Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Piece Yourself Together Tuesday

Encouraging Words of the Day:

 
Happy Tuesday! Once again it's time for Althea's "Piece Yourself Together" linky at "Hibiscus Stitches." Please click on the photo link below to see what others are doing with their hexies.



Still working on my "Ranch House" hexie wallhanging but it doesn't show much progress so I'll wait until next time to show a photo :) In the meantime, here are some half-inch hexie flowers I've been working on during road trips.

Short post today so that is all.



 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Piece Yourself Together Tuesday

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Happy Tuesday! Once again it's time for Anthea's "Piece Yourself Together" linky at "Hibiscus Stitches." Please click on the photo link below to see what others are doing with their hexies.



I've been diligently working on my "Ranch House" hexie wallhanging even though it may not look llike it.

It was getting hard to sew hexies onto it so I took out some of the little papers as Needled Mom and Althea suggested and it's definitely working better.
Also completed are these flowers for my swap partner at the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap." She requested flowers in bright blue with white centers.
And finally, the saga of 1/2-inch hexies continues. I now have 350 completed so I'm about half way there. Here are three of them. I love those little elephants.
That is all.



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday Post for a Tuesday Linky

Encouraging Words of the Day:

When it's Tuesday in Texas, USA, it's not Tuesday in Australia. I think. Anyway, Anthea hosts an EPP linky for us on her Tuesday in Australia. Here is is already Wednesday in Texas and I'm barely now posting so I can hook-up to Anthea's linky.

Here's a photo of my big project in progress:

This part is not that much fun as it's hard so sew all these hexies together but it's getting there.

And the accumulation of half-inch hexie flowers continues. Here are 3 more:

Thanks, Anthea for providing the linky. Click "Hibiscus Stitches" to see what others are doing with their EPP.
 

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hill Country Wildflowers and Hexie Flowers

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Well, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, the day when Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches provides a linky for us to share our hexie projects, has arrived and almost gone. I'm writing this as I sit in a hunting blind at our little Texas ranch. We're hunting feral hogs. So far, no luck. Of course, I'm looking at my iPad as I write this instead of looking out for a feral hog to wander by. But, I digress. Earlier I walked about the ranch admiring our beautiful wildflowers and thinking about Anthea's hexie link. I sewed up a couple of flowers for my partner in the "Inchy-Hexagon Flower Swap."

Here they are in front of a Prickly Pear cactus flower...

and another of them with the "Mexican Hat" wildflowers as well as a few cactus berries.

Then I saw these beautiful little yellow wildflowers, the perfect place to photograph these three little half-inch hexie flowers for my life-long project of making enough half-inchers to make a quilt some day.

Thanks, Anthea, for providing the linky. Check out Anthea's blog to see the hexie projects others have made.

That is all.

 

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hexies, hexies

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Today is the Tuesday that Anthea from Hibiscus Stitches has her linky where we can "show-off"

our English paper-piecing.

I've been working on this wall hanging like forever. My sister Ida made the little house in the center to depict our little ranch house. I've been making hexies and stitching them together off-and-on for two years and decided that it was time I really got it put together. This is what I'm working on.

I'm trying to fill in all those holes and make it look pretty. Hmmmmm, better keep working on that....

 

Other than that, I got a few little half-inch hexie flowers done.

 
And finally, got these flowers done for my swap partner in the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap."
She asked for flowers in bright colors so I hope she likes these.
That is all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Anthea's Piece Yourself Together Link

Encouraging Words of the Day:

This is our last day in California visiting our daughter and family. We’ve had a wonderful time. We spent the week-end in the mountains and that was lovely as well. My grandson and I spent part of the time trying to master the "Selfie Stick," a stick that holds your phone a little farther away than the length of your arm to aid in taking better selfies. Here’s a photo of us and a "tree face." My grandson is holding the selfie stick.

And, of course, I’ve been sewing hexies. Here are a few that I’m linking with Anthea at "Hibiscus Stitches" who is hosting an English paper-piecing linky called "Piece Yourself Together."

Check it out at the above links. Here are my hexies:

 

 

That is all.

 

 

 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter.

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Happy Easter, Everyone. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

Look at this nice little thread catcher I made. It’s useful for carrying around in your travel bag. You know we always need some place to put our hilachas (snippets) when we’re sewing on the go.

Here's how it folds up flat.

I found the tutorial for this on my friend Fiona’s blog and, with her permission, am posting the link here. You can literally accomplish this from start to finish within 30 minutes, maybe faster. Thanks, Fiona, for the tutorial.

Right now, my husband and I are in sunny California visiting our daughter and I’ve already gone to "Quilters’ Paradise" in Clovis. I just love the friendly people in that store and their inventory is fantastic. I finally broke down and bought the expensive "Hex N More" ruler there. As many hexies as I sew, I figure I really NEED this.

And, of course, I’ve been sewing hexies. Here are a few.

I need to sit down and re-count these one of these days. It seems like I have hundreds at least.

That is all.