Sunday, December 8, 2013
My new trick - or finally doing the mitered corners - this one is just pinned into place but I think they are going to work out well. Had a bit of a hassle connecting the binding at the end, but it did work out well.
Earlier today, I was working on the round robin for guild and had it all finished. Actually in four pieces, I took them to the basement to press. I ended up with three pieces! How can you lose a good sized triangle from the sewing room to the basement? Looked back upstairs - no triangle. Back downstairs, still no triangle. It was not a hard one to replace, but I really didn't want to redo it. I redid it. Later on I came back to the basement and there the #X@* triangle was lying in front of the dryer. I have no idea how it got there. Actually the one I redid turned out better than the one I lost so it was not a complete lost cause and it took me probably no more than half an hour. You win some and lose some, right? On an unrelated note, I turned up 9000 followers on Pinterest this weekend. I have been pinning probably close to 2 1\2 years and it's lots of fun. So much to see out there!
Appropriate for today:
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Will be having Thanksgiving here at my house with Sher and Barclay - just the three of us. Thought it might be nice for Barc to watch the games on my nice new tv. We will cook the same kind of turkey we had at our Thanksgiving dinner in July at the cabin. That was sooo much fun. Our meal will be the same and Sher and I will each do part of it. I will do the pumpkin pie but make some brownies for Barclay. Looking forward to it. I am sure there will be some facetime or skype with Denver and Portland.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
At Park Bench the other day, I saw a panel for an advent calendar hanging. I have one that I made several years ago from a Nancy Halvorsen (think that is the right name) panel. A few of the little pieces are hanging on the buttons. It's cute like all of her designs.
A thought for the day-----
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I got this pretty little group of fat quarters at Joann's the other day. Had coupons burning a hole in my pocket and thought this was pretty. Also expensive - their better quilters fabric is about $13.00 a yard. That is more than our lovely quilt shops. That's where coupons come in - except that what you want is usually on sale and the coupons don't work then. And Joann's does not have the selection or fun atmosphere of my favorite place to get fabric. There are things that make it essential to go to Joann's - buttons, notions, etc.
Right now my house smells like veggie soup!! Yummy! I am going to share with Sherry, but she will come get some tomorrow evening. It's always better the second day anyway. So I know what I will be having for at least three days! Money in the bank!
A fun thought--
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I can start out with everything in pretty good order--however, when I am working on something that is unplanned - that is, pulling different fabrics and interviewing them for a project--I can really get things muddled up. Thread flies, scraps fly and there is general chaos in my sewing area. A few things hit the wastebasket but I do have to every so often pick up some of it and put it in where it belongs. My piles of fabric get to be a squirrel's nest and I can never find anything. Seam ripper and scissors are the ones that elude me most of the time. I think I am getting worse as I get older. And the basement work area is just about as messy. Will have a day of putting things back to right again.
And now a word from Maxine!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Have been thinking and looking on the internet for ideas for another baby quilt for Henry's new little sister who will be born after the first of the year. I purchased some pretty fabric in dots and stripes and solids. Thinking owls, I have looked at many owl quilts on Pinterest and different websites and printed out different owls that I could work from for ideas. The owls on the design wall are just paper pinned up to get an idea of how many, how they will look, etc.
How about a giggle for today? I love Maxine - she tells it like it is!!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Yesterday I went with a very fun quilting friend of mine to the retreat about an hour from here where many of my other fun quilting friends were spending four days of non-stop sewing, talking, laughing, eating, and even shop hopping! Lori had asked me some time ago if I would like to go with her as a daytripper to which I immediately replied "yes!" She works so is unable to attend for the entire time and it's no longer feasible for me to go for that long It was not a disappointment!! A lot of the girls there I have known since I first got into the guild along with others who have joined our group after I did - they are such a lovely group of women and I hope they know how much they contribute to my life. I am so much older than all of them but still feel so comfy when I am with them and I think they are part of making me feel not so old! It was a good day!
I didn't get a picture of it, but Lori, who I came with, brought along a quilt she had pieced a long time ago which she was embellishing with ribbon embroidery! Gorgeous! Her work is beautiful. We have so much talent in our guild! Lots and lots of great quilters whose work is wonderful.
Me, I brought along a scarf I was crocheting. Did much more talking and laughing than I did crocheting but that is just fine with this old hag! It was fun.
A Thought for Today!!