Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday at the Ranch

The Little Lambs quilts are finally done. Since I'm still sheltering at the ranch with my small stash, it took me a little while to find some batting and backing but that's done and here are the quilts ready for the Hands2Help charity quilts sponsored by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

And, I continue preparations for the Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade by making pincushions since I don't have many at the ranch.  In the process, I found this cute, cute pattern for Little Houses Pincushions and made several. 

There might actually be enough pincushions there for my daughter, my sisters, and my niece. Don't forget to start getting your pincushions together so you can join the Pincushion Parade.  
That is all.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Two Little Lambs Quilts in the Making

Here I am again.  Yes, yes, I’m as surprised as you are.  Now I’ve found where Sara from Confessions ofa Fabric Addict Blog is again hosting a quilting charity challenge.  

Confessions of a Fabric Addict
She lists five charities that one can choose to make a quilt for. You can choose one or all of them, your choice. I have elected to make two quilts for the “Little Lambs Foundation.” They are in need of baby quilts so I’m busily sewing on two.  My friend gave me the fabric. There were 18 little blocks of the Sunflower Girl and Boy. I split them up into 9 for each quilt.  This is what I have so far:
I still need to quilt and bind and then they’ll be ready to send.

Reminder about the upcoming Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade coming up on June 8th so you can be getting your pincushions together.  Here is the link to Ida’s blog where she explains all about the parade PLUS shows you some of the exciting giveaways (gift certificates, patterns, etc.) you will be eligible to win.

I still have to figure out how to fix this up so you can click on the photo and go to Ida’s page but, for now, the link works.

Thanks for checking my blog again.

That is all.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Hello from a remote place in Texas

Hello Everyone,
Yes, I'm still around although right now I'm sheltering in place in our little ranch in a remote place in Texas. Our ranch is located 12 miles outside of a little town of 1000 people somewhere in the Hill Country so we're pretty isolated.  While in isolation, I've spent part of my time working on a Village. Moda Fabrics did a wonderful thing for us while we're staying home. They made the Village pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company available for free!  How great is that?  You can download it on their website at:
The most tedious part was cutting out the pieces but the sewing went really fast.  Here's what I did:
There are 132 little houses. While I was on a roll making little houses, I made 2 more and turned them into potholders for a swap I'm in.  
Now that I've to my feet wet blogging again, I guess I'll continue because I hear there is a Pincushion Parade coming up soon. Remember that from other years?  So I guess the next project I'll be showing you will contain pincushions.  Check with me again soon for more info on the Pincushion Parade. See you soon :)