Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Persian stars are done

I finished the last of the persian star blocks for the block swap!

woohoo 12 total. Due at the end of the month here, heard someone else already sent her blocks, so I felt I had to rush on these last 3 also Winking smile


Here’s the 6 sets of 2


What the layout would be.


I also finished this week’s WOB BOW

the woman with two coins at the temple.

Can you imagine giving your last two pennies? Thank goodness I’ve never been in that situation, I can’t imagine….. We are so spoiled in the western world, we don’t know what “poor” really is, we can all say that we are poor and living paycheck to paycheck and times are tough, but they are really NOT compared to other countries.

In other countries they have to beg for food or live in a cardboard box and some places you get killed if you’re a Christian.

I’m not saying it can’t/ won’t happen here in the US….

Just saying that most of us are very spoiled in the western world.

(Okay off my high horse here)

This block is not my favorite, I don’t know if it’s the color choices, I think the clothing fabric was the wrong choice, oh well. it’s funky Smile


Of course my little helper has been SEW much help lately.

After I put all the scraps of fabric back in the bins she likes to help pull them back out and wear some of the long strips


Then she likes to sit in my lap while sewing and open the front of the machine to look at the funny feet


and testing them out by bonking them on the table!

What would I do without such a tester??


She has time for fun too, like snuggling with the big yellow bear again.


I took these pics yesterday of my long arm machine for Carol, she has the summit and voyager too and I was showing how the bars are on my frame. the bars are adjustable, this is just the way I like mine to be Smile



Here's an update on my CONDENSED 2013 list

#1 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needle turn applique, mommy giraffe almost done – working on this one in the car line at kids schools

#2 pineapple black and blue quilt- TOP DONE ready to quilt

#7 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#8 bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show – ironed down border applique, top stitching slowly

#12- Hidden forest- applique- owl block done!

#15 Christmas tree skirt- Quilted need binding

#16 hexie flowers- 47 done I think

#17 women of the bible quilt blocks- #48 done- woman with 2 coins

#20- roman holiday- kit

#40(Jan) Ahhhh's- #48 done

#44 (April) blue yellow kaleidoscope- 6 blocks done

#48 (May) Sampler Quilt along- blocks 9 and 10 done

#58 (July) persian star FPP block swap – 12 done

#65 (Sept) farm animal panel – embroidery done

#66 (Oct) Christmas Strip quilt – blocks done just need to trim


Patricia said...

I just bought a new embroidery machine and was thinking the other day that it cost more than many make in a year in some countries. We take so much for granted in this country.The price of a yard of quilt shop fabric is more than some make in a week. It is best to count your blessings and share when/where we can.

Needled Mom said...

The Persian Stars are beautiful and, yes, we are blessed in this country.

Your little helper is too cute!

Needled Mom said...

The Persian Stars are beautiful and, yes, we are blessed in this country.

Your little helper is too cute!

Needled Mom said...

The Persian Stars are beautiful and, yes, we are blessed in this country.

Your little helper is too cute!

Nancy said...

Oh, I am excited to see what other Persian Star blocks have been sewn. Yours are very nice. It is so cute to see the interest Sonja has in your crafts.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the stars, but your baby out shines them.....too sweet!

Carol said...

Your little helper has quite a busy schedule each day. How does she do it. LOL.

Your blocks are gorgeous. Love the colors.

Michele said...

I like your stars too and of course your assistant always does a fabulous job.