Olympics & Sewing

Sew here’s how I was able to get some sewing done while watching Olympic coverage 🙂  I just moved my sewing machine upstairs.

Here’s what I started with…..

Each light square had to have a diagonal line drawn on it.  I sewed 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal and ended up with this.

All ready for ironing and cutting!  Lot’s of progress on the mountain quilt 🙂

Here’s a picture of the new kitty, Rail, making herself quite at home.

And a new old sewing machine for my dad picked up for $3 at an auction a couple of weeks ago.  The paint on it is in good shape and the flowers are really cute.


I’ve watched lots of Olympic coverage, including the exciting men’s 4 x 100 freestyle relay.  WOW!!   What a finish.  It’s kept me from sewing as much as I’d like now that I have the itch to stitch back.  I have cut almost all the squares for the Mountain quilt and would have loaded a picture to prove it but I was slow to get out of bed since I was up late watching the Olympics :-}  I’m thinking I’ll bring my machine upstairs so I can sew while I watch 😉

I’m Back!!

I have been on a quilting hiatus but the First Saturday club (Foxey Fassett’s) began a new year and I’m back in the swing of things.  I’ve gotten my sewing room fairly picked up and have been cutting squares again for the Mountain quilt and have a goal to have all the squares I need cut by Aug 11th (Karen, I WILL have pics to post 🙂 ).  Here are pictures of the first Foxey Fassett’s block and the alternate block I’ve elected to purchase so I’ll have 24 blocks rather than just 12.

First Sat Block

First Sat Block

Alternate Block

Alternate Block

A week ago this little kitty showed up in our front yard, skinny as a rail, and walked right up to the front door.



She meowed as if to say, “This is where I live now, could you please feed me?”  She now shows up most evenings for a meal and is waiting outside the back door in the morning for breakfast.  We’ve taken to calling her Rail and she’s quite sweet.  All the pets go to the vet Saturday and Rail is going too.  Does this mean she’s our kitty?  In addition to the two inside cats, Casper & Simon?  Mmmmmmmmmmm……..

Baby Steelers Fan

Here’s baby Jordan with his Steelers baby quilt wearing his Terrible Towel bib! As his Aunt pointed out, he only takes up one pinwheel! Everyone was pleased with the way it turned out so it’s all good 🙂

Steelers Finished

The Steelers Baby Quilt is finished!! It has been delivered and all are pleased with the finished results. Here is a picture of the quilt. It’s a large one for a baby quilt being approx. 52″ x 66″.

Here’s a pic of the label that includes the Fire Dancer from the Dave Matthews Band logo…..Uncle Tom is a huge Dave Matthews Band fan 😉

I’ve been busy cutting 8 1/2″ squares for the Mountain quilt. No picture since a stack of squares is pretty boring. I’m almost finished with the dark shirts and then will start on the light ones. Can’t wait to get my assembly line of squares ready for sewing.