Monday, March 18, 2013

A Sewing Day

Haven't had one in quite awhile.
Lola came over on Thursday and we played around a bit.
I got another of scrappy star done from Terry's last sew-a-long.
And nope, I did not know she was busy making a gray quilt at the time--it just turned out that way. I really am running out of colors to do these in. Time to start that really scrappy one.
I also got the first border on my nephew's quilt. Thought I would whip through the second one, but now I am not sure if I like the second or not.
 Don't have time for these indecisions.
So, that is my goal for the rest of the week.
Lola was busy teaching me how to make pillow cases the easy or was that the hard way.
Fortunately she left me a set of directions, because there was lots of rolling and turning and I may have forgotten a step or two
and of course you must always deal with Murphy who wants to sit right where you are working. He especially likes leaning up against the hot iron and freaking you out.
And yes, he does answer you when you talk to him. His favorite word is NO!
Hope everyone is safely tucked away warm and toasty in their sewing room.
This dreary weather is icky!!
Come on Mr. Sunshine!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wiggle Strip #2

My first accomplishment of the month.
Strip number 2 in Terry's Sew-a-long.
Hmmm--what am I going to do next month? I think he needs another arm.
One of these days I need to figure out where to put a design wall. Because I have all of these new things that need to get designed.
Well, they are not super new--they are almost a month old. These goodies came from the quilt show. Really time is flying far too quick since it has been almost a month.

I got hooked on Lynette Anderson and Gail Pan when we lived in Australia and there is a vendor at the show each year that carries both of their goodies.
It is called the Christmas Shoppe and it is far too dangerous a place. Fortunately they are located in New Hampshire.
So, I have plenty to get busy on as well as finishing things that need to be finished.
We won't get into that--I think I need therapy!!!
This is all that is going on in the sewing room this morning while we do school:
But, that will change later. It must!!!!
Hope you are all having a great Monday!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Finished On Time

Just posting late!!!
Better than the other way around I suppose.
One of these days I will get it all together--really!!!
At least that is my goal.
So here is my wool creation for Di's 2013 Challenge:
I had not done any wool projects before so I was a little paranoid, but I am happy with the result and will probably do more when I am caught up with everything else.
Sometime in year 2023 I believe that may be.
It always seems that when I need to do one thing, everything else happens.
All things that I want or need to do, and so it was the way trying to finish this.
In the midst of dental appointments to fix a broken tooth, and our first adoption event of the year for the Humane Society, there appeared the 2013 Mid Atlantic Quilt Show!
I went with these two partners in crime:
Lola and Diana
Mostly I will send you to Lola's blog because the battery died on my camera very quickly and we seemed to be amazed by many of the same quilts.
She has the big version of this:
I am not sure why this thing rotated itself, but I cannot seem to fix it.
Anyway you can still see the amazing quilting that is done on it.
In my dreams, I will one day be able to do this.
This one has inspired me:

To make a quilt from all of the findings that show up in my son's pockets on laundry day.
I usually keep a little tub on the dryer to collect them in, so now I think I really have to find a way to use them.
And on that note I really need to get busy because I am sure more things will come up at the end of the month to try to keep me from reaching my goals.
So, I will leave you with on more of my favorites and try to be back much sooner than normal.