|They seem to be asking the question....where did she go? She is still here Sewsts! She is returning to her role of full-time nurse and part-time physical therapist. Bear with me, I will likely not get much to the blog for the next two weeks but I will return. With bells on, these little girls need bells too!|
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Hello dear Sewists. I apologize for my lack of blog posts but I am totally swamped with things other than sewing....much to my dismay. I will likely be off and on for a couple weeks.
I saw this sweet block somewhere, probably Facebook and thought you might appreciate seeing it too. I am considering it for a single block little flag-like piece to hang from a little wrought iron hanger I keep in my sewing room. You could choose what ever size block that suits your purpose. Tiny blocks could be a mug rug, the 2 1/2 inch block would adapt easily to a small quilt. The possibilities are endless including using up fabrics that may not be your favorites but mixed in with likeable fabrics not so bad!
- The good news, I found the Christmas Cake Mix quilt! It was in the studio but behind some other things. The bad news, I haven't had time to work on it :) There is always next year, right?
- Christmas decor is mostly up, few little things to finish. I am going low key this year.
- I have wonderful friends, just saying. How great is that?
- Bradley went back home with his Dad. One of the most heart warming moments I have witnessed recently was when Dear Son came in the front door and that sweet old half blind dog realized it was him. It was like he was a puppy again. Son was off the airplane, home to pick up girlfriends little dog, here to get his old boy in short order. I think he missed him more than the dog missed his Dad.
- I am a dog person. In case you didn't already know that!
Thursday, November 30, 2017
I have a house guest for a week. My Grand Dog, Bradley. He is a senior citizen with some arthritis and some quirks but he is a sweetheart. Time is involved. He is a bit needy but I am having such a great time with a dog in the house again. I'll be back, hopefully my quilt will too. Wish me luck!
|Meet Brad, 16, a sweet old man. Picture shy too.|
Saturday, November 25, 2017
- I like machine binding. The entire quilt was bound (not including making the binding) took about 1 hour. My hands don't hurt.
- The bonus is the Elmer's School Glue Method. I am all over that. So easy, so neat, so easy to attach the binding without shifting and slipping.
- I still have to make a label. I bought some new soft-wear to make in-the-hoop embroidery labels but just haven't had time to upload it and play. Soon.
- I like the little and medium size Clover Clips for this binding method. The big ones are too big. Need to find another use for them.
- I'm off to a Bridge Re-opening Party. Long story short, we have had a culvert bridge closed for 15 weeks. It was supposed to be 4, no more than 5! The community rallied, petitioned legislators, called the news media etc. and got some action. Now, the detour that cost me an extra 20 minutes for every trip and an extra tank of gas per week is done. We are having a party in a garage that has lost 30% of their business because of this. People have lost jobs. We have food and a live band. It was sort of my idea. On Facebook. I must be there to cut the ceremonial ribbon!I am hoping we have some patio heaters, it's cold outside!!!!
- I am not a show quilter. I quilt because it is fun. I quilt because it is meditative. I quilt because I want to. You do not need to be a competitive quilter if you just want to learn a skill and have fun. You don't need a high end machine to do it. Any machine that does a straight stitch will make you a great quilter. I admit to having an issue with machines, it started when I was 9 years old. Can't help it. I document what machines I use because machine questions often come to me via email. You don't need laser beams etc. a simple mark on the flat bed of any machine will guide your stitches. So have a great time, inspire, create and most of all finish one thing, then another after the second piece you can officially call yourself a quilter.
Happy Dance, Happy Dance!
Laying down the asphalt, light snow flurries too.
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