Sunday, March 20, 2016

I have had a busy stitching week while Miles has been in Alaska visiting his daughter and her family.  Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching today.  Be sure to hop over and visit all those participating in her linky party.

I finished quilting the baby quilt that I will donate.  This morning I started hand stitching the binding down and it will be a finish by the end of the day.  I had no idea how to quilt it and I had never done any cross-hatching so that is what I did using my walking foot and some painter's tape.  I don't really like how it turned out, but not taking it out.  :(

The Splendid Sampler blocks are moving right along.  Here is a picture of my Block 9.  I need to complete 10 and 11 to catch up.  I'm always a bit behind, but that is okay.  It is never to late to join in this year long project.  Click here to see all the blocks so far. 

My redwork project is on the move again and I finished "IT" and now working on "LET".  A couple of my fingers on my left hand have become very painful with this stitching so I'm not sure what is going on there, but probably arthritis.  I have a doctor's appointment mid-April and will see what she has to say about it.  I will continue to stitch on these blocks with breaks inbetween stitching days.  GRRRR!!!

Another finish was Rosette 4 on the LaPassacaglia quilt which I have now joined to Rosette 2.  Rosette 6, which will be joined to 4 and 2, is all prepped and ready to stitch together.  Hopefully, that will be a finish this next week.

 Rosette 2 and 4 finally together
Rosette 6 in pieces
I found and ordered a pattern for a counted cross-stitch Christmas stocking for my granddaughter-in-law to be and it has already been shipped out.  I'll need to get some more material for it and I'm sure I'll need to by more embroidery floss.  

Heidi over at Fabric Mutt has posted a must-read article entitled "9 Steps to a Happy Cutting Table". 

The Shadow Mountain Quilters met on St. Patrick's Day this past week and we had a pot luck.  All the food was delicious.  I took a Lemon-Lime Salad which is a old family favorite.  Here is a the recipe for those of you that might be interested in trying it.  This recipe came from my aunt about 40 years ago and I apologize if it was copyrighted and I'm not giving credit where credit is due.

1   3oz lime jello
1   3oz lemon jello
20 oz can of crushed pineapple
1 cup cottage cheese
3/4 cup mayonzise
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup cold water

Dissolve jello in 3/4 cup cold water and set aside.  Drain juice from pineapple into a large measuring cup and add enough water to make 2 cups.  Add salt to that and bring to a boil.  Add this mixture to the jello mixture and stir until well mixed.  Add balance of ingredients and stir to mix.  Put in refrigerator to set. 

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer to cool you off?  Hop on over to Yvonne's Quilting Jetgirl site (click here) to read about her upcoming Snowflake Shimmer QAL.  I'm sure it will be chilling and thrilling. 


  1. I really like the look of the crosshatching! maybe you didn't enjoy the boring job of sewing all those straight lines??
    Enjoy some relaxing hand stitching today... happy Spring!

    1. Thank you Kathy. I guess to me it looks like something that was store bought. I'm sure I'll try it again on something small like a mug rug. May your spring be full of sunshine and flowers.

  2. Thank you Kathy. I guess to me it looks like something that was store bought. I'm sure I'll try it again on something small like a mug rug. May your spring be full of sunshine and flowers.

  3. looks like you are getting some stitching in - I would have wanted to go to Alaska too :)

    1. Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment on my blog. I would love to go to Alaska too, but not to visit my husband's daughter as I'm not her favorite person. :(

  4. You have some lovely projects on the go and your baby quilt is adorable. I'm with Kathy I quite like the cross hatching!

    1. Thanks Sarah. The cross hatching is growing on me as I look at it.

  5. You have been busy! I think the cross hatching looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your red work!

    1. Thank you Karen. I haven't done anymore redwork as my finger on my hand is still very achy. I'm hoping it will resolve, but it's not looking good at this time. :(

  6. Look at you go! Your crosshatching looks great, I can never get my lines so even. I'm loving the progress on your EPP, so many fun colors and prints! :)