Friday, March 31, 2017

Church


Its been quite busy this morning. As you all probably know, I am Catholic and it is lent season. This weekend is the fifth Sunday in Lent a week before Palm Sunday. This weekend my husband and I had to run up to our Church and cover all the crosses and statues. I thought you would like to see our little Church.

Our little Church, Sacred Heart Parish

Inside of the Church


After covering crosses & statues, I had to run over to my dad's house. My cousins flew in this morning for the weekend. They were sweet enough to come and visit. Our dads are brothers. Our dads came from a family of three boys. But the family grew between the brothers. Just my dad side, 7 children (me oldest), 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grand and 4 great-great! So just us alone, we are big. 
Anyway, here are pictures of our visit. It was a really good visit seeing my cousins! 


Well today, is cleaning up my studio and deciding what I want to do for April. I am pushing towards learning and re-acquinted with my Longarm machine.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 



Thursday, March 30, 2017

FINALLY...

FINISHED! YAY

Sewed the last stitch on this quilt! Here is the finish top!

Civil War Chronicles. As soon as I laid the top down, my 12-1/2 yr. old boy, Oscar wanted his picture taken. 

 This is the center. "Os" wanted to be the center of attention! HA
Looking at this picture of Oscar, You would think his color is black & grey. His color use to be black & tan. My poor guy is sure showing his age like his mama! 

Os "thinks" this quilt is for him! 😏😙

 Border. The corners of this quilt, I had to make an adjustment. I must have did something wrong with triangles on each side. Rather than trying to figure out and start using my ripper, I decided to adjust the block on the corners. I am satisfied!



I need to get my gear going with my longarm machine! I am super top heavy now! *ugh*

Next on the list is to get everything ready to work at our Church this Friday. I made cloths to cover all the cross and statues last year. I am Catholic and volunteer a lot at our Church. Since moving here to the Big Island, I wanted to do more for God! Helping others, attending Church more often, etc... What I found out from my family is that most of the things that I am doing, my mother (R.I.P. mom) use to do! I knew some things but never knew a lot! The one thing I will NOT do and that is join the Choir! HECK NO! My mom sang in the choir. I have a hard time speaking to the entire congregation as it is. To sing???? no, No, NO! lol

On Friday, I will have  to figure out what is going to be next for OMG (One Monthly Goal) for April. Maybe longarm a few tops? Sounds good to me! But first to clean up my mess from this project and continue organizing studio. One day I'll get done.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Getting Closer...

To the finish! I started late start this weekend to finish my UFO "Civil War Chronicles". I actually started putting the blocks together late Saturday night and yesterday after Church. I underestimated my timing on this quilt! *ugh*  Here is the center of this quilt. 

Center Block

I tried several ways to take a good picture and this is the best one. Still trying to learn how to take good pictures. Anyway, I need to add a "HUGE" triangle on all four sides. Then sew the 68 - 6-1/2" blocks together for the border. 

I hope when I am done putting this quilt together, the sun is out so I can lay this quilt outside for a good photo. 

Have a wonderful week. You know what I will be doing! (=


Friday, March 24, 2017

Next On The List...


Or should I say "Next on my bucket" list! In 2009, I started Civil War Chronicles. After cutting and sewing pieces together, I put the project aside. Every BOM kit, I had to make at least a quantity of 4 16" blocks. However, one of the BOM kits, I had to make 68 6"blocks! You read right...Sixty Eight Blocks!!! I believe that is when I put the whole project in its own container. I was BURNED OUT! 

So to get this project done, this weekend, my plan is to work on it. Here are the blocks laid out on my cutting table. Now to put them together. 





Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Do find some time to do something you so enjoy doing.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Productive Sunday...


Indeed it was a very productive day here.  After Church, I went straight into my studio to get some sewing done. 


A Sparkling Sampler

Block G - 12 x 12


Block N - 14 X 14


Pat Sloan - 182-Day Solstice



Block 12/25 - Jacob's Ladder.
18-1/2" x 18-1/2"

Block 13/25 - Studio Time
12-1/2"x12-1/2"




Lastly, I am participating in  the #2017NewQuiltBloggers. I am trying to get a  up to speed with my blog.
I do follow a lot of Quilting sites on Bloglovin. However, I didn't claim so this is my very first attempt. I hope you will follow me on this journey. 

Until next time, have a wonderful week. Do take some time to do something you so enjoy. Even if its only for an hour. 



  





Saturday, March 18, 2017

Another UFO...


Off my bucket list! Better late than never...Right? 

 February Quilt is finished. YAY! Finished quilt size is 80" x 98". I made a couple of changes. Truth be told, I messed up while cutting. The blue strips you see around the center should have been an orange piece. I am happy with the results.



3's Company BOM


Now to decide should I custom quilt or all over quilting. I am still new to longarm quilting. So I think I will wait until I feel comfortable.

Now to move on to my next project. I need to get caught up on my other projects and decide what will be my next UFO.

Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day. It was quiet here at home.

Until next time,


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Slow Progress


here in my studio. Still dealing with the Doctor's and have scheduled appts. to see specialists on Oahu. The problem here on the Big Island is there are very few GOOD doctors! So we accept what we have and fly to Oahu to actually see good doctor's. For the next two months, I have to fly back and forth to see specialists and in between take my 80 yr. old father to Oahu for his Cataract surgery. Staying positive. 

 I've manage to sew a few blocks.



182-day Solstice Challenge





My plan this week is to get caught up on my UFOs this weekend. I have a meeting Saturday morning at our Church. 

Usually during lent season, Catholic tradition is fish on Fridays. However, since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. Our Bishop here dispensation from abstinence from meat. But I will follow the tradition tomorrow. 

Wishing you all