Sunday, June 28, 2009

Made My Goal and Away We Go!

I finished all three quilts for the family and my flu seems to have finally gone away. Yippee!!!!
It would be bad to go home one short or sick. I am sure they would still love me, but I would not be happy.
I have also traced all my stitcheries that I am behind on, so that I can stitch and chat with the relatives. Hopefully I can peacefully catch up on all them.
It will be fun to sew whatever I want for awhile.
I will hopefully learn not to wait until the last minute to get things done.
Anyway I must finish packing and put the laptop away for the time being. I will hunt down wifi as much as I can. I hate missing all my favorite blogs.
Joy better be sewing. Hee hee!!!!
I will check in when I can.
Ta for now!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Final Countdown

Thank you for that Joy!
I am busy scurrying around getting ready for our holiday to the U.S. Two quilts down--one to go. I have finished quilting purple squares and am busy handstitching the binding down. The problem now is having time to sit down long enough to do it. I will get there. I can say that now with a little more confidence than I had a week ago. It would be nice to have this in the finished column for June. It would slightly make up for not having any in May. A little anyway.

I should introduce my two other children. This is Hillary. She is almost a year old and I am still getting to know all of her talents. I am new to machine embroidery, etc., so everyday is a new adventure.

And we cannot forgot her faithful older sister:

This is Hannah. She is a little over two. It is quite nice having two machines. Especially when you are busy quilting and still wanting to do a million other things at the same time. Am I spoilt? Yes, my hubby does a wonderful job of spoiling me. One of these days soon, I really need to make him a quilt of his very own.
Now, if I want to finish I must get started. I still want to trace a bunch of stitcheries to take along with me as well. I am so behind.
OK--hi ho hi ho--off to sew I go.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bad Me

I was a bad girl in May and did not complete any projects. I am sad about that because I was on a roll. I was not idle though. I have been busily working on two quilts that have to go with me on my visit to the U.S. at the end of the month. That means that I will have at least two completed projects for this month. If I hurry and get them done that is. The first one is created using some of the blocks from the one block a day from Crazy Mom Quilts that I am doing. I have lots left so I will start one for myself when I get back. I will also be catching up on all the BOMs that are going to go undone this month unless I turn into super quilter.
The second one is my own creation. It is the first one I have done without some kind of pattern or instructions. I purchased a bunch of charm packs on ebay which were not anything like what I thought they would be. I wanted bright and they ended up being pastel colors. Not normally my style. But--I found lots of pink scattered through them and thought of my mom. I quite like it after all that--hope she does.
So on that note, I must go put borders on the purple one so that I can put the walking foot on and quilt up a storm. Hopefully I can get one of them done before the weekend it up.
Later, A-