Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Half a Halo - finished!

Finally this one is finished, labeled, and ready to put on the sofa. I called it Half a Halo" based on the where I decided to stop making this intricate pattern by Sue Garman. See her version here. It is stunning, but I'm not up to any more little triangles.

Now on to a couple more UFO's.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Stash busting

These pieces and the block are from my box of brown/orange scraps. The plan is to make the blocks until the scrap bin is empty, adding from stash if needed to make at least a twin-size. The block finishes at 8" so I will need at least 40 of them, likely more.

This will be a darkish quilt but some contrast and bright spots. I've only one block so not sure how the setting will go, but at least the scraps will go! Well, I might keep the largest of the leftovers, too small for 2.5" but large enough for a foundation paper-pieced project, etc.

Halo Medallion binding is nearly done. Need a name and a label. Since it is not the full pattern, it could be "Half a Halo" -- was thinking of subtitle: "the story of my life" but not sure I want to go public with that! 😀

Hope everyone is using February to finish those January projects...

Friday, February 14, 2020

Looking forward

Thanks to all for kind comments regarding my situation. Had the worst nosebleed ever and the doc in the ER and I decided it was time to permanently stop taking the blood thinner. It only lessens the chance of a clot/stroke by 5% and I'd rather not spend the rest of my life with a nosebleed nearly every day, or having it packed to stop it. Painful!

My sister's Celebration of Life service was amazing. If such an event can be called glorious, this one was. It honored her, glorified God who gifted her, and produced both tears and joy, mostly joy. We had a wonderful family time after that could only be described as a God-thing. She wanted this for her funeral and the Lord answered our prayers "exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or imagine." I'm so grateful for this and for her life well-lived.

In all the stuff going on during the past few weeks, I've tried to get a few stitches in each day. It does not make for even, smooth work, but this is getting done.

Some of my next projects include these little piles of fabrics for baby quilts laying on the bed in our guest room. Nine show, but there are about thirteen. All will go to Basically Babies. a remarkable charity that does layettes for needy families.