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6 Rows out of 13 :) And more!!!

It has been a productive week here in the mountains of North Carolina!

Hope you have had a nice week too 🙂

We have mowed, built, quilted, sewed and rolled this week!  Quite a productive week all in all at the Lazy Daisy 😀

First I would like to share my hand quilting progress because I am soooo excited !!!!

This was LAST week when I rolled to the 5th row I saw this midpoint in the outer border….

 Then just this past week I shared some close ups of my quilty progress…

 With all the different threads I am using on their area for fun!

 You can see in those photos how I mix up regular quilting threads with big stitch quilting threads…

Then just now I took a couple photos… showing how the midpoint is moving down ….

 And an overall view of the quilt as a whole!  This is about 44% completed now on row 6 of 13 to go total 😀

 It is sooo exciting to see this photo... sharing this shot with my friends at Kathy’s Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday Linky Party right HERE!  Come see what she and here friends are slow stitching this weekend!

Earlier this week I finally pulled out the ironing board and starched lightly and ironed slowly and methodically the backing and the front of this quilt top I agreed to quilt…

I used pool noodles with a wooden dowel down the center for stability of each pool noodle to roll these up then unroll slowly in layers together to pin baste on the big island in our kitchen… worked perfect but left me tired for a day! lol  My knees and low back just can’t handle pin basting like they used to… I have gotten spoiled with my big frame!!! hahaha 😀

And my honey… not to be outdone has fashioned us a charging station in the living room where there was a plug when we moved in at switch height….

 We switched out the plug for a USB and plug duo from our local Lowe’s… and used wood that matched my desk to make the shelf with shelf brackets below in black.  I love being able to charge my headphones without waiting for a plug… and now Rick can charge his phone and iPad as well as his weedeater and drill batteries safely and at a comfortable height!  Here is a close up of the plug in use…

Here is a view of our back yard and the edge of our pond…

 And here are some blooming hostas all in a row…. you can see the pergola and picnic table in the distance 😀  Such a fun place to hang out when I am not busy inside!

 This month on Sewspire.com’s newsletter my divided caddy that I shared last week was featured ….

You can find her on youtube for easy tutorials for all things sewing and organizing… and on her website for more information.. Andrea is a creative genius herself and even has a group she is building of other creative geniuses wanting to make a go of Etsy… her story is amazing if you have time to find her on youtube and give her a listen!  Quite intriguing 😀

Also this week….

I got an email from an old friend I don’t chat with much anymore but she shared THIS blog post with me…. on how to get blogger to send your comments to my inbox again!!!!

Do you have this problem still like me??? Well I have used this magic fix and think I can once again respond to your messages privately as I prefer to… and I will know WHEN you respond to me as well!!!!

Getting comments in my inbox is definitely a Happiness and a Successful moment mixed together!  But I do believe in this saying and LOVE the quilt in the background as well… reminds me that my 4th of July birthday is coming up quick!  SOOOO EXCITING!!!!  No matter how old I get… I LOVE BIRTHDAY times!
I will miss sharing it with my bestie in person this year though… she just bought a new home and has yet to move in… there was lots of things to do before moving in… now she is waiting for the movers to have time to move them and moving fragile items on her own… of which she has a lot! 

This week I hope to work on making this into a wall hanging….

 I did make the second divided caddy but until it is gifted I can’t share it publicly.  Hope you understand!

I am excited for August and trying my first BOM by Jacquelynn Steves…

 She has the fabric requirements out for her layout… I am planning something a bit different… you can read last weeks post for that info if you are interested in signing up for it… YOU MUST SIGN UP she says!!!!

I saw this on facebook this week and though how simple and sweet it was to make a wall hanging for yourself or for a gift…

 And this would be a fun throw to make.. I love how they changed it from square to rectangular in final shape too… it enhances the cute doxie pieced center more too 🙂

 Finally I found a FREE tutorial on this block…

Here is a quilt made from pink, red, and white in this pattern too…..

You can find the info at THIS LINK!!!!! Called a Scrappy Log Cabin Heart quilt block 😀
So for now I will close and wish you all make time to…

Lots of Fun Ideas Bubbling Up!

First I want to open with a Happy Father’s Day to any Dad’s or Dad’s to be or Step Dad’s in the reading today!!!

I have lots of fun things to share in this post… first let me start with a great announcement!!!
I am 33% done with the quilting on my current hand quilting project… This will be linked over at Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday post too right HERE 😀
Here are a couple close up views showing all the different thread types I am using… 

 Yes, my thread stash is quite fun!!!

 And a view of my view and the quilt frame in full… I am working on the red row just up from the bottom of the frame presently …. ROW 5!!!

My progress slowed a bit this week as I watched vids and stitched learning how to make a divided caddy for my honey for his Father’s Day celebration 😀

He was a wonderful support for me in looking at things from a guy’s perspective as I raised my kids… and he is also the father of a son himself who is also grown… now that we are enjoying empty nesting though… I thought I should make him a bit of a Father’s Day something and this fabric yelled to be included….

 Train fabric… like the tracks we have running right beside our home… and like the trains he loves!!!

 The inside fabric I covered in vinyl to make it water resistant watching a video by Sara Lawson HERE…  I used Pellon MATTE vinyl I ordered via Walmart and picked up there for less 😀

 This divided caddy has ribbon I had in my stash for handles but otherwise the instructions came from a youtube video by SewSpire… HERE 😀

I will say that Sara’s vid is quite comprehensive and if you follow her channel you will be blessed to find out she has Sunday night and Tuesday evening live shows where she shares some of her bag making knowledge….

Andrea’s videa for the divided caddy was easy to watch  but harder to put into reality of sewing… I was happy to have boxy knowledge and sewing background to figure out some of the finer points she didn’t explain… I had watched A LOT of videos on different pouches and totes before I found this perfect one…. and as you see my honey ❤ loved it and put it to use right away in our bathroom holding his man stuff for shaving and whatnot!  SCORE!!!!

Still waiting to be done is his pillow top….

And layering that charity quilt and starting the machine quiting on it.  But my honey… who is still suffering with his sciatic nerve flare on the right side…  (thanks for those of you who have been inquiring and sending up happy thoughts and prayers for healing)… decided to do a bit of painting yesterday to finish the kitchen… he got most of it done but still has some cutting in to do before he had to quit for the day and rest his body.  So the counter I would layer on is full of painting and household stuff he took off the walls… lol!  So…. I have an excuse not to iron all that stuff and layer it up today anyway!!!

Have you heard of Jacquelynne Steves ???  She is a home decor and quilting super star and she is starting a 4 block BOM in August but you must sign up soon …

It will finish like this… however I plan to make the 4 blocks in the center (Only 1 block made per month with her FREE pattern if you join the BOM group) 


And instead of finishing her way … I will do the applique and embroidery and piecing with her guidelines… and finish with one of these kind of ideas maybe…
These ideas are for finishing a panel creatively… but this should be about the same size… we will see… I just don’t need a large wall hanging but a medium one 🙂

So wanna give it a go??? Come ask to join my closed group facebook group where we share all things quilty … hand or machine quilting / piecing / home decore… and general chat like this! 

Patchwork Friends 

We have the links there too to sign up for Jacquelynne’s QAL and will be sharing our progress there as well as there is a facebook group Jacquelynn runs and she shares her link when you sign up for the QAL 😀

Here is Shakespeare in the Park by Judy Martin … I have a book this is in and am planning this as the second quilt for our bed… I plan to do something more like the quilt on the left but the directions are for the quilt on the right… hmmm… will take a bit of mind bending to cut it out right !lol  We shall see how it turns out once I start with the leftover of my current quilting project 😉

And here is a swoon block renovation I LOVE <3!!!  I think this would be fun in our kitchen supersized a bit … and in cream and reds… lol with the blue sky still… I have some fun fabric for that!

I got my official hard copy of my Drivers License for North Carolina this week too… goood until 2026 😀  Yipee!!!!

 So until my next post … make time to Live a Life you Love!!!

And if you aren’t already a member… I hope to see your invitation come through Patchwork Friends facebook group by clicking that name above ❤