Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Beautiful July Day


 The Crepe Myrtle at the front driveway is so pretty this morning - I even forgive it for shedding pink all over the place.

This afternoon I sewed the final border on the fandango quilt.  I chose four red batiks for it a couple of months ago - I had forgotten which was my favorite then but this is my favorite now.  I didn't have time to choose a backing as I filled in at Food Pantry at 5PM.  We had a very busy shift.

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These past couple of weeks have flown by.  We had Vacation Bible School at WUMC last week and I went to Detroit with family to attend a funeral last weekend.  We had a fun Bee Meeting on Saturday - Sunday I had a delightful lunch with a lovely 95 year young lady and Monday was the start of our 9th year serving our Table of Grace Meals.  We served 74 to s meal of Ham, Macaroni Salad, Green Beans, Biscuit and Peach/Blueberry Shortcake.  
Of course I have managed to sneak in a little sewing time here and there, make some pickles and attend a super fun pool party too

John  - May 2012
 Today John's tractor, which he took such great care of, is on it's way to serve at a mission in Africa.  I know that would please him.  I sent this picture of him along with the instruction manuals.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Everyday Best - More blocks

Three blocks completed and I think I am done substituting and rearranging background fabrics.  All the arcs have been sewn so I just need to keep working on making blocks.  
The border plan is still very much up in the air.  But at this point I'll be glad to have the center done.

Friday, July 11, 2014

One Block Completed


I am faithfully trying to sew a little each day on this quilt.  Actually it works pretty well for me to remove the paper and pin the arcs in the evening while I watch TV.  Then I can sew them the next morning.

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Birthday # 75

Thursday, July 10, 2014

More Everyday Best

I cut out lots of arcs this afternoon.  Not sure if this is the final decision.  I think I cut about 10 extra but that's not too bad considering all the dottiness going on here.


 I finished sewing the last of the arcs today.  Previewing a few of them to see how they look.

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 Shelly and Vince made breakfast at the lake Saturday - Shelly made lots of bacon and Vince cooked lots of pancakes.The weather was perfect for floating on the lake and playing lots of games on the porch!

My eyes have recovered well from the cataract surgery and I'm happy that's done.  Just have to follow the regimen of eye drops and check ups, etc.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Table of Grace - June 30th


Special Table of Grace this month.  It is the first meal of our 9th year.  We made chicken salad, pasta salad, watermelon and rolls. 


And for dessert Sally M. brought a huge cake and Cindy provided ice cream to go with it.  We had several guests who were there at our first meal.



A little more progress! I like paper piecing except for removing the paper, of course.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Retail Therapy - Lake


After Food Pantry duty on Thursday, I took in the Sewing Expo in Raleigh. There  were lots of vendors and quite a few quilts.  Enjoyed the machine quilting.



Then I headed up to the lake to check out the lawn and get it mowed before the holiday weekend.






Added a few flags to the flower pots  - Ready for the 4th.
And Friday I was able to stop in Warrenton at Quilt Lizzie for some more shopping.


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