Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Weathering The Weather

What do you do when winter 
and cabin fever set in?
I climbed up in the loft with my camera
and took a few shots.

The weather is so bad . . .
and I know everyone is getting tired 
of snow photos.

Our temperatures warmed up
and then we started having an ice storm.
Walking outside is dangerous,
let alone driving on the ice packed roads.

Last night Steve mentioned how good
it feels to have the pantry full.
It gives us the option of staying in 
and "Weathering the Weather"  LOL.   

I finished this quilt . . .
it's the one that I spent so much
time ripping stitches on. 

The back.

Well, that's my post . . .

Here's wishing you all a 
wonderful day.

Do something fun!
Keep Smiling! 

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

"A Banner" and a "Before & After"

Taking a break from quilting.

I just needed to do something different.
So I used some quilting scraps 
and made a banner.

 I was looking at this little foot stool.
I purchased it at Goodwill
last summer, with the intention
of doing something with it.

I just wasn't sure what I would do . . .

until today :)

It is always fun . . .

Giving something old a facelift
using scraps to make something new.

What did you do this weekend?

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Painting, Quilting & Ripping Out

Some days you should never
sit down at the sewing machine.
Look at this mess . . .
I'll be ripping stitches all night.

This is my latest toy . . . it magnifies, 
has a light and swivels and is wonderful,
because I am in the early stages of cataracts.
I have not had to rip stitches
for a very long time, until I purchased this.

So is it a fluke, a coincidence or just bad luck
that in the last two days I have had to rip out stitches
in a quilt that I'm working on.

Before I show you what I've been working on . . .
I want to thank Nancy at
 Cozy Thyme Cottage
When I opened the Christmas card that she sent
these lovely gift tags fell out.
Aren't they pretty :)
If you haven't visited Nancy's blog
you can find it here:

I have been having more fun with
my fabric paints and made this chart
for color reference.

And I've finished three more blocks
to be used in a future quilt.

In the last post I had drawn and painted
a Ball jar with flowers . . . so I drew another
and made it a Mason jar :)

 I also just finished painting this block.
I think that I will use it to make a pillow cover.

Here I just quilted some crossing stitches 
and used them to play around with.

I could make coasters out of them, I guess?

Girls just want to have fun
and that's what I did today.
Not counting the ripping out of stitches
that will occupy my TV watching time, tonight :)

Oh, here's my helper.
He gets a treat when he comes over to the 
Art Barn, so he's Johnny on  the spot when
I head out to sew.

It's All Good!


 Your blogging sister,
Connie :)