Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Road conditions

were awful coming home from Anchorage last night!! It was raining, then snaining, and finally snowing and blizzardy. Thank goodness DH was driving, not me! The slush was at least 4 inches deep--that stuff really wants to sling you all over the road. I'm very thankful for an all wheel drive vehicle. Once we hit snow, it was easier going--4 inches of snow doesn't try to do the steering!! And DH can drive !!! Mario Andretti has nothing on him. (Am I showing my age here??)

And when I got on the computer, I find Aunt Pitty Pat has been playing tag! But that will have to wait for another time---must get some things done that are under a deadline and I have to think to play....Don't hold your breath, Becca!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's done!!

Well, the top is done--it still needs to be quilted and bound, but the hard part is finished!

Tomorrow is clean up day--the dining room looks like a hurricane struck. Actually it was creativity!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thank you

Becca!! I'm very honored.

Bec just gave me the very pretty award you see to your right!! I just called her to ask her what I do with it!! Sorry I'm such a novice concerning such things.

So...here are the rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person that awarded you.
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award.
4. Add links to those blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
6.Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool.

I nominate all 8 of the blogs on my list--I read each one every time they are updated, and enjoy the writings, pictures and personalities of each one!! Some of you will be duplicated--but you deserve it!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A good time

was had by all. There were 9 of us making our rendition of a memory board. This is mine--of course coffee and fabric are prerequisites!! (It really is square--the angle makes it look wonky!)

On another front, 2 more flying geese were done. All were pressed and geese are now plucked of foundation paper. I think I will now snuggle into bed with a hot pad and IPod--there are some books on it I've been meaning to listen to for months!

Friday, November 14, 2008

One tired puppy

that's me!! Worked alot of hours todayand haven't been sleeping well the last couple of nights.

Here are some of my projects that are being used in the shop right now: this is the charm party tote using Moda charms and a yard of fabric for the lining and straps.--Very easy--the part that took the longest was trying to decide which charms to use where!
This is a lap quilt using the pattern "Just can't cut it". The poinsettia blocks are 12 inches square, so needless to say, this one went together in one evening!
This is a no- brainer table runner I'm going to teach in our "Countdown to Christmas" class series. Every year at this time the shop features quick, finish the project classes as a customer appreciation thing.
And this is a tote from McCalls quilting that features the Diva Cord maker to do the handles. You're 'sposed to use 7 long bias strips for each, but I got lazy and only used 3 strips and 3 fuzzy yarns and 1 ribbon to round out the 7---those bias strips were taking forever to sew!
Tomorrow the ladies at church are doing a fun project, so traded work days with Nancy--I will post a picture of it when finished.

The table runner is being steadily worked on--only 5 more flying geese units to do, then class Monday night to assemble---well back to the geese.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Quilt class

last night was fun--we were doing a Judy Niemeyer tablerunner. So all day since noon until now, I've been making units---and still have 8 flying geese units to make!!! They are very easy to do, but time consuming ! Next Monday night we put them together--if the units are done!!

Poor Dudley--he has to go a little longer in pieces! Becca and I are making HUGE stuffed turtles from a Pine Needles pattern and since I'm such a wimp about sewing (not quilting!!) we are doing them together so she can tell me what to do. It's her only chance to do that when I will listen!! (Not really). So Dudley Do-Something and Crush will have to wait--but it's not like they have a deadline or specific purpose--we just like them!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Pics of Quilt

Here it is:

After a weekend of work

I went to Becca's to visit a tad and pick up the quilt she long arm quilted for me. It is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! I say it again--the quilting makes the quilt! It is spread out on my living room floor so I can just admire it (I am home alone). I don't think I'll be able to wait to put the binding on--there are other projects ahead of it in importance, but I will more than likely succumb!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Play day

After taking DH to the airport stinking early, I came home and read emails and checked out blogs with coffee in hand.
Then went out in the cold ( actually it was fairly nice--36 degrees above) to the studio to play. This is the messy sight that greeted me, so had to do a little ( very little) picking up.

Then cut out the tablerunner for a class I'm taking Monday night. Had to get it done today since Friday, Saturday and Monday are my work days and I didn't want to be rushing around on Sunday to get it done. Here are the main fabrics I'm using.

Then went to a first showing of a friends quilts at Kaladi Bros., came home and finished the binding for a customer's quilt, so when I get mine from Becca. i can get started on its binding--hooray!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hooray--yesterday is over!

What a boring day!! Went to Anchorage( a 2 1/2 hour drive) , sat in a dr.'s waiting room for 3 hours, paid the guy over $800.00 for him to tell DH he didn't know WHAT was wrong with him, had dinner with oldest son ( that was the only bright spot in the day!), and drove home!! Yech!!!

Today was almost as bad!

Tomorrow I get to get up ridiculously early to take DH to the airport so he can go to work for 2 weeks . And as soon as I get home, I'll be drinking coffee and heading for the quilt studio--lots to do there. And Becca's daughter will be dropping off my quilt she quilted for me--in exchange for a set of dishes and a few extra pieces. Don't tell her I got the best part of that deal!!