Family and Friends

Friday, October 7th, Kynlee turned 3 and the big celebration was Saturday. It was fun watching the kids play and seeing the grand-kiddoes grow up. She had a great party and enjoyed getting a bunch of clothes to play “dress-up”.

cookie cakes are always a big hit!

cookie cakes are always a big hit!

I love her smile here!

I love her smile here!

Yummy for the tummy

Yummy for the tummy

Jillian made her name in Princess letters

Jillian made her name in Princess letters

and she got a stuffed dog - that was a hit

and she got a stuffed dog – that was a hit

Happy Birthday Princess!

Happy Birthday Princess!

After we got home from the party I decided to do a couple of replacements on my bow tie quilt. I decided they were to light and it would forever bug me and might look like I had a hole in it, so I made 2 more bow ties and put in the new ones.

working on block 8

my replacement bow ties

I’m a little behind on my Primitive Gatherings, Magic of Christmas, so it was time to work on Block 8. That little block was a bit of a challenge, especially since I decided to use directional fabric, but I got it done and I like it.

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block 8 is done

block 8 is done

We had a small gathering for our Farm Girl Vintage group on Columbus Day. I got a couple of blocks done. Wahoo!

my black sheep

my black sheep

my baking day block

my baking day block

I finally got a chance to go to LaPorte and do a few “fall” décor updates. I really enjoy decorating for fall and hopefully all the ones coming during the next few weeks will like it.

fall decor at the house

fall decor at the house

I got the horn wreath in Warrenton

I got the horn wreath in Warrenton

and my little Annie doll ready for Halloween

and my little Annie doll ready for Halloween

Julie Moser had invited her family down from Michigan to attend a retreat and I was invited to join their family to sew and teach a wool class. So I did. I taught them a Primitive Gatherings table runner, Snowman for Hire. They all did good.

I got some sewing time in. I had cut out my Sew Kind of Wonderful, Mini Pumpkin top on Wednesday and I was ready to sew it. This was my first time to use the Quick Curve ruler and I got to work on the curved piecing. That was a bit of a slow process, but I finally worked through it. The blocks are oversized so you don’t have to worry abut being precise, but I wasn’t sure on how to do the trimming up, but with the help of Marcia Henry, we got it worked out. I got it all sewn together Friday night.

my Mini Pumpkins ready to assemble

my Mini Pumpkins ready to assemble

all done

all done

I wanted to just play with this pattern and use a mix of fun fabrics and reproduction styled fabrics and I used some grunge fabric as my background. I was very pleased how it came out. Proof that the old and new fabrics can work together in the right setting! Ha!

I want to thank Julie and her family for allowing me to spend time with them and get to know them. I sure had a good time!

After getting home and trying to move back into my room I got to work on my Primitive Gatherings, Magic of Christmas, Block 9. I got it done. Who knew that the square-in-a-square block would be so popular in all these little blocks?

block 9 done

block 9 done

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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