Catching Up

There’s been a lot going on, and just when I think things are going to slow down a tad, I think things have sped up!

Have you been staying on task getting your projects to where you want them? I had good intentions, but I did not make as much progress as I had wished or hoped for. I did work on my Primitive Gatherings, Triangle Gatherings and I did get caught up with those 6-inch blocks. I also did get one 2-inch finished block done, but that is as far as I got.

I believe these are blocks 8 and 9 and the baby of the first block

I believe these are blocks 8 and 9 and the baby of the first block

I did make time to work on a little quilt from Kathleen Tracy’s book, Small & Scrappy. I’m in their Facebook group and these ladies like to sew! It has been a fun group to watch and see how they are inspired.

my version in purples

my version in purples

They house is making some progress. They did get the brackets added to the frame last week. I love the detail and character that this adds to the building.

bracket details on the back

bracket details on the back

the brackets added to the front

the brackets added to the front

Primer was painted and that was a big game changer, it sure looks better than the yellow hardy plank.

gray primer added

gray primer added

We also had some electric work done and plumbing went in. they aren’t finished, but regardless progress is progress.

A while back I finally found some green 1962 school room handwriting cards like I had in elementary school and I finally was able to get time to get the cards hung and my little clotheslines done. Oh how these sweet little clotheslines make me happy.

my alpha cards and clotheslines

my alpha cards and clotheslines

my alpha cards and clotheslines

my alpha cards and clotheslines

my alpha cards and clotheslines

my alpha cards and clotheslines

I had several saved up, but I’m short about 10 more dresses, but I’ll be on the look out!

Sunday, Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville came and taught a class at a friend’s retreat house in Crosby, The Gathering Place. I wasn’t able to attend, but they had a great class. Monday I got to drive Bonnie, Kay and Tara to The Antique Gallery of Houston, in Spring(down the road from Old Town Spring) and we shopped till we dropped! Or got hungry! She was craving some Texas BBQ, so we went to Papa’s BBQ on 1960, we all enjoyed that! We sure had a great time unearthing vintage/antique sewing machines and vintage quilts. Some were well loved and some were in good shape. It is really fun to see what one can find in antique malls. However, not ONE doily dress and trust me, we were all looking!

this is the postage stamp quilt we found that we all loved, it was in great shape

this is the postage stamp quilt we found that we all loved, it was in great shape

Monday night we had the Baytown Area Guild Meeting and we had a fabulous turn out! It is always great to have a good turn out and a lot of visitors! Bonnie did a fabulous trunk show and there were several quilts that I sure wanted to try and make. Bonnie does such a great job inspiring so many quilters and shows us how to use up our scraps and her projects are ones to behold. They were just stunning! Bonnie, thanks for coming to Baytown, I look forward to your return, we enjoyed having you so much!

I took a few pictures of some of hers that I would love to make.

one of my all time favorite quilts is the pineapple.  I just may have to crack the whip

one of my all time favorite quilts is the pineapple. I just may have to crack the whip

a closer look

a closer look

I fell in love with this one too!

I fell in love with this one too!

another one I loved, she had so many

another one I loved, she had so many

I love, love this one too.  I love the yellow!

I love, love this one too. I love the yellow!

here we are in front of her quilt candy

here we are in front of her quilt candy

our Monday foursome, myself, Bonnie, Tara and Kay

our Monday foursome, myself, Bonnie, Tara and Kay

My bucket list of quilts to make is getting longer and longer. Oh well! 😉 The “quilty” life is a great one! 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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7 Responses to Catching Up

  1. Lori says:

    Love your little quilt in purple. Next on my list is that antique shop. We passed it but was tired after Old Town Spring shopping. Your Quilt meeting looks like fun too. Happy Quilting!!!!!

  2. Pauline Stavrakis says:

    Love the blog in Quiltville’s Quips & Snips about “And Sew it Began”

    Pauline

    Sent from my iPad

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