Sunday, November 16, 2014

A little progress!

Still working on the borders.  I finished the second one and posted about it here.  That was Tuesday. So what have I been doing since then?  Well not stitching.  I promised my sisters and brothers that I would scan some old family photos and get everyone a copy.  Yes, I have been scanning and scanning!  Trying to name each photo so that we could bring them up and enjoy them whenever we want.  It was a nice stroll down memory lane. But, it also took a lot of time, but the deed is done. Here are a couple of my favorite pics:
My Mom and my sister Liana and I. I am on the right.


My mom was always taking pictures of us after we got home from Church.
So this evening I need to get back to some stitching.  I did thread about dozen needles so I could get under Simple but Not and put in a few stitches.


But,  I am really making progress on Baltimore Garden's borders.  Sometimes when I get near finishing a top, all of my other projects get put aside and all I can think about is working till it is done.  So I think the applique will win out tonight, although it would feel cozy to get under a quilt and quilt as the weather is damp and cold. But, this third border won't get done unless I keep vigilant.  Hope you will join Kathy and the others at Slow Stitching Sunday and enjoy stitching on your current project.


 

17 comments:

  1. OH your mama is so pretty! Love her hair. You two are cute as well. What were you doing wearing my bangs, though?

    Seriously did everyone have those short bangs back in the day...I think so!

    The quilting is pretty...trouble is with quilting once you get started and all relaxed you want to JUST quilt so yes you'd better stick with your applique, ha ha

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  2. Yes, she was so lucky to have naturally curly hair. You could read my mind, yes if I start hand quilting this border may not get done till next summer! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. it always takes so long to do photos - I'm lucky that my daughter Melanie loves to do that kind of thing and has scanned so many and shared with our family on our facebook family page.

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    1. I kept putting it off, but now I am so glad that I am finished!

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  4. The after church picture must have been an Easter Sunday one. It must have been a big job scanning the photos.

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  5. I totally understand about fixating on a nearly done project! Good luck with your appliqué.

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    1. I usually work on different types of projects to it up and It helps with the hands. But at this point it is time to get this one made into a top!

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  6. You are too funny! I agree - finish up the appliqué and then you can enjoy the quilting =). Great pictures.....I'm thinking she wanted you all clean and dressed up so after church worked great.

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    1. It was so much fun to go thru the pics! Although the sorting and scanning gets dull, it was nice to think about all the memories!

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  7. Oh, I just love old photos! I know how long it takes to scan - I've done the same thing and made scrapbooks for everyone one year for Christmas. Oh, your quilting looks wonderful on that pumpkin colored fabric. I really like that color and quilt. I never thought to thread a bunch of needles ahead of time when hand quilting. Now I know!

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    1. Thanks! I find I get more hand quilting done when I thread a dozen or so up. Sometimes I get several needles going at once.

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  8. Love black and white photos, so evocative of time gone by! That feather in your hoop looks beautiful, look forward to seeing the whole quilt :)

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    1. I started quilting it in the spring but the hot summers here put a halt to that! My favorite part of making a quilt is quilting it!

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  9. Oh yes, that does take a lot of time, but is so worth it to preserve family memories and history.
    Enjoyed seeing Simple But Not in the hoop and the progress you are making on it.
    Also fun to see the applique borders in progress!

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    1. I had fun sorting the pics and am so glad we can all enjoy them now. I am looking forward to stitching on Simple but Not again. I love the cheddar fabric it is such a rich color.

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