Tuesday, August 9, 2016

This and That

         I just realized it has been over a month since I wrote a post for my blog.  Just in case anyone out there has noticed, I will catch you up.  I'm not sure my pictures are in the correct sequence, but it will be a brief overview.

    There were peaches to be harvested before the squirrels, raccoons, and/or deer ate them first.  Then there were peaches to be peeled, bagged and frozen as well as jam to make.  My grandsons would be terribly disappointed if there was no peach jam.  


    Then, there was Drama Camp for all of the younger members of the family. This crew is composed of granddaughters, great niece and great nephews.  They were here from Sunday thru Friday, as well as one of the Moms.  Cooking for 9 every day was a pretty full week.


 
   I have completed a few sewing projects.  This is a table topper I made for my neighbor.  Her husband passed in February and this is made from his ties.  I had never done anything with ties before, but it went very smoothly.  She has it displayed on an antique desk which belonged to her grandmother.


 
   Here's an idea!  I was constantly chasing a Kleenex or paper towel to erase writing on our kitchen whiteboard.  That led to wondering if a scrap of batting would work, then this happened.  1-1/2" squares from the scrap bin and a piece of scrap batting makes a great eraser.  That is a magnet holding it on the board.  Shall I patent it?


    I was invited to Gina's to sew last week, so wanted to take her a little something.  She loves pincushions as much as I do, so I whipped up this little Broken Dishes block from some batik cut offs I scavenged from Quilt Camp in May.  I think she liked it.
 


Birthday Blocks from 2013!
  So glad to get this put together and quilted.  This is my declared UFO for quilt guild (check) and moves me to the baggage car on Stashbusters (check), as well as finishes one of my oldest UFOs (check) and finally, used some stash (check).  It is a little larger than I usually make, 80" x 80".  
    That was my July.  How was yours?
Judy


4 comments:

  1. You have a great blog here! Thanks for visiting mine! Do you attend any of the quilt camps in Arrow Rock? If you do, we may know some of the same people?

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  2. You have a great blog here! Thanks for visiting mine! Do you attend any of the quilt camps in Arrow Rock? If you do, we may know some of the same people?

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  3. Thanks for the great eye candy. But I think I gasped at "cooking for 9" for a week? What a great thing to do for your family. And yea for getting your oldest UFO to flimsy stage.

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