Weekend Get-Away

My niece and I enjoyed a weekend away to get some serious sewing done.  We rented a small cottage on a lake in Wisconsin, setup our sewing machines on the kitchen table, and sewed, sewed, sewed.  My niece got many projects done, and I got many projects worked on (not done).  Here is our kitchen set-up.


And the ironing board and cutting table were in the sun room right off the kitchen.


Off the sun porch was a screened-in porch where we ate our lunches.


The best part though was the view……


One of the favorite things that I worked on was this batik quilt top using fabric my niece gave to me and some batik cats that I purchased in Paducah years ago when I went there with my sister.


There were other projects, but for some reason I don’t have pictures of them.  However, I also make 160 half-square triangles using some polka dot fabric (also from my niece), but haven’t decided how I will arrange them.


The last night we went out to dinner at a local restaurant that was right on the water.  The weather was just perfect and we were able to sit on the veranda outside just as the sun was setting.


Thanks Becky for a fabulous weekend.  (If you would like to see all that she did, go to her blog about the weekend.  Here is the link – Mustard Seed)


Slow going

This blog has been neglected lately.  My excuses include vacation, a short stay at the hospital, a busy church schedule, and nothing of importance that would be blog worthy.  Some old projects have moved forward though and I am happy to post them now.

The Button quilt got the final hand stitches in the binding the other day.  It seemed to take me forever to get this done.


Then I had the adventure of quilting the Comfort & Joy quilt (from last year).  Of course I ran into many problems.  One day the Pro Stitcher decided not to work – AT ALL.  After a frantic email to the dealer, and a Google search for problem solving, I just turned everything off and went to bed.  The next day, bright and early, I went downstairs and turned everything on and it all worked perfectly.  Ah – the old master trick ………….Re-Boot ! ! !

I’m not sure I like the quilting design I picked, but it is done and now all I have to do is the hand stitching of the binding and the embellishments.  Maybe the quilting design will grow on me.

C & J qltd