Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tractor quilt

My sweet grandson loves to go to my brothers farm and ride the tractors.

So I decided to make him a tractor quilt for Christmas. I embroidered the tractors...each a different color...  the quilt top is done...ready for quilting.

I started machine quilting it today. It is the first full size quilt I've tried to quilt on my home machine. And I must say, it's quite the challenge, but after some rolling I got several rows of stitching done. .

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Christmas Stockings

I decided that this year I'm going to make Christmas stockings for my family... I hope to have all 8 done by Christmas. I'm currently working on #4. I'm using the Falling Snow Stocking by Jennifer Hoel. Here are the 3 I have done.

Nov. 3rd

 Day 3... I'm thankful for my crafting talents. Knitting, sewing, quilting, etc. has given me tons of hours of enjoyment and has opened many doors of friendships.

Blue Bear Baby Quilt

One of this weeks goals was to finished the blue bear baby quilt. It's not perfect by any means. I tried to free motion quilt it but kept breaking needles... so part of it is just quilted with my walking foot. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday goals for this week

My goals for week...

  1. Finish stocking #4
  2. Cast on stocking #5
  3. Finish bear baby quilt
  4. Baste tractor quilt
  5. Knit 2 inches on mitered square baby blanket
  6. Get stuff ready for quilt retreat.
What are your goals for the upcoming week?

November 2nd

Day 2 of thankfulness... today I'm thankful for my precious grandbabies.  David and Isabelle.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Month of thankfulness

Day 1... today I'm thankful for new beginnings...moving forward...putting the past where it belongs... behind me.

Won't you join me ... comment below.

Moving Forward

So October is gone. It was a very emotional month for me. A wedding and two funerals...

BUT... as someone said recently,... all of that stuff is in the PAST ... and I'm not moving that way....I'm moving FORWARD..

 I have wonderful memories of the wedding and are looking forward to many years with my new daughter in law.

I have cherished memories of my two friends who are now resting in God's arms... but I know neither of them would want me to mourn them.. they would want me to smile, laugh, and move on enjoying life.

So that is my plans.   Starting with a new job.. Wednesday will be my first day of work at the local Carson's store. I will be working in the mens wear department. I'm excited but also a bit hesitant. I haven't worked out side of the home for a few years.. and honestly I've enjoyed being able to do things without worrying about keeping a schedule... kind of flying by the seat of my pants, so to speak.  But it will be nice to have my own money again !!!!!

So today, the first day of November 2015, I'm grateful for new beginnings... for moving forward...