Friday, January 3, 2014

Punch Drunk Needle Works: Saying Good Bye to 2013

Punch Drunk Needle Works:
Good Bye 2013 and Hello 2014
 Okay, well, like I said I am going to spend less time on Facebook and more time on my Blogs and doing things that are important to me. My family and sewing, quilting and when the weather turns warmer, working in the yard. I have been blessed with this house but it is a lot more work to keep up with. I love it. The hubby loves it and so do the dogs. The bird, Pete, not sure. His space remains the same but he has a much nicer view now.
so I hope you will stop by and say hello and see what I am up to now and then. Happy New year to you all.

A Few of My Current Projects.

I made these for my granddaughters and I hope that they like them.

I wanted to share the purses that I made for two of my Granddaughters for Christmas. I found the instructions on Pintrest and although they are a bit time consuming they really turn out great, I think. I will get the instructions and share that info with you in a little while.

I am going to be starting yet another quilt just for me. I love working on the Hawaiian quilt but I also have a plan in mind for a new bedroom scheme and it includes a new red and white quilt. Not absolutely sure which pattern I am going to use yet though so will also share that with you as soon as I decide.

I am going to make red and white gingham checked curtains to take me back to my childhood bedroom that my mother had done for me when I was having my tonsils out and then came down with the mumps too. I was a very sick puppy. Right now I have a dark paneling in my room and I am going to paint it white.

So I guess you might say I have a lot of projects in the pan and I need to get busy so I hope you will enjoy reading and watching my adventure for my new bedroom.

Have a wonderful day.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Well, Happy New Year ** 2014 **  to all my old friends.
Seems like ages since I last posted on here and I am going to make some big changes to that. I am only going to FB to communicate with my friends and family as they seem to find Phones obsolete and it seems that this is the only way to stay up to date with everyone.

I am doing a lot of quilting these days and one of the largest projects is my daughters Hawaiian Quilt. It is queen size and is all hand stitched.
A huge amount of stitching and a labor of love. I am almost finished appliqueing the flower to the top backing then I can begin the quilting portion of it.
This is what it looks like so far. The whole flower is one piece cut like you do with snowflakes but I did separate the center after is was cut.

 I had to baste in all on first the hand turn applique the entire surface. My husband is holding this up above his head. He is 6 feet tall. 

I am also working on this one for my 

I am really going to spend more time here and visiting with all my ole blogging friends and catching up with what everyone has been doing this past year. 
If I were to make a new years resolution it would be to spend my time more productively and less time on the computer. 

My husband and I started a new tradition this year. We have started a good things jar. Every day you write about something good that has happened to you today and put it in the jar. When you think that your life is nothing but bad and negative things you go back and read about all the positive things that have happened to you this year. 

Well my dear friends that I hope will stop back in to say hello and visit me again , I am Back. 
Happy New Year to you all from Our home to yours.