I have been hand sewing hexies in front of the TV again. Kathy has to do passive arm exercises to help her shoulder heal so we watched two seasons of The Umbrella Academy and started Schitt's Creek. Lots of stitching while sitting in my new recliner. There is already another row on this quilt which has been sitting around getting no attention for several years.
I asked to visit the Tosa Quilters (though was too tired to go to the meeting) so I got on their mailing list and found out about a 35 minutes away fabric sale. Since Kathy is off work til later this week healing, we went on a little road trip with Sunshine and bought all of this fabric! Also got an early Christmas gift the hexie Go! Cutter die.
I also have spent some time the last few weeks using up all kinds of blocks and leftover parts so that I can make a Christmas stocking for the grands, step grands, honorary grands and my own kids.
The red one with the star was leftover from years ago when I made stockings for an exchange. The blue churn dash is the only one I made from scratch (for Hazel) since I saw my online quilty friend Nancy's a few year's ago and knew I needed to make one. These are not done, they are waiting for the top of the stocking...hoping to get on that this week or next. Goal was to have them done by early November so I can mail them out for use by start of December.
You may recognize in the two multi colored stockings the blocks from several years ago when I sewed two each of the Quiltmaker Bitty Blocks (they are still online free I think) but they did a row by row and I never figured out what to do with them. I still have some left, but I went ahead and used them and am glad to have found a use for them!
After I completed the ones in the first picture I decided to make a few more and cover my own kids too so I used leftover parts Barb gave me from a Bonnie quilt and made three more of these. They turned out pretty nice from a simple leftover stack of blocks!
Many years ago I hand sewed these hexies with the strange intention of making a little baby quilt. The colors are more for antique display or something and I decided to cut it into a stocking too. LOVE it. Not sure if I will give this one to Kathy or to my youngest son Jay as it sort of speaks to me for him.
Hannah gave me Hazel's lion quilt since it did not have any whiskers and I got them put on one night while watching TV. Kitty is my daughter's--Willow.
Still playing lots of games--especially solo. Spent some time this past weekend getting better at Palm Island. It is kind of addicting. Simple but not! I started out with a horrible score of 13 and am now up to 29. Improving each time!
BJ and I have been working on our mysteries too. I am pretty happy with how this one turned out! It now has a light blue border on it and is waiting for the darker blue with flower border once it gets a pressing. That is up next, then back to the stockings.