Monday, March 31, 2008

I Small Glitch

On the 15th of March, our tenant upstairs moved out. Even though the apartment was partially furnished, he asked about purchasing some of the furniture upstairs. We said "Oh, just go ahead and take what you need." After all, we are moving and really did not want to take all that with us. He also needed a desk and we had a small one in Lem's office that he could take.

Oh, but Lem needed that desk to hold stacks of folders so we moved the table from the living room that I had been using for my computer into his office. I re-arranged the furniture and all was well. I put my laptop on the end table by the sofa thinking I could just slip it onto my lap and work. I was WRONG............. The cord to he DSL line was too short. Robert fixed a longer cord for me and Rebekah is to mail it to me this week.

The problem is that it is not easy to download pictures or answer email or do anything on the computer until that longer cord arrives..............

I am getting mor stitching done however........ I suppose that is one upside.

Thank you to everyone that has placed a comment or two. I will be back on track soon and responding.

Saturday Sewing Society

I did get some of the pictures from our last meeting of the Saturday Sewing Society uploaded this weekend.............

It was a tablerunner week. Here is one made by Jean for St. Patrick's day.

This is Lynn's from the Kaitlin's Garden pattern.

Eleanor made several Four Stack Posy blocks and used them to turn out these three table runners.

Judy used the same Four Stack Posy idea to make a small table runner for her table. She keeps telling us how small it is..........

Monday, March 17, 2008

The Final Two Blocks

Here they are........ Blocks eleven and twelve.

This morning I cut the sashing and blocks for the border. Tomorrow I can start the final assembly. I read somewhere about putting blocks into the dryer to tumble so that they will get mixed up. Then you are supposed to reach into the bag and pull one out and go from there. Knowing me I better give that a try or I will spend the next six months trying to plan this correctly.

If it works I am going to use this method to mix up my nine patches for my Nine Patch Nutter quilt.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Two More Done and Two to Go.

Here are numbers nine and ten. Eleven and twelve are next. Then I can start putting this puppy together.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Too Good To Pass Up

Dana at Old Red Barn Co. is actually giving a quilt away............ Just think, a soft hug you don't have to sew the binding on...........

I also checked out her Sugar Scrub. Looks like something I need to order.

More Crazy Mama Quilts Blocks

Here are the next two blocks. Number seven and eight. What a wonderful way to start the day by putting a quilt block together.

I got the splint off yesterday and now I am getting acquainted with my arm again. How good it feels to be able to type with two hands instead of one hand and a thumb. Now I can respond to a few comments each day till I get caught up.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Carolina Crossroads

Here it is.............. Carolina Crossroads............. I am so pleased to have another top done.

Monday, March 03, 2008

A Few More Things

At last I have all 24 Ohio Star blocks.............. Now on to the next step in part 6.

Someone did ask what was wrong with the other block. They were noreply so I will answer here.

The hourglass blocks were turned wrong on two sides........... They are all done now.

These are terrible pictures of another bracelet. It does look better in real life.

We are having sunshine this afternoon and I really need the boost. I tend to droop in dreary weather. I am looking forward to moving south where there is more sun.

Class with Barry. I have my bag packed and I am ready. Not sure what I will be working on. I got out a piece in the scroll frame but I was not able to stitch. The wrist really needs to bend to do that.

I kept tripping over a necklace kit downstairs so I brought it up for evening work. I got a good start last night but it will go on hold for a couple of nights. Tonight I am out and Thursday is Guild.

Steve, the tenant upstairs has been moving all week. He said that he planned to be gone this weekend. Then I will have to get that area cleaned and painted....... I really don't know how much time this will take and I don't want it to take up much of my stitching time.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sunday Evening

Unsewing complete...... Ready for stitching tomorrow. Just not up to it today.

I wanted a change so I made a few bracelets instead. There was one more just like the top one but I gave it to Lu when she stopped by.

Thanks for all the fun at the Quiltathon.................

Stash Report

I had the opportunity yesterday to participate in a little shopping. Since I keep a folder with quilt ideas and such it is easy to go on the spur of the moment.

This sheet has been in the folder for almost a year but I never found what I wanted. Yesterday was the day.......

This is what I came home with. Quite the departure from my usual choices and I am not sure how it will turn out but time will tell.

After checking in yesterday morning I found this quilt at The Calico Cat and immediately thought this would be perfect for my brother.

Vickie was making a quit using the colors in the strip on the left. It seemed perfect so she gave a slice to me to use for color choices.

I also picked up these fabrics. The fat quarter on top has great color that does not show up well in the picture. It might end up as a purse because I really like it.

The blue is to make mug bags for the Saturday Sewing Society.

The pink is backing for a quilt for Mama and the others just spoke to me.

Lets just say that I added more yards than I used and leave it at that.

Morning Report

I got the three sections sewn and began to assemble my block...................

Those that made the Carolina Crossroads quilt will recognize at once the problem. Today I get to dance with Mr Seamripper to undo what I did yesterday. Once upon a time this would have caused great consternation. Today however I will choose to get a big laugh at myself and just enjoy what I am doing. After all it will get done soon.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

So Far

This is my progress so far today.

Sorry friends, I must leave for awhile. Vickie just called and I have an opportunity to go to several fabric shops with her today. Totally unexpected but a wonderful opportunity.

I will report in later today. Someone please hold my place..............


Ready to grab my basket and coffee and head downstairs. Perhaps the next time you see this fabric it will be in completed block form.

First Finish of the Year

Last night I put the last stitch in Peg's cross stitch. I can give it to her when I see her on Thursday. It is not my best work because it was done one handed. But it is finished.

The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10