Swooning with Progress Here!!!

Happy Sunday my friends !  Here is where I have spending some of my morning…

This little bistro porch set is my fave hangout spot on our newly claimed “Porch Space”… My honey brought out a shepherds hook to hold a fern we bought and we added the daisy our neighbor had gifted us as decor to the table too… Totally delightful!!!
And here is my view from the chairs back to the house…
Do you have a favorite spot around your home?  I would love to hear about it in the comments below or email me directly HERE with a photo of your own!!!
Well… it has been a very busy week around here… not as much quilty progress as I had hoped BUT….

 The above end was done on Connie’s Swoon Quilt… then the below end got finished AND…. drum roll…

 I rolled the quilt!!!  YAY!!! (But not sure why I couldn’t get a clearer shot from my phone camera!!)

Now today I have been barely able to pull myself away from slow stitching to write this post to share with y’all… Swooning for Sure !!!!

 Here is a close up view of the quilty progress since rolling too…

I love this photo!!!! (ambient light only from outside … no interior lights on for this shot) << Thanks Gretchen for the intell on how to take good photos of quilted areas 😀

And lest I forget my thimbles… the green Clover thimble is for my thumb and the brass one is for my middle finger so I can quilt all the ways around on my frame 🙂

I Love It!!!!

Linking this Hand Quilting Progress to :

Kathy’s Quilts … Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<<
She is sharing her 7 year anniversary blogging with a giveaway to all that link!!!!  She is also sharing a full photo of a quilt she finished that I have the instructions for… just haven’t started yet… oooh I need to start!!!


Wendy’s Quilts and More … Peacock Party HERE <<<
She just got back from a trip to Sydney, Australia… details of her fabric acquisition will follow as I have seen it on Instagram already 😀 

I have had MAJOR cravings for fresh strawberries lately & decided to catch a shot of my breakfast the other day… only later did I realize I eat my strawberries and shortcake with Cool Whip in a bowl decorated wish strawberries too … lol!

 And look what we got this week… a sewing machine Made by the Grant Brothers between 1869 and 1875 … and it WORKS!!!!  The craftsmanship of this sewing machine is AMAZING!!!!!

It sews a chain stitch using the thread from the top to wrap around  underneath in the hook area 🙂  The handle that turns the wheel is a 1950ish replacement .. the original would have been wood.  But we are pleased as punch the rest is original including the tension screws on the thread spool that help it work right!!!

 After a busy week we made time Friday to drive to the Verizon phone store and upgrade my phone… this also let us move my old phone over to my honey for him to get a “new ” working phone as his cell didn’t work well at all!  Now he has time to adjust to it but we are an iPhone household here once again now 😀

I got the iPhone 8 Plus… still lots to learn for sure!!! 

The camera has 2 cameras that work together on it … I did a close up of our flowers we planted in the spring… now look at them under our flag!!!!

 And we had terrible storms Friday night … lots of lightening and thunder… aparently a lot in this region suffered as I talked to my bestie and my daughter that are  4 hours or more away and they had issues too!!!

We had a tree down in our driveway… my honey and a neighbor cleared it though… Thank Goodness for handy friends and my handy honey too!  He got the chain saw working when the neighbor couldn’t !!!  YAY!!!

I have only been in the sewing room this week to iron some shirts for my honey … but do have plans to spend some time in there this week… so come on back and see what else is new… next Sunday 😀

Now don’t forget to leave me a comment or send me one… about your fave spot to hang out in your vicinity!  I look forward to hearing from you 😀

12 thoughts on “Swooning with Progress Here!!!

  1. Quilter Kathy

    I wish I would spend more time outdoors making a special spot, but I just don't like my backyard. I do spend lots of time at parks and lakes over the summer, so I'd say that's my favourite spot!Congrats on rolling the quilt already… that was fast!


  2. Gretchen Weaver

    My east porch is shaded and the flowers are beautiful this year. I really enjoy hearing the birds sing. The swoon quilt is looking wonderful. Glad Rick could get the chain saw going and glad the damage wasn't worse. Happy Stitching!


  3. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    the porch is my number one place – it is covered and deep – I can sit in the shade in the middle of the afternoon and be comfortable unless the humidity is really high – and then I could always bring a fan out here and plug it is if I wish to. We do not have a lot of traffic on our road so it is generally peaceful even though it is the front porch and we are not a real distance from the road – we have trees that block portions of the road from our sight.The quilt is looking good and glad it wasn't a huge tree!! we had no power from about 8:30 this morning until 10 minutes ago – thankfully the house had not started to heat up even with the windows going – we had the generator running part of the time so fans and some lights work in the house and we can have the refrigerator going too


  4. Quilting Babcia

    My favorite spot this year is our covered east porch, just outside the kitchen and laundry room. Most of our hanging baskets including a huge red geranium are out there and it is just so pleasant. A great place for my mid-morning latte and catching up on blogs.


  5. Kim

    That is indeed a lovely spot in which and be refreshed by your lovely yard. My favourite spot in the garden is the swing seat by the pond. Your Swoon quilt and all that gorgeous hand quilting is looking beautiful. Yay for chainsaws!


  6. Little Penpen

    My outside is too hot and humid!! I would love to have a comfy porch to stitch on… the dream. The swoon quilt is beautiful and I love the new little sewing machine. How cool!


  7. Chopin - A Passionate Quilter

    If we did not live in the hot hot South Texas area we have 2 great porches to sit on and watch the deer and listen to the birds. During the winter time (if you call 50's winter) I enjoy sitting on the Studio porch! So I guess year round my favorite spot is sitting at my sewing machine looking out my bay windows at the deer, birds, and squirrels while I sew! Not fun to have a tree fall on the driveway!


  8. K Reeves

    Your patio area is lovely! My favorite spot (besides my piano bench!) would be the backyard. In the morning it is shaded by the house, and a large spruce provides some shade in the afternoon. It has a lovely view of the garden and the neighboring yards, several of which have wonderful flowers.



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