Monday, April 21, 2014

H2H 2014

My personal goal for this year for H2H is 3 quilts.  I cheated a little bit.  I went rummaging in my drawer of "tops" and found these 2 which fit the bill perfectly.

I should be able to get them quilted and another done start to finish by the completion date.

It's not to late to join H2H 2014.  Click on the magic button on the right for details and information on the prizes that are available for winning for the participants.

Do you have a drawer or a box or a shelf holding tops for safe keeping?  This is a great chance to give one a home where it can do the job a quilt is meant to do.  HUG

Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's been a tough week

First thanks to all of you for the prayers and happy thoughts regarding my surgery..  It went extremely well. Surgery Tuesday morning, home Thursday afternoon.  I'm able to walk around the house quite well with the walker and cane.

The tough and very sad part to the week is that my faithful assistant Tink passed away on Saturday.  It was very sudden and thankfullly  there was little to no suffering on her part.

Here she is helping me with a photo shoot.

She is a huge loss to our family. She was loved and will be missed.

This is my most favorite shot of her and her dad.

She was a wonderful example of what a rescued animal can be.  She arrived at our house a bit of an emotional mess and turned out to be a loving girl as the picture above shows.  WE were privileged to have had her in our lives for 6 wonderful years where she shared her love with us each and every day.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

Hello my dearest friends in blogland.  I would appreciate it deeply if you could keep me in your prayers on Tuesday.  I am having my right Hip replaced.  This is elective surgery and I am very excited to have it done and behind me.

I have lined up several UFO hand projects for my down time. The first picture is of a quilt I made when I had my left hip replaced 5 1/2 years ago. All it needs is to be bound.  I hope to get the binding on later this evening so that I can hand stitch it down  in the next couple of weeks.

This sock needs about 2 more inches and then a partner.  I have no idea when I started it.

This one isn't a UFO. But it is so cute.  It's a baby hoodie.  I have several Babies that I need to get gifts done for in the next several months and I think this one looks like fun.

I started another Helmet liner that needs finishing.

I started this knitted afghan at least 6 maybe 7 years ago. I'm hoping I can remember how to do it.  It was when I first started following knitting  instructions. 

This is a crocheted afghan that I started 2 years ago using scraps.  I think I stopped because I ran out of scrap so I may actually just rip it out, haven't decided yet.  

In addition I have 2 hexie projects that I would like to dig out and maybe work on. and then there are the books to read and the  DVD's of season upon season of TV shows that I want to catch up on, not to mention all of the blogs i want to keep up with.

I think that there is enough variety here to keep me from being bored.  I should be home from work for 6 - 8 weeks. My real hope is that I actually finish some of these projects not just move them all forward a tad. I will report on completions if I get that far.

Thanks in advance for your prayers and good thoughts.      Selina

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Flags on a Stick my way

Hip, hip hooray, it’s my day.  My day to wave a flag that is.

I need to start with the comment that I am not a flag type person.  I live in a Townhouse so they don’t work really well here, but that is no reason not to play along.  Once I decided on an Easter Flag I pulled out my Easter fabric stash. Lo and behold I found the pieces to an Easter project all cut out and raring to go.  My best guess is I started this years ago and didn’t make any progress before Easter so back into the drawer it went.

This is so old I have no recollection of having started it.  It started with me pulling out a piece of fabric that I thought would be a great background (the great egg fabric) and found the bunny and tulip pieces nicely folded up inside.   I found 2 other incomplete projects in there too. I’m guessing that because Easter moves around from year to year I just didn’t plan my lead time properly .

I have been driving around with the bunnies and the pole for a couple of days now looking for a bright spring like background, but nothing is really springy yet in Central NJ.  This picture is taken in front of my Hydrangea which is yet to start to go green.  Next week these guys will have a new home in sunny Florida as this Easter Banner is  now a gift for friends.

This picture is in my back yard, equally un spring like.

I also like how the blanket stitch looks on the back of the flag.   

The other flag project that I found hiding in the Easter drawer is this one.  As you can tell it is still incomplete.  But you can get the general idea of how it will finish up.  I have 3 weeks yet so maybe I’ll get it done for this year.  I’ll keep you posted.

I had a great time participating in this hop and want to thank both M Samm and Thearica for all of their time and effort on our behalf.  Please stop by and visit the rest of today’s participants.  If this is where you are starting it would be great for you to go back and catch all of the talented flag makers and their contributions to  this hop.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for taking the time to leave your kind thoughts.   Here is today’s list: