Friday, March 1, 2013

February NewFo's

Due to the fact that my day to post in the It's All About Me hop, was the same day to
 post my NewFo Challenge , it's a day late. I apologize to all the other Newfo participants for that. 
"Sew", let's see I finished some things I started last year and started some more ! 
That's kinda how we all roll isn't it !
The reason I say "sew", "sew" much, is because of my three sisters, (We also have a brother, Harlan, the oldest and wisest, who is a farmer in South Dakota ) We all live very far apart, Yvonne in South Carolina, Bonnie in Washington state, Barbara in South Dakota and me in Texas. We've been trying to get together every 1 or 2 years. As a matter of fact we're getting together again this year in June to celebrate our Mother's 89th birthday ! As long as that precious woman keeps having birthday's, she deserves all of her children there with her. (Sorry Mama), I think she quit having birthdays at 80.
 In Helen Turners words, " I will be  80 + 9." She's probably going to kick my rear end for divulging that info and believe me she can do it.

Us girls Easter morning 1960,  I'm the little one.
 Mom made our dresses.
Oops...chased a rabbit ! 
Anyway, for some reason we start our conversations with "SO", blah, blah,blah. Of course then, we have to laugh because we don't know why we say it ! When we get together it's just a laugh festival !
Harlan just laughs at us cause we're laughing ! I LOVE YOU BROTHER !

Then, since I blog about sewing.....
 "Sew" that's the reason I write "sew" so much...... is in honor of my Sissies !

Other than making an It's all About Me Hussy......
Here's what my February looked like....
I put the binding on "Santa Anna's Star Cake and Cuttin the Cards".

 Made a Trip Around the World using this tutorial.

Finished piecing the tops of "Comanche Stars" I started in 2012 
and "Blueberry Cobbler" I started in 2011.

  I made this for my best friend Nancy. 

I started restoring this quilt for my Son. I think his Great Grandmother Stella  made it. That's why we need to  put labels on our quilts, so we'll have documentation for future generations.
Cotton was used for the batting and it was falling out through all the holes I'm in the process of patching.  

 Made two more blocks in the 2012 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

 Started a Boxy Star graduation  quilt for my Daughter-in-law's younger sister, using Bonnie Hunter's tutorial.

 Finished this flannel top I started for my granddaughter ....when she was about 6 months old.  It's going to be a donation quilt for the  Wee Care program our guild supports.

Added these tumbler blocks to this.

Hand quilted my February "Little Jo's Club"  project.
Whew, I think that's it ! 
Once vegetables and grass get growing,
this much sewing won't be happening !
Visit Cat Patches for the link 
to see all the other projects that members of the 2013 NewFo Challenge  have made.
Have a wonderful day and God bless You !


Joy Ivy said...

Vickie, I think that I'm ready for the vegetables and grass to start I won't feel SEW far behind.....all your lovely SEWING work makes me tired! ;)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'd say you had a GREAT month in February! Sew many beautiful projects...

Barbara said...

Wow, you have a lot going on there! Great projects. Thanks for linking up.

Joyce Carter said...

Oh My Goodness! You have been ONE BUSY LADY! Wish I had some of your energy.

Createology said...

Wow! I think you are seriously helping to keep the fabric industry in business. Bless you! Sew many wonderful finishes. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Siobhán said...

Wow!! I am so impressed, you sure did get a lot done in February! Everything looks amazing. I *NEED* to do a trip around the world--yours is so pretty!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow! You made SEW many wonderful fun things in February. Love the photo of your and your sisters!

Sandy said...

That was a lovely show and tell. Your work is very nice and I enjoyed hearing about your siblings!

Sandy said...

Wow! So many beautiful quilts! You have been very busy. I love the one you made for your friend Nancy - cute!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGosh!! How busy you are! Beautiful work. Love the family tidbits too.

InGa said...

You have been verrry busy in Feb. I can tell...
Do your day have more then 24 h?
Impressed. And so many beautiful things....
Have a nice day.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Wow! You've been a busy lady!