Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Work Interferes Once Again!

I had to work Saturday this last weekend.

Translation:  I did not get to quilt at all.

Whenever i have to work a weekend Sunday ends up becoming my make up day to clean/groceries/laundry.......the list goes on.

I think most of you get my drift.

I did manage to get a little cutting done one night though.....



I got the center blocks cut which are 6-1/2" square.  That blue batik is the dark color in the pattern.  I have my little cheat sheet there listing what I have to cut for each fabric.

OMG, I love the little gecko guys....cute!

I do have to shrink this quilt down a row since I did not have enough gecko fabric to do 16 blocks.  That fabric is "Gecko I" from Timeless Treasures.

I figure not a big deal to find another batik to throw on another border.  Done...

I'll keep you posted as I go.  Tonight is parent teacher conferances, so probably won't get to it tonight *sigh*.

Always,

Gentrie

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Little Victories

So I made progress on my Belated Baby Toddler Quilt.


The BIG obstacle was getting the table cleared off.  

I take little victories where I can get them......

Always,

Gentrie

Monday, February 23, 2015

The skeleton out of the closet....and back in....

So I did manage to complete a couple small things this weekend. 





I got the new buttons sewn on Hailey's boots.  They worked great, and I did have to dig for a large heavy duty needle to get through the suede and sheepskin.  
I used a thick pearl cotton also, I didn't want the thread to bust again!
Hailey was excited, and when she put them on this morning she said it was like putting on new boots.  Well.....

I got the binding done on the Halloween Skeleton.

 I really like this guy.  I might just hang him up year round.





Here is a shot of the scrappy back.  Oh yeah, that's why I'm not hanging it yet, no sleeve.  

I'm too lazy to do that now, actually I have another project I want to start instead.........


Always,



Gentrie



Friday, February 20, 2015

Pleather & buttons, Oh My!

I have NOT had a chance to get anything worked on this week.  We have had an exasperating week of parenting and parent care giving.  Nothing I had planned to get done did.





I found buttons yesterday to replace the buttons that fell off Hailey's boots
Did I get the chance to sew them on last night?  NO!
Did she wear them to school today? YES!


Of course, I also found some fabric to make a purse or tote out of.  I have not made up my mind which yet.

The top one is a canvas and the bottom one is a leather, I think they call it pleather.  Why?  I'm not sure, I just roll with it.

So the goal is to see what all I can get accomplished this weekend.


And......GO!


Always,


Gentrie




Monday, February 16, 2015

Patience.....not MY virtue

So I am waiting on some news, and let me tell you, patience IS NOT a virtue of mine!  I am so stinkin' impatient it is driving me crazy.  I feel itchy and like I have bees buzzing in my head. 

I must say I am more patient than some other people in my life.....not to name names......Mark......

HEHE!

Anyway, I had every intention of starting the late baby quilt on Sunday and well, it didn't work.

Piper had one of those days where she just wouldn't cooperate. 

That irritates me too.  Not mad at Piper.  Just edgy because I can't follow through on my plans and what I wanted to get done.

Probably had more to do with my other patience issues right now....



Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines day!  It is my husband's birthday on Valentines day so that holiday kind-of gets shoved back to the back burner around our house.

Although he always remembers to get me a gift......

This year's gift, a copper bracelet.  He really knows me pretty well.  I am not a big fan of gold.  I love copper and silver.

So, here's to hoping that answers come soon or that I find some patience somewhere.....

Always,

Gentrie