Monday, July 4, 2016

My 5 Months of Not Blogging

Hello Sweet Friends
How have you all been?

I have been busy this year and took a bit of break from blogging, my blog suddenly went down and was no longer hooked up to my domain. It took me a few weeks to figure out what went wrong! it's fixed now.I've probably been deleted from everyones blog list, since my site went missing.
My daughter Kirsten went to The Painted Cork with my on my birthday to paint the Funky Sacramento Painting, it was a lot of fun!

My husband went with me to do the Rainbow Bridge in Folsom California, it was also taught at the Painted Cork.


I finished my Bloom Quilt on the first day of Spring


I feel very proud of it, it's perfect for what I wanted for an update to some cheer on a blah couch.

I had fun making door banners. One I brought to Washington State as a gift for my brother and sister in law.

I had to purchase a Juki sewing machine to quilt my quilts, the embroidery machine was just not doing it. It was frustrating. Disappointed I had to spend more money on another sewing machine! I just use the Juki for quilting. I made a lot of things with my embroidery machine this year, above a few mug rugs. What fun those were to make!

I finished my cat quilt

I started month embroidery by Adornit, Calendar Girls. So cute!

We took a camping trip to Oregon and Washington State


We went to Crater Lake in Oregon on our camping trip

we went to Mt Rainier National Park in Washington State

My brother and I at his property in Washington, this is my big little brother. The youngest of us kids. I have another brother who is the oldest and no sisters.
Me at Mt. Rainier with a fan I borrowed from two Oriental girls. Nice prop.

 
Found a few covered bridges in Oregon on the way home!
at the most important point of the year is that Morgan graduated from High School!

That is some of my year so far. It's been a good and crazy year all at the same time as years are. Good mixed with bad. But we serve an Awesome God don't we? why yes we do.....



Happy Independence Day! ~Kat







Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. ~Ronald Reagan




Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Bloom Quilt has Bloomed

Hello All,

The last row of blooms were sewn onto the quilt today. Follow along with Lori Holt's Bloom Quilt along. Each week she gives directions to make each block. She uses Calico Days Fabric and Simple shapes, which are templates.
I know she has plans with for more simple shapes ifor a Christmas Theme for later this year. 
Here is my 5 rows of Flower Blooms.


I also used the embroidery part of my new Babylock Unity to make this cute pillow. Yes I've been a busy stitcher. This is for my daughters step daughter Kayla.


It's a simple design for my first embroidery work using the Unity. 

Until next time...Bloom Where You're planted!

-Kat 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Row 4 Bloom Quilt and Healthy Eating

Today was a pretty nice day outside, although mine was indoors.
Sewing of course on my Bloom Quilt, from Lori Holt's sew along. Rileyblake designs, Calico Days. I Got row 4 done. It takes me over an hour to cut and shape and sew all the appliqué pieces to each flower block. Sewing the strips and blocks together goes a bit faster. 
Tomorrow I have to make 4 flowers, so that's a few hours. Not sure I will have enough time to get another row in. That would be row 5, the final row of flower blocks.
It sure would be a nice to finish it. But... I do have other things I need to do. 
Here is a few photos of row 4.
Sweet Quilt.
On the couch.
These good for you veggies are extra yummy with a tad bit of lemon Pepper and other spices. I sautéed zucchini, green onions, 
Yellow, red and green peppers. Delicious!
Have a blessed Friday!

Kat