet.

Hope you have a good day.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Goodbye Google Reader

If you've been following along in blog land lately, you know that come summer Google Reader is going away.  A good portion of the blogs I follow have decided to go with Bloglovin.  So I have too.  It was easy to import the blogs I follow.  I'm all for easy.  Follow my blog with Bloglovin

And now, what you've all been waiting for...I can finally show you the wall hanging I made for my daughter.  It's approx 37 inches x 48 inches.  The first photo shows the true colors and the second shows it hanging on the wall.  The light was all wrong in her livingroom and I couldn't get it right.

Spring Has Sprung

Everyone had a good time trying to pick out which flower they liked the best.

Hope you have a good day.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Guess what I was doing at 5 am this morning...mopping the kitchen floor. Couldn't sleep. I've been up since 4. I'm planning to use the floor to put the wall hanging sandwich together today. Sorry...no photos. My daughter will be reading this.

Hope you have a good day.

-- Pat

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

This and That

It's been a shopping sort of day.  First, off to Joann's to take advantage of their Coupon Commotion.  I had four 50% off coupons.  I bought what fabric I needed to finish the wall hanging and extra for my stash, rotary blades, new quilting gloves and thread.

After that, I stopped in at Goodwill.  I don't like shopping for clothes and most of the time do it online but I felt the urge to shop and didn't want to pay a lot.  I bought four tops/blouses for layering, a necklace and two pairs of earrings, all for $24.  You can't beat that.

Then I headed to Walmart to pick up some hair color--the grays are starting to peak through.

If all that wasn't exciting enough, I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to eliminate the odor coming from my garbage disposal.  It's been smelling quite fowl.  I never had the problem in my old apartment so this  cleaning thing is new to me.  I've tried a few of the suggestions listed on the internet.  We'll see if any of those solve the problem.

I'm especially happy to tell you that I LOVE my washing machine and dryer.  Not having my own for over 12 years, it's now a pleasant task to do my washing.  Especially my new fabric.

I didn't get to sewing in the sewing room yesterday.  I spent most of the day reading.  I did however sew some hexies.

Hope you had a good day.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Busy Hands

I didn't feel like sitting down to the sewing machine on Saturday so I worked on hexies instead.  Here are the ones I completed:

After that little break, I couldn't wait to get back to paper-pieced blocks today.

I'm not crazy about my color choices on the house block but I really like the other blocks.

Hope you had a good day.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Decisions, Decisions

This morning I finalized the design for my daughter's wall hanging.  And I thought I knew the exact colors I wanted to use but as the day moved on, I realized that I may want to change it up a bit.  I used EQ7 to come up with some layouts and color schemes but I just can't make up my mind.  I guess I need to give it some more thought.

Here are the paper-pieced blocks I completed today.

I like how vibrant they look against the blue background.  Hmmmm.....

Hope you had a good day.