Quilting Projects, Food & A Movie

I had all of the grandkids here on Saturday morning while my son worked and the DIL went to a Bible Study. While it is a few years old, this was a new-to-Amazon movie that showed up and since it had great reviews I selected it for us to watch:

Hugo

While most children’s movies don’t hold my interest and I wander off to do something else, this one did. It is as interesting for an adult as for a child, as long as the child is at least 6 years old and up. Great story line, ( mystery & adventure ) wonderful acting, and amazing cinematography.

So if you have Amazon Prime, children or grandchildren, I would recommend this one as a keeper.  You don’t even need children, lol…it was that intriguing :)  

In the afternoon, they were off to a fund-raiser and Tallica sent a photo of Javis to me with some Syrian bread. Thankfully they brought a loaf back for me! Yesterday the  youngest son stopped by with some sweets from a bakery and we split a tart and some macaroons. Not doing too badly here in the way of treats :)

I make  Syrian bread from time to time and will include the link to two recipes at the end of the post :) Of course it is always better when someone else baked it and no work involved on my end!

As to quilting projects for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy’s Quilts  I have several to choose from. It’s been ages since I worked on my Flower Basket Medallion ( details in the last post HERE )

I did manage to sew the stems down on the 4th border enough for placement, and sew the stems down completely on the 3rd border. A bit of progress in the way of circles and leaves thus far :

I have the other bird and a few leaves prepped and two or three more circles prepped for sewing and then it will be back to the freezer paper, starch and the ironing board for more once I get those appliqued on.

I truly think that there is more time spent in prep work for applique than the actual sewing time.

A nice bit of progress this week in regards to hand quilting on the Rose of Sharon:

From another angle to show progress : I finished up the bottom corner of one fan section and then marked another and started that one. I am using the fan stencil from Fun With Barb.

As to weather…like many of you, snow again!

What is crazy is that between the snow melt and constant rain, my backyard is full of high spring grass out of control and needing mowed!  Yet yesterday, it was too wet ( and chilly) to tackle and then I woke to snow this morning.

At some point, there will be a dry spell and time to work outside and less time for sewing inside but until then…I’ll just keep on with these quilting projects as time permits :)

I’d like to get this latest star flower finished up on Sunday :

You might also enjoy : Baking : Two Syrian Flatbread Recipes 

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29 Responses to Quilting Projects, Food & A Movie

  1. Karen says:

    yes the weather is just plain nuts this season – all over. I love that photo of the big bread that your grandson is eating – bigger than his face almost! I will check out the recipe for sure. I do not bake too much anymore as Mike needs to loose weight and if I make bread we eat it right away – almost all of it!!

  2. Amy L. says:

    The movie Hugo is based upon the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. If you get a chance, read the book too. It switches from brilliant pencils drawings to text and back. A marvelous read for children and adults. Your fans are making my fingers itch for hand quilting. That quilt is beautiful!

  3. Eileen says:

    Hello, watching the movie with the grandkids sounds like fun. The desserts look delicious. I love the Rose of Sharon quilt, just beautiful. I am hoping for some warm sunny spring days, this weather feels more like winter. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

  4. Deb says:

    Thanks for the tip on the movie.. and Amy for the book title. I’ll see if our library has it and read it with the kids. Love seeing your beautiful progress on the projects. Hope mother nature finishes with her tantrums soon so things can get back to ‘normal’.

  5. Gail says:

    Snow here for the last three mornings too. It can stop any time now! Great progress on your borders and quilting!

  6. We woke up to 31 degrees this morning, but thankfully no snow! Wonderful quilt!

  7. barb says:

    Mmmm that bread and treats look so good!
    Your quilting is look great~

  8. Jessie says:

    Your Rose of Sharon is beautiful!

  9. Debi says:

    Your treats look delicious! I am loving watching the progress of your quilt, it is so lovely. I can’t wait to see it in its finished state.

  10. Take your time quilting that Rose of Sharon because I really like seeing it :)

  11. Yvonne says:

    Your quilting is truly amazing. What lovely work! You must be so proud to be able to do such beautiful quilts. God bless you!

    Here, nasty spring… rain and snow. It’s snowing now.

    Have a great week!

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Thanks Yvonne you have a great week as well! Learning to quilt and sew has had many a struggle for me ( seam ripper always handy LOL! :) but I am still working on it

  12. Karen says:

    Yummy looking treats. Good progress on your quilting. I have the opposite problem here….far too hot to think about quilting.

  13. Unlike you, I typically am attracted to kids movies, especially if there’s a dog involved :).

    xxx

  14. Robin says:

    I liked Hugo so well when it came out that I bought a copy for myself. It’s really intriguing and unique. The actors were all so good. I love the hand quilting. Do you do it in a hoop or just free hand?

  15. CathieJ says:

    That bread looks delicious. I loved looking at all your quilt pictures. They are all so very pretty. I like the fabric you used for that appliqued bird.

  16. Kyle says:

    I think you’re right about the time it takes to prep appliques and then stitch them. I haven’t found a good way yet to even it out. Your applique is looking great.

  17. Here’s hoping you don’t find yourself out there mowing with snow flurries to accompany you. :-)

  18. Joyce says:

    Same “sucky” weather here, too…ugh – no further comment!
    I hate the prep part of anything quilty – freezer paper process, moving the hoop, stenciling the pattern – even though that part goes quickly with the corn starch in cheesecloth method I learned about years ago.
    Your Rose of Sharon is coming along nicely!

  19. Bernie says:

    Hi Deb, your medallion quilt is going to be amazing. You have a lot of patience for handwork.
    What did you use to mark the curved lines on your quilt?

  20. Pat Taylor says:

    The curvy quilting lines are looking wonderful!! Have to check out the fan stencil…and just visited your Syrian Bread recipes – the loaves look delicious and I will definitely give them a try. Thank you so much for sharing.

  21. Judy Miller says:

    I do love that Rose of Sharon. I have Rose of Sharon bushes growing in my yard–nice as they blossom so late in the summer, to still give us some color.

  22. Susan says:

    Beautiful work on those borders. I really like the fact that you went outside the pattern and planned your own borders, which are very in keeping with the center. What a great way to pass the cold time! Here, I had the same problem. The grass was getting higher and higher in the rain and no drying days. My friend’s husband finally mowed it last weekend, but it will need it again soon with the current round of rain – solid for the last 14 hours!

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