Monday, January 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday

My husband was off work this weekend and what a treat it was.  We hung mini blinds in both both bedrooms and cleaned up the house together.  I am blessed with a husband that believes that if we work together then we can play together.  We also had a date night going to see a movie along with popcorn.  Yummy!
 
It doesn't take too much to make my guy happy.  While he was sleeping after working nights, I received a UPS delivery.  When he woke up, I told him about the delivery.  After working 24.5 years for Coke, he received his retirement gift.  A Big Bertha golf club for all the years of hard work he put in.  He was a like a kid in a candy store.
 
I have been taking a little time for piecing.  I am so blessed that my longarm business has grown and continues to grow.  I miss being able to sew for myself.  I have decided to take time to do what I love.  In the evenings or on the weekends, I have been carving out some time to finish up UFO's.  Below, is the scrappy strips sent home with us when we visited Shippshewana last June.  The form asked that we complete one light block and one dark block.  I completed mine Saturday and will be mailing them off so they maybe added to other blocks in Shippshewana for charity quilts. 
 
I have set up a small table and portable ironing board in the front room.  I working on pressing the 296 half-square triangles for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, Alletiare.
 
 
I have them stacked in piles and now squaring them up.
 
Finally, I am sewing them together when I can steal 10-15 minutes at a time.
 
Time to get busy over at the longarm.  Have a motivational Monday!
 
 
Yours in quilting,
Terry
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. You are making great progress on those HSTs. I totally understand how a quilting business cuts into your own sewing time. Don't forget to schedule time for your self! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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    1. I enjoy your blog and love scrap quilts.

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  2. Like that light and dark block. What an easy block that will look great with similar blocks.

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    1. The pattern and the strips were handed out at the Shop Hop in Shippshewana, IN. I just cut and sewed the blocks together. Thank you.

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  3. That's a boat load of HST! Takes a lot of patience, guess that's why I've never done one of those mysteries! lol, cheers!

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    1. It was a lesson in patience but the end result will be worth it. I pressed and squared up the blocks while watching TV. It made the time go faster.

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