Saturday, December 21, 2013

Where Did the Month Go?

Took out my trusty old Singer 301 (1956) that I use in the shop, oiled her up and she's been purring!  Had not used her for about two years.....that needs to change!  Just never could find the time but I plan to Make Time to do something I enjoy so much!  The little quilt block on the machine bed is the first for the new Jo Morton club due to start in January.  If I don't lose my ambition this evening, I may start one of the other quilts, an applique basket.

 I've been making Half Square Triangles for the Medallion quilt I started a couple months ago.  Needed 44 but made  88 (really 176 because each unit produces 2) to have choices!  Of course, each triangle unit has a twin so I'll have lots available should a new project interest me later!

I know these colors look way out of character for me, but the little quilt is not for me but for a worthy cause.  Hope a child loves the bright colored Butterflies!  Made two in fact and during the sewing room cleanout, I found kits I had made for myself for 3 more different ones!

 Got a new book "Kindred Spirits" from Kansas City Star.  Loved most of the projects but especially these little paper-pieced 2" Pineapple blocks!   The first one took me about 3-1/2 hours but I got a Rhythm going and made the rest quicker.  Think I'll try some red/green ones for Christmas tree ornaments.  I always find a good idea for Ornaments when it is too late for the current year!!

The opening of the frame is 6" the scrappy colors!

Sunset catching just the tops of the trees on the hill behind the house on Thursday afternoon.  Things have now changed drastically.......watching the ice storm approaching from the midwest............probably will lose power.  In the 1998 ice storm we went 14 days without power.  Having a generator made it easier than some folks had it.  


  1. Those are itty bitty pineapples. Sounds like a good book to get, if these are in it!! Glad you are finding time to do some sewing. It will refresh your spirit and let you relax after a long day. Happy Holidays

  2. regan has left a new comment on the post "Where Did the Month Go?":

    Love love love those little pineapple blocks! So sweet! And that little butterfly quilt is certainly going to be loved by some little girl! Awesome! And I'm the same way.....always think of all sorts of projects for Xmas when there are about 3 days left! Then I always say I'll make them for next year......but I never do! LOL

    Have a very Merry Christmas, Cyndi!

    1. Perhaps it would be a good New Year's Resolution! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  3. Sadly, I inadvertantly deleted the last 100 comments since Sep in my attempt to get rid of all the I will copy/paste the ones I can retrieve. Your comments are appreciated and I read all of them and try to reply to questions!..

    Jo Morton has left a new comment on the post "Where Did the Month Go?":

    "Make Time" is my goal for 2014 - make time for sewing. I've cut back on just about everything in the hopes of 'making time', still have options - I'm calling my break a Sabbitical. Love the beginning of your little Nine Patch quilt - using the brown bird toile - it will be wonderful, maybe I need to make another one? I love what I made, but am not a blue person, but loved how the quilt turned out. :-)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! Hugs from Nebraska! Jo

  4. Margs Primitive Quilts has left a new comment:
    I LoVe sewing with Antique reproduction fabric.
    Thanks for posting your beautiful works.

  5. Merry Christmas Cyndi.

  6. Love your newest projects!! Hope you made it through the storm with no problems.