Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Bee's Knees!

Look what I received in my inbox this week! A picture of a reader's quilt! Cynthia made this - she says:

"Just have to brag a bit!  I've been quilting since February of 2015. I've always wanted to do a hexi quilt, so in mid-December 2015 I started my first one - the Grandmother's Flower Garden. This will go to my oldest daughter & her husband (it's queen sized)! I still need to back & quilt it & then get the binding on. I am in the process of making my youngest daughter her quilt, yes, a queen-size of hexagons! I am also designing single-size hexagon quilts for all my grandchildren - all 8 of them!"

WOW! Cynthia, you certainly deserve bragging rights! And to be so new to quilting! Fabulous work!

It was The Bee's Knees for me yesterday! I basted more of these star points and have them ready to hand stitch together (maybe today?). Until recently, I've been taping them together on the front and ladder stitching from the back side.

But now I've found I like to tape on the back and stitch on the front. The ladder stitches disappear, so it really doesn't matter, but I like to see the finished product while I sew to make sure all is lining up the way I had planned.

Rodan and Fields

I'm a couple of weeks in on being an R&F consultant and I have no regrets! It's so nice to get a big discount on these products that I believe in. I made a big order a few days ago and the box came yesterday. So I got to use more products last night - what fun!

I treated myself to Lash Boost (among other products!) - proven to grow and thicken our lashes and brows. I'll keep you posted on my results.

You can put as much or as little time into this as you want. As you can tell, it certainly hasn't interrupted my sewing schedule! I love the fact that I don't have to keep inventory at my home, or do billing and bookkeeping and shipping.

There is a virtual business presentation on Facebook Sunday evening. If interested, you can watch in your jammies in your home with a drink of your choice. If you'd like me to include you, simply send me a friend request on Facebook (Julia Cheape Wood - my personal page) - I'll be glad to add you to view the presentation. And if you're busy Sunday worries...the presentation will be available to view for 48 hours. 

OKAY! Now let's get some hexies done! I plan to stitch some of these this weekend - lots of them, in fact! I'm ready to finish this particular star and move on to another one!

Netflix update: We've finished Goliath, Bloodlines, Call the Midwife, The Crown. Great shows! We are amongst the few who haven't yet watched Downton Abby - so we've started it in the last couple of days. Yes, we love it!

And we're watching a new network show - The Hunted. It's a reality show about real people trying to hide for 28 days - it's really good and demonstrates that it's so hard to escape from the authorities. It seems Big Brother is everywhere. The contestants get a chunk of money if they succeed in being 'on the loose' for 28 days. And we are rooting for them to win, but they are dropping like flies.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! And I hope you get a chance to sew!  


  1. WOW! Cynthia did a FANTASTIC job!!! You are both our inspiration that's for sure!!!
    I watched Sneaky Pete on Amazon Prime...still watching Doc Martin and love it!!! Golaith was really good too!!! Billy Bob was fantastic in it. So many shows but not enough time in the 'night'! HA

  2. Yeah, Cynthia - a beautiful quilt. Thanks for the tip on putting together the curves.


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