Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ordinary Days

Back to what I like to think of as normal, ordinary days!   The Best part of Christmas was the gathering of family for a lovely dinner........actually 3 dinners
now that I think of it!!   Out in AZ,  my great-grandson is now 2 months old!!   His dark brown eyes are quite a change for me as all my babies had eyes of bright blue!  His Mommy is so good about sending me photos and videos so I can hear his little baby noises!!  Looks like he is beginning to find his smile!  

I've been spending my days getting back to sewing, reading, planning, sorting, organizing, bookkeeping (ugh!)......you know....all those things we do at the start of a new year!  I finished this Jo Morton Club 14 top today......called "Goslings", blocks are 3".  Wish I had kept track of how many hours I spent on it!  It was a lot!  I made a paper-piecing pattern for the little flying geese units. But now it is ready to layer for quilting.  Will likely only machine-quilt "in the ditch" along the sashings/borders.  Maybe handquilt a wavy line or two in the border.

Also finished a couple blocks of Ongoing Projects.............

 Edyta Sitar's "Elegant Garden" block 10 (of 24), a BOM from a Long Time Ago!!  But, I am now doing Back-basting Applique and I think I am working Faster!!  
 And also this block from the Jane Stickle Civil War quilt......A7 I think....yes, still only one the First Row!  Next block up is Very Easy!  

Jo Morton's latest line is "Charlotte".............

Hyde Park is also new...from 3 Sisters by Moda.....love the early look of this print!

Since making the little 6" sawtooth stars all the past year through Barbara Brackman's blog, I just can't stop!  

Barbara's "Old Cambridge Pike" is here too!!  Love this focal print in all 7 colorways!

 Ferns, leaves and such speak to me every time!

 These smaller leaves and the stripes round out my selection.

While waiting for the bolts to get here, I made this little tablemat/wallhanging from the 2-1/2" mini charms.  I made it from an old photo (probably from Moda Bakeshop) and when I was finished, I found a pattern using a single block in one of Moda's booklets for using the mini charms................... has a border of the floral focus fabric in plum on it now!

Forgot to take photos of my little 2-1/2"Lemoyne Stars for Potholder quilt!  Next time!  Need 4 and only 2 are done..........takes me a whole evening to hand-piece one..........so maybe the whole block will be done when I post again!!


  1. oooh he is a cutie! you are blessed cyndi! and such beautiful fabrics...that hyde park is so delicate looking...

  2. What a sweet looking little guy!
    I currently have my brown-eyed granddaughter and her parents here visiting me (the ones I was visiting when I met you). Oh, it is fun!!
    The two little quilts you have made are wonderful! I can imagine that paper piecing all of those bitty flying geese was time consuming, but looks so good!
    And you made great use of those mini charms.
    My goodness, my mouth is watering over your new fabric selections. I was loving the Jo Morton selections and Hyde Park--then when you started showing Barbara's collection my heart started beating a bit faster! I especially love the ferny leaves in the plum and blue colors. Those are wonderful pinks, too. How do you handle being surrounded by all of that fabric goodness? : )

    1. Spend time dreaming about what to do with the new fabrics!! So glad to hear that your daughter and family are visiting with you! Don't know just when I will see my g-grandson in person but it will be Wonderful when it does happen!

  3. Wow,great and luscious projects and fabric and overall your grand is the best, so adorable!!

  4. The new fabric selections are lovely, but the baby is the most beautiful by far. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful baby, beautiful minis, and beautiful fabric. Thank you for sharing.

  6. What a cutie-pie! Such bright eyes, and so much hair! Sweet! Love the mini charm wall hanging, and that Hyde Park is SO beautiful! Yummy!

  7. Your g grandson is adorable a sweet baby Indeed.,
    Loving all the new fabrics we need more hours in the day to use them all.

  8. Oh my word is he getting big! And sooooo cute. I can really see his mommy in him! How did I miss Hyde Park? Was that there last week? I adore Barbara's Old Cambridge Pike. Might have to get halves of those! Love the little Jo quilt. And you really nailed that Jane block. It looks just like the original! Hope to be up again soon.

  9. What a beautiful great grandbaby! Would love to win the next Sample Packet.