Friday, July 18, 2014

More vacation pictures.

These were taken between Cedar Breaks and Bryce Canyon parks.  Look at the sign in the 3rd one :)






These are from Bryce Canyon




tomorrow I will post a few more photos.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Where have I been?

Have been so busy lately; will have lots of photos to show you over the next week or two.

CRAFTS
- been working on a Redwork class through Stitchmap
- have lots of the kaleidoscope flowers made now
- my hexie quilt is nearing the end will start working on it again this week or early next.

HOLIDAY
- hubbie managed to get a few days off work so we went for a little holiday.  We took about 300 pictures so will pick some of my favorites over the next few days to show you.  We went to Cedar Break Park, Bryce Canyon Park and a few areas in between.  Beautiful country with lots to see.  We stayed at Brian Head (can't do that again it triggered my Reactive Airway disease/disorder and I am still having issues). I can go there for the day but cannot sleep at those elevations.  We will go back to those areas again but will stay at one of the towns which are at a lower elevation.

Here are a few pictures I took.  Will have more to show everyone from hubbies camera over the next little while.

This is on the way to Cedar Breaks



The following are from Bryce Canyon





I was having issues with my camera for some reason it wouldn't take a lot of the pictures and the sun was so bright I couldn't tell if it took them or not until later :(  Luckily hubbie took over 250 so I should have lots more to show you/

Wildlife - we saw squirrels, chipmunks, prairie dogs, deer, sheep.  Got pictures of most but the sheep.  Nothing like rounding a corner in the evening shortly before twilight and finding sheep on the road.  Luckily we were going slow enough that there wasn't a problem.

Until tomorrow or Friday for more pictures.

Linking up with Esther's WoW


Monday, June 23, 2014

The end is in sight.

This has been kicking around for awhile already.  Can finally see the end.


Need to remove a few here and there, guess I got a little carried away.  The hexies that are backwards are just pinned there and need to be replaced by either white or blue hexies.  Then just need to do a border which I am thinking either a really dark brown or a dark green.  What are your thoughts?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

W.I.P. 6-11-2014

Well I have 2 finishes (can't show you one yet is for a swap).  A partial finish and a w.i.p.

Finish - knitted slippers for myself for this coming winter.



Partial finish - Spiral Lonestar quilt top is done.  Had never done curved piecing or y seams before.


W.I.P. - crazy quilt wizard - won the pattern quite awhile back and finially started working on it. Is stitched down and just doing the embellishing now.


Linking up to Esther's WoW and Link Party Tuesday and Link a Finish Friday

Monday, June 9, 2014

Shop Hop Goodies

Here is what I won or purchased.


Went with just hubbie and myself and had a lot of fun.  We have very similar tastes so he will sometimes point out something that I might have missed and vice versa.  Oh yes I am still on a fabric diet until the end of this month but as he said "You are on the diet not me" so yes I ended up with some yard cuts and even 1- 2yd cut of batiks.  What do you think 'Am I spoilt or what?'

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

W.I.P. June 2014

Am posting a day early as I will not be near my computer for the rest of the week.  It is Shop Hop time.

I finally managed to get back to my Sprial Lonestar quilt.  I had never done curved piecing before and it isn't half as hard as I thought it would be.  It is getting there but slowly.  Life keeps getting in the way.


I did manage to get a little more done on my hexie quilt.  No picture this time around though.

Linking up with Linky Tuesday - Freemotion by the River and Esther's WOW 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ALYoF - May 2014

Managed to get this done finally.  Have you ever had a quilt that just did not want to go together.  Everything went okay until the binding.  The corners are still not sitting right and I gave up and sewed them down anyway.  No idea what it's problem is and I got to the point that I dont care just wanted it done and out of the way.  Maybe the fact that I do not like the colors at all might have had something to do with it.  This is a BoM from one of the local quilt shops and was also my May ALYoF goal.


I quilted it on my regular sewing machine mainly stitch in the ditch with some fmq.  I can do this size without too much difficulty (arm/shoulder only gave me grief for a couple of days versus 2 weeks form quilting the queen size quilt).

Linking up to ALYoF (button on my sidebar).