Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween and other end of the month stuff

Since I am typing this on break time it will have to be short.

First of all I wish to say Happy Halloween

to those who celebrate and/or like the holiday.  I don't do anything special for Halloween since I don't get trick or treeters.  It is a time when I can lock my doors and settle in for a quiet night.  We all need more of those don't we?

I know that I need a quiet night after the busy weekend I had.  I have now finished the t-shirt wall hanging and t-shirt quilt.  They don't have any labels on them but I'm not sure they will have labels put on them.  I will talk to the client about that on Wednesday when I meet him for lunch.

The back of the quilt

The squares finished up at approximately 14 1/2".  Quite large but these were from grown ups and it got to be tricky on how to get the design in.  A couple of the blocks I had to "create" from smaller pieces.

I also managed to cook this weekend and made a Shepherd's Pie in the crock pot and Pepperoni Pizza roll ups.  Combined with the Beer Cheddar soup, brats, and Reuben dip that I took home as leftovers from the work birthday lunch (I was last to choose what to take so they sort of gave me whatever was left), I didn't have to cook much at all and now have food in the freezer for later.  LOVE that idea.

I see some of the people are looking for me so I had better get back to work.  Have a great day everybody!

And, for my vegan friends....

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Catch Up

I know it's been awhile since I posted but I have been very busy.  Yeah, that is a lame excuse but it is the one I'm using.  LOL.

No pictures on this post because I haven't downloaded them yet.  I did, however, want to let you know that I'm still around and like many crafters busier than ever.  This weekend, and actually most of last week, I have been working on the t-shirt quilt and wall hanging.  Tomorrow at lunchtime I will get help and measure my quilts and see if I have to tweak them any more.  That is my name for evening it up.  I think it should be pretty good but since somebody is paying good money for it, I want to do my best.  I have had problems with this project but I think I have it where I can let it go and just say...that is as good as I could do with my little machine.  I can hear Connie say I'm my own worst critic and she might be right.

I have some cross stitch projects I want to work on again also but I won't let myself do that until i finish my obligations which have a deadline date of November 8th.  I did get a new cross stitch magazine in the mail this weekend and there are soooo many projects I want to do in it.  You will probably see some pictures of them in a day or two so that I can remember that I wanted to do them.  :)

My Aleve is kicking in now so I am going to sign off.  I feel very good about how much I got accomplished.  I really need to learn to start earlier so that I'm not wearing out my body all at the end.

I hope everybody has a terrific day/night.

Happy Stitching!