Monday, August 15, 2016

Trip on Sidewalk makes a Trip to the ER

Well  looks like I won't be doing much sewing for the next few days. Fortunately, nothing got broken. I tripped on our sidewalk in front of the front door with a hose in my hand wide open. My toe of my sandel caught the edge of the sidewalk and down I went.  I have had surgery on both of my wrists so they don't bend very well so when I started to fall I tried to catch myself but just ended up hyperextending my fingers and hand  and wrist on my right hand. Going to be sore for a few days but no 
BREAKS ! ! ! That is the best news. I have too much to get done.
Well, I will be off for a couple of days. Get back with you soon.
Have a great week. Hope yours starts better than mine.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Update on Christmas Tree Skirt

Well, I have been busy and I think I like the outcome so far. I have
the major part of the skirt pieced together and I am working on 
getting it all put together. I need to add the batting and backing and then I will start doing the quilting. I have three to do so I may just do this my machine. I usually do all my quilting by hand but this is a time crunch project.  I also plan on adding a light cream colored ruffle along the bottom. Okay here is where it stands so far. Still a WIP.

It's hard to see the white against the white background but there is 3 white strips too. Didn't have enough for 4 but it worked out okay. 
Next update will be when its all done.  What do you think?

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Good Morning Saturday. Lovely day in Toledo, Oregon.

Good morning gang. So what kind of fun are we having so far?

Well, moving right along on my daughters shawl. 
Hey Julie, I need those measurements before I start the next row.

This one is going much faster but my hands are really giving me grief. My knuckle on my right hand on the pointer finger is the worst. Any suggestions other than not doing any crocheting or sewing? I have been wearing some cream that is suppose to alleviate the pain but I 
don't think it works all that great. Oh well, if I don't have something
to complain about life would be pretty boring.

I need to go take some pics of the Christmas tree skirt that I am 
working on, be right back.
Okay, this is the one I am currently working on

 I didn't have enough of the fabric to make more of the wedges so I am going to make solid wedges to go in between the variegated Christmas fabric wedges. How do you think these two will look

This is the original one that I got the idea from.
Here is the fabric that I will be making the other two from

And I am going to put this around the bottom of one of them. It is trim from around the bottom of an old chenille bedspread.

So my friends, that's where my life stands right now as long as my hands can hold out. hahah
Have a great weekend all.
and just enjoy the music of your favorite Scottish Hummingbird.