"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Design Wall Monday - Hexies

I did not get as much hand stitching done in the car as I expected on my trip.  One day I got engrossed in a book that I finished.  (Good thing I have a kindle app on my phone with more books.)  I usually have to read before going to sleep, but with the time change and keeping so busy, I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow!  There was also a lot of scenery to look at, and not to mention I have a habit of falling asleep in the car.  Squeekie likes my flowers.
I did get 5 1/2 flowers stitched with the navy blue sashing.  The one in the upper left corner just needs the sides sewn up, the two in the middle need sashing, and there is 12 in the upper right corner that will be attached between the ones with the sashing.  I think attaching the flowers together is going to be the hardest part.  I have all (I hope) of my navy blue hexies cut out.  Here is a finished flower.

Pippi decided to just watch from my her box.  That tub is supposed to be for material, but Pippi won't let me have it back.
Maybe I'll be able to do some more hand stitching this week, but I need to finish a friend's dress, another friend's capes, and another friend needs some mending done.  I also have a cheesecake order for Sunday.
This past weekend my friend ordered a cake for her daughter's sixth birthday.  She loves to read, so she wanted a book cake with letters on it.  The icing is Italian Meringue Buttercream which I can't get perfectly smooth, and I also messed up the ribbon for the middle of the book, aside from that I was really happy with it.
Her name is Obadiah and she is called Obi for short.  I hope she likes it!  It is my honey spice cake recipe from here, but I used half wheat and half whole wheat pastry instead of unbleached all-purpose cake.
Thanks for stopping by!


Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Cats and boxes- always a pair! Pretty cake too.

scraphappy said...

Great progress on your hexies, they are going to be beautiful someday. Definitely a long term project!

Rhonda said...

Great job with the hand stitching. Hexies can be tricky on the machine. The birthday can looks great from here.
I'm a Texan, too. I live in central-ish Texas and right now, we are burning up.
Keep cool and take care!!

Vicki H. said...

looks great! I never get as much accomplished on my time off as I plan. I have learned to just enjoy!

Cindy said...

Hexies always make cute quilts...yours is no exception! Love the kitty pics too!

julieQ said...

Love those pretty hexies!! Hey, I tried to reply to your comment on my blog and could not due to " no reply", so here it is...thanks for stopping by!!

Christine said...

Those hexagons look great...I bet the quilt will be beautiful!

Sarah said...

Your hexies are coming along quite nicely! My trip was the opposite of you: I barely touched a magazine, let alone my Kindle but did hexies everywhere - even at the top of Bald Mt or at the beach. Silly, I know :)

You might have seen the poll on my blog (please vote if you haven't done so yet) about a proposed monthly hexie linky party. It seems like a go and I'll post more on Monday - I hope you'll join in!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your hexies are wonderful! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog - I hope you don't mind me replying here but you're currently 'no reply'.

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8