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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…

25% COMPLETE Hand Quilting & MORE fun stuff to share!!!

Happy Sunday Y’all!  Thanks for stopping in as well!!!  From the North Carolina mountains to you I wish you all well!

The views here are amazing and birds are always out chirping and singing happy songs!  We just love it here 😀  And this Bonnie-ism really seems appropriate today to share with you all…

Have you designed a life you love???  It can be quite tricky to accomplish I agree!

It has been a busy week here at the Lazy Daisy 🙂
 Last Sunday I spent time hand quilting and designing this wholecloth pillow from stash and leftovers of the quilt I am quilting currently…

 Why does my honey need a new snuggle pillow??  Will #1 his current snuggle pillow is getting worn… and #2 I made these cool pillow shams and the current snuggle pillow he sleeps with just doesn’t coordinate… it is cool batik colors and as you see… this calls for more warm muted colors…

 I used some tips from a Craftsy Unlimited class to make the Friendship Braid pattern on these pillow shams… the rest was all my design though 🙂  I love creating things in this environment!

I also am FINALLY a North Carolina citizen with voting priviledges and all!!  I am waiting for the official driver’s license to come in the mail… for now I have this paper ID to show my pride in my forever home state!

 I have been looking for this pattern and after successfully getting my driver’s license we made a run to Walmart down the road and in waiting for my honey I found this pattern…

 Yahoo!  It is for making memory bears… I can’t wait for the opportunity to make one with this pattern too!!!  Have you seen/made this pattern yet???

Also this week my honey got a close up on one of our resident FROGS!!!!

 He was by our water wheel… his favorite place to hang out… but rarely will he let us get close enough to get photos of him….. Yay!

I got 2 different orders of fabric… first came some backing and batting I ordered for the charity quilt I will be machine quilting later this week… I shared the quilt top last week….

 And I got this cool fabric to make a wall hanging for my sewing room!

My deal with myself is though… I must finish the pillow for my honey to snuggle before I bite into this next project… and I haven’t started to hand quilt his pillow top yet! lol  So it sits on my ironing table waiting for me to finish 1 to get to the next!!!!

After chatting with a good friend who machine quilts a lot… I decided to invest in some pool noodles at the dollar store for pin basting on the big island in our kitchen … I will be pin basting all 3 layers following a youtube video by Melanie Hamm.  She explains the process in 5 minutes and includes info on spray basting if you choose that.. I don’t but pin basting is my fave way to layer up a quilt for any type of quilting… I will be using Zena my 401a to machine quilt as that has the walking foot on it 🙂

The above photo is 2 pool noodles per “pole” and each pole has a long piece of quarter round to make it stiff and long … my honey came up with that idea!  I was gonna use mop handles we had picked up at the dollar store… so now we will return those and use what we had… being ingenious is my honey’s favorite talent btw! lol

Finally we are getting to my favorite part and where I have spent a good bit of my week…

 Hand quilting IS sooooo powerful…  I have made lots of progress too!!!

 From marking with my pounce pad (check out a YouTube video by Leah Day if you are interested in trying this method)… to stepping back and realizing I am 1/4 done with ALL the quilting on this quilt!!!

 Here is a close up of my current progress point….

 And here is a long view…

So all this hand quilting goodness I am linking up with other hand work lovers over at Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday linky party… Come on over HERE and see ALL this different kinds of hand work going on today all over the world!!!

Update for those of you following my honey’s sciatic pain… he did a steroid dose pack and muscle relaxers and heat this week and took it easy… the hardest part… and is not much better once the steroids finished up so we will be calling his primary doctor on Monday!

Also his newly acquired oxygen concentrator has a yellow flashing light… we thought we had solved the issue with a bit of water in the line… but this morning it is flashing again!!!  So we will be investigating both issues this week….

Keep him in your thoughts this week please!!!!

I will be making a comment first as soon as I post this so hopefully all your comments will come to my inbox today (that was a solution offered by another blogger last week)… otherwise if you don’t hear from me and you are nice enough to leave a comment on this post… come on back later and see if I saw it yet… I comment on EACH post every time! I love comments 😀

Have a blessed day and remember to…