Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm off

to a crafters retreat at our church camp.  I have 4 projects , sewing machine and assorted necessary stuff packed and ready to go.  Just have to fill the car with gas and get it washed (DH will be home Thursday night while I'm still retreating---I'll be there til Sat. noon).  The camp director is gonna fetch DH from the airport for me.  He has done that in the past.
Speaking of him---his 4 oldest children are the ones I just made quilts for and as a thank you, they took me to Coldstone for ice cream.  I have a new love----cake batter ice cream is to die for!!!
Better get moving---I am coming home at night to sleep in my own comfy bed (I live 3 miles from camp!) so will hopefully post some pictures---if I don't fall asleep!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Oh!! Look!!

YARD!!!!  Yesterday's rain and today's sun and balmy temperatures in the 50's have uncovered yard!  Caloo, Calay oh happy day for cabbages and Alaskans.....(too many syllables in that last word...oh,well...)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


and more backing!!  This piece that desperately needed to be ironed is 108x126.  That's a lot of ironing!  But it is done and ready to be loaded.  So I'm sitting at the computer trying to psych myself up....think I'll play a computer game instead!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


is being made on two fronts.  A mystery quilt top is done (the class was in April 2010--it's only been a year!) and will be loaded on Henrietta as soon as I iron the backing.  The jacket is......progressing.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Ripping and Kit Cutting

is what happened here today, so no photos :(  I ripped for 3 and 1/2 hours while watching mindless chick flicks, but the DJ Spring Fling blocks are ready to be resashed as soon as I get out of the dentist office tomorrow and over to the shop for some quilt quality cream fabric.  And three kits  are ready to take to a quilt retreat.  I just have to get the cream cut and in the bag to make 4.  That should be enough!
I am taking a 3 part class to make a cute jacket, and am not getting my homework done---I HATE to make clothing, but this jacket is so cute, and Becca is not here for me to whine and try to coerce, so since I want it badly, I'll see how things go!  If and when it gets done I"ll show it to you.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Quilt #12

is finished and delivered to the shop to be displayed.
The Lenten challenge quilt is not going to be finished in time--I am going to reverse stitch the sashing I did and replace the fabric--the muslin I was using is just too yucky and cheap---I'm not putting hours into something that won't hold up.  That bolt is good for nothing but foundations!  So there!  Consequently, it won't be done, but I am determined the blocks Will Not go back to being BOBs!!!  We will see......