Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Finish!


Well, as usual my week didn't go as planned, but I got one thing finished. Our nice, first week of spring ended up with a tick, so I am back on lyme treatment and they gave me a tetanus shot since it was embedded in my skin.

I was going to make the quilt and my machine decided to give me problems and I finally gave up, so I may just make that one into a charity quilt and do tumblers from the blocks I have and add more to them. I doubt she would take it with her since she plans on filling her suitcase with diapers, they are expensive over there. Nick got new bunk beds, so I can work on quilts for his beds and a matching, larger one for when they come home. Luckily I bought some starter clothes and a car seat, so I have gifts to give them tomorrow.

I finished the second block in Buttermilk Basin's 2016 BOM, I am loving this one and I can't wait for the next one and finishing it. It is going to be a wonderful quilt to have for next Christmas. You can find the free block under Mystery BOM.

Another freebie this week is offered by Theodora Cleaves. She is offering her Paris Ladies for free. They would be fun to stitch or do in appliqué and a great idea for gifts by customizing them to your friends likes and personalities.


On fridays I like to post a photo and a saying to my daughter's Facebook page. I found an old photo of me with the kids, one Easter. I am not sure why I am so serious and Billy looks like he is ready to pop, lol.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, I plan on getting out and enjoying the nice weather, hopefully no ticks this time.


10 comments:

Allie-oops Designs said...

Oh Debbie not another tick!!! Praying for your health hon...

I love what you're doing with the sailboat quilt but sick to hear you won't be seeing Nick for such a long time! Your block is great, and such a darling Easter pic of you and the kids...

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the fabric choice for the block. That is going to be one super project.
What can you do to avoid ticks? My dog has a oil that is rubbed into her neck but for people, that wouldn't work. One of our Scouts picked up that problem while at the Jamboree but I think in our neck of the woods, only animals attract ticks.
I know what it is like to have kids and grandkids so far away. Hang in there.

Kate said...

Sheesh Debbie - another tick! Take care of yourself.
I like your E - these snowmen are so cute. I'm not doing these BOMs (yet). Since we're trying to downsize I need to have an end use for anything I make nowadays and I haven't come up with one for these snowmen yet - but I'm saving the patterns.
That's a lovely photo of you and your chldren.

Karen said...

Debbie, did you ever get the tension problem corrected on your new quilting machine?
You did such nice work on making the Buttermilk Basin block. All I have done is save the patterns.

Saundra said...

Cute snowman applique you finished. I adore those Paris Ladies designs and almost copied them to turn into a hooked piece. But have quite a lot of patterns on linen already. Yeah, you do sorta look serious in that photo, maybe the kids were being testy that day. Enjoy your Saturday.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy to hear you are on meds and can hopefully avoid serious illness.
That picture is a hoot. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs :)
Lauren

paulette said...

Geeze...those tick sure love you!! That is awful!! But glad you are on meds right away! I love your BMB BOM...it's perfect!!

Carol S. said...

I love that photo! What a sweet thing you do posting to your daughter's FB page. I'm sure you miss her terribly! Years ago we had a tick infestation in my house and on my dog. Luckily, there was no Lyme disease involved. Take care of yourself!

Sandi said...

What a drag to find those ticks again Debbie. Love the pictures you posted on Facebook! My weekend was busy with a quilt as you go workshop with Marianne Haak. I decided to start with 10" square blocks and ended up with rectangles! Most people started with 20" blocks but I wasn't sure what I wanted to use on the back. I may well end up adding them to the smaller blocks.

Wet rainy and cold here tonight as it was Friday night. Stay warm and keep on getting healthier?

Love the photo of you and the children.

Fiona said...

I love the block and what a smile your picture gave me....
Hugz