Monday, February 24, 2014

McTavishing Week 4

Well this is week 4 of the McTavishing fmq quilt along over on Amy's blog...you can go here and check out all the others who are participating in this project...I have been working on this play quilt for Jazmine...I have used tons of thread and went through so many bobbin changes it is unreal! But, I am having lots of fun and my stitching has undergone great improvement...I was hoping to be finished this week, but it will be a bit longer before I am finished with all the quilting...here is my progress so far....this quilt will fit a junior toddler bed and can be taken outside to sit and lay on during picnics and such...
My machine is not designed for quilting large size quilts and I have to pull and push really hard to get this thing under the needle as I finish each section...the opening is only 7" total from the needle to where the throat is no longer open on this machine and it gets really crowded under there!...I am not complaining though as I am making do with a great machine...I have been thinking of going to a larger size machine though, just for the ease of quilting...keep those needles stitching,
Wendy

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Last Snow Fall...

We had was right before I went into the hospital...I am just now finally getting around to posting the pics I took that night...a good thing I did as it was all gone the next morning...still pretty though...
This is a very old apple tree on my dads property....I just love how it looks with snow on the winter limbs...it has the best tasting apples during the fall....
 This is a big granddaddy pine tree across the street from where we live...I just love how the ice and snow hangs on the little needles of this big old tree...it was stunning to look at...
 This pic has a eerie feeling to it...like something you would see out on a lonely stretch of highway or something...yet this was in the backyard...I don't know why it looks partly red in the pic, but I really do like it...it was covered in ice and snow as well...
 A nice clump of monkey grass coated down with snow...I was freezing by this time and am surprised that it was not blurry as I was shaking so hard...
My oldest daughter and I knew if we did not get pics right then all the beauty would be gone by morning...and it was...by 8am there was no trace of snow or ice left...just lots of puddles of water and the creek and pond over flowing....was pretty while it lasted though...I have not forgot about the 700th post giveaway...I am trying to decide what I want to give away first...so stay tuned, hopefully by the first of the week I will have decided and will post about it...Keep those needles busy...
Wendy

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Winner of GYBP...

We have a winner for the Grow Your Blog Party....a big shout out to :
Blogger Thistle Cove Farm said...
congratulations on 25 years...hurray! visiting via Vicki's GYBParty and enjoyed your post and getting to know you.
February 1, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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Congrats on your win...email is coming shortly for your info...thank you to all those who came by to visit during the blog hop...Stop back by tomorrow for my 700th post giveaway....
wendy

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Finish....

 Actually two finishes...the shawl is now finished and ready to wear after damp stretching...I am so glad to have this one finished so that I can begin to wear these lovely colors...
this shawl is so snuggly and so very soft...I am thinking of making more shawls in different colorways of this particular yarn...I am so in love with how it works up and the feel of it....I also made this valentine bunting...the colors are off though as the red is really red not orange red...I do like how it turned out though...
See all that white fabric in the background...that is a special white on white project that I have been working on...the reveal will be soon I hope...the other fabric next to it is for my 2014 Crazy Quilt Journal project that is in the works as well...a post for that is coming later also...we had more snow the night before last....I do have pics to show, but dd will have to transfer them from her camera to mine...it was so beautiful and all melted and gone by morning....now I am super ready for spring to be here....how about you...keep those needles stitching...

ps/ I just realized this is my 700th post....stay tuned for a giveaway coming to celebrate!
wendy

Sunday, February 9, 2014

FNWF...RESULTS

First, let me say a big thank you for all the lovely comments and emails of prayers that I have received from all my bloggy friends...it has truly blessed my heart...thanking God that I am well, just run down at the moment...loads of tests and an action plan for the next few weeks...all is well and I am slowly getting my strength back...thank you for all the love you showered me with...It has been slow going since I came home from the hospital...not much in the crafty department going on around here...not until my strength returns in full...but it is so much better now than last week...I did however work on this shawl that I had started a few weeks ago...since I cannot sit at the machine, I decided to do a little mindless crochet...these colors are so very me...and the thread is so soft and cuddly and warm...this shawl is made from the top down, a first for me...I am very much enjoying the process and see  more of these in the future...the yarn is Lion Brand Amazing, and let me tell you it lives up to its name...a closeup of the lovely colors that run through this skein of yarn....oh so yummy!
Hope you are having a blessed and wonderful day...I know I am...
Wendy


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Been....

In the hospital since Monday...will be taking a small break and will be back soon...
wendy

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Going Red in February....

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.

Wear Red. Raise Your Voice.
Go Red on National Wear Red Day®

February 7th, 2014


This  is something near and dear to my heart…my mom has congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation…she has had a heart condition since she was a young girl of 14…she is now 79 yrs. young…please donate to the American Heart Association so that we can help find better treatments for those with this disease which kills so many women…make sure to get your yearly checkup, even if you think nothing is wrong…a heart attack is a silent killer….it can also cause a stroke…it can and does happen without warning…With your help, we can end the No.1 killer of our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. Please go here to read about it and participate in fund raising for this great cause...who knows one day it may be you or someone you know and love who needs help...we as women need to take a stand for heart disease.... even though it is the number one killer among women, breast cancer gets more awareness than heart disease...research and methods have come a long way towards treating this disease...yet every minute of the day thousands of women all over the world die from heart disease related illnesses... even if you cannot give donations of money, please wear red on Feb. 7th of 2014 to show your support of heart disease awareness...
Wendy

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