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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day!

I hope you all have been enjoying the year so far!   Our weather here in Ohio has been pretty darn nice considering that it's February and we don't have snow on the ground!  :)   And we had a 64 degree day yesterday.   We're supposed to get some nasty weather this week coming up but it's gone almost as soon as it comes and I can live with that!

I've had a very busy (and not in a good way) couple of weeks.   My hubby ended up in the hospital with severe atrial fib.  They took him off his old medication which meant he had to be monitored in the hospital and then they started him on a new medication and again he had to be monitored.  But the new medication wasn't doing the trick either so they had to cardiovert him back into normal rhythm.   He was in the hospital for a very looooong week!   Then once he got home he had to go for an EKG on Tuesday, on Friday and then again today.   Thursday he has to go see the nurse practitioner at the cardiologist's office.   The doctor has been happy with his EKG's and his blood pressure so that's a very good thing.   We both were exhausted all last week so not a whole lot got done around my house except a lot of napping.  

I did, however, finish my daughter's quilt.   It was from McCall's quilting magazine 2015 and was a series.   The magazine quilt finished pattern would have measured 95 1/2 x 95 1/2.   I did not want to hand quilt one that big so I made hers to measure approximately 49 x 49.   She loves it.   It's the perfect size for her to bundle up with on the couch.   I'm happy it's done.   So life is swell!

Purple is her favorite color.   I picked this fabric up many years ago with her mind but had no idea what I was going to make.   So happy to see the McCall's series!

Here is a picture of it with me holding it up.....

So now I have a wall hanging of birds and bird houses on my hoop.  I'm just about finished hand quilting and hopefully will sew the binding on tomorrow and the sleeve to hang it by.   Then it will hang in my kitchen.  

I've also been working on a red work quilt.   The pattern is from Bird Brain Designs and is of snowmen.   But that's not a rush...well, not a huge rush.   I hope to have it finished in time for our quilt guild quilt show in October to be displayed with the red and white quilts.  We'll see....

I also have several cross stitch projects in the works as well as needle punch.   I really, really want to get my Jane Harris sampler finished so that may be the priority.   Once I get it finished the other cross stitch projects will go quickly as they're not as big as the Jane Harris sampler.

Thanks for stopping by.   I hope you've enjoyed your visit and will come back again!