Saturday, June 13, 2015

School Is Almost Over

Wow I forgot what it was like to have little ones in school, and how hectic the weeks are.  I don't get much time to be on the computer, I do manage to get much more sewing in, but then there are days which are much more demanding, and I don't have a lot of time to do what I want to do.    Throw in the youngest going out of town to her girlfriend's wedding in Maine, and leaving the two oldest boys and the dog and life gets much more interesting. er
Meet Fergus or as I like to call him at times FergAss cause he does things on occasions that irritate me to no end.  But overall he is a big lover and always wants to be with the family. 

I finished the letter X for the Words of Wisdom redwork.

I also finished the letter Y one day since the littlest was being very needy and wanted to lay on my lap almost all day.
I put the last couple of rows of blocks together for the Grand Illusion quilt with the sashing and cornerstones.  I matched points, and seems where they would matching, pinning as I went.  I had a helper that would take the pins out after I was finished sewing.  He also helped me measure so we could get ready for borders.
Sorry for the inside picture but we have had a couple of nights with lots of rain so it is too wet outside.  Also you see my center four patch blocks are not all going the same way.  I decided to change up the blacks and make sure they were different so blocks got spun this way and that.   

I also finished the top for the quilt I am making for my niece who is due to arrive in August.  I am trying to piece a backing so that I can get the quilting done on this one in the next couple of weeks.  I also need to get a label created so it can be sewn as part of the back. 

Not a bad week overall. 


  1. Fergus is a cutie pie! Just look at that sweet face. You got more accomplished than I did. I just sanded and painted steps. All I have done most of the week. been crazy busy at work and I am just too tired to sew. How can that be?

  2. Fergus is adorable and has such a cute face. Your grand illusion quilt looks gorgeous! You never cease to amaze me with what you get done, even with all those "extras" hanging around with you. :O)

  3. It's nice to have a helper to do the little time consuming things like pulling pins out!

  4. Fregie looks like a sweetheart, but looks can be deceiving! You have really gotten a lot done! Your Grand Illusion is fantastic!

  5. you have got lots done , love them both! will you be keeping all of them this summer?

  6. Ha..ha. Love Fergus's extra name - I am sure he really earns it at times - but he looks like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth! Love, love how the Grand Illusions quilt is looking.

  7. Your grand Illusion quilt looks huge? I love the baby quilt too.

  8. The quilts are great!! Lots of work in the Grand Illusion but it is beautiful!


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