pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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Time to look at our UFOs, and decide which ones we would like to tackle and hopefully complete this month.Let us share our goals with one another here.Continue
January has ended and it is time to set new goals for the short month of February.How many UFO's are still lingering that need your attention?What do you hope to accomplish this month?Make your February list here, and share your encouragement with…Continue
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Any one up to a challenge for the new year?I do not know about you, but I have a lot of UFOs hibernating in my sewing area. Are you willing to make a written commitment to at least try and finish some of them?How about a monthly challenge?Each month…Continue
Wow, I really don't quite know what has been going on... too much for me, I do know that! We've been so busy with Dr. appts. luncheons, this morning a breakfast with Habitat for Humanity, something else going on tomorrow and Sat. is the Guild…Continue
I'm interested in finding our what sort of binding folks use. I know you have to use bias binding for any curves but what out for quilts with square edges. Many patterns seem to opt for straight binding but I had learned that bias binding was…Continue
It seems progress is happening and eventually I will be having the hand and elbow surgeries.
Already had one physical. It was one thorough physical.. they took my bp. That was it in the physical side. They did list meds and allergies.
I have another physical At Rex Hosp next Wed. I think it is the 25th, then the surgery will be on April 2.
I will be so glad to have it over with be able to pick things up, gain strength and be able to be normal again.
Please, on April 2 at 12 :00 send up a little prayer and good thoughts that all goes well and fixes all the arm/hand problems I've been having.
Our pressure cooker went out. Someone, Not Me!, let it boil dry and burned meat onto the bottom. That warped the lid.
the other little one we had blew up when I was using it. It didn't call for enough water for the use.
then my cell phone went out. Wouldn't ring when a call came it. It would let me see who the message was from but wouldn't let me read the message.
It doesn't rain, it does snow.
We managed to sell the tread mill, and think we have the sofa sold.. oh! Please let it happen!
Must get on into the day. Work up a little talk about QoV, get picts of all the pillow cases I've made.. Finished I think13, and the others are waiting for me to pick the contrast and hem fabrics. I call the hem the compliment fabric.
Or, they are just waiting for me to finish the last seams.
Went to bed a reasonable time and lay awake so now I'm up and puttering away on my laptop. I was working on the directions for making a quilt I designed before I headed in and now my mind sin a whirl.
Thought I'd give an update on our construction project. We are officially done with the contractor. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean the construction is done. We are doing the painting. That job is almost done. Maybe 1 or at most 2 days would be enough to finish what is left to be done. The hard part is that you need a tall ladder and that makes the work more challenging.
The other tasks are the baseboard and the storage cubbies. We are staining the storage cubbies so they take a bit more work. having to stain and varnish both sides of a piece of wood adds to the time needed to get it done. I tried staining one of the cubbies when it was all together and we decided it would be easier and look better if we stained before assembly. There are 5 cubbies in all. Right now 2 of them are half together. The rest are lying in pieces in some stage of staining/varnishing.
We want to get all of this work done before the 27th. On the 27th a new queen sleeper sofa gets delivered for the new room. We don't want construction fumes and dust around the new furniture so our time is running out. We are also getting an adjustable base for our bed on that day. I promised my husband that he could have complete control. I'm hoping it will help with his sleep apnea. He sleeps fine in his recliner so it should help.
Well, I ned to try and get some sleep. Hopefully, the second time will be the charm.
Well, I do have the Orphan Block Quilt ready to fix a couple spots. the borders ready to sew on the QoV top, and think I'm going to strip apply a border (that is add on with back turned right side up, batting lain along the edge of the back, then add the top right side Down along the same edge Stitch the 1/4" seam, turn right sides out and press. Easy way to add a border if one is needed after it's quilted) and I have the labels. Hand writing is really bad these last few days, including today, so I'm not hand printing them out yet.
My next project is going to be a scrappy bricks, blocks being cut 3" by 6". I think first thing I have to do is get him to the post office, too.
The bricks can be the red white and blue scrappy or all scrappy from all colors.
Working on this danged computer.. it finally let me down-load the camera and now won't let me edit or fix.. grrrrrrrr gonna do them both in before long.
Have a wonderful day. We are to be near 70, and possible showers.
May God Bless y'all
I really am in a quandrey. ROFL, I have an old Viking Serger that runs well but we need to adjust it. Can't do that as the language on it is Hebrew or Asian.. We've tried to get a overlock stitch and can't find the dials to use. I had an inexpensive Walmart Serger I just sold to a friend since he was able to get the Elna Serger to work well again. Then suddenly one thread kept breaking, the top looper. In trying to get it threaded Himself broke a piece off one looper section.l Ergo, Elna doesn't work.
Decided yesterday to get a new one. We got a Janome, and I love it!
Now I have pillowcases to finish and can do that in just a couple of days.
I woke up this morning to about an inch of snow on the deck, and 22 degree outdoors and 54 indoors. I had to turn the furnace on this morning, and the small electric heaters, too.
We will be having fits of snow and ice till about midnight.. Please, prayers and safety and health to/for all. This is a bad storm. with snow, and Ice.
Now I feel like all together again, with a working galley of machines, and I can get more done.
The ECA was to have a catered dinner last night and Recognition Night, and it was canceled due to the weather.
Coming home from Hancock's Fabrics last night, we were in some heavy snow, then it petered out to nothing the last 10 miles or so.
I have to have a finished quilt for Sat. the Guild wants a promotional picture. I have NO idea what to do about my hair. It needed a cut at the New Year, so I'm really getting shaggy. Maybe a bonnet with all the frills. well maybe a baseball cap. lololol.\
In spite of this very long cold spell, my bulbs are beginning to sprout.. The pink Daffy and some hyacinth.. I have yellow crocus blooming. so pretty. We also planted some artificial flowers.. just can't stand that barren yard any more! I have to move a few around, as it looks like…Continue
I don't know why I have the feeling of Needing to be Busy, and am somehow keeping up with it.
I will finish the assembly of and start the quilting of one top, keep working on the QoV chevron strips, keep working on the scrappy chevron, work on blocks of red/white/blue for QoV, and finishing the quilt I have on the frame.
I love variety in most everything, quilting, eating, clothing, etc.
My Back is preventing me from sitting still very long, about 15 min. is max right now, so using 2 dsm, the APQS long arm machine, and cutting at the kitchen counter. Keeps me moving and anything but bored.
I continue trying to get the camera and computeer to talk to each other. It's not working very well.
I so much wish the arm/hand/shoulder problem were over. I had the CTscan and the MGI (I think thats right) that is where they shock the nerves and then go back and put a needle into the muscles to find out what is going on. Neither of the tests were bad, but I hurt last night, and my arm/hand is barely functioning today, but seems to be gradually improving..
I think on quilt labels, I will Again, just use a piece of fabric and print on it with the Micron pens. One day I will feel more like making embroidered labels..
then pray the darned computer and camera will once again talk to each other.
I have three strips of chevron done, took picts.. will continue to try to download them, so I can post some.
I made a strip of red/white/blue chevron yesterday and cut into blocks and frame them for one of the exchange blocks. for the scrappy block I think I will make the disappearing 9 patch. Really interesting when it is cut apart and resewn together.
Raleigh and north of us have been in the ice age.. There were several bad wrecks, a couple deaths. Black ice and speeding idiots wreaked havoc. A couple of the wrecks they showed, didn't have speeders, they just didn't have brakes on the ice. I thank our Lord we had clear dry roads when we had to go up to Raleigh.
Our Granddaughter is working part time for Michaels restocking shelves, and had to go to work at 2 a.m., she said the roads were fine, at 8 she went to Tilly's and worked utnil 6. She said when she switched stores the pavement was only wet in a few places, no ice.
Must get busy and answer emails and visit a few sites that are on my 'visit' list.
May you all have a wonderful day!