Tops are being seen Everywhere here… so much excitement to share!

Can you believe it is just 2 days until AUGUST!!!  Wow… this year is flying by for us… how about you?
This week I worked on some swirly bits here…

 And finished up a spool of DMC perle 12 cotton I was using to big stitch them…

 I finished up that much all the way across … rolled the quilt down just a bit and look at my view at 71% completed now!!!

I am now ready to star ditch stitching the upper part and adding in the wavy lines in the blue blocks… then when they are done just TWO that is 2 more lines of blocks to do on this quilt!!!  We will be sleeping under it before Fall is officially here I do believe!  Sew EXCITING 😀

Better late that not at all.. I am linking this great slow and enjoyable stitching progress to Kathy’s Slow stitching Sunday post HERE as I did work on this on and off all last week and this past weekend too ❤

I also have another top with progress…

Daisy’s Stars is a quilt for our pup Daisy to sleep under that will coordinate a bit with the some of the same fabrics I used in the quilt I am hand quilting for our bed… she sleeps at the foot of our bed and under a quilt I made early in my quilty career.. it is getting threadbare now and ready for trips and other jobs… not the foot of our bed! lol 
I know there are some that don’t understand why you would make a quilt for a dog… but our doxie is our kid and we love having her on top of the covers at the foot of our bed… but she loves to snuggle quilts too… just like us… so this will now waiting to be quilted.  I have some batting I found in my stash and a backing I found in my stash… the border was in my stash as was the center parts too… so it is a scrap lovers dream! 🙂

But let me share what I am most EXCITED about this past week to share with you…

 Above… my honey got the computer back up… long enough for me to pull ALL of my pics and documents off the hard drive… he just kept on messing with it on and off until he got that folder opened!!!  I was soooo excited.  Now we have ordered a new hard drive for this laptop to get it back up and running!  ((Hope we can get it installed and Windows 10 back on it!!!))

And then to make the week even more exciting … he decided I needed a sound bar just for my new computer!!!

So above is my set up now… he hung the sound bar with little bunge cords and some black chain he had in his stash as well as some cup hooks that go into the shelf above it all hangs from so no vibration as the bunge cords are rubber and absorb any vibration… it is an LG and was under $80 so a good buy… now my desktop has great sound for listening to Craftsy aka Bluprint and as seen here more Sara at SewSweetness here where I am learning to make bags… like this one I am about to make for my dd Brandi!

This is the Oriole Bag and the directions are via pdf with a pattern for free and a youtube instruction as well.. I will be adding an inside zipper pocket to the one for Brandi and I have a cute front open lock I ordered from Etsy.  Can’t wait to share this finish with y’all!  Then a great friend of mine wants one in the smaller size… so I will learn with Brandi’s and make one for my friend Debbie when her fabric choices arrive next!  Wowee 🙂 

 I saw this cute shirt on facebook this week…

I loved the layout of it… and it kept me up and sewing for sure!

I also saw this sweet memory bear… remember I bought a bear pattern a while back… well a friend wants some made… I may use some of these ideas… a pic of him on one foot.. his dates on the other foot and a sweet saying on the belly.  These are just ideas though… nothing firm yet… but wanted to share with you all here 😀

 And we had some neighbors come fish in our pond… and look what Johnny caught…

 This is about a 20 pound fighting … brown trout!  How he caught him we aren’t sure since he is so big!!! lol  All that daily or near daily feeding of high protein food and not many fishing our pond … makes for big healthy fish!!!

 My honey took him back to his house with his son and his magnanimous fish and watched Johnny clean and prepare the fish in the river for cooking… he wrapped it once prepared in aluminum foil for dinner that same night!  Uber cool we say!!!

I saw this little meme on Facebook this week and though how apropos it was to me and my honey:

 What are your adult goals!???

And a favorite Bonnie Hunter saying I saw just the other day… really TRUE!!!!

 Well that catches me up with each of you for this week.  Hope you have a blessed week.  If you made it this far please take time to say hello in a message below!  I love hearing from each of you ❤

6 thoughts on “Tops are being seen Everywhere here… so much excitement to share!

  1. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    looks like you and Rick need to learn how to fish and have a fish fry once a week, glad you have some neighbors to make use of it though. Good way to meet your neighbors too. That is a good set up with your laptop having a big screen like that, Mike has a big screen with his set up but I have a laptop so I don't.

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  2. Little Penpen

    Your quilt is almost finished! I like the wavy line stencil. I am thinking of free handing wavy lines on my border of, what I now call, Tumpy's quilt. I totally GET making the quilt for Daisy and I didn't even realize it was for her until this post. Your computer set up looks great and the sound bar is a great addition. That fish!! We had fresh fried fish last week at our house, but we had to fish them from the river. I don't know if I could cook my own fish….lol…. from my own pond. My dad has a pond and I see his fish as pets. hee hee The bag and the teddy bear are nice; have fun sewing those. I would love to have the tee shirt; I 've seen some cute sewing and quilty themed ones out there. Love your updates… have a great week!

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  3. Bridget

    My Pumpkin is a member of our family and entitled just as any other member to sleep on the quilts. She loves to curl up under my hoop…besides, she can't be as hard on my quilts as my DH! LOL Love the set up of your computer. Love the meme. Too true. Except my children are still young and so I wait for the day I can stay in…

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  4. Gretchen Weaver

    You are making such wonderful progress on Hanover Stars. Such a beautiful quilt. Daisy stars is lovely too. I think summer is speedy by too fast. I can't believe it's almost August already! Happy stitching this week.

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  5. QuiltGranma

    Love how your quilt is coming out. So glad the computer is being nicer now and giving you the info you need to keep, and that you will soon have it working like new again. Have a GREAT day!

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