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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
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!
With Roland in the hospital, the house felt "Different". I didn't do anything constructive, read a bit, watched a bit of TV and went to bed. Slept from 9 pm until 8 a.m. I guess the lack of tension and worry let me relax and get the sleep I needed.
He is home now and we both had a good nighits sleep. I will get my portable machine out on the dining room table and finish this little quilt. And start another of pre-printed blocks. I have loads of them it seems. I think 2 more of the elephant and pillow blocks. I've already done 3 of them.
Sooooooooooo Happy Sewing to all, prayers for all, also.
I think this is the best place to post my goals for January.
I will continue to work on the fabric room.. first goal there is to get the table cleared so I can sort thru containers to find out just what I do have, and better organize.
I will finish one Quilt of Valor in January.
I will continue to fight the computer and get photo's down loaded and posted.
Sewing chevrons is an ongoing project.
I will eat less sweets and more raw fruits and vegies.
2014 was quite an adventure.
I broke my ankle in January, had surgery on it in February, and recovered well with some physical therapy. Falling was an awful accident but fortunately it worked out OK.
For my birthday in July, I went to Maine Quilts 2014. I took three classes and loved every minute of the experience.
In September construction started on our addition with the rebuilding of our existing roof with a steeper slope. The new metal roof is almost done - I hope this week but probably next. The drywall is up and will be sanded on Friday and ready to prime and then paint. Baseboard heat will be installed on Monday. The end is in sight. Here are before and after pictures so you can see how big a project this has been.
I had the crazy notion that I could make a quilt for everyone on my gift list this year. Unfortunately, reality is sane. I now have 12 gift quilt tops that need to be layered and quilted. I have to remind myself that I did completely finish another 12 quilts. All of these are lap size or larger.
2014 also saw me stepping up to test patterns for TQPM. I have found the experience to be rewarding. It is nice to think that my work may save someone else from having trouble with a future pattern from TQPM. The staff have been very generous with expressing their appreciation. And who could forget our marvelous Virtual Retreat. My brother-in-law certainly won't - he loves his Buttoned Up quilt.
I have so many plans for 2015. I need to get busy with finishing my 2014 projects so I can get started on new things. My major goals are: 1) Move into my…Continue
Now I have to go back to the original post and find the spot that makes me remember what I wanted a long post for.
ROFL, I may just have had a mouth ready for chat.
Thank you Ladies, for the help. Old dunderhead here finally figured it out.