Sew Fun 2 Quilt

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Photography Class

My photo (above) got picked this week for critique in my Cell Phone Photography class by Ricky Tims. Fun!  The topic was "Aspects of Covid".   Here is what he said: rickytims

Selected for critique: So many times we feel we need to be right at our subject - close. But this is a full distant shot and well framed to include a lot of the architectural geometry - but also centers that poster dead on - giving it the dominance it deserves. I love the sliver of blue sky cutting down on the right and how the colors of orange and blue interact here.

Above is the photo I submitted this week, for the topic "Lines".
By the way, this is some new, DELICIOUS thread at, 
hand dyed in Africa. It will go perfectly with the neutral project I want to work on. ❤️

Below is a photo my husband took of our first DAHLIA!
Since that is the name of our street, my brother said we should plant some.
This is our first one, in bloom!  So pretty.... 😊

Friday, July 10, 2020

Another Sad Birthday Party πŸ˜‚

In April our daughter invited us to the saddest birthday party ever, on Zoom, since we couldn't all get together.  Since then, we've had a sad Easter Zoom, Mother's Day, Father's Day, my husband's birthday and today was my son's Zoom birthday party.  The "sad" is just kind of funny, because they're actually really fun!  This party lasted for three hours, we played games, watched him open gifts, sang Happy Birthday, everyone brought their own treats.... And the best part was, we were all together, even though we were far apart.  Happy Birthday Jeff!! πŸ‘‘πŸŽ‚❤️😊
(I'm still trying to figure out how he got the cool background :)

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Back in the Quilt Studio!

We were able to visit my Dad for a couple of days for his 84th birthday!
My granddaughter is an "inventor"!  She invented this "head lamp" for my hubby! 😁

This quilt is not mine (too bad!) but was made by my friend Michelle for her granddaughter.  She is making two more quilts, similar to this one, using her 100 Tula Pink blocks. 
I'm inspired to get back into my quilt studio and work on my Dishes quilt that I started in a class last September.  I'm also feeling inspired to declutter my kitchen...
The quilt studio won out today though ❤️. I already got the rest of the blocks cut out - now for some sewing!  My poor machine has had such a long break, I better go feed it some oil. 😊
Have a great day!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July!!

Happy Independence Day to America!!
I couldn't find any patriotic pictures to share so I'm sharing the 
fruits of my husband's labors in the garden.
Hope to get back to some more quilting this next week 😊
Have a lovely weekend ❤️

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Couching With Bullions

Our recent Stitch Book page has Couching with Bullions.  I did it today, working on 
my Folk Tails quilt.  This will be the "road" that runs through the quilt.
Two pieces of size 3 Painters Pearl Cotton were laid side by side and couched with a 
10 wrap bullion using size 8 Eleganza Perle Cotton.  I really like the way it looks!

This week's photography class challenge was "Aspects of Covid".  I submitted the photo above, of the "Thank You" sign that hangs on the side of our local hospital.  It brought back a lot of mask making memories to me, when I first saw it!  I like the colors and that it really stands out and is noticeable as you drive by. So that is the one I submitted....

But I LOVE this one, taken by my son-in-law, of my daughter and granddaughter picking out her first violin!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
If only I had taken the photo.... 😊

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


I have been LAZY the past couple of days.  I've been reading a lot - finished a book called "Breakfast with Buddha", which was pretty good, binge watched a little Hart of Dixie on Netflix, which I'm enjoying.  I did finish my #6 knitted block (above).  I still need to block it.  Maybe I'll get in the sewing room tomorrow and get busy on something 😊

I saw this on Instagram and got a kick out of it!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Last Circle!

Yesterday was Circle #90 - the last when in the Toned Down Circle Stitch Along! (Isn't this chubby little bird the cutest?) It was kind of sad not looking on Instagram for the latest circle today, but .... I have plenty of other projects to work on!
Here is a photo of the whole piece - next I will layer and attempt to quilt in amongst all these tiny circles.  It will make a great little wall hanging. 

My photography assignment this week was "Kitchen".  I had a hard time with this one.  I love my Polish Pottery, so decided to take a picture of some of that, but it was hard to get the lighting just right.  I took a ton of bowl photos to get just the "right one" πŸ˜‚. I guess that's what "real" photographers do!  When I uploaded my photo, I noticed there are some pretty amazing Kitchen photos on there.  On to Lesson #4!