The Big Thaw

We are finally thawed out here on Friday. When I left the shop Thursday the ice was finally melting from Tuesday’s sleet show, it was sure strange for the past few days to have had ice on the roof tops and since the sun hasn’t been out, the ice has hung around.

our frozen view in the front

in the back part, shaded area

more shade and frozen ground

I wanted to give a shout out from this past Sunday, David ran the Houston marathon and he ran it in 3 hours and 58 minutes. He did a great job and the cold, cold weather was a wonderful thing for him. His time allows him to qualify to run the Boston marathon in 2019. I’m very proud of him and what he was able to accomplish. Way to go, David! I’m already mentally preparing for the Italian, seafood and cannolis that we get to indulge in!

I also wanted to show a better picture of where my Indigo Star landed. My walls space is dwindling.

I wanted to show a better view of where my Indigo Star landed

I’ve been trying to finish a few things up, I have big 3 quilts to put binding on! Ugh! Nothing like a deadline to prompt me to get some things finished up. We had our Deer Park bee meeting Thursday night; I tried to get them finished before the meeting. I got the binding, sleeve and label attached on Reed’s Creek. Mission accomplished, I got it all sewn down! Wahoo! I love the quilting done by Jan DeAlmeida, she did an edge to edge “thistle theme” motif. Thank you Jan!

Reed’s Creek all done

a closer view of quilting on Reed’s Creek

Next on the list to finish was my Happy Home pattern from Primitive Gatherings. I needed to finish the embroidery on the bottom and sew on the key. I got that done too!

Happy Home is complete

Now it can go to finishing school for quilting! Big grin!

Next was to finish of my “Liberty Homestead” pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts. I got the label, sleeve and binding sewn down. Not all before the meeting, but all but the sleeve.

Liberty Homestead all done

I couldn’t get it in one photo

a center view

I love how the quilt turned out and I love all the colors in it. Marcia Henry quilted it and it looks great, she did a great job. Thank you Marcia!

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

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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6 Responses to The Big Thaw

  1. Jane Lemley says:

    Love each and every quilt. I love the whimsy of the Primitive Gatherings Quilt. I have not seen that playful style from them before. And your others were awesome as well! Great about your husbands marathon! Congrats! Just had to comment. Makes me miss being able to sew on the machine. But, I love Wool Applique and Rug Hooking which I can still do. Just happy to be here! Thanks for showing your beautiful work and the talent of your quilters.

    • ronda926 says:

      hi Jane, the Happy Home pattern was a freebie from the summer block of the week and is a bit different. It was sure fun to make even though it is a small quilt. The little quarter-squares finish at 1-inch and I do love the wool appliqué myself! I hope you have a great week!

  2. Marilyn says:

    Running is not for me but I do appreciate people that run marathons . That was a fantastic finish !
    I would be like you -Boston here I come 🦀🦐🦑🐠

    • ronda926 says:

      yes running is something to be appreciated. I ran for several years and now my knees decided to rebel. I guess it is a good thing, now I would have a hard time fitting exercise in my day. Too many things to do! This will be his 4th Boston and we sure enjoy the North that time of year. thank you for reading and responding!

  3. Mary says:

    All gorgeous! You are a workhorse doing what you love! You obviously are much younger than I. I remember staying up until 2 am Quilting and then going to work the next day.
    Mary in Texas

    • ronda926 says:

      hi Mary,
      thank you very much and yes, I do love what I do. I’m not sure if I am younger, but I do have an addiction to sewing. wink! thank you for reading and responding!

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