Thursday, May 28, 2015

Doll Quilt Exchange

Last weekend when we returned home from Memorial Day at our son's, I found a package in our mailbox and I could hardly wait until I got into the house to open it!  Inside was the beautiful doll quilt on the left from Martha Gray, completely hand quilted with the tiniest of stitches.  All the different fabrics were a feast for the eyes.

On the back of the quilt was an embroidered label shown on the right.

At first, I thought I'd hang it in an area near the kitchen but somehow it was on the dining room table and I thought I'd display it there for awhile.  Don't worry, we're eating on the porch for the summer.  No chance of spoiling it with any goodies or food.

This was from a Doll Quilt Exchange set up by Lori over at Humble Quilts and I'm so glad I signed up for it, especially since I'm a "deadline" girl and just finished my quilt for the exchange to be mailed today.  Thank-you so much Lori for setting this up <3

Check out Lori's blog as she will eventually have links set up for the Doll Quilt Exchange participants and you'll be able to see all the quilts.

Hope your summer is starting out with good weather and lots of fun stitching.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

A New Stash

It's been awhile since I've blogged so I thought I'd let you know what's been going on and what I've been doing! We had to postpone our Mexico trip in January because of some medical issues, so I started knitting which is more portable than quilting and quite stress relieving.

 I bought the yarn and needles over a year ago and totally forgot about them!  Luckily, a friend reminded me :)

 The first pair on the left was for a friend and the yarn made the lovely pattern.  The second pair below was also for a friend.

Of course, I had to have a yarn stash and I bought 2 or 3 skeins of every color in the store except for the solid colors. They don't knit up very fast as they are on size 2 needles and I used some tiny circular needles to make them. 

Notice that the stash is in a basket in plain sight!  I won't forget I have this yarn.

This is the pair I'm working on at the moment.  Thankfully we aren't dealing with any medical issues at the present time so I'm not in too much of a hurry to finish these.

I did manage to put together a small quilt kit of star blocks.  I like the way the stars float, don't you?

And, machine quilted a doll quilt top that I had for a long time.

We did make a trip to Mexico, later than usual, where we relaxed, read and enjoyed some warm, sunny weather.

I've pulled some fabrics for an "Out the Door Quilt".  Not in any hurry to cut into these.

On the right are some indigo fabrics I've been washing for a doll quilt swap.

When we returned home from Mexico, we put in the dock.  We enjoy catching crappies and sunnies off the dock in the spring.  Next weekend we'll have a full house (kids and grand kids) for the opener, so there won't be much sewing getting done!

That's about it for now!  Hope your spring is going well!