Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Wee Bit of Alone Time

Saturday night DH went off to work to clean up the city after the Bar-B-Que cook off. Someone has to do it.

I had time to get some stitching done.

I finished the letter 'T' for the Redwork Words of Wisdom.
Sunday was a lazy day.  I am in a never ending sashing and cornerstone loop with a couple of different quilts.

I had a lovely package in the mail from Julie over at Julie Rose Quilts.

She shared this lovely fabric with the iris.

A little chunk of musical instruments.

Also these three pieces with the lovely teacups, tea pots and vases. 

I had one day free this week.  I took out quilting from my quilt on the frame.  I had been having problems with tension.  Taking quilting out takes forever!
My last try at fixing my tension problem worked!   I was using Aurifil 40 wt variegated on the top and Aurifil 50 Wt in an azalea color for the bottom.  I ordered some 40 wt in the azalea and it made all the difference in the world.

I had a 40% off coupon for Hobby Lobby and I decided that I would purchase a bobbin winder.

First I took the thread off of the bobbin from the machine I am using for the quilter.  That bobbin filled almost 3 bobbins.

Finn and I play a lot all day so I don't have much free time.  I did get the letter U finished this week for my Redwork Words of Wisdom quilt.

I am looking forward to the three day weekend. I have things prepped to sew, and hopefully it would be nice weather so that I can get my corn, beans, sunflower, and even my tomatoes are ready to be planted.  Do you look forward to time where you are alone and can get time to sew? 


  1. Yes! I look forward to quiet stitching time. :) Your redwork is lovely! And the fabrics you received are wonderful. I am so glad you figured out your tension issue!

  2. YOu will wonder how you lived without your bobbin winder....and yes, every SUnday is my alone time since my DH is off Friday, Saturdays.

  3. I'm spoiled and mostly sew with the girls, but I love quiet time too! Cute fabrics from your friends!

  4. When little ones hang around a lot it is a sweet pleasure to find quiet time. I love those fabrics you received, especially the tea and egg cup prints!

  5. What a great package you got !!! My machine liked the same thing in the bottom as it does in the top. If you turned the vase fabric upside down it could be an egg cup with a decorated egg in it !

  6. I will be having some time to myself on Sunday as DH and my son Jeff are going to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox--hope to get my Nouveau project backed...
    (By the way--they are egg cups with decorated eggs in them lol..)
    hugs and enjoy Julierose

  7. Your red work is coming along so beautifully. Super parcel you received! The egg cups are gorgeous! Quiet time for sewing is bliss!

  8. Red work is great, I love a whole afternoon sewing, she you have to go somewhere or someone visits it does the rest of the day


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