Lucy Boston

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Busy: quilts, flowers, food

Just like everyone else, I have too many, too little...

projects/commitments are on the list of too many,
and time, or the lack of, is the main thing on the too little side.
I also have an issue (surprise, surprise) -
as in I need to say no occasionally :) 
But everything is just so much fun!!

Quilts #1:  I'm working on a couple of LQ shop pieces (: don't have a pic of the almost finished quilt from the hand-applique class I get to teach - don't know how I always forget to take a pic of my own stuff :) 
Quilts #2:  some meandering for customers -
First is Janet's dinosaurs...
so cute with dinos and dots. 
So I quilted dinosaur "eggs" :)
This quilt is for her new nephew - isn't he so lucky?
Next is Louise's cute quilt for her great-grand daughter
that is coming any day now!
In this one I quilted daisies
to go along with the theme of the fabrics used. 
Another lucky little babe.

Flowers:  The niece's wedding was beautiful.  Of course, with our usual typhoon weather and another couple of inches of rain blowing through each day, the wedding was held inside, but it was still a beautiful wedding.  
Here's a pic of one of the tablepiece groupings-
(so some of the flowers I did)

Food: I catered the local seniors luncheon again - the menu was good for the hot, humid, summer weather we've been having - sloppy chicken (you know, like sloppy joe, but with chicken in it's own thickened broth), loaded baked potato casserole, almond green beans, cole slaw, beets, homemade rolls.  And for dessert?  Pecan brownie sundae drenched with caramel and chocolate sauces, then topped with banana, ice cream and a cherry on top.
(Just typing that makes me want to go make another dessert and have that for dinner!)
Anyway, Sonny-boy was off work that day and was able to help me load/unload, serve and visit.   It was a great day (it sure is nice to have family to help out).  AND, left-overs were great for lunch/work the next day.

So that's that for now.
I'm stitching on my Lucy Boston - Patchwork of the Crosses blocks.
I might be a couple blocks behind right now...

Thanks for checking in on me, &
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wow-za! again

This time, the wow-za is for the heat that has hit central Ohio!
High nineties, steam-sauna humidity...
and that's without the heat index!
Certainly makes you want to stay inside and stitch when you can!
But the heat sure zaps my energy -
so I'm working s-l-o-w-ly on my Lucy blocks.

I also worked on an applique project for a class at the LQS.
The (almost) finished quilt- "Our Flower Garden" turned out great I think, 
and is at a show this weekend!
You can see it in the picture from the show that's this weekend:

It's the French General faded red/pink a little left of center.
Oh, yeah, also, check out the faded cheddar bow-tie just to the left of that!
Love them both!!  OK, I really love ALL THE STUFF there!

I suppose I should get back to stitching (: & sweating, but that's a given:)Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 5, 2013

July already

Don't know where June went!
But Happy July to all!
Among other things,
I'm doing a nieces' wedding flowers
for this weekend, so can't stay and chat,
but here's a quick pic of my latest quilt/wall hanging:
tumbler flag (coffee-d) apprx 40"x50"
And here it is hanging in the LQS above the mantel:
...I used the "Crumbler"
(which, btw, is a great ruler)
(and, no, I'm not receiving compensation for this, I just love it)

Back to "flowering" for me!
Coming soon:  more Lucy Blocks to share for last month